Opening Keynote Presenter

Date: Tuesday, September 28

Time: 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Opening Keynote: Alexandra Samuel: Learning to Love Remote Learning

 Alexandra Samuel

Opening Keynote & Live Keynote Q&A

Alexandra Samuel is a tech and data journalist who has worked remotely for most of her 25-year career, and is the author (with Robert C. Pozen) of Remote, Inc.: How to Thrive at Work...Wherever You Are (Harper Business). The co-founder of pioneering social media agency Social Signal, Samuel creates digital content and workshops for companies like Twitter, Discovery and Sprinklr. Her writing on digital productivity appears frequently in the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review, and she is the tech columnist for JSTOR Daily. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and lives in Vancouver. She is the author of Work Smarter with Social Media (Harvard Business Review Press). Learn more about Alex at

Session Description:

From libraries and longhouses to colleges and community centers, literacy educators know how to ignite learning in many different places. But what happens when that place is online, and you're engaging with learners remotely? We've all wrestled with that challenge over the past 18 months—and now we're ready to stop treating remote learning as an emergency option, and instead embrace remote learning and collaboration as an ongoing part of our work. Find out how to structure your own remote work so that you make effective use of online collaboration tools, form strong relationships with remote learners and colleagues, and learn to love working remotely, with strategies from Alexandra Samuel, author of Remote, Inc.: How to Thrive at Work...Wherever You Are.