We are pleased to announce that this year’s keynotes will be Manoush Zomorodi from WNYC’s podcast, Note to Self and John Couch, VP of Education for Apple.
Manoush Zomorodi is a podcast host, author, and relentless examiner of the modern human condition. As host of Note to Self, the podcast from WNYC Studios, she unpacks the forces shaping our accelerating world and guides listeners through its challenges.
Her book, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self (St. Martin’s Press; Sept 2017), is based on her 2015 interactive project with tens of thousands of listeners. It empowers the reader to transform their digital anxiety into self-knowledge, autonomy, and action. Note to Self was named 2017’s Best Tech Podcast by the Academy of Podcasters. Manoush has won numerous awards for her work including four from the New York Press Club. In 2014, the Alliance for Women in Media named her Outstanding Host. In spare moments, Manoush tweets @manoushz and takes deep cleansing breaths.
As Apple’s vice president of Education, John Couch has been responsible for driving Apple’s success in the education market. He has over 40 years experience as a computer scientist, executive and advocate for technology in education. John holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a BS in Computer Science.
Check out an article here about Apple’s vision for the future of the classroom.