The 10th Consumer Issues Conference will be held on September 30 and October 1 with the theme of Unlocking the Digital Marketplace: Legal and Ethical Issues. The location will be the UW Union on the campus of the University of Wyoming. The conference features speakers and workshops on selling, shopping and participating in the online world. Up to 8 CLE credits available.
The digital marketplace is becoming more pervasive but raises some special issues for consumers, including privacy of personal information, commercialization of social communications, fraud, and even criminal issues. At the same time, the digital marketplace can be a boon for entrepreneurs and job seekers, if used properly. This conference will bring to the forefront the ethical and legal issues associated with the digital marketplace in ways that can be used by consumers, businesses, attorneys and policy makers.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Professor Patrick Murphy, Marketing Ethics Professor from Notre Dame University. He will speak on Ethical Issues for Marketers and Consumers in the Online World. Also speaking will be Susan Linn, an author and psychologist who will present her documentary film Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood, as well as giving a plenary speech on Reclaiming Childhood from Corporate Marketers & Media Moguls. UW Communications Professor George Gladney will be joined by his colleague Professor Frank Millar for a closing plenary entitled Enduring Issues in Communication and Cyberspace.