LeVar Burton, Amy Webb, Glen Keane and Jane McGonigal Keynoting DevLearn 2017
We’re a little over sixty days away from DevLearn 2017 Conference and Expo at the Mirage in Las Vegas October 25th-27th. DevLarn is 100% focused on being at the forefront of technology in the learning industry. DevLearn is the premiere conference for the workforce learning industry and the e-learning industry, but over the years as technology has entered college and K-12 classrooms at a record pace, now it seems every facet of education is injected with e-learning.
DevLearn is where passionate like minded professionals across the learning industry from K-12, Higher Ed, Workforce learning and beyond all come together under one roof for three days of learning, and witnessing innovations in the education and learning space. Attendees will be able to visit with and see the latest learning technology products from companies that are innovating across all spectrums of learning.
This year the keynote speakers at LearnDev will explore the various ways technology is transforming how we live, work and play. The lineup will highlight stories about the power of technology. Starting off with Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton who saw his Kickstarter campaign to fund bringing Reading Rainbow into the 21st century, get funded and oversubscribed in just hours. Burton is known for story telling and his talk “Technology and Story Telling: Making A Difference In The Digital Age” will touch everyone in the audience.
Author and Futurist Amy Webb will talk about how technology is intersecting in our every day lives, in weird and wonderful ways. From virtual reality to self driving vehicles we live in a new world of tech and it’s only getting more advanced. Webb’s talk “Sci-Fi Meets Reality: The Future, Today” will go through snap shots of future technology and present day and how close it resembles what we thought was so far away. If you think you’ve seen Webb before it’s because she’s a regular on CNN Marketplace, PBS News Hour, Fox and NPR.
Glen Keane an animator and Disney legend will offer his take with Embracing Technology-Based Creativity.Keane has been an animator with Disney for nearly four decades. When he started, hand drawn feature animation films could take years to prepare. Today it’s almost all replaced by computers and studios are turning out animation in record times. He’ll talk about how he embraced change instead of resisting it and how it helped further his career as one of the most respected animators in the Disney family.
How To Think Like A Futurist, Jane McGonigal game designer and author of “SuperBetter” and “Reality Is Broken” will talk about how to practice three “future thinking” habits that will improve your powers of imagination.
You can register now for DevLearn with the early registration discount that ends on September 8th by clicking here. DevLearn Conference and Expo and the colocated Adobe Learning Summit takes place October 25th-27th at the Mirage in Las Vegas.