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EdTekTalks

Join us for this provocative series of five mini-keynotes from thought leaders beyond the world of ed tech. From futurists to designers to social entrepreneurs, this session will inspire and intrigue.

Seating is limited. Sign up for a seat ticket through your registration on the Special Events page or take your chances and queue up in the space-available line outside the auditorium before the event. See complete details.

Monday, 2:15–4:15 p.m., Building A, Sidney Marcus Auditorium

Dale Dougherty

Dale Dougherty

As founder of “Make” magazine, creator of Maker Fair, and coiner of the phrase Web 2.0, Dougherty brings the do-it-yourself mindset to everyday technology, celebrating the right to tweak, hack and bend any technology to your own will.

Emily Pilloton

Emily Pilloton

Convinced of the power of design to change the world, Pilloton founded Project H to help develop effective design solutions for people who need it most. Her work in Bertie County, North Carolina, the poorest and most rural county in the state, was the subject of the nationally released documentary, “If You Build It.”

Guy Hoffman

Guy Hoffman

As co-director of the IDC Media Invention Lab, Hoffman explores the humanity of robots – how they think, feel, act and move, as they interact with humans. His work has been named one of “TIME” magazine’s Best Inventions of the Year.

Phil Hansen

Phil Hansen

When a hand tremor endangered his intense style of pointillism painting, Hansen rebounded by learning to “embrace the shake.” Visual artist, creative collaborator and author, Hansen has invented different approaches to making art by exploring personal and universal limitations.

Shaherose Charania

Shaherose Charania

Charania’s passion for technology and making a positive difference in the world inspired her to create Women 2.0, a media brand at the intersection of women, entrepreneurship and technology that’s designed to foster the next generation of technology leaders. In 2010, she was recognized by “Fast Company” as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology.