Anytime Anywhere Learning Summit Brings Together Educators From Around the World to Share Best Practices of School Laptop Programs

BOSTON, March 14, 2002 — More than 400 educators from around the world will gather March 18–21 in Boston to share ideas and strategies on how one-to-one technology access can empower students, administrators and teachers to realize their academic goals. The Anytime Anywhere Learning Summit 2002, which is dedicated to discussion of the power of laptop computing to enhance teaching and learning, is presented in cooperation with Microsoft Corp., Dell Computer Corp. and Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. and provides an interactive forum for discussing the integration of laptops into the classroom. School leaders will host breakout sessions that explore curriculum development, technical infrastructure deployment, organizational strategies and professional development.

Members of the press are invited to attend the following events:

When and What: Monday, March 18, 9–11 a.m. EST: keynote address

  • Dennis Goin, celebrated change management expert, will speak to the challenges of and solutions for affecting change in school.

  • Monday, March 18–Thursday, March 21, various times

  • Leaders from schools with laptop programs will host breakout sessions related to technology-enabled education and strategies for affecting institutional change.

  • Tuesday, March 19, 9–10 a.m. EST: keynote address

  • John Abbott, president of the 21st Century Learning Initiative, United Kingdom, will address how humans learn and the opportunities created by technology.

  • Wednesday, March 20, 9–10 a.m. EST: welcome and keynote address

  • Boston Mayor Thomas T. Menino

  • Bruce Dixon, internationally recognized for his work to improve learning dynamics for students through the use of computers, will discuss the benefits of one-to-one access for students.

Where: Sheraton Boston Hotel

39 Dalton St.

Boston, MA 02199

(617) 236-2000

Media Opportunities: Interviews will be available with the following people:

Dennis Goin

John Abbott

Bruce Dixon

Mary Cullinane, AAL marketing manager, Microsoft

Anytime Anywhere Learning school representatives

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