Keynote speakers

2017 LibTech Keynote Speakers


Lauren Di Monte
 will be the keynote speaker on Wednesday, March 15th.  Lauren is an academic librarian and Libraries Fellow at North Carolina State University (NCSU). At NCSU Libraries she develops programs that facilitate critical and creative engagements with technologies and leads projects to bring physical and traditional computing into scholarship across the disciplines. Her portfolio includes developing the Libraries Makerspace instruction program, consulting on making and digital pedagogies, and developing programs to increase diversity within STEM fields. She regularly presents on topics related to equity and inclusion in maker cultures, teaching with technology, and data science. Her current research focuses on the history and future of knowledge practices in science, engineering, and industry.

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picme4Patrick Meier will be the keynote speaker on Thursday, March 16th.  Patrick is an internationally recognized expert and consultant on Humanitarian Technology and Innovation. His new book, Digital Humanitarians, has been praised by Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, UN, Red Cross, World Bank, USAID and others. Over the past 14 years, Patrick has worked in the Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Liberia, India, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Morocco, Western Sahara, Haiti, Peru, Vanuatu and Northern Ireland on a wide range of humanitarian projects with a number of international organizations including the United Nations, Red Cross and World Bank.


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Watch Patrick Meier’s LibTech keynote here: (live at 9:00AM Central Time 3/16/17, archived soon after)