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Award Winning Actress and Advocate For The Deaf, Marlee Matlin, To Keynote TCEA 2018

marleematlin-TCEA-top Award Winning Actress and Advocate For The Deaf, Marlee Matlin, To Keynote TCEA 2018Marlee Matlin To Give Opening Keynote At TCEA 2018, February 5-9th 2018 in Austin Texas

With over 8,000 attendees, 1,000 sessions, and 450+ exhibitors, TCEA 2018 is set to be the biggest TCEA conference to date. The conference, being held in Austin Texas, brings in educators, teachers and administrators from far and wide for five days of amazing content, collaboration and innovation. Speaking of innovation, the theme for the 2018 conference is “Innovate Learning, Transform the Future”.

TCEA is known for it’s hands on workshops and interactive presentations and 2018 will build upon that. It’s an amazing conference for any teacher, administrator or educator looking to:

  • Enhance their technology, knowledge and productivity
  • Solve their network dilemmas
  • Build their Personal Learning Network (PLN)
  • Discover new technologies and vendors to support their needs
  • Transform the future

While most think that the annual TCEA conference is just for K-12 educators, that couldn’t be further from the truth. CTOs, CIOs, IT staff, curriculum leaders, instruction leaders, college and university educators and administrators, librarians, campus technology specialists and even investors in edtech startups all converge on Austin Texas for the annual TCEA conference.

This year’s conference will lead off with an opening keynote by award winning deaf advocate and highly acclaimed actress Marlee Matlin. Matlin lost all of the hearing in her right ear and 80% in her left ear when she was just 18 months old. Her life since then has been a series of pushing through obstacles, with a persistence and preserverance to surpass her own personal goals.

Matlin wanted to be an actress and her hearing impairment wasn’t going to stop her. At age 7 she played Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz for the International Center for Deafness and the Arts (ICODA). She continued with the theater program through her childhood which ultimately led to her discovery by The Fonz, Henry Winkler. That led to her film debut in the 1986 thriller Children of A Lesser God.

Since then she’s done movies and tv from an appearance on Sesame Street to The West Wing, Desperate Housewives, and most recently, a recurring role on the Free Form hit show Switched at Birth, just to name a few.

Matlin has always been an advocate for the deaf and the hearing impaired. Recently her work has been calling for better accessibility for millions of deaf and hard of hearing children in developing countries.

You won’t want to miss her opening keynote on Tuesday February 6th at TCEA in Austin Texas.

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