Keynote Speakers Include:
Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist of technology use, examining children and youth’s changing relationships to media and communications. She is Professor in Residence and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning at the University of California, Irvine, with appointments in the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Informatics, and the School of Education. She chairs the MacArthur Connected Learning Research Network and is Research Director of the Digital Media and Learning Hub. Her co-authored book, Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Youth Living and Learning with New Media describes new opportunities for interest-driven learning fueled by games, social media, and digital tools.
Trevor A. Dawes is the vice provost for libraries and museums and May Morris Librarian at the University of Delaware. In this role, he has overall responsibility for the operations of the university Libraries, Museums, and University Press. Dawes recently co-chaired the ALA Task Force for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and served as ACRL president in 2013/2014. He is an advocate for change, engaged actively in staff development and training for public services, has written on many library services topics, and presents frequently at various local, national and international conferences.