Opening Keynote Speaker
Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Andrew Ho is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is a psychometrician whose research aims to improve the design, use, and interpretation of test scores in educational policy and practice. Professor Ho is known for his research documenting the misuse of proficiency-based statistics in state and federal policy analysis. He has also clarified properties of student growth models for both technical and general audiences. His scholarship advocates for designing evaluative metrics to achieve multiple criteria: metrics must be accurate, but also transparent to target audiences and resistant to inflation under high stakes.
Closing Keynote Speaker
Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
World-Renowned Neurosurgeon and Neuroscientist
Passionate about building bridges, healthcare innovation and patient engagement, and the human side of healthcare, Dr. Q has delivered keynote speeches to a variety of audiences including students, medical organizations, and business groups. He enthusiastically recounts his journey and stories from his life as a top brain surgeon and neuroscientist—and how he picked up his sense of control in the operating theater from the work he did picking tomatoes in the San Joaquin Valley. He is a mentor to young people and an ardent champion of STEM education, encouraging students to pursue careers in science, technology, education and math.