Monday January 22
Patricia de Stacy Harrison, CPB president
Eric Hyyppa, NETA president
Paula Kerger, PBS president and CEO
Elizabeth Sembler, member, CPB board of
Deb Sanchez, CPB senior vice president,
education & children's content
How to Utilize Disruption
with Michael Horn, moderated by Steve
Bass, Oregon Public Broadcasting president
Michael Horn is chief strategy officer for
Entangled Ventures, an education technology
studio, co-founder and distinguished fellow at
Christensen Institute, a nonprofit think
tank. He is a nationally recognized expert
on disruptive innovation and the future of
What, and Why?
Anne Brachman, senior vice president,
government affairs, CPB
Molly Phillips, executive
director and general manager, Iowa Public
David Callahan, founder and editor,
Inside Philanthropy and author of "The
Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New
Gilded Age." Mr. Callahan provides expert
perspective on the expectations of funders and
philanthropists and the basic questions of who
is funding what and why.
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People formerly known as "The Audience"
Linda Burch, co-founder and chief education
and strategy officer,
Common Sense Media. Ms. Burch leads the
organization’s efforts to provide parents and
educators with information, advice, and tools to
help harness the power of media and technology
as a positive force in all kids’ lives.
Kevin Clark, professor of learning
technologies and founding director of the
Digital Media Innovation and Diversity at
George Mason University. Dr. Clark’s research
focuses on the role of interactive and digital
media in education, broadening participation in
STEM, and issues of diversity in children’s
Mimi Ito, MacArthur Foundation chair in
digital media and learning at the
University of California Irvine. Dr. Ito is a
cultural anthropologist and author of “Participatory
Culture in a Networked Era” and “Hanging
Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Youth
Living and Learning with New Media”. Dr.
Ito’s career as a cultural anthropologist
focuses on technology use and examining children
and youth’s changing relationships to media and
Your Community: Virtually and in Real Time
Learn from your colleagues about successful
practices in education and community engagement
that helped strengthen their service and bring
in new audiences.
Darcy Bakkegard, teacher ambassador, Prairie
Public Broadcasting (invited)
Roy Clem, executive director, Alabama Public
Jennifer Crutchfield, director of public
Scott Finn, executive director and CEO, West
Virginia Public Broadcasting
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Dinner - A Conversation with J.D. Vance
Vance’s bestselling “Hillbilly
Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in
Crisis” gave millions of readers a
better understanding of the parts of society
that feel forgotten in America today. He is a
much sought-after speaker on achievement,
overcoming obstacles and investing in
transformative economic development. As we
reflect on the first day of the Thought Leader
Forum, Vance will inspire attendees to think
critically about public media service in the
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January 23 -
Media Thought Leader Forum
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throughout the day.
American Graduate: Getting to Work
Building on the lessons learned on day one, we
will explore how through American Graduate
stations can prioritize learning, meet the
expectations of funders and engage new audiences
by focusing on college and career readiness.
John Bridgeland, founder and CEO,
LLC. Mr. Bridgeland has led many
social enterprise efforts including the Service
Year Alliance at The Aspen Institute and the
GradNation campaign, for which he co-authored
the report, “Building
a Grad Nation,” which was key to the
development of public media’s American
Brandon Busteed, executive director,
education and workforce development, Gallup. Mr.
Busteed has an expertise in measuring the
educational outcomes that matter most and
connecting education to jobs and job creation.
Carol D'Amico, vice president,
mission advancement and philanthropy,
Education Network. Ms. D’Amico is a
nationally recognized expert in higher
education, workforce development, and
business-led involvement in education reform.
John Gomperts, president and CEO of
America’s Promise Alliance. Mr. Gomperts’
experience includes design and implementation of
strategic initiatives and forging partnerships
and coalitions to ensure student success and
rapper, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, noted
author, and co-founder of The Felix Organization
takes the stage.
The 2018 NETA Conference
continues after a mid-morning break.
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