Dean Ernest J. Wilson III welcomes Roberto Suro and Jonathan Taplin to speak about their plans for a new venture, the Annenberg Innovation Lab, that will serve as a place of experimentation and collaboration for students, faculty and staff from across USC Annenberg. The lab will create spaces, both virtual and physical, where USC Annenberg innovators can develop ideas and then eventually present them to the public. The subject matter that falls under the Lab’s umbrella will be broadly and loosely defined as the digital media revolution and its impact on society. It can include technological innovations as well as analytical work on a variety of media topics related to innovation such as new business models or political mobilization via social networking. It will embrace gadgets and images as well as words and data. More than just an incubator, the lab will serve as a showcase and as a link between USC Annenberg and outside partners who can apply innovations developed at the school. Lunch will be served. RSVP requested. Click here to RSVP.