2011 Wireless Education Technology Conference set for Oct. 20-21

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Updated Oct 14, 2011

The 2011Wireless Education Technology Conference advisory board and Qualcomm Inc., through its Wireless Reach initiative, announced guest speakers for this year’s conference, including Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and James Shelton, assistant deputy director for Innovation and Improvement for the U.S. Department of Education.

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, will conduct an on-stage interview with Genachowski to discuss the importance of broadband, digital literacy and how mobile technology can stimulate job creation and spur U.S. competitiveness. Shelton will highlight his vision for mobile learning and how it can help improve education in the United States.

Scheduled for Oct. 20-21 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., the second annual conference is expected to draw an estimated 400 attendees and feature an international roster of more than 50 speakers and leaders in business, academia and government.