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Room: Main Building Conference Center, Room 3

Speaker: Damian Synadinos – Owner at Ineffable Solutions

Abstract:

Throughout my career, I’ve encountered many variations of this phrase and discussed the underlying ideas many times. The phrase uses just a few words to express a lot of ideas. And so, it can be valuable and critical to understand what each word might mean individually in order to better understand the ideas they could convey collectively.

The session begins with a brief and broad overview of semantics by examining some definitions and related ideas. This sets the stage for further exploration as we dissect the phrase and analyze each word. We will collaboratively consider:

Testers – What might this word mean to different people and in different contexts?

Do/Don’t – What do modal verbs, and normative and descriptive statements have to do with it?

Help – How does the inclusion/exclusion of this word effect the meaning of the phrase?

Prevent/Detect – What does causality and perspective have to do with which word we choose?

Problems – What exactly is being prevented or detected, and is it subjective?

This session attempts to understand big ideas by examining small words. Join me to go beyond wordplay and investigate concepts that can have real effects on you, your role, and your responsibilities.

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE 

Our meeting is in the main building conference center room 3.

Visitor parking is located at the rear of the building at 460 Oak Street. 

A parking pass will be provided, please take a ticket as you enter, the payment pass will be available at the meeting.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN EMPLOYEE GARAGE