I am honored to be asked to speak at the ieSonoma conference at the Sonoma Country Day School on June 10, 2013. The panel of speakers are: Sir Ken Robinson, Darius Anderson, Doug Barry, Dale Dougherty, Jim Glasheen, and Kerry Rego (me!). Sir Ken Robinson, the keynote, is a leader in education, development and innovation. He also gave the most watched TED talk of all time. Darius Anderson is amongst the group of partners to purchase the Press Democrat in November 2012. Doug Barry is an innovator in technology, media, and entertainment. Dale Dougherty, president of Maker Media (produces MAKE) a former division of O’Reilly Media. Jim Glasheen is a leader in the field of biotech and consumer medicine. I am an author and social media consultant. I’m also the only female speaker.
ieSonoma is an emerging partnership between public and private educational institutions and the larger community to innovate and educate for a brighter future. From their website, “We face great challenges and great opportunity as we together prepare all children for the opportunities of the 21st Century. The world has changed greatly due to increased access to technology tools for communication, collaboration and global interconnectedness. The schools we know of the 20th century can’t prepare our kids for the demands of the 21st Century.”
I look forward to speaking my mind and telling educators what they need to know in regards to technology of today and tomorrow, how this effects our students, and how to help them prepare for their lives ahead. I’ve been trying for years to get people to listen and I’m so excited to have the right audience to hear the drum I’ve been beating.