Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang is an educator and an entrepreneur. She received her MA and Ph.D. in Communication from Syracuse University and the University of Maryland. Ai is the founder of Classroom Without Walls, an alternative school for entrepreneurship. As an Adobe Education Leader, Ai is passionate about incorporating social media and creative technologies to enhance student learning and to acquire skills that help them become future ready. Ai’s work has been featured in Forbes, Inside Higher Education, Pearson Education, and Mark Schafer’s book among others. Ai hosts a weekly live streaming show, in which she interviews leading social media and digital marketers such as Seth Godin. Ai additionally contributes to Entrepreneur and Thrive Global. Ai worked closely with Crystal King to develop a workbook for HubSpot Academy’s Social Media Certification. Ai frequently speaks at academic and industry conferences including VidCon, Social Media Week Lima (the largest social media marketing conference in the midwest, and others.