Address to students on June 29 in Houston will focus on technology’s impact on business and society
Minneapolis—June 24, 2013—David Weinberger, technologist, author and commentator, will address more than 700 doctoral students at Walden University’s academic residency on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.One of the foremost interpreters of technology’s impact on business and society, Dr. Weinberger takes his audiences inside the inner workings of the Internet and shows them how it is changing business, knowledge and even our sense of ourselves. He has written four acclaimed books, including his influential best-seller, The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual, and his newest book, Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room.
Dr. Weinberger is a former philosophy professor, a media commentator and CNN blogger, a technology columnist, a strategic marketing consultant and a dot-com entrepreneur. He is a senior researcher at Harvard University’s prestigious Berkman Center for Internet & Society and co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. He has also been an advisor to several presidential campaigns and was a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. Department of State.
Academic residencies at Walden, an accredited online university, support students’ academic and professional goals by connecting them with individual faculty mentors, student support staff and hundreds of peers. During academic residencies, students from select doctoral and master’s degree programs have the opportunity to conceptualize and develop research that contributes to positive social change.
Walden’s plenary sessions are an integral part of the residencies and are led by speakers from around the world who share an array of experiences and viewpoints with the hope of inspiring debate and lively conversation. These sessions are intended to provide Walden students and faculty and staff members with the opportunity to hear perspectives on a variety of topics that are meaningful and relevant to their lives as scholars and practitioners.
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About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 50,000 students from all 50 states and more than 145 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of 70 campus-based and online universities in 29 countries.
Walden offers more than 75 degree programs with more than 385 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org.