Great Day 2024 Keynote Address

The Jack '76 and Carol '76 Kramer Endowed Lectureship

In 2008, Jack and Carol Kramer, both graduates of the class of 1976, established the Kramer Lecture endowed lectureship, which serves as the anchor for GREAT Day. The lectureship exemplifies the type of leadership, passion and dedication that permeate the Kramers’ lives. Jack and Carol approach life with a shared intensity and commitment to others, and Geneseo is blessed to count them among our most enthusiastic supporters. They serve as models to our students, our alumni and the Geneseo community as a whole. 

Keynote Speaker: Renée Cummings

Renée Cummings (Image provided)

Time and Location: Wednesday, April 24, 1:00 p.m., in Wadsworth Auditorium

Professor Renée Cummings' talk will be on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in AI. Cummings, a 2023 VentureBeat AI Innovator Award winner, is an artificial intelligence (AI), data, and tech ethicist, and the first Data Activist-in-Residence at the University of Virginia’s School of Data Science, where she was named Professor of Practice in Data Science. She also serves as co-director of the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) at UVA. She is also a nonresident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and the inaugural Senior Fellow, AI, Data and Public Policy at All Tech Is Human, a leading think tank. She’s also a distinguished member of the World Economic Forum’s Data Equity Council and the World Economic Forum’s AI Governance Alliance, an advisory council member for the AI & Equality Initiative at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and a member of the Global Academic Network at the Center for AI and Digital Policy. Professor Cummings is also a criminologist, criminal psychologist, therapeutic jurisprudence specialist, and a community scholar at Columbia University.