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Friday, March 18 • 8:00am - 9:45am
General Session & Keynote

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Welcome Session and Keynotes are all held in Oasis 4 and are streamed live in Primrose B, PSCC, Pasadena Room, Renaissance Hotel and Horizon Ballroom 2, Hilton Hotel.

All conference attendees are invited to the General Session Friday morning. We will be honoring CUE members and friends through our annual CUE Awards Ceremony. Join us as we present the Gold and Platinum Disks, the Legislative Advocacy Award, the Legislator of the Year and Technology in Learning Leadership awards. Attendees will also get a glimpse of the future as we introduce the 2016 Board of Directors candidates.

CUE is honored to welcome State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to the General Session which will conclude with a 45-minute Keynote address, presented by Hadi Partovi.

Hadi is an entrepreneur, investor, and co-founder of Code.org, an education non-profit dedicated to growing computer science education.  A graduate of Harvard University, Hadi began his career during the browser wars in the 1990s, when he was Microsoft’s Group Program Manager for Internet Explorer. Hadi was also General Manager of MSN.com where he helped deliver 30% annual growth and MSN’s only year of profit. As an entrepreneur, he was on the founding teams of Tellme (acquired by Microsoft) and iLike (acquired by MySpace). As an angel investor and startup advisor, Hadi’s portfolio includes Facebook, Zappos, Dropbox, airbnb, OPOWER, Flixster, Bluekai, TASER, and many others.

Computer Science for All: America's Untapped Opportunity

Software and computers are everywhere, revolutionizing every field around us. But the majority of schools don't teach computer science. Code.org believes every student should have the opportunity to shape the 21st-century and wants to turn this problem around. Code.org has already helped over 100 million students try computer science for the first time with one Hour of Code, partnered with 70+ school districts to bring courses to schools, released a free online learning platform with 10% of students in K-8 US schools enrolled. We've helped change policy in 16 states to better support computer science. This is just the beginning of a bold vision to bring this foundational field to every K-12 public school by 2020.

Join us after the keynote for an opportunity to win a raffle prize of a Kapp 84' Capture Board sponsored by SMART

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Hadi Partovi

CEO and Founder, Code.org
@hadip | #CSforAll

Friday March 18, 2016 8:00am - 9:45am
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262