Next Week: The NBC Education Nation Summit

I’m heading back to New York next week for NBC’s Education Nation Summit, a broadcast public forum on a variety of issues surrounding education in the 21st Century, held in Rockefeller Plaza.

I was actually invited a while ago, but was holding off a bit on an announcement until I had a better idea of what I’d be doing there. As it turns out, I’ll probably be doing little or no talking and a whole lot of listening (which is a nice change of pace, actually) but it should be an interesting couple of days, nevertheless.

It starts a week from today. I encourage everyone to listen in, since big chunks of the event will be broadcast or at least webcast by NBC in its various incarnations.

And in case you’re wondering why me, most of the invitees (roughly 300 of us) are directly involved with education (MIT’s president Susan Hockfield, for example), but they’ve also cast a wide net that includes other fields like politics, sports, music, and apparently comics.

Life is strange… but increasingly interesting.

Discussion (5)¬

  1. Hannes says:

    Recognition of comics as an important device of education? My heart is pounding.
    Unthinkable in Germany, yet.

    • Scott says:

      On the other hand, we’re far behind Japan and South Korea. ^^

      • Gabriel Lyra says:

        We’re also fighting this war in Brasil. Increasingly, comics are gaining ground in educational field, as a literacy and educational suport tool. Several researches of graduate and undergraduate about comics (and webcomics) has also proliferated. Nevertheless, recently some Will Eisner’s works had been withdrawn from public school libraries, because were considered unsuitable for children and teenagers…

  2. Steve Weiner says:

    That is just cool, Scott!

  3. Mike says:

    Be careful!

    They promise you can say or do something, make you come ALL the WAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY, then Jay Leno will steal it from you… ‘_’