Best-selling author Daniel Pink to be 2014 TLT Symposium keynote speaker

October 01, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The TLT Symposium Program Committee with the Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) announced that best-selling author Daniel H. Pink will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology. The free event will be held March 22 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. The theme of this year’s daylong event is “Embracing the Future and the Culture of Teaching and Learning.”

Pink is the author of five provocative books about the changing world of work, including the long-running New York Times best-seller "A Whole New Mind," and the No. 1 New York Times best-seller "Drive." His books have been translated into 33 languages.

His latest book "To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others" offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. As he does in "A Whole New Mind" and "Drive," Pink draws on a rich trove of social science for his counterintuitive insights. He reveals the new ABCs of moving others (it’s no longer “Always Be Closing”), explains why extroverts don’t make the best salespeople and shows how giving people an “off-ramp” for their actions can matter more than actually changing their minds. Along the way, Pink describes the six successors to the elevator pitch, the three rules for understanding another’s perspective, the five frames that can make your message clearer and more persuasive and more. More details on his work can be found at

The call for proposals for the 2014 TLT Symposium is now open. Members of the faculty who are using technology to enrich teaching, learning or research are encouraged to submit a presentation proposal using the form at This year’s theme focuses on how faculty and students are driving success by rediscovering the importance of what we do, investing in our community and focusing on the possibilities ahead.

Those submitting proposals may also register at or by selecting “Register” in the blue menu bar at the top of the page at

For questions on the proposal submission form and registration, email

For more details on the TLT Symposium, visit The symposium is sponsored by Information Technology Services and COIL.


  • Portrait of Daniel Pink

    2014 TLT Symposium Keynote Speaker Daniel Pink

    IMAGE: Rebecca Emily Drobis

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