FETC 2020 keynote presenters to focus on motivation and innovation

International best-selling author Daniel Pink and Justin Shaifer, the founder and executive director of Fascinate Inc., will be the keynote speakers at DA’s Future of Education Technology Conference®
By: | July 19, 2019
Daniel Pink (left) and Justin Shaifer (right) will present the keynotes at FETC 2020.

International best-selling author Daniel Pink and Justin Shaifer, the founder and executive director of Fascinate Inc., will be the keynote speakers at DA’s Future of Education Technology Conference®, to be held January 14-17 in Miami.

Pink will address, “Leadership, Innovation and the Surprising Truth of Human Motivation,” to kick off FETC 2020 by challenging attendees to consider the key question: “What motivates people to do their best work?” Shaifer’s closing presentation, “Bring STEM to Class: A Practical Guide to Education,” will offer proven strategies to engage Generation Z in STEM education.

“Daniel Pink is one of the most appropriate and exciting speakers to challenge our participants’ thinking on leadership, instruction and driving meaningful change in our education system,” says Robert M. Avossa, publisher of District Administration and senior vice president and publisher for LRP Publications. “And Justin’s keen understanding of how to connect with Generation Z students and get them excited about learning makes him an essential voice in education today.”  

Pink is the author of six provocative, best-selling books about business, work and behavior—including his latest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, which spent four months on The New York Times’ best-seller list and was named a best book of 2018 by Amazon, iBooks (now Apple Books) and Goodreads. His TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most watched of all time, with more than 20 million views, and his FETC keynote presentation will cover and expand on it. 

Shaifer launched Fascinate Inc. to excite underrepresented students about STEM. He is known for his work on The Magic Cool Bus, a nonprofit that brings a mobile museum with culturally responsive STEM curriculum to students in New York City. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Columbia University, where he is studying the effects of his programs, and he also travels around the country empowering young students to “embrace their inner nerd” despite their surroundings.

For additional information about FETC, and to register, visit fetc.org/register


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