Larry Johnson

CEO of the New Media Consortium; Founder and visionary leader of the Horizon Project

Larry Johnson, Ph.D., is Chief Executive Officer of the New Media Consortium (NMC), an international not-for-profit consortium dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies. Its hundreds of member institutions constitute an elite list of the most highly regarded universities, museums, and research centers in the world, as well as some of the world's most forward-thinking companies.

Larry is an acknowledged expert on emerging technology and its impacts on society and education, and the topics of creativity, innovation, and how to think about the future. In his position at the NMC, he routinely brings visionaries and thought leaders from across the globe together to define and explore new ways of thinking about and using technology, and to examine emerging trends and issues.

The NMC’s annual Horizon Report, now published in six languages, has become one of the leading tools used by universities, museums, schools and other learning organizations to set priorities for technology planning. NMC summits and large-scale projects have helped set the agenda for topics such as visual literacy, learning objects, educational gaming, immersive learning, the future of scholarship, and social networking.