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ISTE 2014 Will Feature 5 EdTekTalks

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has unveiled the lineup for its inaugural EdTekTalks at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta. Five thought leaders from outside the world of ed tech will deliver mini-keynotes on Monday, June 30, from 2:15 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.
 
The EdTekTalk speakers are the following:

Dale Dougherty
, founder of Make magazine, creator of Maker Fair and coiner of the phrase “Web 2.0,” brings the DIY mindset to everyday technology, celebrating the joy of tweaking, hacking and bending tech tools to your own will.
 
Emily Pilloton founded Project H to help develop effective design solutions for people who need them most. Her work in Bertie County, NC, the poorest and most rural county in the state, was the subject of the nationally released documentary, If You Build It.
 
Co-director of the IDC Media Invention Lab Guy Hoffman explores how robots 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.
 
When a hand tremor endangered his style of pointillist painting, Phil Hansen learned to “embrace the shake.” A visual artist, creative collaborator and author, he has invented different approaches to making art by exploring personal and universal limitations.
 
Shaherose 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.
 
Attendance at the EdTekTalks is included in ISTE 2014 registration, but seating is limited. Registered attendees are encouraged to sign up in advance here.
 
Those not attending ISTE 2014 can participate virtually in the EdTekTalks, the keynote address from Kevin Carroll (author of Rules of the Red Rubber Ball) and 20 other conference sessions. The complete virtual conference program and registration information are available here.

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Christopher Piehler is editor in chief of THE Journal.

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