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DIL Salon featuring James Bernard, Senior Director, Microsoft Education

April 2, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We are thrilled to announce that James Bernard will be moderating our April DIL Salon!

THEME: The Role of Education in International Development

The informal conversation with James and fellow UC Berkeley innovators will take place at 12:00pm on April 2, 2015 in 200G Blum Hall.

For more information on DIL Salons, click HERE.

As the Senior Director of Global Strategic Partnerships for the Education Group at Microsoft, James Bernard leads a team that is responsible for building and executing on global multi-lateral partnerships with publishers, content and solutions providers, education technology companies, mobile operators, and Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and international organizations that span more than 130 countries. The core focus of these partnerships is ensuring that technology serves as an accelerator of effective school management, innovative teaching practice, and students’ acquisition of 21st Century Skills. In addition, the partnerships provide greater digital access to students and teachers; build teacher and school leader capacity; and provide new technologies to help improve learning environments.

How the DIL Salons work. Modeled after Technology Salons, DIL Salons has adopted these guiding principles to promote frank conversation and sharing of ideas:

  • Meetings are lively conversations, not presentations
  • No powerpoints are allowed
  • Participation is capped at 20 people
  • All participants are encouraged to share insights and lessons learned
  • Every Salon follows Chatham House Rules.


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