Dan Heath, Co-Author of four New York Times bestselling books, including Switch, to keynote 2019 Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology.

The 2019 Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology is pleased and honored to announce that Dan Heath has accepted our invitation to give this year’s Symposium keynote address. This year’s keynote is presented in partnership with Penn State University Libraries.

Dan Heath, along with his brother Chip, co-wrote four of the most-loved business books of the past decade: Made to Stick, Switch, and Decisive, and the Heath brothers’ latest book, The Power of Moments, which explores why certain brief experiences can jolt, elevate, and change us—and how we can learn to create these extraordinary moments in our lives and work. All four books were New York Times best-sellers. Together the Heath brothers’ books have sold over two million copies worldwide and been translated into 33 languages.

Heath is a senior fellow at Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship, which supports entrepreneurs who fight for social good. He is also an entrepreneur himself, having founded Thinkwell, an innovative education company that celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017. Fast Company Magazine has named Heath, a former case writer for Harvard Business School, one of the Most Creative People in Business. In 2013, Heath made the Thinkers50, a ranking of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers. He has delivered keynotes and workshops around the world.

Heath has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.