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Friday, March 11 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Asleep in the Classroom: A Wake Up Call from Tomorrow

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America’s students are bored. According to the Gates Foundation, boredom is the number one reason they give for dropping out of school. How can creativity, innovation and technology address this growing crisis in education? If technology is a driver for shorter attention spans, can it also be the solution to bring back the wonder of education? Can we extend the reach further and engage our students more both inside and outside of the classroom, to reawaken a love of learning? This session is sponsored by Samsung.

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Stacey Childress

Deputy Dir of Education, Next Generation ModelsBill & Melinda Gates FoundationStacey Childress serves as Deputy Director of Education at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She leads the Next Generation Models team, which supports the creation and proliferation of technology-enabled... Read More →
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Scott Goldman

VPThe GRAMMY Foundation/MusiCaresScott Goldman Los Angeles, Vice President, Foundations. Goldman joined the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares in December 2005. Prior to that he was Vice President of Development at City of Hope. From 1991-2005 he ran the organization’s fundraising... Read More →
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Ralph Santana

CMOSamsungSenior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, NAHQ Samsung Electronics America Ralph Santana is the senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Samsung’s North American Headquarters (NAHQ). In his current role, Mr. Santana is responsible for Samsung’s... Read More →
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Gary Shapiro

Pres & CEOConsumer Electronics AssociationGary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, and owning and producing the world’s largest annual innovation tradeshow... Read More →

Jim Shelton

Acting Deputy Secretary of EducationUS Department of Education
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James Shelton

Asst Deputy Secretary, InnovationU.S. Department of EducationJim Shelton was appointed Assistant Deputy Secretary to run the Office of Innovation and Improvement at the US Department of Education in April of 2009. Immediately prior to joining ED, Jim was a Program Director for Education... Read More →
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Molly Wood

Executive EditorCBS InteractiveMolly Wood is an executive editor at CNET, host of the Buzz Report and Buzz Out Loud at CNET TV, and author of the Molly Rants blog. When she's not enraging fanboys of all stripes, she can be found offering tech opinions on CBS and elsewhere, and offering... Read More →

Friday March 11, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
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