ISTE 2019No Fear
Coding Lab
Constructor Lab
Leadership Summit


The focus of this event is to provide you with an opportunity to have meaningful conversations with industry leaders and experts. To support this experiential format, this event showcases featured speakers, multi-format presenters, facilitators and provocateurs.

Manoush Zomorodi

Keynote Manoush Zomorodi

Saturday, January 18, lunch

Manoush Zomorodi is the author of Bored and Brilliant and co-founder of Stable Genius Productions, a woman-led media company. In 2012, Zomorodi created, hosted and was managing editor of “Note to Self,” a podcast from WNYC Studios for “anyone trying to preserve their humanity in the digital age.” In 2015, Zomorodi led tens of thousands of listeners through an experiment to help them unplug from their devices, get bored, jump-start their creativity and change their lives. Her book, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self, builds on that experiment to demonstrate how to rethink our gadget use to live better and smarter in the new digital ecosystem. She’ll be joining us for a talk on human skills for digital natives, followed by a conversation-style Q&A.

Joe Ayala
Horizon Chat Facilitator
Director of Operations
Union School District
Susan Bearden
Lightning Talk Speaker
Chief Innovation Officer
Consortium for School Networking
Jeff Branson
Keynote Speaker
Field Engineer
SparkFun Electronics
Gary Brantley
Panel Moderator
Chief Information Officer
City of Atlanta
Zac Chase
Summit Facilitator
pK-12 Language Arts Coordinator
St. Vrain Valley Schools
Martin Cisneros
Horizon Chat Facilitator
Academic Innovation Specialist
Santa Clara County Office of Education
Jon Corippo
Lightning Talk Speaker
Executive Director
Richard Culatta
Featured Speaker
Alex Gaynor
Horizon Chat Participant
Software Security Engineer
Oliver Hurst-Hiller
Horizon Chat Participant
CTO & Head of Product
Kristina Ishmael
Summit Facilitator
Senior Project Manager
New America
Molly MCMahon
Horizon Chat Participant
The Teachers Guild, IDEO
Oscar Menjivar
Horizon Chat Participant
CEO and Founder
TXT: Teens Exploring Technology
Kecia Ray
Summit Facilitator
Education Consultant
Education Technology
Derek Runberg
Keynote Speaker
Corporate Strategist, Author and Educator
SparkFun Electronics
Kirk Smiley
Horizon Chat Participant
Principal Director, Advocacy and Public Partnerships
Joseph South
Featured Speaker
Chief Learning Officer
Adina Sullivan-Marlow
Horizon Chat Facilitator
Educational Technology Coordinator
San Marcos Unified School District
Kristen Swanson
Horizon Chat Participant
Chief of Staff
Google Image Search
Shana White
Horizon Chat Facilitator
Constellations Fellow
Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech

Design Block Provocateurs

Jeff Branson
Field Engineer, SparkFun Electronics

Barb Dill-Varga
Superintendent, Carmel Unified School District

Stacey Gonzales
Director of Curriculum and Instruction, District 230

Diane Harazin
Supervisor of Instructional Technology, Prince William County Schools

Charles Hinsch
Instructional Technology Coordinator, Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Courtney Orzel
Superintendent, Lemont-Bromberek CSD113A

Derek Runberg
Corporate Strategist, SparkFun Electronics

Jonathan Tallman
Superintendent, Red Bud CUSD #132

Kenneth Wallace
Superintendent, Maine Township High School District 207

Amy Warke
CAAO, Oak Park Elementary District 97

Shana White
Constellations Fellow, Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech

Devin Young
Co-founder and President, Classcraft