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Speakers

BbWorld 2017 featured an amazing line-up of talented speakers, including keynotes, clients, and industry experts.

BbWorld 2017 Keynote Speakers

Dr. Jill Biden

Lifelong educator & former Second Lady of the U.S.

You likely recognize Dr. Biden’s name from her tenure as the Second Lady of the United States. But what you may not know is that she is a committed education advocate and community college teacher. In fact, she has taught in high schools and community colleges for over thirty years, and spent her husband’s vice presidency advocating for the powerful role that community colleges play in building the United States’ economy.

Dr. Mae C. Jemison

Former NASA astronaut, engineer, physician & education advocate

World-renowned for becoming the first woman of color to go into space when she flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, Dr. Jemison is also an icon of the women’s rights and civil rights movements. She has since dedicated her life to advocating science literacy and its integration with the arts.

Wednesday Keynote Panel: “2017 and beyond: National perspective on higher education and technology”

Join us for an exciting conversation focused on the intersection between technology, education, and policy as we work to understand what the future holds.

Leah Matthews, Ph.D

Executive Director, Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Amy Laitinen

Director, Higher Education, New America

Mark Schneider, Ph.D

Vice President and Institute Fellow, American Institutes for Research

Moderator: Doug Lederman

Editor and Co-Founder, Inside Higher Education

Featured Speakers

Jonah Stillman

Jonah Stillman (GenZer) is a seventeen-year-old high school student and currently the youngest speaker on the national lecture circuit. He has already shared his insights on Gen Z with MSNBC, CNBC, and CBS, and with companies in a variety of industries. Jonah has also been published in the NY Times. Before hanging up his helmet to pursue the work in Gen Z, Jonah was ranked number 6 in the country in alpine snowboarding. He has also served as an ambassador for the international nonprofit WE, traveling to Kenya and Ecuador to build schools.

Jon Bergmann

Jon Bergmann is one of the pioneers of the Flipped Classroom Movement. He is leading the worldwide adoption of flipped learning through the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI)flglobal.org. He is working with governments, schools, corporations, and education non-profits. Jon has coordinated and guided flipped learning projects around the globe. Locations include: China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, the Middle East, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Canada, South America, and the United States.

Jon is the author of nine books including the bestselling book:Flip Your Classroom which has been translated into 13 languages. He is the founder of the global FlipCon conferences which are dynamic engaging events which inspire educators to transform their practice through flipped learning.

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