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Hi folks,

Keep a watch on LM_Net for information and updates on items of interest to
school library media specialists at this year¹s NECC in Atlanta. I know
Peggy Milam and the SIGMS are working on some REALLY exciting things for
this year, including a powerful forum, school visits, and model libraries.

Hope to see a bunch of LM_Netters there!

All the best,


Doug Johnson
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Mankato Area Public Schools
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Mankato MN 56001-8714
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Subject: ISTE: Andrew Zolli to Keynote NECC 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2007

CONTACT: Marlene Nesary, ISTE, (541) 302-3789
         Pat Walsh, The Ulum Group, (541) 434-7021


Washington, DC -- The International Society for Technology in Education
(ISTE®) is pleased to announce that futurist Andrew Zolli will deliver the
keynote address and moderate a panel at the 28th annual National Educational
Computing Conference (NECC), to be held June 24 through June 27 at the
Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.

A brilliant, globally-connected young author and thought leader, Zolli works
at the intersection of demographics, creativity, design and technology,
teasing out the forces behind innovation and change. Zolli's work and ideas
have appeared widely in media outlets ranging from PBS and the History
Channel to The New York Times and Wired magazine.  He has been the
futurist-in-residence for American Demographics magazine, Popular Science,
National Geographic and National Public Radio's Marketplace and is the
editor of The Catalog of Tomorrow, which explores 100 trends and
technologies for the next 25 years.

As the former chief marketing officer and chief strategy officer of Siegel &
Gale, one of the world¹s leading strategy and branding firms, he helped
design and position the American Express blue card, Netscape Navigator, the
Weather Channel and a host of other high-profile products and services.

Zolli's keynote address, held Sunday evening, June 24, will explore the
impact of technology on school transformation, student engagement, and
preparedness for the future. Zolli will also moderate a panel on Tuesday
morning, June 26, exploring how the arts, brain research, and globalization
shape the future of education. Additional details about the panel will be
announced later this spring.

"We're very pleased to bring Andrew Zolli to NECC audiences this year," says
Leslie Conery, NECC Conference Chair and ISTE Deputy CEO. "His is a vibrant,
multi-disciplinary gift for understanding the central factors that will
shape education for decades to come. We're looking forward to a fascinating
conference-long conversation about the future of learning and teaching."

The premier national and international ed tech event, NECC 2007: Learning
and Leading With Technology, is presented by ISTE in cooperation with the
Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Public Broadcasting. More than
18,000 teachers, teacher educators, technology coordinators, library media
specialists, administrators, policy makers, industry representatives, and
exhibitors from around the globe are expected to attend.
For 27 years, NECC has provided K-20 education professionals with an annual
forum to learn, exchange, and survey advancements in the field of
educational technology. Through hands-on and discussion-based workshops,
lectures and interactive sessions, discussions with key industry speakers,
and the largest vendor exhibition of its kind, NECC offers participants the
unique opportunity to discover and share what they need to develop the
appropriate use of technology in their classrooms, districts, and
universities. NECC involves more than 700 local, regional, and national
volunteers in the event.

Prospective attendees are encouraged to register soon, as housing resources
and exhibit space fill up quickly every year. Travel information and a
preliminary conference schedule are available at
<> .

Full registration materials, including workshop titles and a schedule of
social events, will be available later this month at
<> , or
by phoning toll-free (800) 280-6218. International inquiries should be
directed to (541) 346-3537.

Applications for exhibit space and vendor sessions are available online at <> , or by phoning NECC 2007
Exhibit Management at (800)
280-6218 or (541) 346-3537. The fax number is (541) 346-3509; e-mail is <> .

About ISTE
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted
source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy, and
leadership for innovation. A nonprofit membership association, ISTE provides
leadership and service to improve teaching, learning, and school leadership
by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education.
Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the Center
for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET), and the National
Educational Computing Conference (NECC), ISTE represents more than
85,000 professionals worldwide. We support our members with information,
networking opportunities, and guidance as they face the challenge of
transforming education.
Visit or call (800) 336-5191 to learn more about ISTE and its
new initiatives -- including the next generation of NETS for Students,
Teachers, and Administrators.
ISTE is the registered trademark of International Society for Technology
in Education. 

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