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Sir Ken Robinson to Deliver Keynote at Annual CUE Conference in Palm Springs
Walnut Creek, Calif., June 25, 2012 — Sir Ken Robinson, PhD, renowned professor, speaker, and best-selling author will present the opening keynote address at the Annual CUE Conference in Palm Springs on March 15, 2013. Robinson’s 2006 and 2010 TED talks have been seen by an estimated 200 million people in more than 150 countries. His books and published papers have had a profound influence on the policies and procedures of critical government areas in countries around the world.
Robinson is known the world over for his tremendous message regarding creativity and innovation and their rightful place within both the education and business realms. He has been honored by governments, Fortune 500 companies, and cultural organizations for his work in this area. From Robinson’s messages, people are realizing that without embracing creativity, without creating unique solutions, they will not see the success they crave.
“At the CUE conference, we strive to help districts and schools find creative solutions through technology, and there is no one better suited to deliver that message than Sir Ken Robinson,” shared Eileen C. Walters, CUE’s 2013 Conference Committee Chair.
“CUE is deeply honored to have Sir Ken back to deliver the keynote address at a CUE event,” added Mike Lawrence, CUE’s executive director. “His inspiring talk kicked off our first Leadership 3.0 Symposium in 2008, and we felt his was the perfect voice to engage our full membership in Palm Springs.”
Robinson’s address will be a new talk, specifically developed for CUE’s attendees. There will also be an exclusive Q & A session following his keynote, including a signed copy of his latest book available for the first 100 attendees to register. Registration will open on August 27. More information at: www.cue2013.org.
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About Sir Ken Robinson
The most watched and discussed speaker in the history of the prestigious TED Conference, Sir Ken Robinson pushes people to rethink outdated assumptions about intelligence and creativity and to unleash the real potential of people and organizations. For more information on Sir Ken Robinson and to view his complete bio, contact www.washingtonspeakers.com
About the Annual CUE Conference
Drawing thousands of attendees, the Annual CUE Conference is CUE’s largest event, a central hub of innovation in education. The 2013 theme is “CUE to the Core” and will feature a number of sessions targeting Common Core implementation, Flipped Classroom and innovative educational solutions. All of CUE’s conference events bring the most outstanding, sharpest educational minds together to focus on innovation, education and student achievement. www.cue2013.org | #cue13
Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE’s work. We are passionate believers in advancing student achievement through technology. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org