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Sunday, March 25 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Keynoter: Dale Dougherty

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"We Are All Makers"

Our innate love of learning is fueled by the desire to create, engineer, invent, and make. So believes Dale Dougherty, our closing keynote speaker, and father of the Maker Movement—a growing community of students, teachers, tinkerers, techies, hobbyists, and other DIY enthusiasts, who are passionately at work inventing and bringing their ideas to fruition. With homage to the Montessori belief that we are all naturally curious, lifelong learners, Dale will go one step further and explain how at heart we are also all makers, and reveal how a simple question—“Can I do it?”—can be the genesis for discovery and innovation. He will introduce you to a variety of makers and their unique creations across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance, and craft, which are expressive of the diversity of the human mind. He’ll explain how, by marrying STEAM disciplines with audacity, verve, and a radical spirit, makers exert control over their environment through innovation and creation.

By learning how to harvest ideas, materials, and tools from all aspects of your environment, you’ll come away with new ideas for creating and sustaining makerspaces in your schools—collaborative work environments for making, learning, exploring and sharing, which will ignite a passion in your students—and in yourself—for innovation and joyful creation.

Sunday March 25, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Plaza Ballroom Plaza Concourse Level

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