Dr. Michael Wesch to Give Keynote at LLT 2009

Dr. Michael Wesch, a cultural anthropologist dubbed “the explainer” by Wired magazine, will give the keynote address “Mediated Culture: Tales from New Guinea, New Media and New Experiments in Learning” on Monday, March 2, at the University System of Ohio’s Learning, Libraries & Technology Conference 2009.

Using examples from fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, YouTube and “the future,” this presentation will demonstrate the profound ways in which media are pervasive in our lives, mediating our relationships in ways we often do not recognize. Dr. Wesch will showcase and discuss his own attempts to leverage new media to create new forms of community and conversation to enhance learning and create a rich virtual learning environment. Visit the conference web site for more information about Dr. Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Digital Ethnography at Kansas State University, and his presentation.

Learning, Libraries & Technology 2009 will be the tenth anniversary of Ohio’s premier higher education conference, previously known as the Ohio Digital Commons for Education Conference. This year’s conference will deliver all the same great professional development and networking opportunities you’ve come to expect from past conferences, including 45 general sessions, five pre-conference workshops that cost just $100 each, keynote presentations, poster sessions, vendor exhibits, a reception and more.

The Learning, Libraries and Technology conference will be held March 1-3, 2009, at the Columbus Hilton at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. View the preliminary program [PDF] and register online now at http://www.oln.org/conferences/LLT2009. Registration fees for LLT 2009 have been slashed to just $195 ($95 for students) for the full two days, and $95 ($55 for students) for one day.

(This post was updated on 10-Sep-2011.)