Dr. Couros presented the most inspiring keynote I've ever attended. He balanced theory, practical application/real-world examples, and thought provoking questions for how we can stay connected, yet-balanced, in an ever changing landscape of education, technology, and networking. (3.5 years later, and I still remember his keynote!)
I've seen every keynote speaker at the D2L Fusion conference since 2007, except for one year in the middle. Dr. Alec Couros was the best speaker that I've seen at any of those conferences; and that list includes some pretty big names in the education and entertainment fields. His message was the perfect blend of education, technology, and humanity; and earned him a spontaneous standing ovation at the conclusion. His message has real substance, is delivered with passion but not theatrics, and leaves you wanting more.
I have always been inspired by the videos that I have viewed of Alec Couros. These videos however, were only a pale introduction to his live speaking presentation. He effectively informed, challenged, and inspired his audience with an intriguing and highly entertaining presentation. Of the hundreds of speakers I have listened to and engaged with over the years, I have found few of Alec's equal.
Alec connects easily to his audience through humour and sharing his personal experiences. He creates a platform for learning during his presentations that is entertaining, informative, supportive, and relevant.
Alec Couros effectively engages his audiences using powerful multimedia to illustrate concepts and ideas. He pulls in relevant research to support his message and illustrates impact by sharing recent, authentic and innovative examples from the field. Dr. Alec Couros is a well-respected, dynamic Canadian educational speaker and leader whose enthusiasm is contagious!
Alec Couros is a passionate and engaging presenter. What sets him apart from others in his field is the way in which he connects with his audience: even when presenting to a room of hundreds of educators, he is extremely personable and brings out the human side of technology and its potential for making the world a better place. I should also note that working with and learning from Alec has been transformational to my own teaching practice; he is truly an inspiring educator.