Keynote Speaker

Howard Rheingold

 

Author, Teacher, and Consultant

Howard Rheingold's 2002 book, Smart Mobs, was acclaimed as a prescient forecast of the always-on era. The weblog associated with the book has become one of the top 200 of the 8 million blogs tracked by Technorati, and won Utne Magazine's Independent Press Award in 2003. A former editor of the Whole Earth Review, founding executive editor of Hotwired, and author of numerous books including Tools for Thought and The Virtual Community, Rheingold has a very popular videoblog that covers a range of subjects. In 2008, he was a winner in the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning competition and he used his award to work with a developer to create a free and open source social media classroom.

Rhengold teaches Participatory Media/Collective Action at UC Berkeley's School of Information, Digital Journalism and VirtualCommunity/Social Media at Stanford University. He is a non-resident Fellow of the Annenberg School for Communication, and a visiting Professor at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. Most recently, he has been concentrating on learning and teaching 21st Century literacies. Current projects include: Rheingold U, the Peeragogy Project and Connected Learning.

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Speakers

George Araya

Director of Educational Technology , Desert Sands Unified School District, La Quinta, CA

Asim Babovic

Assistant Director IT , Newport-Mesa USD , Costa Mesa, CA

Scott Bailey

Chief Academic Officer, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV

Patrick Beal

Technology Teacher Trainer of Teachers, Coachella Valley Unified School District, Thermal, CA

Vanitha Chandrasekhar

 

Educational Technology Coordinator, Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach, CA

coming soon

Dr. Raymond Chavez

Director, Instructional Technology Outreach, Los Angeles, County Office of Education, Los Angeles,

Jeremy Davis

Chief Technology Officer , Capistrano Unified School District , Capistrano, CA

Pablo Diaz

 

TOSA, Fullerton School District, Fullerton, CA

coming soon

Carl Fahle

Sr. Director, Technology , San Juan USD , Carmichael, CA

John Fleischman

 

Assistant Superintendent of Technology Services, Sacramento County Office of Education

Emy Flores

 

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services , Fullerton School District , Fullerton, CA

coming soon

Brianne Ford

 

Chief Technology Officer, Irvine Unified School District, Irvine, CA

coming soon

Robert Gravina

Chief Information Officer , Poway Unified School District , Poway, CA

Dr. David Haglund

Deputy Superintendent , Santa Ana Unified School District , Santa Ana, CA

Clayton Hill

Principal, Roosevelt Elementary School, Desert Sands Unified School District, La Quinta, CA

Dr. Susan Holliday

Executive Director of Technology and Information Services, Capistrano Unified School District , San

Brian Jackson

 

Administrator, Technology Support Services, Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach, CA

coming soon

Rolland Kornblau

Director of Technology , Whittier City School District, Whittier, CA

Ann Kozma

 

TOSA, Fullerton School District, Fullerton, CA

coming soon

Kris Linville

Educational Technology Director, Irvine Unified School District, Irvine, CA

Ashly McNamara

Digital Learning Coach , Tustin Unified School District, Tustin, CA

Jay McPhail

Chief Technology Officer, Fullerton School District, Fullerton, CA

Jenith Mishne

Director of Education Technology , Newport-Mesa USD , Costa Mesa, CA

Michelle Murphy

Executive Director of Technology Services, Coachella Valley Unified School District, Thermal, CA

Richard Newman

Director of Innovation, , Poway Unified School District , Poway, CA

Joe Oliver

Director of Instruction Technology, LAUSD, Los Angeles, CA

Megan Power

Teacher , Poway Unified School District , Poway, CA

Brandee Ramirez

Digital Learning Coach , Tustin Unified School District and Passion 2 Educate , Tustin, CA

Robert Sidford

21st Century Learning Coordinator , Washoe County School District , Reno, NV

Edward Simoneau

Educational Technology Coordinator, Coachella Valley Unified School District, Thermal, CA

John Umekubo

 

Director of Technology , St. Matthew's Parish School , Pacific Palisades, CA

coming soon

Jennifer Wagner

K-6 Technology Instructor , Calvary Murrieta Christian Schools , Murrieta, CA -

John Wick

Principal , Christ Cathedral Academy, Long Beach, CA

Kristen Wright

 

Technology Facilitator, Desert Sands Unified School District, La Quinta, CA

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