Connecting the Creative Sparks of Young Makers to Supportive Communities of Practice

What’s possible when the creative sparks of young makers connect in supportive communities of practice?

About The Speaker(s)

  • Mimi Ito (host) - Cultural anthropologist, research director of the Digital Media and Learning Hub at UC Irvine, and co-founder of Connected Camps.
  • Christina Cantrill - Associate Director of National Programs at the National Writing Project (NWP)
  • Candice Mack - Senior librarian and system-wide coordinator at the Los Angeles Public Library and current President of Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
  • Jing Jing Tan - Civic Engagement Lead at Wattpad, where she works to help more storytellers be successful in reaching an audience. Jing Jing has experience in online community strategy and management, and has a Masters degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
  • Josh Wattles - Advisor in Chief, DeviantArt. He also currently teaches Advanced Copyright as part-time faculty at the USC Gould School of Law.