The Village School Hosts the Texas STEAM Summit featuring MIT

The Texas STEAM Summit hosted by The Village School in collaboration with MIT is an event supporting collaboration among the arts, math, and the sciences. This event is designed for independent/public school educators, parents and STEAM professionals interested in the future of STEAM education. Join us for the inaugural STEAM Summit event.

Website for This Event: http://bit.ly/TexasSteamSummit

Lunch will be provided; if you have special dietary needs, please plan to bring your own food or dine out.

To purchase tickets with a PO, please email dhavlinek@thevillageschool.com. For other information, email TexasSteamSummit@thevillageschool.com

Featured Keynote Speaker

Christopher Bishop

@chrisbishop

Nanopharmacist? Lunar tour guide? Virtual lawyer? Robotic ethics consultant? Have you heard of these jobs? Well, you will. Christopher Bishop is a speaker, writer and consultant, focused on sharing insights from his nonlinear, multi-modal career path to help people be successful in the global borderless workplace.

85% of the jobs that today's learners will do have not been invented yet. And they will have 8-10 jobs by the time they are 38 - according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Based on the seven careers Chris has had over the past 40 years, he is the poster child for this new model.

Right after graduating from Bennington College with a degree in German literature, Chris toured and recorded with the country-rock band McKendree Spring. Chris then moved to New York and became a sought-after session musician, working with many famous artists including Robert Palmer, Darius Brubeck, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. Realizing that by working in advertising, musicians could sleep in their own beds at night and get off the road, he broke into the jingle business, first as a bass player and then as a composer and producer.

Chris has worked at several interactive agencies in New York including CKS Partners and Eagle River Interactive. In 1998, he joined the Corporate Internet Programs team at IBM and worked there for 15 years in a variety of roles including new media production, as a business strategy consultant, and in various communications and social media-related jobs.

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