METROcon17 Keynote Speakers

Posted on October 06, 2016

We’re excited to announce the two keynote speakers we will hear from at METRO’s 2017 Annual Conference.

Jeff Goldenson is the Library Director at Olin College of Engineering and a creative placemaker. He’s been a design researcher in variety of contexts: from the MIT Media Laboratory to EdLab at Columbia University to the Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory. He takes an experimental approach as Library Director while maintaining a deep respect for the founding mission of libraries. The Olin Library is an interdisciplinary hub for research, creativity, mixed-media events, and storytelling.

Marie Oestergaard is Head of Community Engagement, Partnerships and Communication, Dokk1 / Project Leader of Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark. Since 2001, Marie has been part of Aarhus Public Libraries’ development of the physical library of the future. Focusing on interactions, user-involvement, network-development, prototyping and communication in the physical library space, Aarhus has investigated new technologies, involvement processes and learning. In a wide range of projects and processes with users, network and partners Marie has focused on the development of the “next library” – the library of the future.

You Should Speak, Too!

We hope you will consider presenting at our conference too! Submit a proposal by this Friday, October 14 at midnight. Here are the questions we ask on the form:

Any questions? Email Davis Erin Anderson at