First Speakers Announced for the 2018 CSforALL Summit

Sep 20, 2018 · 2 min read

From October 8–11 2018, the national computer science (CS) education community will convene in Detroit, Michigan at Wayne State University for the 2nd annual CSforALL Summit to celebrate progress and announce new commitments to the mission of computer science for all US students.

With a diverse gathering of stakeholders including more than 75 speakers, 25 exhibitors and an estimated 400 in-person attendees and 3K livestream viewers, CSforALL Summit 2018 promises an inspiring atmosphere packed with thought-provoking presentations. Most importantly, participating organizations will announce new commitments to reach the goal of rigorous, inclusive, and sustainable computer science education for all US K-12 students.

Among the featured speakers is Lemelson-MIT Invention Prize winner Luis Von Ahn, who will share his journey as an inventor, computer scientist, and entrepreneur. In addition, viewers can expect presentations and commitments addressing on equity for underrepresented students, CS accessibility for students with disabilities, cyber security education, and evidence-based computer science education pathways.

Dr. Luis von Ahn’s TED Talk on Duolingo in 2011

Additional featured speakers you won’t want to miss include:

Megan Smith, CEO, shift7, 3rd CTO of the United States

Megan Smith’s TED Talk on women in tech, in 2017

Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District

Change marks Detroit school chief’s first year, The Detroit News

Richard Culatta, CEO, International Society for Technology in Education

Richard Culatta on How to Do Personalized Learning Well — and Why It Could Be the Key to Narrowing a School’s Equity Gap, The 74 Million

Dr. Marvin Carr, Senior Advisor STEM and Community Engagement, Institute of Museum & Library Services

Access to STEM is ‘The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time’, NBC News

“We are thrilled to bring together such an impressive group of speakers this year and are looking forward to an inspiring event,” said Ruthe Farmer, Chief Evangelist at CSforALL. “Building rigorous, inclusive computer science for all students takes commitment and perseverance. The CSforALL Summit aims to celebrate and add even more fuel to the incredible community of changemakers doing this hard work on the ground, every day, all year long.”

Additional speakers will be announced soon. Stay tuned to our website and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest news.

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Thoughts & conversations on the movement to bring rigorous, inclusive and sustainable computer science to all US students.


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