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A Career in Search of Connection

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“I don’t normally ‘plug’ the companies I work for, but when I was asked to share my thoughts about “A Connected World” at WIAD22, I couldn’t resist. Maybe it’s just me, but the dream of a web-2.0-connected world I had back in the late 00’s and early 10’s seems so unrealistic now, like so many startups that never delivered on their outlandish promises. That’s why I’m proud to be working at a company that’s actually connecting people for good.“

In this talk, Chris will explain how his role as Design Director of edtech startup Preply is helping to deliver one of the most fundamental human connections: teachers and students. He’ll also share the story of how he’s spent a career trying to help people connect online and hopes to leave you feeling a bit more optimistic about the future of human connection.


March 2022