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Re: Learning - draft Agenda
May 7–8, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, May 6
8:00 am
Pre-Workshop Breakfast
9:00 am
Members Workshop: Enterprise Social Networking
Mike Gotta, Principal Analyst, Collaboration and Content Strategies, Burton Group
12:15 pm
Workshop Lunch
3:30 pm
Close of Workshop
7:00 pm
Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner (dinner at 7:30)

Thursday, May 7
7:30 am


8:30 am
Conference Welcome
Alan Kay, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
8:45 am
A Context for this Conference
Doug Lenat, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
9:30 am

Computational Thinking and Thinking About Computing
Jeannette Wing, Assistant Director, Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate, National Science Foundation

10:15 am
10:45 am

Step-Based Tutoring Systems Emulate Human Tutors
Kurt VanLehn, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Arizona State University

11:20 am

Can Smart Be Profitable?
Brian Gruber, Founder and Chairman, FORA.tv

11:50 am

A Computational Knowledge Engine for the Web
Stephen Wolfram, Creator, Mathematica

12:50 pm
Members' Working Lunch
2:00 pm
Globalizing Education, R&D, and Innovation
Charles Vest, President, National Academy of Engineering
2:50 pm
Claudio Prado, Coordinator of Digital Policy, Brazilian Ministry of Culture
3:20 pm
3:50 pm
Virtual Worlds and Learning
Mark Oehlert, Innovation Evangelist, Defense Acquisition University
4:20 pm

Analogy as a New Technology for Cognitive Systems
Kenneth Forbus, Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Education, Northwestern University

7:00 pm
Reception and Dinner

Friday, May 8
7:30 am


8:30 am
TTI/Vanguard Announcements
8:45 am
Alan Kay, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
9:30 am

Developing the Dream Tech Employee
Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College

10:20 am
10:50 am
Reinventing Enterprise Learning
Marcia Conner, Managing Director, Ageless Learner
11:30 am
Automating Automation: The Machine Learning Revolution
Pedro Domingos, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
12:15 pm
Members' Working Lunch
1:30 pm

A Unifying View of Virtual World, Games, and Simulations for Learning
Clark Aldrich, Author, The Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games

2:15 pm

Virtual Humans for Learning
William Swartout, Director of Technology, USC Institute for Creative Technologies

3:00 pm
Conference Reflections
Bob Lucky, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
3:30 pm
Close of Conference

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