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World Renowned Speaker Sir Ken Robinson To Keynote FETC 2018

38th Annual FETC To Be Headlined By Most Viewed TED Speaker In History, Sir Ken Robinson

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If you’re in education and watch TED talks then chances are you are one of the more than 350 million views of the highest viewed TED Talk of all time, “Do Schools Kill Creativity”. The speaker in that talk is Sir Ken Robinson, a New York Times Best Selling Author, and expert on innovation and creativity. If you’ve wanted to see him speak in person, you’re in for a treat.

The Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), has just announced that Robinson will be the keynote speaker at their 38th annual conference January 23-27th at the Orlando Convention Center.

FETC-18-logo World Renowned Speaker Sir Ken Robinson To Keynote FETC 2018“The Future of Education Technology Conference is valued by educators for the same reasons that so many in education and beyond have found inspiration in the work of Sir Ken Robinson―because of a forward-thinking approach to societal needs and student success, and the recognition that innovation and creativity are certainly not ‘nice-to-haves,’ but rather crucial building blocks of the world we need,” said Jennifer Womble, program chair of FETC. “We could not think of a more perfect opening keynote presenter for this year’s conference and we look forward to welcoming Sir Ken to FETC.”

In 2003, Robinson received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts. He has been named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN’s ‘Principal Voices,’ was acclaimed by Fast Company magazine as one of “the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation,” and ranked in the Thinkers50 list of the world’s top business thinkers. His career-long dedication to unlocking students’ creativity and innovation makes him a natural fit to kick-off FETC’s 2018 program focused on finding the latest, most effective approaches to preparing students for their future. FETC is the nation’s largest, independent educational technology event focused on leveraging technology to drive preK-12 student success.

Robinson, whose books include New York Times bestsellers The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything and Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life, has been praised for the humor, insight, and level of connection he delivers in presentations. Educators attending FETC will hear a powerful keynote that sets the stage for a full conference of learning, making them think deeply about the purpose of education and the role each of them can play in helping students achieve their true potential.

“The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn’t need to be reformed — it needs to be transformed,” Robinson writes in his book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. “The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.”

FETC is one of the biggest education technology (ed tech) conferences in the U.S., second only to ISTE. Their super saver registration is available now through November 27th, and who doesn’t like to go to Florida in January.

Find out more at and register here.