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Speakers – Friday, October 18, 2013

The most recent conference featured more than 75 internationally acclaimed speakers and pre-eminent scholars in the fields of neuroscience, engineering, gaming, integrated technology, education policy, gifted learning, parenting, and more.

Click on the pictures below for more information by speaker (bios, talk titles, and abstracts).


  • Altmeir
    Paulette Altmaier
    Education Partnerships, Khan Academy
  • Mark Applebaum
    Mark Applebaum
    Associate Professor of Composition and Theory, Stanford University; Founding Director, The Stanford Improvisation Collective
  • Elizabeth Babcock
    Elizabeth Babcock
    Chief Public Engagement Officer, California Academy of Sciences
  • Baum
    Susan Baum
    Co-director of International Center for Talent Development and Director of Professional Development, Bridges Academy
  • PaoloBlikstein92611
    Paulo Blikstein
    FabLab@School Creator; Assistant Professor, Stanford School of Education
  • bolinsky
    David Bolinsky
    Producer, "The Inner Life of the Cell"; Founder and Creative Director at e.mersion
  • Martin Boroson
    Martin Boroson
    Creator, One-Moment Meditation; Author of One-Moment Meditation: Stillness for People on the Go
  • LeonBotsteinCroppedPhoto
    Leon Botstein
    President, Bard College; Music Director, American Symphony Orchestra; Conductor
  • Pete Bowers
    Pete Bowers
    Founder, WordWorks Literacy Center; Author of Teaching How the Written Word Works
  • brownC
    John Seely Brown
    Director, Deloitte Center for Edge Innovation
  • Burgoyne
    Ann Marie Burgoyne
    Managing Director, Social Innovation Initiative of the Emerson Collective
  • PaulChapmanPhoto1by1
    Paul Chapman
    Executive Director, Inverness Associates; Author of Greening America’s Schools 2.0
  • Ann Cooper
    Ann Cooper
    Chef, Author of Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children
  • Megan Cowan
    Megan Cowan
    Co-founder and Executive Director, Mindful Schools
  • Sharon Gamson Danks
    Sharon Gamson Danks
    Co-founder, International School Grounds Alliance; Author of Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation
  • DayAlonzoPhoto1by1
    Amanda Day Alonzo
    Biology Teacher, Lynnbrook High School
  • DelislePhoto1by1
    James Delisle
    Retired Professor of Special Education, Kent State University, Author of Dumbing Down America (2014)
  • ScottDoorleyPhoto
    Scott Doorley
    Creative Director, Stanford University; Co-author of Make Space
  • dougherty
    Dale Dougherty
    Co-creator, The Maker Faire; White House “Champion of Change”
  • Edouard
    Kareem Edouard
    Learning Sciences Technology Design Program, Stanford Graduate School of Education
  • EstesThurs
    Fred Estes
    Science Education, The Nueva School, Author, Turning Research into Results
  • frankenstein
    Diane W. Frankenstein
    Strategic Literacy Consultant, Author of Reading Together: Everything You Need to Know to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read
  • heard
    Alyssa Gallagher
    Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Los Altos School District
  • heard
    Georgia Heard
    Founding Member, Columbia University Teachers College Reading and Writing Project; Author
  • MarcoIacoboni
    Marco Iacoboni
    Neurologist; Author of Mirroring People: The Science of Empathy and How We Connect With Others
  • ito
    Mimi Ito
    Chair and Research Director, Digital Media and Learning Hub, UC Irvine; Author of Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out
  • ito
    Maggie Johnson
    Director of Education and University Relations, Google
  • Kaplan1by1
    Sandra Kaplan
    Professor of Clinical Education, University of Southern California; Co-author of Curriculum Deveopment for Gifted and Advance Learners
  • kelley
    David Kelley
    Founder, IDEO; Professor, Stanford University
  • keltner
    Dacher Keltner
    Psychology Professor and Founding Faculty Director, The Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley
  • kembel
    George Kembel
    Co-founder and Executive Director, Stanford University
  • KerrPhoto1by1
    Barbara Kerr
    Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Kansas
  • khosla
    Neeru Khosla
    Co-Founder and Executive Director, CK-12 Foundation
  • RalphKingPhoto1by1
    Ralph King
    Producer and Co-diretor PBS documentary Extreme by Design
  • DapneKollerPhoto
    Daphne Koller
    Co-founder and Co-CEO, Coursera; Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University
  • Levy2013
    David Levy
    Professor, University of Washington Information School; Author of Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age.
  • loeb
    Susanna Loeb
    Professor and Director, Stanford University Center for Education Policy Analysis
  • mabin1by1
    Geraldine Mabin
    Executive Director, Friendship in Action
  • Manzone
    Jessica Manzone
    University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education
  • Eric Mazur
    Eric Mazur
    Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University; Author of Peer Instruction: A User's Manual
  • MossPhoto1by1
    Marissa Moss
    Children's author and illustrator,  Author of the Amelia's Notebook series
  • PendredNoycePhoto
    Pendred Noyce
    Co-founding Trustee, The Noyce Foundation, Author of the Lost in Lexicon series
  • parker
    Ruth Parker
    CEO, Mathematics Education Collaborative (MEC); Co-author of Supporting School Mathematics: How to Work with Parents and the Public
  • picciotto
    Henri Picciotto
    Math Teacher and Consultant, Author of Algebra: Themes, Tools, Concepts
  • pope
    Denise Pope
    Author of Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students
  • Preston
    David Preston
    Teacher, Management Consultant, Author of Time for Success
  • QuinnPhoto1by1
    Jeremiah Quinlan
    Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Yale University
  • quinn
    Helen Quinn
    Physics Professor Emerita, SLAC; National Academy of Sciences
  • RankinPhoto
    Lynn Rankin
    Director of the Institute for Inquiry, Exploratorium
  • rheingold
    Howard Rheingold
    Founder, Rheingold University; Author of Net Smart: How to Thrive Online
  • Rieke
    Elizabeth Rieke
    CEO and Executive Director, Center for Childhood Creativity
  • rosenstock
    Larry Rosenstock
    CEO, Founding Principal, High Tech High
  • sapolskyC
    Robert Sapolsky
    Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine; Author of Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers
  • saxe
    Kim Saxe
    Director, The Nueva School Innovation Lab; Pioneer in Design Thinking, Design Engineering, and Entrepreneurship Education
  • schoeffel
    Mark Schoeffel
    Assistant Head and Founding Head of Upper School, The Nueva School
  • seelig
    Tina Seelig
    Executive Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program; Author of inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity
  • Serafini
    Tito Serafini
    Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer, Atreca, Inc.
  • Shapiro1by1for2013
    Shauna Shapiro
    Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University; Coauthor of The Art and Science of Mindfulness
  • ShawPhoto1by1
    Richard Shaw
    Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, Stanford University
  • siegelC
    Dan Siegel
    Clinical Psychiatrist and Professor, UCLA; Author of Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
  • sobomehin
    Olatunde Sobomehin
    Founder and President, Esfacé
  • steineradair2013cropped1by1
    Catherine Steiner-Adair
    Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry; Author of The Big Disconnect
  • tang
    Carol Tang
    Program Officer at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • Tavenner1by1
    Diane Tavenner
    Founder and CEO, Summit Public Schools
  • Thompson2
    Beth Sutkus Thompson
    Executive Director of KIPP Bay Area Schools
  • TobenThurs
    Janice Toben
    Social and Emotional Learning Consultant for Public and Independent Schools
  • UyPhoto1by1
    Darryl Uy
    Director of Admission, Kenyon College
  • vandePijlPhoto1by1
    Patrick van der Pijl
    CEO and Founder, Business Inc.; Producer of Business Model Generation
  • vassallo
    Steve Vassallo
    Venture Capitalist, Foundation Capital
  • WagnerC
    Tony Wagner
    Innovation Education Fellow, Harvard; Author of Creating Innovators and The Global Achievement Gap
  • webb
    James Webb

    Founder, Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted Children, Inc.; Author of A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children
  • wise
    Susie Wise
    K-12 Lab Network Director, Stanford University
  • wiseman
    Liz Wiseman

    President, Wiseman Group; Author of The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools
  • ScottWitthoftPhoto
    Scott Witthoft

    Co-director, Environments Collaborative at Stanford University; Co-author of Make Space
  • worrell
    Frank Worrell

    Director, Academic Talent Development Program and Professor in the Graduate School of Education, U.C. Berkeley
  • zappa
    Ric Zappa

    Principal of KIPP Summit Academy in San Lorenzo


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