As we begin the countdown to FUSION 2013, I’m getting more and more excited to unveil some of the new programs and content that we have planned to share with all of you. This will be my 10th year at FUSION and every year I look forward to the moment when I get to be up on stage sharing the latest product and company advances. We have a lot of exciting announcements to share this year and many activities planned to help equip you with all the tools and information you need to head into another year. I want to take a few minutes to highlight some for you…
Building a bigger vision
The Vision track is a new addition to the agenda this year that I’m excited for you to experience. We’ve assembled a panel of experts on some of the hottest topics in education right now including personalization, big data, gaming strategy and social learning to name a few. Please take some time plan your schedule and join one of these interactive sessions. I think you’ll be excited to hear some of the perspectives and collaborate with your peers and thought leaders on these exciting topics that are shaping the future of education.
Sharing your point of view
This year we want to encourage you to get more involved by showcasing your stories of potential – we’re encouraging everyone to talk about where they see potential and where they’ve experienced great results in using technology to build on that potential. Leading up to FUSION, we’re asking members of our community to take a moment to stop and share your vision with us so we can use some of your quotes and ideas to inspire the attendees. It could be something you have done or something you plan to do or a problem you want to solve. It’s all about sharing your point of view as part of this community committed to furthering the potential of learners, the potential of each other and the potential of learning overall.
Hearing from the thought leaders
In addition to the Vision track and executive speakers at FUSION, we have a great line up of guest keynotes on the agenda this year. Michael Horn joins us to talk about disruption in education, Karen Cator will be with us to talk about lifelong learning and Alec Couros is joining us to talk about emerging technologies. I am excited to hear from all 3 of these speakers and learn more about the different areas of expertise that they cover.
We’re looking forward to seeing you all out at FUSION for another year of community building, collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Let the countdown begin!