Gloria Mark Keynote Speaker
- Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine
- Author of “Attention Span: A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity" from Hanover Square Press
- Known as a world expert on understanding our attention, distraction, and wellbeing when we use personal technologies
Gloria Mark's Biography
Gloria Mark's Speaking Topics
Improving Workplace Well-Being and Productivity
We are living in the digital era and need to understand how we can use our technology productively without experiencing exhaustion and burnout. Our attention is our most valuable currency and we need to optimize it to be productive. Dr. Mark will present the science of attention in the digital age, based on her over two decades of research. She will present a new framework for how we can regain agency over our attention and experience less stress and greater well-being.
Are we reaching a new normal with our attention? How can we prepare for the future of technology and AI?
Dr. Mark has discovered that our attention spans have diminished considerably over the last twenty years, now averaging 47 seconds on any screen. She has also discovered that there are different types of attention that vary over the day depending on our moods, tasks, and context. As we head towards a future of technology where AI will play a strong role, Dr. Mark will discuss how technology and AI will impact our attention, and what we can do to optimize our use of these tools.