We are thrilled to announce two of our keynote speakers for OTC’19!
This is an exciting time for OTC! Please check this page often as we are currently populating our full sessions schedule – additions will be added as they are received.
|CEO and President of the California Online Community College District, Heather Hiles is an innovator, education leader, and successful entrepreneur with a deep commitment to equity in education and creating economic opportunities for underserved people. Over the past two decades, Hiles has founded five ventures: SFWorks; EARN; the Hiles Group; Pathbrite; and Imminent Equity Social Private Equity Fund. Founded by Hiles in 2012, Pathbrite is the largest digital portfolio platform in the market, being used by more than six million learners and job seekers. Hiles raised the most venture capital of any black woman in history and sold Pathbrite to Cengage Learning at the end of 2015. Hiles is currently on the board of directors of Black Girls Code, and has served on more than a dozen boards of directors, including for the San Francisco Unified School District, Leadership Public Schools, LaborX, UNIFORM, Communities United Against Violence, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Hiles is married to Debbie Veney, and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority Inc. With more than 120,000 followers on her LinkedIn Influencer site, Heather is a thought leader in the areas of technology, talent development, education and the future of work. For more information please visit https://doingwhatmatters.cccco.edu/FullyOnlineCommunityCollege/MediaCoverage.aspx.
(Heather Hiles is scheduled for the 8:30am Keynote Session on Wednesday)
|Flower Darby is a Senior Instructional Designer and adjunct faculty member at Northern Arizona University, where she has taught for over 23 years. She is also adjunct online faculty for Estrella Mountain Community College. She’s taught over 75 online classes to more than 2,000 online students. Darby also teaches in person and blended courses in a range of subjects: English literature, composition, technology, leadership, education, dance and fitness. She is the author, with James M. Lang, of Small Teaching Online, forthcoming from Jossey-Bass in 2019. Darby regularly writes and presents nationally and internationally on excellence in teaching and learning design. She is zealous in her promotion of student success through effective classroom practice, whether the classroom is physical or online.
(Flower Darby is scheduled for the 8:30am Keynote Session on Tuesday)