The theme for our 6th annual Innovation in Teaching Conference is "new perspectives."
This year's keynote speaker is Mizuko (Mimi) Ito, a cultural anthropologist of technology use who examines children and youth's changing relationships to media and communications. She is professor-in-residence and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning at the University of California, Irvine, with appointments in the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the department of anthropology, and the department of informatics. Her research has focused on mobile and portable technologies, and she co-edited a book on that topic, Personal, Portable, Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life. She has led a three-year collaborative ethnographic study, funded by the MacArthur Foundation, examining youth new media practices in the US, and focusing on gaming, digital media production, and Internet use. In addition to her current work funded by the MacArthur Foundation, she has been awarded grants by the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, Intel Research, the Abe Fellowship Program, and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and is the recipient of the Jan Hawkins Award for Early Career Contributions to Humanistic Research and Scholarship in Learning Technologies from the American Educational Research Association.
UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA 30602