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Dream Keynote Presenter

This is a list of Dream Keynote presenters that is being crowdsourced by the organisers of the ICT in Education conference, an annual conference held in Ireland in May


Martha Rotter - Digital Literacies for Life

Slides from my keynote at EdTech 2012 covering digital literacies today & what educators can do to increase digital literacy in classrooms.


danah boyd

danah boyd

danah boyd also known as Danah Michele Boyd, is an American social media researcher known for her public commentary on the use of social networking sites by youth

President Michael D Higgins

A more holistic approach to education is needed by transforming schools into culture-centred environments and enabling them to become foci of cultural life in their local communities.

Higgins (2011) 'Renewing the Republic'

Mary Robinson - an amazing Irish woman

"Mary Robinson 'has embodied the issue of human rights in respect of 'the other' - now it has become a part of herself."

'I have such a sense of what the world must take responsibility for - and by the world I don't mean some distant sources - I mean each of us.'

  • Mary Robinson
Jane McGonigal

Game designer, author, future forecaster, PhD. Jane's New York Times bestselling book is Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World.

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! | Video on

TED Talks In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.

Katie Salen - Creative Director, Institue of Play

play is a state of being, "a way of engaging your soul in the world".

Helen Keegan - eLearning & Alternate Reality Games

Learning as a game, deliberate deception of students to immerse them in learning; Helen Keegan's spotlight speech was a provocative story of learning at #PELeCON 2012.

Alec Couros

Professor of educational technology & media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina.

Mary Anne Reilly: Knowmads, Rhizomes, and Minecraft

"Exploring the Edges of Learning in a Middle School Classroom" - Report of research conducted in a middle school in the United States. - Education

"In summarising his engagement with the world of education, Lord Puttnam has described his work and his vision in the following way:

“It has allowed me the opportunity to engage with people who, every day of their working lives, are attempting to mould the ‘building blocks’, the quality of which will determine our ability to secure the future".

BuzzMachine by Jeff Jarvis

The media pundit's pundit. Written by NYC insider Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine covers news, media, journalism, and politics.


Seth Godin

Seth Godin

Seth Godin is an American entrepreneur, author and public speaker. Godin popularized the topic of permission marketing. Very smart views on everything including education


Wes Fryer

Wes Fryer

Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. @wfryer. Educator, author, digital storyteller, husband, dad. I'm here for the learning revolution


Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer

I'm Dan Meyer. I taught high school math between 2004 and 2010 and I am currently studying at Stanford University on a doctoral fellowship. My hobbies include graphic design, filmmaking, motion graphics, and infographics, most of which have found their way into my practice in some way or another.


Jim Groom

Jim Groom

I am the director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies and adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I have been working for over fifteen years in education with a consistent focus on the development of teaching and learning in higher education. In addition to my extensive experience teaching at the college level, for the past eight years I have worked primarily in the field of instructional technology (see work experience).


Paul Graham

Paul Graham

Paul Graham is a programmer, venture capitalist, and essayist. He is known for his work on Lisp, for co-founding Viaweb, and for co-founding the Y Combinator seed capital firm. He is the author of On Lisp, ANSI Common Lisp, and Hackers & Painters.

Bonnie Stewart - digital identities, social media, MOOCs

This video "MOOCs and the social contract " explores how MOOCs - across the spectrum of xMOOC to cMOOC - change or challenge the social contract of traditional learning environments. Bonnie's work also includes digital identities & social media practices.

Tim Rylands' Blog - to baldly go....... Using ICT to inspire

The blog of Tim Rylands, using ICT to inspire

Carla Rinaldi

Professor Carla Rinaldi is an internationally-renowned advocate for children and childhood. Her expertise, work and experience continue to influence and inspire children's learning and growing around the world

Monika Hardy - Redefining Public Education

Monika Hardy @monk51295 has an inspiring vision of education, focusing on permission and freedom - here is her wonderful blog
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Steve Wheeler

Inspirational, forward-thinking educator.

James Paul Gee on Learning with Video Games - YouTube

James Paul Gee is a fascinating gaming expert who recognises why video games are such effective learning tools.

Jane ni Dhulchaointi - Inventor of Sugru

Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh from Kilkenny, studied product design as a post-graduate research student at the Royal College of Art where she conceived the idea for Sugru in 2003 whilst using mixtures of standard silicone sealants and sawdust in her work.

Richard Byrne - Free Technology for Teachers

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