Welcome to CrossRoads 2016 – our thought leadership conference that brings together researchers, innovators, practitioners and influencers to explore how to best expand access to high quality education in computer science, coding and Making, with a particular focus on equity and inclusion. This year, CrossRoads will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, from April 27- 29, 2016.

We all share the same goals – using effective education as a driver for greater diversity, faster economic growth and better preparation for 21st century careers.

Through a combination of engaging keynotes, discussions and peer-learning opportunities, CrossRoads will help you learn more about the diverse initiatives in this area, what is working and what is not. We will deliberate, discuss and debate on how this is currently being done, what remains to be achieved and how to accelerate the pace of change.

Infosys Foundation USA looks forward to welcoming you to San Francisco and CrossRoads 2016.

Venue

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, California, 94102, USA

Email: Sfofh.hotel@hilton.com

Hotel Main: (415) 771-1400

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Agenda

CrossRoads by Infosys Foundation USA hosts some of the most distinguished visionaries, thought leaders and innovators from the field of computer science and Maker education. They will bring into play ideas, thoughts, insights and concepts that will help us move ever closer to exciting possibilities, ideas and the hope of a rewarding future for all our children.

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Keynote Speakers

Adam Savage

Adam Savage

Maker
Savage Industries
Al Gore

Al Gore

Former Vice President
United States
Alan Kay

Alan Kay

Computer Scientist and Visionary
Viewpoints Research Institute
Aoying Zhou

Aoying Zhou

Professor of Computer Science
East China Normal University
Bran Ferren

Bran Ferren

Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer
Applied Minds
Charles Best

Charles Best

Founder and CEO
DonorsChoose.org
Daphne Koller

Daphne Koller

President and Co-Founder
Coursera

Hiroshi Ishii

Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
MIT Media Lab

Hugh Herr

Associate Professor and Head of Biomechatronics Research Group
MIT Media Lab

Jan Cuny

Program Director for Computing Education
National Science Foundation

John Etchemendy

Provost and Professor
Stanford University

Kumar Garg

Assistant Director
White House Office and Science Technology Policy

Vandana Sikka

Chairperson
Infosys Foundation USA

Vishal Sikka

Chief Executive Officer
Infosys

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A. R. Rahman

Carlos Santana

Contact Us

If you have questions or need help with any part of your registration details our contact information is listed below.

CrossRoads 2016 Headquarters
Email: crossroads.us@aimia.com
Toll free: (800) 719-1484, option #1
Direct: (763) 447-3784, option #1
Hours: Monday through Friday, 08:00 to 16:30 Central Time

Hotel Assistance – Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Email: Sfofh.hotel@hilton.com
Hotel Main: (415) 771-1400
Address: 333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, California, 94102
sanfrancisco.hilton.com