InstrutureCon24 Speakers

InstructureCon 2024

Featured Speakers

Discover our lineup of captivating speakers ready to ignite your curiosity and broaden your horizons.

Meet a Few of Our Guides

Join us for an exhilarating exploration as featured speakers Jimmy Chin, Mary Murphy, Melissa Loble, and Jordan Nguyen, Ph.D., share their awe-inspiring journeys of discovery, education, and innovation.


National Geographic Explorer

Jimmy Chin

Jimmy Chin is a professional mountain athlete, National Geographic photographer, Academy Award-winning film director, and New York Times Best-Selling author. His dual career as a world-class adventure athlete and artist is without precedent—he's equally respected for his groundbreaking climbing and skiing achievements in the mountains as he is for his stunning photography and filmmaking.

Jimmy has been a professional climber and skier on The North Face Athlete team for over 20 years. His travels have taken him to all seven continents, and he has led cutting-edge expeditions around the world. Jimmy co-directs with his wife, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, and together, they have produced several award-winning films, including Meru, Free Solo, The Rescue, and their first scripted feature, Nyad.

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Mary Murphy, keynote speaker

Award-Winning Researcher

Mary Murphy

Mary C. Murphy is the Herman B Wells Endowed Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University. Her award-winning career also includes developing and leading the CASBS Summer Institute on Diversity at Stanford University and founding the Equity Accelerator, a research organization focused on creating more equitable learning and working environments.

Mary’s research has been profiled in The New York Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Scientific American, and NPR, to name a few. Her new book, Cultures of Growth, shows how organizational mindsets can shape individual behaviors and inspire cultures of learning, innovation, and success.


Chief Academic Officer

Melissa Loble

Melissa serves as Chief Academic Officer for Instructure, where she drives the company’s global academic strategy. With extensive edtech experience as an educator in both K-12 and higher education institutions and in edtech executive leadership positions, she advocates for educators worldwide to have the necessary resources as they face ever-increasing educational barriers. Melissa currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the education industry non-profit 1EdTech, is an instructor at the University of California, Irvine, and holds several advisory roles at other organizations. She has a master’s degree in educational policy from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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InstructureCon 24 Jordan Nguyen

Founder, Psykinetic

Dr Jordan Nguyen

A leading Australian engineer, award-winning documentary presenter, inventor, and author of the book A Human’s Guide to the Future, Nguyen is committed to improving as many lives as possible and being a driving force behind both human and technological evolution.

As the founder of the social business Psykinetic, he designs life-changing inclusive technology for people with disability, for aged-care and beyond. As a documentary presenter, he’s witnessed some of the greatest advancements of our time, and he believes our young generations are the changemakers of tomorrow with the potential to create solutions to the world’s biggest challenges.

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