Speakers

The full list of speakers for the November 2016 EETC Conference will be announced soon! See our confirmed featured speakers below, and check out the past speaker list for examples of the great speakers we’ve hosted at previous EETC events.

 


FEATURED SPEAKERS

Dr. Chip Donohue

Chip Donohue, Ph.D. is the Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education and Director of Technology in Early Childhood Center at the Erikson Institute in Chicago. In addition to his roles at the Erikson Institute, Donohue is a Senior Fellow and member of the Advisory Board of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, where he co-chaired the working group that revised the 2012 NAEYC & Fred Rogers Center joint position statement on using technology and interactive media in early childhood programs. Donohue is the editor of the book,“Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning,” co-published by Routledge/NAEYC and distributed to 20,000 NAEYC comprehensive members in 2014. In 2012 he received the first Bammy Award and the Educators Voice Award as Innovator of the Year from the Academy of Education Arts & Sciences, and in 2015, was honored as a children’s media Emerging Pioneer by the Kids At Play Interactive Awards.

Dr. Benjamin Heuston

Benjamin Heuston, Ph.D. is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Waterford Institute, a nonprofit research center that provides educational solutions for young children across the U.S. and 15 countries internationally. Waterford’s solutions have long been recognized for their quality and effectiveness, including in 2013 with the award of a federal i3 validation grant for its innovative UPSTART program. As a leader in educational technology over the past two decades, Heuston is an active speaker, including recent or upcoming presentations at ASU + GSV Summit, TEDx and the Early Education and Technology for Children Conference. He is also a member of several boards and associations, including the SIIA Education Board and the International Gold Key International Honour Society, and a mentor for Utah Entrepreneurship Challenge.

Rhian Evans Allvin

Rhian Evans Allvin is the Executive Director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She has been responsible for guiding NAEYC’s strategic direction as well as overseeing its daily operations since August 2013. Before joining NAEYC, Evans Allvin was a guiding force in Arizona’s early childhood movement. She co-wrote the citizen’s ballot initiative that created First Things First (FTF) which set aside Arizona’s tobacco tax monies for children birth to five and created a state agency whose purpose is to ensure all Arizona children start kindergarten prepared. Evans Allvin served on FTF’s state board and then became the organization’s chief executive officer (CEO). Evans Allvin’s earlier roles also include a founding partner in the Brecon Group, a senior advancement officer at the Arizona Community Foundation, and additional leadership roles with Libraries for the Future, a national nonprofit, and Children’s Action Alliance in Arizona.


PAST KEYNOTE & FEATURED SPEAKERS

Dr. Katie Paciga
Dr. Katie Paciga
Dr. Jacqueline Jones
Dr. Jacqueline Jones
Maureen Rover
Maureen Rover
Warren Buckleitner, PhD
Warren Buckleitner, PhD
About | Talks: 2011 2012
Dr. Michael Rich
Dr. Michael Rich
Dr. Chip Donohue
Dr. Chip Donohue
Dr. Benjamin Heuston
Dr. Benjamin Heuston
Travis White-Schwoch
Travis White-Schwoch
Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
Rhian Evans Allvin
Rhian Evans Allvin
Nadya Chinoy Dabby
Nadya Chinoy Dabby
Dr. Claudia Miner
Dr. Claudia Miner
Lydia Carlis, Ph.D.
Lydia Carlis, Ph.D.
Katharine Stevens
Katharine Stevens
Rich Stombres
Rich Stombres
Dr. Christine M. Cunningham
Dr. Christine M. Cunningham
Dr. Kevin Clark
Dr. Kevin Clark
Libby Doggett
Libby Doggett
Dustin Heuston, PhD
Dustin Heuston, PhD
About | Talks: 2011 2012
Senator  Howard Stephenson
Senator Howard Stephenson
Gary Stager, PhD
Gary Stager, PhD
Beverly Park Woolf, Ph.D.
Beverly Park Woolf, Ph.D.
Dr. Marilyn Jager Adams
Dr. Marilyn Jager Adams
About | Talks: 2011
Julie M. Wood, Ed.D.
Julie M. Wood, Ed.D.
Brad Wilcox, PhD
Brad Wilcox, PhD
About | Talks: 2012
Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst, PhD
Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst, PhD
About | Talks: 2011
Elliot Soloway, PhD
Elliot Soloway, PhD
Michael Levine, PhD
Michael Levine, PhD
About | Talks: 2012
Susan Landry, PhD
Susan Landry, PhD
About | Talks: 2012
Jeff Herr
Jeff Herr
About | Talks: 2011
Dr. John Dexter Fletcher
Dr. John Dexter Fletcher
About | Talks: 2011
Jack Mostow, PhD
Jack Mostow, PhD
Gail Lovely
Gail Lovely
Richard Culatta
Richard Culatta
Marina Umaschi Bers, PhD
Marina Umaschi Bers, PhD
Douglas Clements, PhD
Douglas Clements, PhD
About | Talks: 2012
Cathleen Norris, PhD
Cathleen Norris, PhD