Speakers 2015

Our Fearless Keynote

Lancelot Chase

Lancelot Chase is a nationally ranked Halo player who has appeared on MLG, among many other gaming media outlets.  He has extensive experience in Quality Assurance within the games industry for numerous Wii, Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2 titles.  Lancelot has also organized game tournaments for various platforms in the NYC area.  He currently serve as Chief Technical Officer at the social-enterprise, StartUp Box (sbsq.org) where he uses his experience to bridge the gap between underdeveloped tech talent in low-income communities and the exploding tech-economy all around us. 

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Jennifer Byrnes

Jennifer is a business research specialist in the Business & Social Sciences Division of the Rochester Public Library.  She has more than 10 years of experience with project implementation, study design, and data collection and analysis.  She has coordinated numerous research grants and contracts at both the state and federal levels.  Ms. Byrnes has a Masters of Library Science from the University at Buffalo as well as a Masters of Public Health from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Dianna Morganti

Dianna Morganti, interim Central Library Coordinator, San Antonio Public Library: Dianna has served the San Antonio Public Library for over 10 years, working both at the Central and branch libraries. In that time, she has overseen the creation and evolution of the Central Library’s Jobs and Small Business Center, represented the library in the Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce and Education Committee, and is currently in partnership with the Department of Human Services to design, implement, and operate Adult Learning Centers at four libraries in town that serve adult learners in the blanket of social service case management.

Eric Neuman

Eric Neuman has been a teacher for the N.Y.C. Dept. of Education since September, 2002. In September of 2005 he was assigned as a teacher to manage the school library. He took the library at P.S. 83x from archaic to modern, and spearheaded a $500,000 Resolution-A renovation grant from New York City Council. In June of 2014 the library at P.S. 83x was closed due to budget constraints. Neuman is currently the teacher assigned to the school library at P.S. 206m in East Harlem New York. Neuman earned his B.A. in English from SUNY Albany, a M.Ed. in Curriculum Design from American Intercontinental University, and is currently enrolled in the Syracuse iSchool as a distance student to finish his MLIS degree and become a certified Librarian. Neuman is also married, has two sons, and resides in Westchester county.
Keep up with Neuman via social media:
Twitter @EricNeuman