I've been getting some questions about the conference at which Pete will be speaking this fall, so here's the info. I hope you'll pass it along to anyone you think might be interested -- teachers, administrators, and parents.

The ILC is a two-day education conference held on Oct. 20-21 in Hillsborough, CA, just south of San Francisco, featuring dozens of internationally preeminent speakers and scholars in the fields of neuroscience, engineering, gaming, meeting the needs of all learners, integrated technology, education policy, parenting, and more, in more than 50 formal presentations, informative panels, and lively discussion groups that will address a broad range of topics related to the most compelling issues and effective strategies in innovative education today. The ILC provides meaningful resources and inspiring direction for parents, teachers, and administrators, as well as continuing education credits for teachers and administrators. The conference will address a broad range of topics and innovative learning strategies developed for gifted and talented programs and broadly applicable for all learners and educators. More info at the ILC website.

Here's a partial list of speakers:

Jennifer Abrams, M.Ed. Communications and Educational Consultant, Author of Having Hard Conversations.

Pam Allyn, M.Ed., Executive Director and Founder LitWorld and LitLife, Author, Your Child's Writing Life

Gabriel Audato, B.S., Co-Founder Motion Math, educational game software developer, Stanford School of Education

Catherine Steiner Adair, Ed.D. Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Instructor

Jeremy Bailenson, Ph.D. Stanford, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Founding Director

Suzanne I. Barchers, Ed.D. Text book writer teaching reading, and language arts. Author of children's books

Jo Boaler, M.A., Ph.D., Stanford, Professor, School of Education, Author of What's Math Got to do With It?

Pete Bowers, M.A. WordWorks Literacy Centre, Founder, Author of Teaching How the Written Word Works

John Seely Brown, Ph.D. USC, Deloitte Center for Edge Innovation, Independent Co-chairman

Robert Calfee, M.A., Ph.D. Stanford, School of Education, Professor Emeritus, Member of Stanford Academic Council

Megan Cowan, B.A., Co-founder and Executive Director of Programs, Mindful Schools

Norman Doidge, M.D. Author of NY Times Bestseller, The Brain That Changes Itself

Brock and Fernette Eide, M.D.s, Authors of The Dyslexic Advantage and The Mislabeled Child

James Gee, M.A., Ph.D., Professor of Literary Studies, Arizona State University, Author, What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning and Literacy

Miraca Gross, M.Ed., Ph.D., Director of Gifted Education Research UNSW Australia, Author Miraca Gross, In Her Own Write: A Lifetime in Gifted Education

Georgia Heard, M.F.A., Founding member Columbia University Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Author

Marco Iacoboni, M.D., Ph.D. Author of Mirroring People:the Science of Empathy and How We Connect With Others

Dale Jacknow, M.D., Developmental/behavioral pediatrician specializing in neurodevelopmental issues

Maggie Johnson, Ph.D Google, Director of Education and University Relations

Wendy Ju, M.S., PhD., Assistant Professor, California College of the Arts, Lecturer and Researcher, Stanford University

Sandra D. Kaplan, Ed.D. USC, Rossier School of Education, Professor of Clinical Education

David Kelley, M.S. IDEO, Founder and Chairman, Chair of Stanford's d.school

Salman Khan, M.S., M.B.A. Khan Academy, Founder & Faculty

George Kembel, M.S. Stanford, d.school, Executive Director

Neeru Khosla, M.Ed. CK12 Foundation, Co-Founder and Executive Director

Jacob Klein, M.S., Co-founder Motion Math, Stanford Design School, media producer, software developer

Jann Leppien, Ph.D. University of Great Falls in Great Falls, Montana, Associate Professor of Education

Matt Levinson, M.A., Author of From Fear to Facebook: One School's Journey, Assistant Head, Marin Country Day School

Beth Littrell, M.Ed., Associate Editor of The Gifted Education Communicator, GATE resource specialist

Penny Noyce M.D. Author of Lost in Lexicon,  established Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy

Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder and President of Preventive Medicine Research Institute

Ruth Parker, M.Ed., Ph.D., Co-author of Supporting School Mathematics: How to Work with Parents and the Public, 2006

Denise Clark Pope, Ph.D. Author of Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students

Prasad Ram, Ph.D. Ednovo Founder, Gooru a free web-based education solution, Former Director of Engineering, Google

Larry Rosenstock, M.A. High Tech High, CEO and Founding Principal

Richard Rusczyk, B.S.E., Founder of The Art of Problem Solving, co-creator of the Mandelbrot Competition, USA Mathematical Olympiad Winner, 1989

Katie Salen, M.F.A. Founder of Quest 2 Learn, a new public school in Manhattan, and New Charter School in Chicago

Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D. Author of Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: An Updated Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases and Coping

KR Sridhar, Ph.D. Bloom Energy; Principal Co-Founder and CEO

Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D. Author of Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner

Michael Thompson, Ph.D. Author of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

Joyce Van Tassel-Baska, Ph.D. College of William and Mary, Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Education

Janice Toben, M.Ed., Consultant specializing in social and emotional intelligence, coordinator of Nueva's SEL program

John Thomas West III, M.Ed., M.A. The Mirman School in Los Angeles, Headmaster

Ed Zaccaro, M.Ed. Author of Challenge Math for the Elementary and Middle School Student

Terry Winograd, Ph.D., Computer Science Professor and Co-Director Human Computer Interaction Group, Stanford

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