Invited Speakers 2017

#NDLA17 will highlight nationally known speakers and regional experts in keynote and spotlight sessions.

Corinne_Hoisington_headshotCorinne Hoisington, Professor of Information Systems Technology at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, VA

Pre-conference workshop Wednesday and Keynote Thursday

Corinne Hoisington is a full-time Professor of Information Systems Technology at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, VA with over 25 years of teaching experience. Corinne also travels over 200,000 miles a year keynoting to college & university professors and K12 venues in over 70 worldwide cities a year for such customers as the Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft’s Camp 21 International Events, Cengage Learning, Merlot Distance Learning, Texas Distance Learning Consortium, Capital One International Bank, London’s Executive LIVE 2017, and the International South by Southwest event in Austin, TX. Professor Hoisington is the recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming. Corinne presently has authored over twenty textbooks with Cengage Learning/National Geographic such as the Android Studio Boot Camp, Dreamweaver Creative Cloud, Outlook 2016, Office 2016, Microsoft Windows, Technology Now, and Visual Basic 2017.

Keynote title: The Role of the Student Creator—Transformative Learning

See information about Corinne’s pre-conference workshop here.

Travis AllenTravis Allen, President and Founder, iSchool Initiative

Keynote – Friday

Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 40 states and 8 countries, allowing him to reach an audience of over 200,000 people! He has been featured on CNN, Huffington Post and Forbes. In 2011, he was the winner of Google Young Minds competition; in 2012, he was invited to the White House for Education Datapalooza; and in 2015 he won the GA Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Travis is quickly becoming one of the most influential leaders of the emerging digital learning movement.

Keynote title: Becoming a Lifelong Learner