Conversation with ChatGPT Co-Creator Greg Brockman: An Upson Lecture Series Event followed by “Promise & Peril of AI in Higher Education” -- A UND Expert Panel Discussion

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 1 pm to 2:45 pm

Join UND President Andy Armacost as he hosts OpenAI President and Co-founder Greg Brockman, co-creator of ChatGPT.

Important information to know for Greg Brockman visit on Tuesday, Sept. 26:

Due to security requirements for this event:

  • The use of outside still or video recording devices, including cellphones, is not allowed during this event.
  • No backpacks, purses or bags of any kind will be allowed in the Memorial Union large ballroom for this event. Bags can be checked at an area near the ballroom.
  • Walk-through metal detectors will be used at entrances for this event.
  • Doors will close for this event at 12:55 p.m. No re-entry will be allowed.
  • No food will be allowed in the ballroom.
  • Additional seating to view the livestream will be provided at the Memorial Union's Social Staircase, located on the first floor.

1-1:45 p.m. | Conversation with ChatGPT Co-Creator Greg Brockman

1:45-2 p.m. | Break

2-2:45 p.m. | “Promise & Peril of AI in Higher Education” A UND expert panel discussion

Mr. Brockman was raised in Thompson, N.D., and is a graduate of Red River High School who took classes and did research at UND while still in high school. He is the Co-Founder and President of OpenAI, a research and deployment company whose mission is to ensure general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits for all of humanity. ChatGPT is the world's fastest-growing consumer apps having secured 1 million users in just five days since its launch.

Before OpenAI, he was the founding engineer and CTO of Stripe, which he helped build from four to 250 employees.

President Armacost's conversation with Mr. Brockman will be followed by a UND expert panel discussion on the "Promise & Peril of AI in Higher Education," starting around 2 p.m. 

The conversation with Mr. Brockman and subsequent panel discussion can be attended in person or virtually via YouTube or Facebook Live.


Parking is free for the public on the fourth and fifth floors of the UND Parking Ramp, just east of the Memorial Union, connected via climate-controlled tunnel. There also is pay-as-you-go parking available throughout campus.

2901 University Avenue Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202

Dial-In Information

Conversation with ChatGPT Co-creator Greg Brockman: YouTube or Facebook Live

UND panel discussion on ‘Promise & Peril of AI in Higher Education’: YouTube or Facebook Live

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