Friday, February 25, 9:30-11:00 am
BIO: Fast Company magazine, Anya Kamenetz brings an entirely unexpected perspective on the future of knowledge, talent, and innovation. The rare speaker on generational and innovation issues facing the Millennials (also known as Generation Y, Generation Next, or The Net Gens), who actually belongs to this generation, she delivers core insights into change, innovation, technology, and talent.
Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by theVillage Voice, her feature series later became a highly regarded book entitled Generation Debt: The New Economics of Being Young. Written when she was just 24, Generation Debt drew national media attention and passionate online debate with its argument that young people are facing unique and unprecedented economic challenges. Her new book, DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, tells the story of how technology is disrupting one of the most tradition-bound industries in the country — education. It’s an important book about talent, human capital, and how our institutions must evolve to meet the challenges of the next century.
She is a sought-after media expert regularly appearing on major news networks including CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, CNBC, and NPR. Currently, she covers the future of business, including sustainability and social entrepreneurship, as a writer forFast Company magazine.
Anya Blogs at the following sites where you can become more familiar with her writing:
- Anya’s Blog: The Narrow Bridge– http://anyakamenetz.blogspot.com/
- DIYU: http://diyubook.com/
- FastCompany.com: http://www.fastcompany.com/user/anya-kamenetz
- Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anya-kamenetz
Twitter: @Anya1anya http://twitter.com/anya1anya