Keynote Speakers

 Rushton Hurley - Friday Keynote

Rushton Hurley  is an educator who has worked and studied in multiple countries around the world, and who believes this is a great time to teach. In his work, he has taught at the high school and college levels, been principal of an online school, directed a professional development program, and succeeded as a social benefit entrepreneur. He loves creativity, collaborative innovation, and the potential of technology for improving communities.  Rushton founded and is executive director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of over two thousand short videos by and for teachers and students at

Rushton has trained teachers around the world, and regularly presents at national and international conferences. His thoughtful and practical talks center on the connection between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology, as well as professional perspectives of teachers at all levels, the power of digital media-enhanced communication, and institutional readiness in a changing world. His book, Making Your School Something Special, was released by EdTechTeam Press in January of 2017


Ken Shelton - Thursday Keynote

Ken Shelton currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. Ken was also named to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction's Education Technology Task Force. Ken regularly gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops, many of which are hands-on, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Creative Expression, Visual Learning, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. Ken is currently the Global Keynote Specialist and Educational Technology Strategist, for EdTechTeam.


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