We are excited to welcome the dynamic speakers and experts listed below to this year’s conference. We invite you to review the information below to get to know a little more about our speakers. Be sure to check back regularly for future speaker confirmations.

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom


Associate Professor of Sociology

Virginia Commonwealth University

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an award-winning Associate Professor of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and a faculty affiliate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society whose work has been recognized nationally and internationally for the urgency and depth of her incisive critical analysis of technology, higher education, class, race, and gender.

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