Community Conversations discussion series examines a current topic each quarter during the academic year (fall, winter, spring). Attendance is open to the public. There is no charge to attend. Presenters are LCC faculty and local community and business representatives. Students may receive credit by enrolling in Humanities 106 (Community Conversations).

Spring Quarter 2024 Community Conversations

Our "Technology and Change " series will begin April 11th, 2024.

All events are located on campus in LCC HSB 101
Thursdays, 11:30am-12:20pm AND available to watch on Zoom (Learn more about using Zoom)
Attendance is free and open to the public.

View this quarter's conversation schedule below


Spring Quarter 2024

NOTICE: Community Conversations will be on hold for Summer 2024. Continue to follow us for Fall 2024 Conversations. 

April 11, 2024

Presenter: Adrienne Godschalx


May the Microbes Be Ever in your Favor


Come learn how our tiniest collaborators have been "rooting" for us. Leave with a good "gut" feeling about community diversity.

April 18, 2024

Presenter: LCC eLearning

Understanding the Past & Navigating the Future


Join LCC’s eLearning team for a potpourri of topics! You’ll learn a little about the history of online courses and a lot about helping the people around you navigate the shifting tides of technology.

April 25, 2024

Presenter: David Rosi

Tech Driving Our Lives

A look at how technology is directing our lives and world through the lens of a technologist.

May 2, 2024

Presenter: Hiedi Bauer

Tech Trek

How do I hitchhike? Watch out for hornets! Water in the desert. What shoes should I wear? Hiedi explores how technology has changed the landscape of long distance backpacking.

May 9, 2024

Presenter: Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate

An Exhibition Debate on Changing Technology

The Northwest Forensics Conference champion Fighting Smelt forensics team debates a controversial topic in contemporary technology.

May 16, 2024

Presenter: Kristine Langley

The Impact of Technology on Young Children Today and Tomorrow

Technology has become increasingly integrated into every aspect of modern society. Its impact on the youngest members of our society remains a topic of concern and debate. Join me to explore the effects of technology use on young children's brain development, cognitive, social emotional and physical development and recommendations for parents and caregivers.

May 23, 2024

Presenter: Mark Gaither

Technology: Our Cravings and Fears

May 30, 2024

Presenter: LCC Bee Project

Undergraduates Doing Real World Research at LCC

LCC gives STEM hooligans access to their most expensive scientific instrument. What happens when you provide enthusiastic students with powerful tools and engaging goals? This conversation explores the outcomes of providing the students of CHEM 299 with state-of-the-art instrumentation such as the GC-MS and SEM.



To arrange accommodation for a disability, please contact Disability and Access Services at or 360-442-2341.

For more information go to 

LCC is an AA/EEO employer --

Contact Community Conversations

  Courtney Shah/Social Science Instructor

   (360) 442 - 2678

Need Disability Accommodation?

To arrange accommodation for a disablity call (360) 442 - 2341