January 19th @ 12pm Central US Time

NMC members are a guild of superheroes from campuses and organizations around the world, and the NMC is where they go to exchange new ideas about future learning and its intersection with emerging technology. Through our initiatives, publications, and professional development opportunities, you can help shape the course of these important conversations. For this edition of the virtual NMC Beyond the Horizon series, we’ll explore how you can get the most out of your NMC membership. By diving into the expanding benefits of an NMC membership and ways to get involved, we hope to make your NMC experience more relevant and heroic than ever. Our goal is to prepare you to take on whatever forces come your way, make the future of learning happen today, and become a better leader at your organization!

Meet the Panelists:

Larry Johnson (NMC)
Dr. Larry Johnson. is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Media Consortium (NMC) and founder of the Horizon Project, which produces the acclaimed series of Horizon Reports that are now used by more than a five million educators each year in nearly 200 countries. The NMC is an international not-for-profit consortium dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies. Its hundreds of member institutions constitute an elite list of the most highly regarded universities, museums, research centers, and companies in the world. Larry is an acknowledged expert on emerging technology and its impacts on society and education, and the topics of creativity, innovation, and how to think about the future. With more than 25 years of experience in the higher education arena, he has served in academic roles from professor to dean, CIO, provost, and president before joining the NMC in 2001.
Samantha Becker (NMC)
Samantha Adams Becker, Senior Director of Communications for the NMC, is the Director of the NMC Horizon Project and lead writer and researcher for the NMC Horizon Report series, which analyzes emerging technology uptake in various education sectors across the globe. She has an expertise in digital communications, with a special interest in e-publishing, social media, and online learning. In 2013, she taught the first online course ever to exclusively take place in Facebook, which was geared towards training education professionals to integrate social media into their teaching practices. Previous to the NMC, Samantha facilitated the digitization of books and periodicals for several of the world’s largest publishers and was the managing editor of a lifestyle magazine.
Alex Freeman (NMC)
Alex Freeman is the NMC's Senior Director of Membership and Special Projects. At the NMC, Alex oversees membership services, produces online professional development programs, and is co-author and researcher for the NMC Horizon Report series, which analyzes technology uptake across global museums, higher education, K-12 education, and a number of other sectors and regions. Prior to the NMC, he was the Education Director at Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin and Education Curator at Artpace San Antonio. Additional roles include public speaking, grant writing, conducting technology usability studies, event planning and hosting, and developing social media content.
Nancy House (NMC)
Nancy E. (Reeves) House, CMP serves as the Senior Director, Meetings & Events for the New Media Consortium (NMC), an international consortium of nearly 300 world-class universities, colleges, libraries, museums, research centers, and technology companies dedicated to using new technologies to inspire, energize, stimulate, and support learning and creative expression. Nancy joined the NMC in 2002 and has over 30 years of management experience working with non-profit associations and higher education in the areas of operations, project management, database management, meeting planning and member/donor services. Nancy holds a designation as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). Nancy also serves on the Meeting Professionals International, Hill Country Chapter Board of Directors as the past Vice President of Communications, and the current Vice President of Membership
Gordon Jackson (Gordon Jackson Consulting)
Gordon Jackson is proud to serve as The New Media Consortium’s CTO. At the NMC, Gordon is responsible for all technical assets, development, and budget. Prior to joining the team in 2013, Gordon worked in a variety of industries over 15 years. He was a key manager for R.R. Donnelly’s cloud adoption, designed a full media service for a division of News Corporation, and led all technical aspects of a global e-Commerce website at Calumet Photographic. Gordon holds a B.M. and an M.A. in music performance from Eastern Illinois University.