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Webinar focus: How can cities, schools, tech leaders, and policy makers drive innovation that is robust, open, and inclusive?

About this webinar: Host S. Craig Watkins talked with experts from academia, business, education, and entrepreneurship about the new geography of innovation and the challenge of inclusion. Watkins and guests explored what kinds of policies can effectively address the lack of innovation in the tech sector and innovation economy.

About the series: Throughout October 2015, CLTV and Educator Innovator explored the landscape of the new economy and considered what kinds of skills and resources young people need as they seek to build more robust pathways to opportunity. We also highlighted the changing social and economic factors that structure young people’s transition to adulthood and the ways creative labor is being remade today. Lastly, participants discussed how cities, schools, and tech leaders might drive innovation that is more robust, open, and inclusive, along with policy options for effectively addressing opportunity gaps in the tech sector and innovation economy.

Guest for this webinar included:

  • S. Craig Watkins, Professor, Radio-TV-Film, University of Texas-Austin and member of the MacArthur Foundation’s Connected Learning Research Network
  • Sherri Greenberg, Clinical Professor; Fellow of Max Sherman Chair in State and Local Government, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Univ. of Texas, Austin
  • Joseph Straubhaar, Amon G. Carter Centennial Professor of Communications in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Mark Strama, Head of Google Fiber Operations in Austin, TX

The conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtag #ConnectedLearning.

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