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Thursday, August 22 • 4:50pm - 5:10pm
Sharing the Secret of Independent Learning

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Conventional wisdom says you need school and official credentials to be great at your job, knowledgeable in your field and to get ahead. The secret is, that’s not true. Focusing on formal schooling misses the real point. What's important is learning, and you don’t need school for that. A growing movement of independent learners are getting educated and advancing their careers outside of institutions and classrooms. Today's changing culture and new technologies are making this kind of learning increasingly possible and accessible. Kio Stark shares her research on why and how independent learners do it--and how you can too.

Twitter: @aaja, #learning

Where: Mercury Ballroom, 3rd Floor

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Kio Stark

Author of "Don't Go Back to School"
Kio Stark's most recent book is "Don't Go Back to School: A handbook for learning anything." It's a practical guide with concrete strategies, inspiring stories from learners, and how-to advice on things like getting started, staying motivated, and getting jobs without traditional credentials. She is the author of the novel "Follow Me Down," studies and writes about the way humans relate to technology, and teaches geeks about ideas at NYU's... Read More →

Thursday August 22, 2013 4:50pm - 5:10pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019