Hugh McGuire, founder of Pressbooks, an online book publishing platform and Michael Feldstein, a Partner at MindWires Consulting, a consulting firm helping schools, educational companies, and policy-makers navigate the new world of digital education will be the keynote speakers at the 26th Annual CALIcon Conference. They will address this year's theme "Year of Learning Dangerously" and share their experience and expertise on a range of topics facing the publication industry.
Day 1 Keynote Session: Thursday, June 16
Bio: Hugh McGuire is the founder of PressBooks, an online book publishing platform built on WordPress, and of LibriVox.org, the largest library of free, public domain audiobooks in the world, all read by volunteers.
Mr. McGuire is also the founder of the small commercial audiobook company, Iambik Audiobooks, and I’m the co-editor, with Brian O’Leary, of Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto — Essays from the bleeding edge of publishing (O’Reilly).
Mr. McGuire has talked about the future of publishing around the world, and his work has appeared in various places in print, bits and audio, including: the New York Times, Forbes, the LA Times, BBC Radio, the New Yorker, CBC Radio, NPR, Techcrunch and Pando Daily.
Day 2 Keynote Session: Friday, June 17
Bio: Michael is a Partner at MindWires Consulting, Co-Publisher of e-Literate, and Co-Producer of e-Literate TV. Previously, he has been the Senior Program Manager of MindTap at Cengage Learning and Principal Product Strategy Manager for Academic Enterprise Solutions (formerly Academic Enterprise Initiative, or AEI) at Oracle Corporation. Prior to to that, Michael was an Assistant Director at the SUNY Learning Network, where he oversaw blended learning faculty development and was part of the leadership team for the LMS platform migration efforts of this 40-campus program. Before SUNY, he was co-founder and CEO of a company that provided e-learning and knowledge management products and services to Fortune 500 corporations, with a special emphasis on software simulations. He has also been the interim CLO at The Otter Group, a Senior Partner at Christensen/Roberts Solutions, and a Senior Instructional Designer at Raymond Karsan Associates. In previous lives, Michael has been a freelance writer, an English PhD student, a middle school and high school teacher, a tire wrangler at a Yokohama Tire warehouse, and a professional loafer at Schooley’s Mountain County Park.