125th Anniversary Symposium - Thinking Big About Learning

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Sunday, October 18, 2015
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Event Details:

This fall, Stanford launches a Year of Learning and begins its 125th anniversary celebration.

Join some of Stanford's best thinkers on education for an afternoon of "Thinking Big About Learning" - the first symposium in a series of events celebrating Stanford's quasquicentennial.

Meet fellow educators, life-long learners and others who are passionate about education and tackling the challenges that lie ahead.

Explore topics such as: technology and learning, the psychology of learning, and the big challenges facing the future of learning.

Featuring a variety of speakers to illustrate Stanford's leading role in understanding and promoting human learning:

  • John Etchemendy, John Mitchell, Daniel Schwartz, Caroline Winterer - Thinking Big About Learning
  • Jeremy Bailenson - Immersive Science Learning in Virtual Reality
  • Travis Bristol -  Learning Gender   
  • Linda Darling-Hammond - New Learning for a Rapidly Changing World   
  • Petra Dierkes-Thrun - CS+X: Computer Science and Humanities   
  • Scott Doorley - Stanford 2025
  • Carol Dweck - Teaching a Growth Mindset
  • Bruce McCandliss - The Neuroscience of Learning
  • Philip Pizzo - Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute    
  • Piya Sorcar - Overcoming Cultural Roadblocks to Education
  • Sebastian Thrun - CS+X: Computer Science and Humanities  
  • Carl Wieman - Finding New Ways to Learn Science
  • Esther Wojcicki - Empowering Students

STAP funds are applicable to this event. Click here to register using STAP.

Admission Info

Ticket includes entrance to symposium and wine & hors d'oeuvres reception following the event: 5:00-6:00pm.


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