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Former First Lady Michelle Obama

Former First Lady Michelle Obama will be the keynote speaker at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2017 conference on October 23rd in Orlando, Florida.

Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. As a transformative First Lady, Mrs. Obama launched and led four key initiatives:

  • Let’s Move!- to address the challenge of childhood obesity
  • Joining Forces- to support veterans, service members and their families
  • Reach Higher- to inspire young people to seek higher education
  • Let Girls Learn- to help adolescent girls around the world go to school


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John Lithgow

Wow! We are proud to present the extraordinary John Lithgow in his one-man theatrical memoir, STORIES BY HEART at Learning 2017. Earlier in the day, Elliott Masie will interview John Lithgow on the ‘Power of Storytelling’ - a key competency in the ever evolving field of Learning.



The Tony®, Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winning actor offers a touching and humorous reflection on storytelling as the tie that binds humanity.





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Elliott Masie

Elliott Masie is a provocative, engaging and entertaining futurist, analyst and speaker - focused on the changing world of the workplace, learning and technology.

He is the editor of Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie, an Internet newsletter read by over 52,000 business executives worldwide, and a regular columnist in professional publications, including CLO Magazine.  He is the author of a dozen books, and is the convener of Learning 2017.



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Karl Kapp

Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D., is a professor of Instructional Technology, a gamification analyst, a learning and development consultant and an author who studies and writes about the intersection of games, gamification and learning.

He serves as the Director of Bloomsburg University’s Institute for Interactive Technologies which works with academic, commercial and government organizations to create interactive instruction. Karl has authored six books including The Gamification of Learning and Instruction and its accompanying how-to-book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook.



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Christine McKinley

Christine McKinley, author of "Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You", will be one of our Keynoters at Learning 2017.

STEM activist Christine McKinley is a mechanical engineer, musician, author and host of Discovery Channel’s Decoded, and author of Physics For Rock Stars



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Richard Culatta

Richard Culatta is a leader in the field of learning innovations. He has worked in K-12, higher education, and workplace learning settings.

Prior to joining the leadership team in Rhode Island, he served as the Executive Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education where he focused on leveraging new technologies and data to create personalized learning experiences.

 



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Chris Pickett

Chris Pickett is the Senior Director of Training for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). PG&E is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States; they have over 23,000 employees and serve 1 out of every 20 Americans. His responsibilities include oversight and management of all technical field training, safety and compliance training, Leadership and Professional Development programs and IT systems training for the company. In addition he is responsible for the governance of all training for PG&E Utility.



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Andrea Wong

User Experience, Google.

Andrea is a cross-cultural qualitative user experience (UX) researcher focused on making Google's productivity apps more accessible for all users. Previously, she worked in localization on various Google products with a focus on delivering a native experience for the next billion users.



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Diane Adams 

Diane Adams, MS, LCSW, is the Chief Learning Officer for the Mount Sinai Health System, which consists of 38,000 employees, 7 hospitals, a school of medicine and an extensive ambulatory care network. In this role, she provides leadership around the enterprise-wide talent strategy and the design and execution of educational solutions for the workforce. 



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Timo Gorner

Fox Entertainment Group

We are honored to have Timo Gorner, Director of Organizational Development and Training at Fox Group as one of our General Session speakers and learning leaders.   
 
Timo Gorner describes himself as a self-taught teacher. With a German accent.


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