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Closing Keynote: Leslie Fisher


The best Closing keynote Ever!

In the spirit of the Food Network Show, this keynote is one big all together now as we discover what Leslie Fisher as well as YOU think are the best out there in educational technology. Best Apps? Websites? Mobile Devices? Before and during the conference you will have a chance to submit your educational favorites. If yours is chosen we will either talk about it on your behalf, film you talking about the item or you can even join us on stage to show off your geeky abilities! This keynote promises to be fun, educational, worthwhile and maybe a tad dysfunctional as well as we try this format out for the very first time.


Leslie Fisher’s interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 band modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the Internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her major and tried to figure out what geeky thing she could do for the rest of her life.


After graduating from USC with a Business and Marketing degree in 1989 and a quick stint as a Trainer, Leslie joined Apple Computer in 1992. When the Internet took off in 1994, Leslie was one of the first Apple employees assigned to study Internet growth and implementation. In 1997, Leslie was roadkill on Apple’s road to recovery and part of their massive lay off. Leslie planned to spend most of her huge severance package golfing and waiting a few months to look for a job. The day after her layoff, her phone began to ring with Apple customers requesting consulting, training and presentation services. Before she could say fore, Fisher Technologies Inc. was created to help educators with their technology implementations and decisions.


Fisher Technologies Inc. is now a worldwide company (meaning one employee named Leslie gets to travel the world teaching) specializing in Web Development, Web Tools as well as Digital Photography, Editing and Workflow.