National AI Literacy Day Summit Speakers


Featured Speaker: Matt Mahan

Mayor of the City of San Jose

Matt Mahan, a former teacher turned civic leader, serves as the Mayor of San Jose, California, prioritizing issues such as housing affordability, economic development, and public safety. Before his mayoral tenure, Mahan co-founded Brigade, a civic tech company aimed at increasing political participation, after teaching middle school in San Jose's public schools. He is recognized for his efforts in leveraging technology and community engagement for positive social change, alongside his dedication to education and public service.


Featured Speaker: Katrina Stevens

President and CEO of The Tech Interactive

Katrina Stevens is the President and CEO of The Tech Interactive, a science and technology center based in San Jose, CA, that creates immersive and inclusive STEM education resources to develop the next generation of problem-solvers locally, nationally and globally. Before this role, Katrina, a longtime educator, was appointed by Obama to serve as the Deputy Director of the Office of Educational Technology and was the Director for Learning Science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. She’s had extensive experience consulting for foundations, nonprofits and edtech companies and serving on national and global advisories, steering committees and boards.


Featured Speaker: Daniel L. Schwartz

Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University

Daniel L. Schwartz is the I. James Quillen Dean and Halper Family Faculty Director of the Stanford Accelerator for Learning at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. The Accelerator for Learning is a major interdisciplinary initiative advancing the science and design of learning to render effective and equitable solutions to the world. A former teacher with a passion for helping educators and parents understand and use the latest research, Schwartz co-hosts the Stanford podcast and SiriusXM radio show School’s In, and authored the award winning book The ABCs of How We Learn.


Panel Discussion: Why AI Literacy

This panel will explore the importance of AI literacy and the need for equitable access to AI education and resources. It will address barriers to access, ethical considerations, and strategies for promoting inclusivity in AI education, aiming to empower diverse communities to engage meaningfully with AI technologies and their societal implications.


Panel Discussion: It Takes a Village

This panel will focus on out-of-school partners, including non-profits, science centers, libraries, and after-school organizations, to discuss their unique roles in promoting AI literacy. Key topics will include addressing access and equity, along with sharing best practices, resources, and exploring ethical implications and policy considerations in AI education initiatives during out-of-school-time.


Panel Discussion: Cool Tools for Schools

This panel will highlight key AI-centered innovations from several leading organizations that are publicly available or on the market for parents and caregivers, as well as the K-12 market. It will include a discussion on how such tools have been developed with particular consideration for youth, families, and the K-12 sector, and a forward-thinking discussion about new AI tools on the horizon.

The National AI Literacy Day Initiative is being led by five steering committee organizations


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Find out what’s happening as part of this initiative across the nation, from educator resources to professional development and more in-person events.

National AI Literacy Day Summit