Active Minds Boulder/Longmont Area Events – Dec 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30-2:30 program)
Artificial Intelligence
Join Active Minds for an overview of the development of Artificial Intelligence, computer systems capable of performing tasks typically done by a human brain, such as optical recognition, complex decision making, voice recognition, learning, language translation, and more. We will review the evolution of this field as well as current and future applications and issues.
LocationSunrise at Flatirons, 400 Summit Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-466-2422
Parking: Complimentary parking is available. Please ask the Concierge about the parking when you make your reservation.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm
Space Exploration: From the Moon Landing to Today and Beyond
Fifty years ago this past July, the United States landed the first manned space mission on the moon. Join Active Minds as we reflect on President Kennedy’s challenge, the space race, the Apollo Mission, and the role NASA has played since the lunar landing. We will bring the topic up to date by discussing the current political context for NASA and the rise of private space companies such as SpaceX, Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic, and others. This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
LocationWest Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm
Seventy years of Soviet control of Ukraine ended in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. During that time Ukraine suffered extensive famines, deportation of its citizens, and repopulation of its country by ethnic Russians. After independence, Ukraine aligned more with the west, resulting in escalating tension between ethnic Russians and Ukrainians. In 2014, Russia annexed the Crimea region of Ukraine, fueling an ongoing low-level civil war fed by Russian influence. This past April Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko was defeated by Volodymyr Zelensky, an actor/comedian who played the President in a popular television show. Join Active Minds as we review the history, present issues, and future challenges of this former Soviet satellite country.
LocationLongmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont, CO 80501
Cost: $2 residents, $3 non-residents
Call to register : 303-651-8411 (registration starts Nov 11)

Monday, December 23, 2019, 3:00-4:00 pm
From imperialist empire to economic power, Japan has a complicated and fascinating history. Join Active Minds as we trace the evolution of the modern Japanese state from its ancient roots to the present. We will cover the impact of Japan’s involvement in World War II as well as their economic recession in the 1990s. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Meridian Boulder.
LocationEast Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148