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Thursday, October 25 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Who Needs School Anyway?

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Today's students are "digital natives"; they have lived their existence immersed in a digital world. So what does that mean about educating them today to take over the world tomorrow? It is not six degrees of separation but according to Dr. James Tracy, the future is about 10 Degrees of Ubiquity. With no limitations of time, space, or content, educational paradigms have been dismantled. Schools not only have to educate differently but they must market differently. Let's use the rules and tools of the business world to create better leaders who are more prepared in this digital economy.


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avatar for Dr. James Tracy- Headmaster, Cushing Academy

Dr. James Tracy- Headmaster, Cushing Academy

Dr. James Tracy is the headmaster of Cushing Academy, a boarding and day college preparatory school in Ashburnham, Mass. | | Dr. Tracy is a leader in the independent school world whose educational vision has been highlighted in national and international media, ranging from The New York Times, to Toronto's Globe and Mail and Korea's Chosun; from National Public Radio's “All Things Considered” to ABC World News and the Danish... Read More →
avatar for Moira Kelly- President & Executive Director, Explo

Moira Kelly- President & Executive Director, Explo

Moira Kelly is the president and executive director of Explo, an international leader is summer enrichment. More than 55,000 students from 60 countries and across the US have attended Explo's programs on the campuses of Yale University, Wellesley College, and St. Mark's School. In addition to leading Explo, Moira works with the Commission on Presidential Debates as an associate producer. This campaign season she spearheaded Join the Debates, an... Read More →
avatar for Kul Wadhwa- Head of Mobile, Wikimedia Foundation

Kul Wadhwa- Head of Mobile, Wikimedia Foundation

Kul Takanao Wadhwa is the Head of Mobile at the Wikimedia Foundation, where he leads the world’s fifth most visited website – Wikipedia – in its largest growth area. Kul focuses on using technology to empower people globally. He is a thought leader on technology, community and society, and has been a frequent speaker at universities, start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Also an entrepreneur, Kul has founded and advised... Read More →
avatar for Michael McPherson- Partner and Creative Director, Corey McPherson Nash

Michael McPherson- Partner and Creative Director, Corey McPherson Nash

Michael’s work has garnered numerous national and international design awards including Communication Arts, AIGA, Print Magazine, How Magazine, ID Magazine, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the University and College Designers Association. | | Michael serves on the counsel of advisors for the Design Management Institute and on the board of advisors for AIGA Boston. He is the recipient of the AIGA Boston... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Microsoft's New England Research and Development Center Kendall Square - 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA