Technology Empowering U.S. Diplomacy and Development

Friday, November 1, 2013

8:00 - 8:45 AM Registration - Jack Morton Auditorium
8:45 - 9:15 AM

Master of Ceremonies Introduction - Jack Morton Auditorium

Laura Williams, Innovation Facilitation Officer, Operations CenterU.S. Department of State

Welcoming Remarks

Gregory Maggs (@gwlaw), Interim Dean, George Washington University Law School

Evan Ryan (@ECA_AS), Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational Cultural AffairsU.S. Department of State

9:15 - 10:15 AM

Morning Keynote Address - Jack Morton Auditorium

Lila Ibrahim (@lilaibrahim), President, Coursera

10:15 - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 - 11:50 AM

Plenary Panel - Jack Morton Auditorium


Ian Klaus (@StateDept), Secretary's Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State


Tony Bloome (@USAID)USAID

John Katzman (@NoodleEducation)Noodle

Allyson Knox (@MicrosoftIPC)Microsoft

Gretel Truong (@aworldatschool)A World at School

12:00 - 12:30 PM

Ignite Session - Jack Morton Auditorium

James Sanders (@jamestsanders): "Moonshots in Education", U.S. Department of Education

Tiffany Attaway: "Gaming the System: Using Technology for Language Learning", U.S. Department of State

Taylor Corbett (@CSFData): "OpenEMIS", Community Systems Foundation

Bridget Roddy (@vsfsAtState) & Zack Haas: "The Virtual Student Foreign Service Program and the Diplomacy Lab", U.S. Department of State

Bern Terry (@BernTerry): "VGo Robotic Telepresence", VGo

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Lunch - Media and Public Affairs Building & GW Law, Lerner Hall

Lunch will be both served on the second floor of the GW Media and Public Affairs Building and across the street in the GW Law School (2000 H Street NW), where most of the afternoon breakout sessions will occur.

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Afternoon Keynote Address - Jack Morton Auditorium

John Maeda (@johnmaeda), President, Rhode Island School of Design

2:30 - 3:00 PM


3:00 - 4:00 PM

Breakout Session One

Panel Discussion One: mEducation (Mobile) in the Developing World - Jack Morton Auditorium

Panel Discussion Two: Using MOOCs in a Global Context - GW Law Lerner 301 (LiveStream here)

Panel Discussion Three: Connecting Classrooms in Central & Sout... - GW Law Lerner 302 (LiveStream Here)

Panel Discussion Four: Open Education Resources in the Middle East ... - GW Law Lerner 201 (LiveStream Here)

4:00 - 4:15 PM


4:15 - 5:15 PM

Breakout Session Two

Panel Discussion One: Equal Access to Education for Women & Girls - Jack Morton Auditorium

Panel Discussion Two: Equal Access to Education for People with Dis... - GW Law Lerner 302 (LiveStream Here)

Panel Discussion Three: Games for Learning - GW Law Lerner 201 (LiveStream Here)

Panel Discussion Four: The Role of Technology Tools in Language Lea... - GW Law Lerner 301 (LiveStream Here)

6:00 - 9:00 PM

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