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Engage and connect : Meeting

Saturday, June 22, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday, June 22, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Saturday, June 22, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Location: Loews Washington C

Steve Hargadon  
This is the 13th year of this our free education unconference. Our 2019 theme is "Philadelphia Edition: Learning Revolution." Topics we expect to be discussed are freedom, privacy, education, agency, and a bill of digital rights--as well as control, censorship, propaganda, indoctrination, and compliance.

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This is the 13th year of this our free education unconference. In previous years, this event has been part of a series of grass-roots activities called ISTE Unplugged. This year we're just holding the unconference, and while still generously supported at ISTE, it will be offsite (Loews Philadephia Hotel) so that those who aren't registered for ISTE can still attend. There will not be an after-party this year.

You do not need to sign up in advance to attend Hack Education. See more information at

2019 THEME: LEARNING REVOLUTION. The advent of the Internet promised increases in access, content, individual voice, collaboration, and opportunity. Increasingly in the past few years, however, we're seeing larger battles play out in media, governance, and education for narrative power and control--not unlike the ways in which the advent of the printing press created similar battles.

While retaining the traditional unconference format, Hack Education's thematic focus this year will be on supporting and maintaining digital freedom, privacy, and agency--specifically as core parts of the mission of education and as they relate to educational technology. And how to guard against control, censorship, propaganda, indoctrination, and compliance. But in true unconference tradition, you are welcome to propose and discuss any topic you would like. We will have an early-afternoon panel: "What Is the Role of Schools and Libraries for Safeguarding Intellectual Freedom, Privacy, and Agency?"

For those who would like to use the conversations of the day to craft a particular digital, student, or educational "bill of rights," we'll provide mechanisms for continued collaboration following the event.

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