Keynote Speaker

Title: "The Millennial Generation in the Learning College"
Presenter: Dr. Barry Adams, Ed.D.
When: Wednesday, 10/19/2005, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Levine Campus, Room 2150 (auditorium) 
The learning college revolution is underway! How are technologies and millennial students changing our classrooms?
Dr. Barry Adams is this year's "The Geek Festival" 2005 event keynote speaker. He provides a unique insight and exciting message connecting the learning college and savvy 'millennial' students.
Our classes are filled with a new type of learner who reacts to a daily barrage of instructional and social stimuli in ways that we have difficulty comprehending. In this fast-paced, informative and entertaining session, Dr. Barry Adams, Educational Consultant from Apple Computer Inc, will describe and define this new ‘millennial generation’ and discuss the differences between 'millennial students' and the traditional educational system.
Barry has worked for Apple since 1987 in a variety of positions but always within the company’s education division. After serving as a field sales executive he quickly moved into a newly created position as an Education Technology Consultant. This industry-first position afforded Barry an opportunity to use his extensive training in education with education policy makers throughout the nation. After holding this post for a number of years, he was again promoted to another industry-first job, Director of Strategic Alliances working under the tutelage of Dr. David Dwyer, Apple’s noted education researcher and author of the ACOT program (Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow) Barry’s stimulating presentations and workshops have been chosen by state conferences, national and international organizations as models for understanding the changing nature of education.
Dr. Adams holds academic titles through the doctorate in Psychology, Counseling and Educational Administration. He was a member of several university and college faculties in Iowa, North Carolina, and Georgia. He culminated his academic growth as a Dean at two colleges where he authored two books on future trends in education. After leaving education in the early eighties, he formed a small company in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina to build and distribute interactive laser discs for business and industry clients.
He lives in Roxboro NC with his wife of twenty-nine years (also an Apple employee) and is now “empty-nested” with two college-graduated children.  


There will be drawings for several highly-prized promotional items and door prize giveaways for this session's attendees including an Apple iPod Nano, a full Macromedia Studio 8 software suite (value $999) and more! "The Geek Festival" 2005 begins @ 10am and we have more giveaways and great activities going on all-day-long! For full event details, go to


If you are a CPCC employee and would like to receive PD credit for attending this session, please click here to register via LearnerWeb.