STEVE HARGADON has been running large physical and online educational conferences for more than 10 years--over 100 events, with thousands of speakers, and hundreds of thousands of attendees.
Steve built one of the first modern social networks for teachers in 2007 (Classroom 2.0), then pioneered the use of live, virtual, and peer-to-peer education conferences, including the Global Education Conference with Lucy Gray and the Library 2.0 conference series with San Jose State University's School of Information.
Steve blogs, speaks, and consults on education and technology, and the online communities for his virtual and physical events have over 150,000 members. He has been the Emerging Technologies Chair for ISTE, a one-time regular co-host of the annual Edublog Awards, and the author of "Educational Networking: The Important Role Web 2.0 Will Play in Education" and "Modern Learning: Re-Discovering the Transformative Promise of Educational Technology." He was the recipient of the 2010 Technology in Learning Leadership Award (CUE). Focusing on educational technology and social networking, he has done contract work, consulted with, or served on advisory boards for Acer, Adobe, Blackboard, CoSN, Horizon Project / New Media Consortium (NMC), Instructure, Intel, KnowledgeWorks Foundation, MERLOT, Microsoft, Mightybell, NAMLE, Ning, PBS, Promethean, Speak Up / Project Tomorrow, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. State Department, and others.