2010 Conference - Keynote

Keynote Speakers

Thursday, April 15, 2010: Howard Rheingold

Friday, April 16, 2010: Tessie Guillermo

Howard Rheingold

Thursday, April 15, 2010:

New Media Literacies for the 21st Century

Howard Rheingold is a leader in the field of Internet communication, credited with inventing the term "virtual communities." He is an engaging speaker and thoughtful critic of the opportunities and threats of participatory media.

He has been: Non-resident Fellow, Annenberg Center for Communication, USC, 2007
Visiting Professor, De Montfort University, UK, 2007-2010

He is currently: Lecturer, UC Berkeley, Stanford

Howard Rheingold is the author of:

  • Tools for Thought
  • The Virtual Community
  • Smart Mobs

Editor of “Whole Earth Review”
Editor of “The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog”
Founding executive editor of Hotwired
Founder of Electric Minds

Howard Rheingold has taught:

  • Participatory Media and Collective Action (UC Berkeley, SIMS, Fall 2005, 2006, 2007 )
  • Virtual Community/Social Media (Stanford, Fall 2007, 2008; UC Berkeley, Spring 2008, 2009)
  • Toward a Literacy of Cooperation (Stanford, Winter, 2005)
  • Digital Journalism (Stanford University Winter, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

Some current projects include:

  • Social Media Classroom
  • The Cooperation Project
  • Participatory Media Literacy
  • HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation grantee: Social Media Virtual Classroom

You can follow Howard Rheingold at:
Twitter (http://twitter.com/hrheingold), Rheingold.com, Smart Mobs, Vlog

21st Century Literacies from the Reboot Britain event in London, July, 2009 (40 minutes).

21st Century Media Literacies (6 minutes)

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Tessie Guillermo

Friday, April 16, 2010: Overcoming the Digital Divide and Using New Media to Improve Health for All

Tessie Guillermo is President and CEO of ZeroDivide. Prior to ZeroDivide, Ms. Guillermo served for 15 years as CEO of the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, a leading national health policy/advocacy organization with offices in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. In 2000, Ms. Guillermo was appointed by former President Bill Clinton to serve as an inaugural member of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board for The California Endowment, and for Catholic Healthcare West. Ms. Guillermo is also a member of the Board of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, the Nonprofit Finance Fund in New York and Northern California Grantmakers (NCG). Ms. Guillermo is an alumna of the University of California, Berkeley and California State University, East Bay, with a BA in Economics. She is a graduate of the Gallup Leadership Institute and was a 1997 Fellow of the Asian Pacific American Women's Leadership Institute.

See recommended resources here.


Free the Airwaves: Tessie Guillermo discusses how opening the TV white spaces can continue to bridge the "digital divide" for Americans.

Tessie Guillermo discusses ZeroDivide's experiences in building the team to support community enterprises.

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