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Thursday, May 18 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
General Session: Creating the Future EdTech Ecosystem Together Lightning Talks

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The plenary sessions will be presented by recognized industry leaders through a series of vibrant 15-minute lightning talks focused on this year's theme of Creating the Future EdTech Ecosystem Together. Speakers will share their perspectives about what is needed to enable the future of education faster and how their organization is helping to accelerate progress.

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Laura Chrisco

Director of Design and Implementation for Texas OnCourse, University of Texas Austin
Laura Chrisco is the Director of Design and Implementation for Texas OnCourse within the Strategy and Policy unit in the UT Austin Office of the President. In this role, she leads the Texas OnCourse team in delivering best in class products to educators, students and families across the state of Texas. Prior to joining the UT Austin team, Laura completed her Masters in Education Policy from The Harvard Graduate School of Education, where her research focused on access and success in higher education for traditionally underserved students, and educational pathways for undocumented youth. Prior to this, Laura worked at KIPP Austin Public Schools for five years designing and implementing programming to support students in their path to and through college. With KIPP Through College she cultivated cross-institutional and cross-sector partnerships to ensure KIPP students and families received the support needed for success in... Read More →
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Melissa Loble

Vice President, Platform & Partnerships, Instructure, Inc.
As those who know me will tell you, I am passionate about using technology to do more than just provide alternatives to traditional teaching and learning practices. I sincerely hope that educational technology can lead the revolution for changing, and truly significantly impacti... Read More →
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Jon Mott

Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects
Passionate about transforming teaching and learning through personalization and adaptivity. No two learners are alike. Through powerful personalized, competency-based learning tools we can empower unique learners to achieve their goals at their pace.
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Jennifer Vogel-Walcutt

Director of Innovation, Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative -- Office of Personnel and Management (OPM)
Dr. Jennifer Vogel-Walcutt is the Director of Innovation at the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative under the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.  She has over 15 years of experience in research and development for training and education with specific interests in applying instructional techniques to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of cognition and educational development. In her role... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom

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