Speaking/Consulting

Upcoming Travel / Events
  • June 16 - 19, 2014: Portland - NMC Summer Conference (Session Presenter)
  • June 26 - July 1, 2014: Atlanta - ISTE (Featured) / ISTEunplugged (Founder)
  • July 24, 2014: Online - Future of Museums Conference (Founder and Co-Chair)
  • August 7 - 8, 2014: Online - Homeschool+ 2014 Conference (Founder and Co-Chair)
  • September 15 - 19, 2014: Online - Gaming in Education Conference (Founder and Co-Chair)
  • October 8 - 9, 2014: Online - Library 2.014 Conference (Founder and Co-Chair)
  • November 17 - 22, 2014: Online - Global Education Conference (Founder and Co-Chair)
Consulting

I launched and ran Ning's education program for 18 months, and educators continue to constitute their largest percentage of users. As a devoted user of Elluminate, I then became the public face of their community efforts two years until the company was acquired by Blackboard. In both cases, I was an active user of programs before joining their teams, and well known for authentically representing users to company and company to users. I have consulted for PBS, Intel, Ning, Blackboard, Microsoft, KnowledgeWorks Foundation, CoSN, MERLOT, the U.S. State Department, Mightybell, and many others on educational technology and specifically on social networking. I am available for consulting on Web 2.0, social networking, and educational technology projects. I can be reached at steve@hargadon.com or 916-283-7901.

Speaking

I am available for physical or virtual presentations or keynotes.

Presentation Topics
  • Education Reform
    • The Future of Education Is in the Past:  The Two Competing Narratives of Education and Why They Are Critical to Understand Today
  • The Future of Education
    • School 2.0:  Where We're Headed, Why, and What We Can Do About It
  • Global Education
    • The Global Education Conference - Building a Worldwide Event
  • Open Source Software
    • Open Source, Open Content, and Web 2.0:  Why They Matter
    • The State of Open Source in Education
  • Social Networking in Education
    • Social Networking in Education
    • Social Networking in Education:  Lessons from the Field for Professional Development
  • Teacher 2.0
    • Teacher 2.0:  Free Tools to Build a Community of Practice
    • Teacher 2.0:  New Opportunities for Personal and Professional Development
    Speaking History
    • ADVIS Annual Technology Retreat (Keynote)
    • Blackboard World (2010, 2013)
    • Blackboard Collaborate Connections 2011 - Australia
    • Campus Technology (2010)
    • College of Music (2008 Keynote)
    • CoSN (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 CoSNCamp / FailFest)
    • CoSN CTO Clinics (2007, 2008 San Diego/Texas/Atlanta, 2009 Pennsylvania)
    • CUE FALL (2010)
    • CUE (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
    • CUEBC (2009 Keynote)
    • DEN Summer Institute (2011 Keynote)
    • DET-ICT (2011 Keynote) - Australia
    • DET/CHE 2011 (Keynote)
    • Dynamic Landscapes (2013 Keynote)
    • EBIT Educators of Business and Information Technology (2012 Keynote)
    • EdJEWCon (2013 Keynote)
    • Educause (2009)
    • Education Week (2010 Keynote)
    • Educon (2008)
    • Elluminate Annual (2010)
    • Elluminate User Conference (2010 Keynote MN/Keynote Newfoundland/Keynote San Jose)
    • FETC (2007, 2010)
    • Fresno County of Ed (2007 Keynote, 2008 Keynote, 2010 Keynote)
    • Fresno Pacific University Teacher Librarian Leadership Day (2014 Keynote)
    • Globale Education Conference (Founder and Co-Chair, 2010, 2011)
    • IL-TCE (2008)
    • Intersection (2013)
    • ISACS (2008)
    • ISTE/NECC (2005, 2006, 2077, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
    • ISTE 2014 Virtual Conference (Host + Moderator)
    • ITEC (2011 Keynote)
    • K12Online "Open Learning" Keynote with Audrey Watters (2013)
    • Learning 2.010 (2010) - China
    • Maker Faire Learning Pavilion (2012 Interview Series)
    • MASBO (2011 Keynote)
    • MEMO (2013 Keynote)
    • MERLOT (2009, 2010)
    • MoblED (2010 Keynote)
    • NCTI (2009 Opening Panel)
    • NEBHE (2009 Keynote)
    • NMC Future of Education (2013 Ideas that Matter Speaker)
    • NMC Online: On the Horizon 2014 - Social Networks (Moderator)
    • NMSA (2008)
    • NSBA T+L (2008, 2009)
    • NYSCATE (2009 Keynote)
    • Online Teaching Conference (2011 Keynote)
    • Open Education Conference (2011)
    • Open Education Summit (2012 Participant)
    • OSCon (2011)
    • Penn-Delco (2013 Keynote)
    • PETE&C (2011 Keynote)
    • PGL 2012 / Asia Society (2012 Moderator - Keynote Panel)
    • POST University (2012 Keynote)
    • Reform Symposium (2011 Keynotes)
    • Sloan/Merlot International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning (2012 Plenary Speaker)
    • State College (2008 Keynote)
    • SIGMS (2012 Event Keynote) - ISTE
    • TCEA (2011)
    • TICAL (2012 Keynote)
    • TIE (2011 Keynote)
    • TIE Colorado (2013 Leadership Keynote, 2013 Conference Keynote)
    • TLI (2010 Keynote)
    • Treasure Mountain Retreat (2013 Keynote)
    • UIMP School 2.0 (2010 Keynote) - Spain 
    • University School of Milwaukee (2008)
    • USDLA (2009, 2010, 2011)
    • VCCS (2013)
    • VITTA (2009 Keynote) - Australia
    • VSS / iNACOL (2009, 2011 virtual)
    • WA-DET (2009 Keynote) - Australia
    • Wayne County Community College District (2012)
    • West Virginia Dept. of Education Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) Cohort Kickoff Meeting (2012 Virtual Keynote)
    • West Virginia Dept. of Education (2012 Virtual Keynote)
    • WMLA (2011)
    • World Computer Congress (2010 Keynote) - Australia
    Workshops
    • Classroom 2.0
      • 2009 Maui / Salt Lake City
      • 2008 Salt Lake City / Honolulu / Philadelphia / Chicago
      • 2007 Philadelphia / San Francisco / Phoenix
    Organizer - Events and Conferences
    • Connected Educator Month (2012, 2013) Committee and Kickoff Chair
    • Future of K12 (2013) Organizer
    • Global Education Conference (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) - Co-Founder and Co-chair
    • Hack Your Education Tour (Fall 2012)
    • Homeschool Conference (2013)
    • ISTE Unplugged (previously EduBloggerCon/SocialEdCon) (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) - Creator
    • K12 Open Minds (2008, 2009)
    • Learning 2.0 Conference (2012) - Founder and Chair
    • Learning Revolution (2014) - Founder and Chair
    • Library 2.0 Future of Libraries Conference (2011, 2012, 2013) -  Founder and Co-Chair
    • OZeLive (2014) -  Co-creator and Opening Keynote
    • Reform Symposium RSCON (2013) - Co-Chair and Organizer
    • RevinventED Conference (2013) - Organizing Team
    • Reinventing the Classroom (2014) - Founder and Chair
    • School Leadership Summit (2013, 2014) - Founder and Co-Chair
    • Social Learning Summit (2012) - Founder and Chair
    • SocialEdCon (previously EduBloggerCon) West (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) - Creator
    • STEMxCon (2013) Co-Founder and Co-Chair