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Fusion 2017 Day 1: Fusion Lights Up Las Vegas

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“Learning is the very foundation upon which all progress and achievement rests.”

John Baker, CEO of D2L, focused his keynote at Fusion on the importance of learning when trying to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges and the ripple effect education can have on future generations.

Fusion, the annual teaching and learning conference that brings together D2L customers and partners, was held in the famed Las Vegas; a place known for giving people a chance to reimagine themselves – even only for a few days.

It was this notion of “reimagining” that Baker thread throughout his address to the more than 1,000 educators, plus a healthy lineup of speakers and sponsors, at the iconic Bellagio Hotel.

“What does it look like to reimagine how we learn and educate, in our schools, campuses and workplaces?”, he asked.

The simple answer: reach every learner.

“Learning should not be restricted with barriers, like time and place,” said Baker.

What better way to show how learning is being reimagined than to hear from those changing education, one learner at a time.


Baker left the audience with one final thought, “If you can strive to reach every learner, and they live a life of full potential, imagine the world our kids and grandkids will inherit.”


And among all the talk of the future of education, the D2L Moose made its way into many selfies and was arguably the most famous attendee… potentially nudging Baker out of the top spot.


Here are some of the highlights that unfolded over the course of the day, including a keynote with futurist, Ray Kurzweil.


And in case it wasn’t clear enough…


Arrangements for the appearance of Ray Kurzweil made through Greater Talent Network, Inc., New York, NY.

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