Seymour Papert Memorial Lecture
CrossRoads 2018
Nomination Form

Seymour Papert’s theories and work profoundly impacted how the world sees learning. The Seymour Papert Memorial Lecture celebrates his vision and seeks to bring his deep underlying ideas to new audiences and new applications in education.

The lecture committee is looking to select a deeply relevant speaker who can offer a compelling point of view on the tenets of Constructionism, contextualize these by example where possible, and leave the audience both informed and inspired to apply these lessons to their own work.

The selected speaker will be invited to deliver a keynote at CrossRoads 2018, the annual conference of Infosys Foundation USA. The conference will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area from May 21-24, 2018. The speaker's travel and accommodation will be covered by the conference. You may nominate as many speakers as you wish and you are welcome to nominate yourself. Nominations will close on Monday, November 20, 2017.

On behalf of the lecture committee and Infosys Foundation USA, we thank you for taking the time to nominate a speaker for this inaugural lecture. 

Seymour Papert Memorial Lecture Committee

Alexander Gray
Trustee, Infosys Foundation USA;
General Manager of Research, Infosys

Brian Silverman

Computer Scientist;
Pioneer in computing environments for children

David Cavallo

Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab;
Director of the Future of Learning Group

Kylie Peppler

Associate Professor of Learning Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington;
Director of The Creativity Labs

Sylvia Martinez

Co-author of Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering and Engineering the Classroom;
Principal Advisor, Stanford University FabLearn Fellows
Please tell us your name. *

For example, Jane Doe
Full name of nominated speaker *

Do you know the nominated speaker personally? *

Title/Role and associated Organization/Company of nominated speaker

For example: Inventor of Printing Press, Independent; or Founder, Better Education for All
Please tell us the city, state, and country where the nominated speaker lives *

For example, Miami, FL, USA or Buenos Aires, Argentina
Please tell us more about the nominated speaker. *

You can either paste a bio or share a link to a webpage with biographical information.
What would you expect the nominated speaker to talk about in the context of the Seymour Papert Memorial Lecture? Why do you believe the speaker would be a good fit for the CrossRoads 2018 audience, building on the themes of increasing access to high quality education in Computer Science and Making, with a particular focus on equity and inclusion? *

Please provide as much detail as you deem appropriate.
Please share a list of recent speaking engagements of nominated speaker (3-5 since 2012). Ideally, please include links to recordings of speeches. *

For example:
1. Opening Keynote, International Conference on Constructionism, Warsaw, December 2014 (
2. ... etc.
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