2021 UCET Virtual Keynotes
Olivia Van Ledtje
Keynote: What Matters? The Future, It’s Me!
Liv’s work as a “book activist” has gone global and inspired her to understand her place in the world through technology creation and connected learning opportunities. In this keynote, Liv shares 5 idea keys that matter for connected learners—hear how these ideas have helped Liv #SparkChange. Learn more about Liv and her work here.
Gitanjali Rao was recognized as America’s Top Young Scientist and received an EPA Presidential award for inventing her device “Tethys”—an early lead detection tool. Gitanjali is also the inventor of “Epione”—a device for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction using genetic engineering, and “Kindly”—an anti-cyberbullying service using AI and Natural Language processing.
She was honored as Forbes “30 Under 30 in Science” in 2019 and TIME’s “Top Young Innovator” and “Kid of the Year” for her innovations and STEM workshops she conducts globally, which has inspired over thirty-eight thousand students in the last two years across four continents. In her sessions, she shares her own process of innovation that can be used by students all over the world. She is an experienced TED speaker and often presents in global and corporate forums on innovation and the importance of STEM.