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Keynote Speaker: Luis Perez

Luis Pérez is an author, blogger, instructional designer and inclusive learning advocate based in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has more than a decade of experience working with educators to help them integrate technology in ways that empower all learners. Luis holds a doctorate in special education and a master’sdegree in instructional technology from the University of South Florida, where he developed Tech Ease for All, a collection of web accessibility and assistive technology resources for educators.  He was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) in 2009, as a Google in Education Certified Innovator (formerly Google Certified Teacher) in 2014, and currently serves as the Professional Learning Chair of the Inclusive Learning Network of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). He is also a board member of the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST). His work has appeared in publications such as the Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, Closing the Gap Solutions, THE Journal, and The Loop Magazine.  In addition to his work in educational technology, Luis is an avid photographer whose work has been featured in CNET, Better Photography magazine, Business Insider,  the New York Times Bits Blog and the Sydney Morning Herald. Luis has presented at a number of national and international conferences in both educational  and assistive technology, including  South by Southwest EDU, ISTE, ATIA, CSUN and Closing the Gap.

www.luisperezonline.com

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