Michael Furdyk, TakingITGlobal
Michael Furdyk is the Co-founder of TakingITGlobal (www.tigweb.org), which provides innovative global education programs that empower youth to understand and act on local and global greatest challenges. TIG was awarded the Intercultural Innovation Award by BMW and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the Tech Museum Award for Technology Benefiting Humanity in the Education Category. Michael has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, presented at TED, and was named one of Teen People's "Twenty Teens that will Change the World". He has keynoted over 100 events across sectors, sharing his social media expertise and insights on digital youth engagement to audiences in over 30 countries. He completed his Master of Design (MDes) in Inclusive Design at OCAD University and is Adjunct Instructor for the M.S. in Educational Technology program at Long Island University.