Future of Education Technology Conference Announces Wharton’s Adam Grant as 2021 Opening Keynote

Grant will discuss why the highest-performing organizations embrace knowledge sharing, helping and mentoring.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – June 22, 2020 – The Future of Education Technology® Conference (FETC®), an intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new technologies, best practices and pressing issues, announced today Wharton’s top-rated professor for seven straight years, Adam Grant, as the opening keynoter of the 2021 event being held January 27 – 29 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Grant, recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers, will present Givers Take All: Creating a Culture of Productive Generosity where he will outline key strategies for building a culture of productive generosity in the education system. He will focus on urging schools to reward givers and challenging takers to adopt new behavior. Grant will also share how education leaders and schools can improve practices around selection and hiring, recognition and rewards, and collaboration and coordination – to boost efficiency and satisfaction. After the presentation, he will participate in a live book signing. Grant is recognized as one of Fortune’s 40 Under 40, and Oprah’s SuperSoul 100. He is the author of multiple #1 New York Times best-selling books and is the host of “WorkLife”, a chart-topping TED original podcast.

“The emergency transition to remote learning has created ed tech conversations around relationships, leadership, equity, what learning looks like and how it is enabled by technology,” said Jen Womble, Program Chair for the Future of Education Technology Conference. “Adam Grant will share inspiration and practical strategies for navigating this change and cultural shifts with a better understanding of social emotional leading in a “next normal” environment that is tech driven in education.”

FETC will feature sessions and workshops in 6 distinct tracks including Future of Ed Tech AdministratorFuture of Ed Tech Educator, Future of Ed Tech Information Technology, Future of Ed Tech Assistive Technology, Future of Ed Tech Coach, and Future of Ed Tech Library Media Specialist. The Expo Hall will feature leading solution providers and give attendees the opportunity to get up close and personal with the most innovative technologies, applications and services available in ed tech today.

Registration for the 2021 Future of Education Technology Conference is now open. Professionals can receive Super Savings of $150.00 off the on-site rate when they register by November 13, 2020. For more information, visit www.FETC.org.


About the Future of Education Technology® Conference (FETC®)

The Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) annually attracts thousands of education and technology leaders for an intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new technologies, best practices and pressing issues. With basic to advanced sessions tailored to the needs of each role in the digital transformation, FETC is known as one of the nation’s premier K-12 education technology events. FETC provides school and district administrators, classroom teachers, IT professionals, special education directors, curriculum and media specialists, and other educators with roles or interest in ed tech, the opportunity to explore the most effective integration of technology across the curriculum. FETC offers a balanced blend of administrative, instructional and technical content through targeted sessions, intensive workshops, hands-on demonstrations of the newest products, and more. Visit FETC.org for more details.

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