Other headliners include: Jack Lew, head of the University of Central Florida's Center for Emerging Media, will kick off the conference with a session entitled "Imagination, Creativity and Innovation in the 21st Century.
Lew is the former Global University Relations Manager for Electronic Arts, the world's leading independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for personal computers and popular advanced entertainment systems such as the PlayStation® and the Nintendo GameCube™ and the Game Boy® Advance.
As one of the nation's top media experts and arts education advocate, Lew
will set the stage for the conference.
will deliver the keynote address on March 6 at 1:30 p.m. at Jones Hall Auditorium.
will talk about the "Impact of Interactive Technology."
speech will cover how the internet and new media including video games have changed the way students communicate, socialize, play and learn.
This presentation will focus on the impact of today's games industry while challenging the audience of educators, administrators and arts advocates to redefine arts education in today's virtual environment.
will also be part of the panel on Nurturing Innovative, Creative and Imaginative Environments on March 5 at 3:30 p.m. and will lead the workshop Embracing New Technologies as Creating Teaching Tools on March 6 at 9 a.m.
Also featured during the keynote address by Lew is Sarah Bainter Cunningham, director of arts education for the National Endowment for the Arts since September 2005.