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Danielle Allen
Widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in ancient Athens and its application to modern America, Danielle Allen is the author of The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens (2000) and Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship Since Brown vs. the Board of Education (2004).  In 2002 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for her ability to combine "the classicist's careful attention to texts and language with the political theorist's sophisticated and informed engagement." Allen's plans for future work include a theoretical study of politics and change; an historical study of Platonic political thought; an examination of the concept of equality; and a theoretical study of democracy, knowledge and higher education. http://www.ias.edu/about/faculty-and-emeriti/allen/

Charles Best
Charles Best founded DonorsChoose.org at Wings Academy, a public high school in the Bronx where he was a social studies teacher for five years. He thought up DonorsChoose.org during a lunch conversation with colleagues, and his students volunteered to help start the organization. To entice his fellow teachers to try out the new website, Charles offered them his mother's famous pear dessert. DonorsChoose.org has been growing since. http://www.donorschoose.org/

Jon Bischke
Jon is the business visionary behind eduFire and has over a decade of experience helping people to teach and learn online. He has been involved in starting two companies that have been acquired by publicly-traded companies (The 2000Tutor.com Network, acquired by Penton Media in 2001 and Zaadz, acquired by Gaiam in 2007) and a third (LearnOutLoud.com) which is currently operating profitably.

danah boyd
danah boyd a Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and a Fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. I recently completed my PhD at the School of Information (iSchool) at the University of California (Berkeley). My research examines social media, youth practices, tensions between public and private, social network sites, and other intersections between technology and society. http://www.danah.org/

Asi Burak
Asi Burak co-founded ImpactGames to influence society and promote change through interactive media. The company has developed the internationally acclaimed PeaceMaker game. Their current project, PlaytheNews,  was publicly launched in Spring 2008 and has been integrated with top-tier media partners.  Prior to that, Asi was VP of Marketing at Axis Mobile, Art Director at Saatchi & Saatchi and a Captain in the Israeli Intelligence Corps. He holds a Masters of Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon and a BA in Design from the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. http://impactgames.com/

Brad Burnham
Brad Burnham is both an experienced operator and venture capitalist. His first experience with venture capital was as a member of the founding team of a mainframe software company in 1984. From 1985 until 1990, Brad was a marketing and business development executive for AT&T Computer Systems. In 1990, Brad founded Echo Logic, a Bell Laboratories spin out. As the first AT&T "venture," Echo Logic was the catalyst for the creation of AT&T Ventures, an independent venture capital partnership formed by AT&T in 1992. When Echo Logic was sold in 1993, Brad joined AT&T Ventures as an Executive In Residence. He became a Principal in 1994 and a General Partner in 1996. At AT&T Ventures, Brad was responsible for 14 investments including, Argon Networks, Audible, Avesta Technologies, Classic Sports Network, Multex Systems, Physicians Online, and Paytrust. Brad currently serves on the boards of Passlogix, Indeed and Tacoda Systems. Brad has a BA in Political Science from Wesleyan University. Brad is married with two kids and lives in New York City. http://www.unionsquareventures.com/

Gaston Caperton
Gaston Caperton is the eighth president of the College Board, a non-profit membership association founded in 1900 that consists of 5,400 of the nation’s leading schools, colleges and universities. A former two-term governor of West Virginia (1989-1997), Caperton was appointed to his current position in 1999.

Caperton believes that the high standards found within the College Board’s Advanced Placement Programs transform schools and change lives. During the Caperton years, the number of low-income students taking AP courses has tripled. Though AP Exams have remained rigorous, student performance has improved. Caperton has also worked to initiate a new series of AP world language and culture courses, including AP Chinese and Japanese, World History, Human Geography and Comparative Government and Politics as a series of offerings to prepare students to participate in a global community.

Under Caperton’s leadership, two additional initiatives were created, focusing on college preparation for underserved students: College Board Schools which designed for preparing underserved students for successful college matriculation (14 College Board Schools operate in New York City, Rochester, and Buffalo); and the EXCELerator™ program, designed for existing high schools with commitment to reform (currently, 27 EXCELerator Schools operate in Chicago, DC, 2 counties in Florida, and Denver).

Mike Caulfield
Mike Caulfield developed his first major online education project for Northern Illinois University in 1997. Since then he has designed and developed some of the world’s first Flash-based early literacy software (Cognitive COncepts, GameGoo: 1999), produced online Ivy League courses (Cognitive Arts, Columbia Online: 2000), built award-winning training software for Cable and Wireless (2002), designed the interface and search mechanism for the largest archive of historical newspapers in the world (Newsbank, EAN: 2004), and created a nationally recognized online political community (Blue Hampshire: 2006). 

He is currently the Director of Community Outreach for the OpenCOurseWare Consortium.

Nt Etuk
Ntiedo “NT” Etuk is the CEO and founder of Tabula Digita, the company that developed Dimenxian (a promising educational video game that purports to improve mathematics skills). During his years in corporate America, Mr. Etuk was actively engaged in tutoring mathematics in The Big Brothers Big Sisters programs. This raised his awareness of the challenges faced by students in today's under funded and overburdened school systems. These experiences inspired Mr. Etuk to begin developing alternative teaching methodologies that enable students to learn while they play.

Jose Ferreira

Knewton CEO Jose Ferreira was formerly an executive at Kaplan, Inc., where he designed their first learning systems that generated a unique study plan for each student. He invented Kaplan’s Preview/Classroom/Review course architecture, and, in 1995, led a company-wide re-engineering effort that designed the courses used today. He is the only person whose strategies the Educational Testing Service (ETS) admitted “broke the code” on question types, forcing them to discard hundreds of thousands of test booklets. He also reverse-engineered the security and scoring algorithms on computerized testing, compelling the test-makers to pull the test for months of massive revisions, and earning the moniker “The Antichrist” inside ETS.

Jose spent 16 years thinking about and designing Knewton before he launched the company in 2008. Knewton hosts any 3rd-party education content, using network effects to provide atomic-concept-level adaptive learning to students and reporting to teachers and parents. 



Teri Flemal
Teri (Cavallaro) Flemal has been an educator for 15 years, teaching in private and public schools in New Jersey as well as tutoring privately in Manhattan. In 2001 she received the Governor's Teacher Recognition Award in Spring Lake, NJ for excellence in teaching, and in 2000 was awarded the Monmouth County, NJ Literacy Scholarship for developing a unique program to teach creative writing to students.  After moving to Manhattan in 2004 Teri began teaching privately as a studio teacher, working with child actors ages 5-16 on television sets, movies and Broadway shows. It was during this time that she met the Meyer Mensch family and became the primary teacher in their Manhattan home school. Together with Melissa Meyer, the two created a comprehensive and exciting program for the children that integrated honors-level academics with family travel, including studies in math, French, piano, science, English language arts, literature, art history and more.  In 2008, inspired by the success of their own endeavor and recognizing the need for educational options in New York City and environs, Ms. Flemal and Ms. Meyer created and launched a unique educational consulting company, Quality Education by Design (QED). Reaching back to the classic tutor-pupil model, they work closely with their clients to establish goals, provide excellent teachers, create individualized and challenging curriculum and oversee every aspect of an education-by-design. http://www.qedny.us/

Bing Gordon
Bing Gordon is currently a Partner at Kleiner Perkins. Bing was Chief Creative Officer of Electronic Arts from 1998 to 2008, after heading EA marketing and product development off and on since EA's founding. He joined EA in 1982 and helped write the founding business plan that attracted KPCB as an initial investor. Bing has driven EA's branding strategy with EA Sports, EA's pricing strategy for package goods and online games, and has contributed design and marketing on many EA franchises including John Madden Football, The Sims, Sim City, Need for Speed, Tiger Woods Golf, Club Pogo and Command and Conquer. Bing has been a director at Amazon since 2003, and was a founding director of Audible, Inc. He is also a trustee of the Urban School of San Francisco, and serves on the Yale President's Advisory Council. Gordon earned an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University, and a B.A. degree from Yale University.


Alex Grodd

Alex Grodd is the Founder and CEO of BetterLesson.  BetterLesson is a free organizational tool and curriculum development community that helps educators connect and share high-quality resources, best practices, and ideas.

After graduating from Harvard with a degree in political philosophy in 2004, Alex taught 6th Grade social studies in the Atlanta Public School system as a Teach For America corps member, where he founded the Middle School Debate team and the Outward Bound Club.  He then moved to Boston and taught 6th Grade English at Roxbury Preparatory Charter School, the 2006 – 2007 National Charter School of the Year.  He created BetterLesson to address the instructional challenges that he faced during his time in the classroom.

Idit Harel Caperton

My new grandson! Born January 18, 2009

Idit Harel Caperton, has been hacking education in the past 25 years cry... She is a social entrepreneur, educational technology innovator, and epistemologist embarassed specializing in the study of the impact of social media technology and Web2.0 on the social and academic development of children and youth, as well as educators and education systems worldwide. Her past research, along with that of Seymour Papert and MIT colleagues, has contributed to the development of Constructionist learning theory (a hands-on approach to the use of technology as a creative tool for learning through design and making digital stuff, within a culture that facilitates social construction of knowledge, imagination and creative leadership). Idit earned degrees from Tel Aviv University (BA), Harvard (EdM and CAS), and MIT Media Lab (PhD).

She is the Founder of the pioneering award-winning children's internet media company MaMaMedia Inc., the executive director of the MaMaMedia Consulting Group (MCG), a builder of webgames, science Sims and websites, and, most recently, the Founder and President of the World Wide Workshop Foundation -- known for their socially-responsible social networks for young game-makers Globaloria.org. Globaloria demonstrates how to transform public schools with social and programmable tech-tools that are relevant and engaging for participants. Additionally, Idit has been a board member and adviser to several museums and universities (Harvard, MIT, CU, CUNY, ECNU in Shanghai and BNU in Beijing), non-profits and educational media initiatives (PBS Kids, MEET, Saybot LLC), and is a regular featured speaker at universities and educational technology conferences worldwide.

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Scott Heiferman

Scott Heiferman is Chief Organizer of Meetup, dedicated to 21st century local community organizing. Today, millions of people are part of self-organized Meetup Groups around thousands of topics in over 100 countries -- with thousands of Meetups (real events) happening daily. Meetup is now a self-sustaining operation, pursuing a long-range dream of a "Meetup Everywhere about Most Everything" -- giving everyone access to a local community group when they need it. Heiferman received the Jane Addams Award from the National Conference on Citizenship and the MIT Technology Review "Innovator of the Year". He graduated from The University of Iowa.

Michael Horn

Michael Horn is the Executive Director, Education and co-founder of Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. http://www.innosightinstitute.org/

Chris Hughes

Chris co-founded and served as spokesperson for the online social directory, Facebook, with Harvard roommates Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz. Hughes currently serves as a consultant for the popular site, but primarily acts as coordinator of online organizing within the Barack Obama presidential campaign on My.BarackObama.com, the campaign's online social networking website. He also served on the National Board of Directors of the Roosevelt Institution in 2005 and 2006. Chris Hughes is a graduate of Philips Academy Andover and Harvard College. He graduated from Harvard in 2006.


Jeff Jarvis
Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do?, heads the interactive journalism program at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He writes about media and technology at his blog, Buzzmachine.com, and as a Guardian columnist. Jeff is a partner at Daylife. He was creator and founding editor of Entertainment Weekly, TV critic of TV Guide and People, Sunday editor of the New York Daily News, president and creative director of Advance.net (the online arm of Advance Publications) and a columnist on the San Francisco Examiner.

Lewis Johnson
Dr. W. Lewis Johnson is co-founder, president, and chief scientist of Alelo Inc. Prior to that he was Research Professor in computer science at the University of Southern California / Information Sciences Institute. Alelo realizes his vision to promote the learning of foreign languages and cultural competency worldwide. Alelo's game-based learning environments are in widespread use by military trainees in the United States and other countries. Alelo is partnering with Yale University to develop integrated suites of learning materials for Chinese and other languages. Lewis holds an A.B. in linguistics from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in computer science from Yale University. At one time or another has had conversational proficiency in fifteen languages, although not all at the same time. http://www.alelo.com/

Steven Johnson

Steven Berlin Johnson is a popular science author and internet entrepreneur. He has written six books. He has worked as a columnist for magazines such as Discover Magazine, Slate, and Wired, and co-founded the early webzine Feed Magazine in 1995. He is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.

In 2006 Steven co-founded Outside.in, which is an attempt to collectively build the geographic Web, neighborhood by neighborhood". Outside.in is a Union Square Ventures portfolio company.

Rob Kalin
Rob Kalin foundedl Etsy.com in 2005, a website for buying and selling hand-made goods. After three years as CEO of Etsy, Rob is now focusing his energy on a company called Parachutes, whose mission is to build software that fully leverages the Web as a framework for teaching and learning.

Bob Kerrey

Since 2001, Bob Kerrey has been president of The New School, a university founded on strong democratic ideals and daring educational practices, and well-suited for his leadership.

Throughout his career in public service, while serving as a governor and U.S. senator from Nebraska during the 1980s and 1990s, Bob Kerrey advocated for increased education spending.

 Mark Loughridge

Mark Loughridge co-founded Foundation 9 Entertainment, the largest independent game developer in the world. Mark now works with Hawaii’s largest private equity group, and also invests independently. He serves as co-chairman of Avatar Reality, a virtual world company with intriguing potential for education (playful invention for end users, world-making, simulation).  Mark runs the Creative Academies, after school programs that help 2nd-12th graders make their own games, animations, and small businesses. He is working on interactive television with Time Warner Oceanic in which kids help make the educational content. His upcoming game “Start Up!” gives the casual player a taste of mayhem and insight into entrepreneurship. He holds a Masters in Experimental Animation from CalArts and a BA in East Asian Studies from Harvard.



Paul Miller

Paul is co-founder and CEO of School of Everything which aims to revolutionise the way education is organised by creating a simple way for teachers and learners to find each other and meet up. He is also co-founder of Social Innovation Camp which brings together computer geeks and people at the sharp end of social problems to create websites that solve social needs. Paul previously worked at the think tank Demos where he wrote a number of agenda setting reports and essays about the future of technology, business and politics including the Pro-Am Revolution and Disorganisation. He is also an associate of the sustainability charity Forum for the where he works with them on scenario planning and innovation work.


Charlie O'Donnell
Charlie is the Co-Founder & CEO of Path 101, a NYC startup that is revolutionizing career guidance though the mining of data from millions of public resumes. After funding VCs at the GM pension fund, and funding startups at Union Square Ventures, Charlie spent a year as Director of Consumer Products at Oddcast before starting Path 101 with Alex Lines. The founder of nextNY, he also teaches entrepreneurship at Fordham University and is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence and teacher of FastTrac at ITAC.  He has also started and run several student internship and mentoring programs.

Nancy Peretsman
Nancy B. Peretsman has served as a Director of priceline.com since February 1999. Since June 1995, she has been a Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC, an investment bank. Prior to joining Allen & Company, Ms. Peretsman had been an investment banker since 1983 at Salomon Brothers Inc., where she was a Managing Director from 1990 to 1995. Ms. Peretsman serves on the Board of Directors for several private companies. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of The New School. Ms. Peretsman is a Trustee of the Institute of Advanced Study, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University. She is also a National Board Member of Teach for America. http://www.princeton.edu/

Shai Reshef

Shai Reshef is the Founder & President of the University of the People (UoP; http://www.uopeople.org/), the world’s first tuition-free, online academic institution which will open its virtual doors in April 2009. Reshef has twenty years of experience in the international education market and is currently the Chairman of Cramster.com (http://www.cramster.com/), an online global study community helping hundreds of thousands of students with their homework. Formerly, Reshef served as Chairman of the Kidum Group, the largest for-profit educational services company in Israel which he sold to Kaplan in 2005. Between 2001 and 2004, Reshef chaired KIT eLearning, a subsidiary of Kidum, the eLearning partner of the University of Liverpool and the first online university outside of the U.S. Reshef holds a BA, magna cum laude, from Tel Aviv University and an MA in Chinese Politics from the University of Michigan.


Mitchel Resnick
Mitchel Resnick explores how new technologies can help people (especially children) learn new things in new ways. His Lifelong Kindergarten research group at the MIT Media Lab has developed a variety of educational tools, including the "programmable bricks" that were the basis for the award-winning LEGO MindStorms robotics construction kit. Resnick co-founded the Computer Clubhouse project, an international network of after-school centers where youth from low-income communities learn to express themselves creatively with new technologies. Resnick's group recently developed a new programming language, "Scratch," which makes it easier for kids to create their own animated stories, video games, and interactive art. Resnick earned a BS in physics from Princeton, and an MS and PhD in computer science from MIT. Before pursuing his graduate degrees, he worked for five years as a science and technology journalist for Business Week magazine. He is the author or co-author of several books, including Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams. http://llk.media.mit.edu/

Diana Rhoten
Diana Rhoten, PhD is director of the Knowledge Institutions program and the Digital Media and Learning project at the Social Science Research Council. With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, she is leading the Learning Networks pilot project in New York City, which uses a design-driven methodology to help non-formal learning institutions develop collaborative and interactive digital media and learning strategies. Diana also spent the last two years as the founding program director of the Virtual Organizations & the CyberLearning programs at the National Science Foundation. Her own research focuses on different approaches to knowledge production and dissemination, particularly in light of the many emerging technologies. Recent publications can be found in Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Thesis Eleven, Science, Nature, Research Policy, and Journal of Education Policy. She has also recently co-edited a volume entitled Knowledge Matters: The Transformation of Public Research University. Diana is a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer.  And, in a previous life, Diana was co-founder of the Hybrid Vigor Institute, assistant professor at Stanford University School, and education policy advisor for the Governor of Massachusetts.

Sir Ken Robinson
Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. He has worked with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government. All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (The Robinson Report) was published to wide acclaim in 1999. He was the central figure in developing a strategy for creative and economic development as part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, working with the ministers for training, education enterprise and culture. The resulting blueprint for change, Unlocking Creativity, was adopted by politicians of all parties and by business, education and cultural leaders across the Province. He was one of four international advisors to the Singapore Government for its strategy to become the creative hub of South East Asia.

Jonathan Sackler
Jon Sackler co-founded and manages North Bay Associates, an investment company.  He serves on the board of a number of companies in the pharmaceutical, energy and real estate industries, and on the board of Achievement First, a charter school management organization.  Jon founded and chaired the board of ConnCAN (www.conncan.org), a state-based education policy, advocacy, and community outreach organization focused on improving public education and closing the achievement gap.  He co-founded Revolution Learning, a venture capital firm focused on bringing to market innovative learning tools, platforms and formats.

Katie Salen
Katie Salen is Associate Professor in the Design and Technology, and Director of the Center for Transformative Media at Parsons the New School for Design. She has worked as a game designer for over 10 years, is co-editor of The International Journal of Learning and Media, and runs a non-profit called the Institute of Play, which is focused on research in games and learning. She is the lead designer on a new public 6th-12th grade school called Quest to Learn (to open fall 2009), which uses the learning architecture of games as a pedagogical model. Katie is the co-author of Rules of Play, a textbook on game design, The Game Design Reader, and served as editor of The Ecology of Games: Connecting Youth, Games, and Learning, all from MIT Press.

Dave Schappell

Dave's the founder & CEO of TeachStreet (now in Seattle, Portland, the Bay Area and Denver; expanding to NYC in early April). TeachStreet's goal is to provide a place for people to Teach or Learn Anything.

Prior to TeachStreet, Dave worked at online pioneers Amazon.com and JibJab, and microfinance innovator, Unitus.  He has a B.S. in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University and attended the MBA program at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.


Suzanne Seggerman
(Free Soul photo by Joi Ito)
Suzanne Seggerman is President and Co-Founder of Games for Change (G4C) the primary non-profit and international nexus for those interested in using digital games to address pressing contemporary issues - from global conflict to poverty, human rights to climate change. Called "the Sundance of video games" for "socially-responsible game makers", G4C is working with a variety of high impact partners to foster and shape this new genre, including Microsoft, mTV, the United Nations and and a variety of NGOs and universities. Suzanne recently won a MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition award. Before co-founding G4C, Suzanne was a Director at NYC-based new media think tank Web Lab, and a documentary film producer for PBS, including on Ken Burns/Stephen Ives PBS series "The West" and a Co-producer of "Race For Life," a humanitarian aid and documentary film about Eastern Europe's environmental issues. Suzanne is a nationally-ranked Scrabble player. http://www.gamesforchange.org/

Jessie Shefrin

Predicated on the movement between situations, events and circumstances, Shefrin’s work explores a sense of “expectancy” — the terrain of the traveler — and looks at how narrative structures are reflected in moving and still images. It incorporates various media and processes, including drawing, large-scale video/sonic installations and wide-format digital prints, and has been widely exhibited throughout the US and abroad. http://www.risd.edu/

Jeff Shelstad

Jeff brings a 20 year successful record in higher education business publishing to the venture. He’s held positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing, editorial, and senior management. Jeff has personally acquired some of the most successful business textbook authors in print today. Most recently, Jeff served as Editorial Director at Prentice Hall Business Publishing, a division with annual sales in the hundreds of millions. He had full P&L responsibility for the division, and managed a team of over sixty Acquisitions Editors, Development Editors, Media Editors, and Project Managers. Jeff received his Executive MBA from Duke University in 2004. http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/minisite/

Brian K Smith
Brian K Smith is an associate professor in the College of Information Sciences & Technology (IST) and affiliate professor of Education and Computer Science Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University.  He studies the use of computation to support and enhance informal learning and decision-making. 

Smith received a Faculty Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation in 2000 to fund a research agenda around learning with digital imaging technologies. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a recipient of the American Education Research Association's Jan Hawkins Award for Early Career Contributions to Humanistic Research and Scholarship in Learning Technologies. He is a contributor to the National Research Council's recent text on science learning in informal settings. 


Tom Vander Ark
Tom Vander Ark is Managing Partner of Revolution Learning. Previously he served as President of the X PRIZE Foundation and Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where he developed and implemented more than $3.5 billion in scholarship and grant programs to improve education throughout the United States. http://revlearning.com/

Albert Wenger
Albert combines over 10 years of entrepreneurial experience with an in-depth technology background. As an entrepreneur, he has founded or co-founded five companies, including a management consulting firm (in Germany), a hosted data analytics company, a technology subsidiary for Telebanc (now E*Tradebank), an early stage investment firm, and most recently (with his wife), DailyLit, a service for reading books by email or RSS. Albert also served as the president of del.icio.us through the company’s sale to Yahoo. His technology background goes back to winning the German national computer science competition at age 18. Albert graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in economics and computer science and holds a Ph.D. in Information Technology from MIT. He has managed technology projects for organizations as diverse as Tacoda (startup) and Telebanc (leading Internet bank).

Brian Willison

Brian Willison is the Director of the Parsons Institute for Information Mapping (PIIM) - a Research, Development, and Professional Services organization located in New York City.


Mr. Willison has overseen technology, software development, usability, and data visualization programs and collaborations with the Department of Defense, U.S. Congress, Dow Jones/News Corporation, Siemens, Raytheon, Oracle, Dun & Bradstreet, and numerous other public and private organizations. Prior to his work with PIIM, Mr. Willison ran a successful technology consultancy with offices in New York City and San Francisco. Mr. Willison contributed to software development and technology-based projects for AT&T, Microsoft, Charles Schwab, Blockbuster, and eBay.


Mr. Willison is a graduate of the Lawrenceville School (Lawrenceville, NJ), holds a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University (St. Louis, Mo.) and a Master’s degree from the Parsons The New School for Design (New York, NY).


David Wiley
Dr. David Wiley is Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University, Chief Openness Officer of Flat World Knowledge, and Founder of the Open High School of Utah. He was formerly Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Director of the Center for Open and Sustainable Learning at Utah State University. David has also been a Nonresident Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, a Visiting Scholar at the Open University of the Netherlands, and a recipient of the US National Science Foundation's CAREER grant. David is also the Founder of OpenContent.org. His career is dedicated to increasing access to educational opportunity for everyone around the world. David lives in Utah with his wife and five children. http://davidwiley.org/

Fred Wilson
Fred Wilson began his career in venture capital in 1987. He has focused exclusively on information technology investments for the past 17 years. From 1987 to 1996, Fred was first an Associate and then a General Partner at Euclid Partners, a New York based, early stage, venture capital firm founded in 1970. At Euclid Partners, Fred was responsible for a number of investments, including Freeloader, Multex, PowerCenter Systems and UCA&L. In 1996, Fred co-founded Flatiron Partners. While at Flatiron, Fred was responsible for 14 investments including, ITXC, Patagon, Starmedia, TheStreet.com and Yoyodyne. Fred currently serves on the boards of Alacra, Comscore, iBiquity, Return Path, Instant Information and Tacoda Systems. Fred has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Fred is married with three kids and lives in New York City.

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