Keynoting the #SATechBOS 2013 Unconference


I’m excited to be the opening keynote at this year’s #SATechBOS Unconference.  The event utilizes as a unique format that encourages peer-to-peer learning and interaction.  It’s a pretty interesting concept and a new take on the sometimes stale traditional conference format.  Wikipedia describes it as follows:

An “unconference“ is a participant-driven meeting. The term “unconference” has been applied, or self-applied, to a wide range of gatherings that try to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as high fees, sponsored presentations, and top-down organization. (

This is my second year attending and I’m exciting to be sharing some of my knowledge and research interests with with the attendees.  The keynote session I am giving is entitled “Cybernetic Student Development,” and will explore how technology may be impacting and changing the applicability of our traditional theories of how students learn and develop.  It is an expansion of the PechaKucha presentation I did as a part of the Future in Six Minutes and Forty Seconds Series I kicked off at the 2013 ACPA Convention.  I’ll also be presenting a similar session at an upcoming state CPA conference, so I don’t want to give it all away, but just to give you a taste, here is one of the videos I’ll be using during the session: