In his talk at TEDxUBC, Dan Pontefract evangelizes on the need to break down the walls that impede positive change in our education systems. His view is informed by time spent teaching in the system and as a change agent advocating from outside it. Dan suggests a new model for the 21st century - an idea worth spreading - FastForwardEd.
As Senior Director / Head of Learning at TELUS, Dan is responsible for the overarching learning strategy for the company. Dan is a passionate leader in the learning and collaboration space that ensures an organization can move from traditional based learning to embrace non-traditional based learning inclusive of asynchronous modalities such as social media, video, eLearning, podcasts, virtual classroom and other social learning / social networking opportunities. His career is interwoven with both corporate and academic experience, coupled with an MBA, BA, B.Ed and multiple industry certifications and accreditations.
About TEDx TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations)