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  • Leading Educator Program

    Digital Promise Meeting (For Digital Promise League of Innovative School members only)

    Monday 8:00-10:30am Grand Hall B
  • Leading Educator Program

    High Tech High Extended Tour Experience (Pre-Registration Required)

    Monday 8:30am Departure Off-site
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    High Tech High: 2861 Womble Rd., San Diego, CA 92106

    Student-led tours for a group of 55 individuals (by sign up):

    • 8:30 – Bus loads at Hyatt
    • 8:45 – Arrive on campus
    • 9:00-10:00 – Student-led tour
    • 10:00-11:00 – Q&A with Randy Scherer, Director of PBL Leadership Academy
    • 11:00 – Bus loads
    • 11:15 – Drop off at Hyatt
  • GSV Leaders Track

    K12 Company Presentation

    Monday 9:00-9:30am Coronado D
  • GSV Leaders Track

    Minerva Project Company Presentation

    Monday 9:30-10:00am Coronado D
  • GSV Leaders Track

    American Public University Company Presentation

    Monday 10:00-10:30am Coronado D
  • GSV Leaders Track

    TES Global Company Presentation

    Monday 10:30-11:00am Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Andre Dua, Director, McKinsey & Company

    Monday 10:30-11:00am Coronado A/B
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    The Revolution in Corporate Learning

  • Leading Educator Program

    Technology Selection Framework for Superintendents — Presented by EdSurge

    Monday 10:30-11:20am Grand Hall B
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    FACILITATORS:

    Betsy Corcoran, CEO and Co-Founder, EdSurge
    Leonard Medlock, Product Manager, EdSurge

  • Leading Educator Program

    EdTech Jam Session I    

    Monday 10:30-11:20am Grand Hall C
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    VC and growth stage K-12 EdTech companies pitch their companies for the leading educators

  • Leading Educator Program

    K-12 Challenge: Choosing the Right Innovation Model for Your School

    Monday 10:30-11:20am Grand Hall D
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    MODERATOR:

    Heather Anichini, CEO, Chicago Public Education Fund

    Educators, particularly principals, have an unprecedented opportunity to fundamentally change the design of their students’ learning experiences.  However, there is not a one-size-fits-all solution.  Implementing an innovative model necessitates an honest reflection of the very real needs of the school’s students, staff, and community.  Like doctors, principals need to first diagnose and then treat; a theory of problem must precede a theory of action.  The panel will give principals the opportunity to take us through this process, while also providing them with the space to share their initial implementation challenges.

  • GSV Leaders Track

    ProQuest Company Presentation

    Monday 11:00-11:30am Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Norman Atkins, Co-Founder, Relay Graduate School of Education

    Monday 11:00-11:30am Coronado A/B
  • Main Stage Program

    Brainwaves: News To Knowledge – The Curious Quotient (CQ) Drives Kaizen Edu

    Monday 11:00am-12:00pm Coronado E
  • GSV Leaders Track

    Stratford Schools Company Presentation

    Monday 11:30am-12:00pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Jessica Odede and Kennedy Odede, Co-Founders, Shining Hope for Communities

    Monday 11:30am-12:00pm Coronado A/B
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    Education and Hope in Kenya’s Urban Slums

  • Other

    Ladies Lunch (By Invitation Only)

    Monday 11:30am-1:30pm Off-site
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    Ladies Lunch — Supported by Russell Reynolds Associates

    San Diego Yacht Club: 1011 Anchorage Lane, San Diego, CA 92106

    KEYNOTE:

    Ty Stiklorius, Founder, Friends At Work

    PANEL MODERATORS:

    Campbell Brown, journalist and founder, Seventy Four, a non-profit, non-partisan news site about education

    PANELISTS:

    Kim Bryan, Founder of Black Girls Code
    Dr. Deborah Berebichez, Chief Data Scientist, Metis, Kaplan
    Kimberly A. Scott, Ed.D., 2014 White House Champion of Change Awardee, Executive Director & Associate Professor, Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology

  • Leading Educator Program

    Leading Educator Welcome Lunch — Sponsored by Qualcomm (By Invitation Only) Keynote Address — Evidence-Based Education Innovations: Education with the brain in mind

    Monday 11:30am-1:50pm Hyatt Grand Hall D
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    WELCOME:

    Randy Ward, Superintendent, San Diego County
    Vicki Mealer-Burke, Vice President, Qualcomm

    ANNOUNCEMENT:

    Bob Regan and Andy Cook, Big History Project

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

    Melina Uncapher, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, UCSF; CEO, Institute for Applied Neuroscience

    As education leaders grapple with how best to elevate the education system, they can draw powerful insights from a scientific understanding of how the brain learns. The Science of Learning is revealing how the art of teaching may be bolstered by a rich understanding of the evidence behind how students learn best, and how these insights can be implemented in the classroom. Dr. Melina Uncapher is a neuroscientist with 15 years of experience investigating how the brain learns, pays attention, and remembers. She will discuss how education is our most important applied science, and can dramatically benefit from evidence-based innovations. You will learn what science has discovered about how people learn, and how to apply this information to classroom practice. We are at a pivotal moment in the education field, and we are poised to make widescale impact by leveraging how education can be designed with the brain in mind.

    Catching Waves: School and District Leaders Highlight a Unique Success

    MODERATOR:

    Zach Posner, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Learning Platforms Team, McGraw-Hill Education

  • GSV Leaders Track

    Turnitin Company Presentation

    Monday 1:00-1:30pm Coronado D
  • Main Stage Program

    Top Of Mind: Why Is Education Not More Central To The American Political Discourse?

    Monday 1:00-2:00pm Coronado E
  • Growth Company Track

    Growth Company Presentations

    Monday 1:00-2:00pm America’s Cup A/B , 4th Floor
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    Fullbridge
    Roadtrip Nation
    Andela
    CorpU
    Degreed
    Grovo
    Intrepid Learning
    LearnCore

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Monday 1:00-2:00pm America’s Cup C/D, 4th Floor
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    Blue 1647
    ClassDo
    Fluent City
    Kuepa
    Mytonomy
    reBoot
    Springboard (formerly known as SlideRule)
    Ultra Testing

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Monday 1:00-2:00pm Regatta A/B, 4th Floor
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    Brainscape
    Credly
    FutureLearn
    Lightneer
    One Month
    Scredible
    Telegraph Academy
    Versal

  • GSV Leaders Track

    Cambium Learning Company Presentation

    Monday 1:30-2:00pm Coronado D
  • GSV Leaders Track

    Kaplan Company Presentation

    Monday 2:00-2:30pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Stephen Laster, Chief Digital Officer, McGraw-Hill Education

    Monday 2:00-2:30pm Coronado A/B
  • Leading Educator Program

    Student Agency as a Means to Eradicate America’s Addiction to Incarceration

    Monday 2:00-2:50pm Grand Hall D
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    MODERATOR:

    Hailly Korman, Bellwether Education Partners

    PANELISTS:

    Stacy Spector, Executive Director,  San Diego County Office of Education Juvenile Court and Community Schools
    Wendell Callahan, Senior Director, San Diego County Office of Education Juvenile Court and Community Schools
    Sean Morrill, Senior Director, San Diego County Office of Education Juvenile Court and Community Schools
    Joe Wiseman, Principal, Monarch School
    Cynthia Burton, Parent & Family Engagement Specialist, San Diego County Office of Education Juvenile Court and Community Schools

    This interactive panel discussion reframes the national conversation about the kindergarten to prison pipeline and demonstrates how the San Diego County Office of Education’s Momentum Learning Program is able to:

    • Break cycles of economic dependency and facilitates learners’ entrance into the middle class in San Diego or elsewhere.
    • Nurture restorative and therapeutic practices to address behavioral and mental health needs
    • Institute transferable learning experiences where students become skilled experts and teachers
    • Develop community-oriented young adult advocates who will act as change agents
    • Create a portable model that can be easily replicated in other metropolitan areas
    • Divert/reallocate local, state and federal funds from the prison industrial complex to impactful priorities
  • Main Stage Program

    Brainstorm: How Different Forms Of Capital Impact Return On Education

    Monday 2:00-3:00pm Coronado E
  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Monday 2:00-3:00pm America’s Cup A/B , 4th Floor
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    CareerFoundry
    Curiosity
    Hackbright Academy
    Makers Academy
    Picmonic
    Skills Fund
    Thinkful
    Virgil

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Monday 2:00-3:00pm America’s Cup C/D, 4th Floor
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    Acrobatiq
    CampusLogic
    EduNav
    Wonder
    Peerceptiv
    Shearwater International
    UNICAF

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Monday 2:00-3:00pm Regatta A/B, 4th Floor
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    Woofbert
    CSMlearn
    Guild Education
    Lingo Live
    Motivate Cloud / The Game Agency
    Pairin
    Teamphoria
    Yet Analytics

  • Leading Educator Program

    Better Together: A human-centered edu-therapy session — Presented by IDEO

    Monday 2:00-3:20pm Grand Hall B
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    FACILITATORS:

    Sandy Speicher, Partner and Managing Director of Education, IDEO Education
    Caryn Voskuil, Manager, IDEO Education Studio
    Richard Culatta, Chief Innovation Officer, State of Rhode Island; former Director of Education Technology at DOE

    Schools need tools just as entrepreneurs need educators. We all know it, but it’s pretty darn challenging to come together to create the future. In this session, we will step through a process designed to unearth each other’s biggest challenges, and think broadly about each other’s hopes and fears. We’ll basically use design thinking to design our relationships! You will walk away with strategies for asking new, optimistic questions around how we can collaborate to make our schools, and tools, better. Love letters not optional.

  • Leading Educator Program

    EdTech Jam Session II  

    Monday 2:00-3:20pm Grand Hall C
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    VC and growth stage K-12 EdTech companies pitch their companies for the leading educators

  • The Future of Work

    Games and Learning Discussion

    Monday 2:00-4:00pm Workforce or International Room
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    Michelle Miller, Managing Director

    Joan Ganz, Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop

  • GSV Leaders Track

    Commonbond Company Presentation  

    Monday 2:30-3:00pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Adrian Fenty, Former Mayor, Washington D.C., and Business Development Manager Perkins Coie LLP

    Monday 2:30-3:00pm Coronado A/B
  • GSV Leaders Track

    Strayer Education Company Presentation

    Monday 3:00-3:30pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Guy Kawasaki, Silicon-Valley based author, speaker, entrepreneur, and evangelist

    Monday 3:00-4:00pm Coronado A/B
  • Leading Educator Program

    Inside Baltimore County Public Schools’ STAT Initiative

    Monday 3:00-3:50pm Grand Hall D
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    MODERATOR:

    Scott Kinney, Senior Vice President of Education Partnerships, Discovery Education

    PANELISTS:

    Dallas Dance, Superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools
    Verletta White, Chief Academic Officer, Baltimore County Public Schools
    Ryan Imbriale, Executive Director, Department of Innovative Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools
    Steve Coco, Principal, Mays Chapel Elementary School, Baltimore County Public Schools
    Andrea Bishop, Teacher, Mays Chapel Elementary School, Baltimore County Public Schools

    S.T.A.T. is the multi-year transformation of BCPS into a complete 21st century technology learning environment that prepares globally-competitive graduates. BCPS is redesigning curriculum in the core content areas to redefine what instruction will look like in a blended learning environment, while placing a stronger emphasis on developing critical thinking and analytical skills. Through this effort, BCPS is personalizing learning for an increasingly diverse student population at a time when the economy requires more from students for future success. This panel will feature a variety of BCPS stakeholders who will provide an inside look at this ground breaking initiative already being emulated nationwide.

  • K-12 Program

    The Math Revolution – Raising the Bar

    Monday 3:00-3:50pm Promenade, 3rd Floor
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    MODERATOR:

    Christine Johns, Superintendent, Utica Community Schools

    PANELISTS:

    Richard Rusczyk, CEO, The Art of Problem Solving
    Inessa Rifkin, Co-Founder, Russian School of Mathematics
    Adrian Mims, Founder, The Calculus Project
    Jose Torres, President, Illinois Math and Science Academy

    How do we raise the bar in math for more of our children?  Inspired by the 2015 US championship team at the International Mathematical Olympiad, this panel will discuss how opportunities for US students to study advanced mathematics can be accelerated and broadened to reach a larger segment of the student population.

  • Main Stage Program

    Our Of Your Mind: Investing In Experiential Technology

    Monday 3:00-4:00pm Coronado E
  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Monday 3:00-4:00pm America’s Cup A/B , 4th Floor
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    BraveNew
    Everwise
    Kira Talent
    Metacog
    NovoEd
    Pathgather
    Upgrad
    Academix Direct

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Monday 3:00-4:00pm America’s Cup C/D, 4th Floor
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    AlumniFire
    Cognii
    Fidelis Education
    Learningateway
    ModoLabs
    Quottly
    Swivl
    WizIQ

  • Growth Company Track

    Growth Company Presentations

    Monday 3:00-4:00pm Regatta A/B, 4th Floor
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    Cerego
    CourseHero
    Echo360
    Flat World Education
    InsideTrack
    Parchment
    Ponce Health Sciences University
    Quizlet

  • GSV Leaders Track

    Burning Glass Technologies Company Presentation

    Monday 3:30-4:00pm Coronado D
  • Leading Educator Program

    EdSurge & School Transformation Sessions

    Monday 3:30-5:00pm (3 sessions) Grand Hall A, B & C
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    A: EdSurge Session with Superintendents

    B: School Transformation Design Exercises with Aylon Samouha

  • Leading Educator Program

    High Velocity Design: A Next Gen Learning SuperLab    

    Monday 3:30-4:50pm Grand Hall B
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    MODERATORS:

    Andy Calkins, Deputy Director, Next General Learning Challenges
    Tom Vander Ark, CEO, Getting Smart

    WORKSHOP FACILITATORS:

    12 NGLC Scholarship Recipients

    In this fast-paced, immersive design workshop, you will consult with pioneering leaders from the Next Generation Learning Challenges national cohort of schools that were designed entirely around principles of next gen learning: student-centered, personalized, competency-based, experiential, and focused on richer/deeper definitions of student success. Explore how your schools and/or new school designs can stretch beyond traditional boundaries in learning approach, physical environment, culture, IT infrastructure, teacher roles and capacity, and allocation of budget. Where do your current experiments in school transformation land on the map of innovation-design boldness vs. implementation attainment?

  • Leading Educator Program

    The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: Book Review and Discussion

    Monday 3:30-4:50pm Grand Hall C
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    MODERATOR:

    DeRonda Williams, Founder and President, DGW Consulting Group, and Board Chair, Illinois State Charter School Commission

    PANELISTS:

    Jeff Hobbs, Author of “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace”
    Michelle Molitor, CEO, Fellowship for Race & Equity in Education (FREE)
    D’Andre Weaver, Principal, Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy

    Robert Peace was born in 1980 in a neighborhood outside Newark, New Jersey nicknamed “Illtown.” His single mother worked long hours, mostly in hospital kitchens. His father was incarcerated for a double murder when Rob was 7 years old. Through sacrifice, intelligence, determination, dedication, generosity, and luck, Rob attended a Jesuit prep school in downtown Newark before earning admission to Yale University. He graduated in 2002 with a BSc in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. Nine years later, he was murdered over marijuana, in a basement a mile from the home where he’d grown up. The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace is a biographical account of Rob’s life written by his Yale roommate. The book was a New York Times bestseller, a notable book of the year by the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, and O Magazine, winner of the LA Times Book Prize for Current Interest, finalist for the Pen Award for biography, and runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

    In this panel, D’Andre Weaver, Michelle Molitor, and Jeff Hobbs will discuss the elements of this story most relevant to education: the challenges that educators face in attempting to connect on the individual level with so many students of various experiences; how to compel young people, particularly young men, to assume the vulnerability required to foster that connection; the capabilities and limits of systems with regard to shaping outcomes; how to reach beyond common assumptions regarding race, education, and access; the value and difficulty of sharing one’s story in peer-to-peer settings; and how tragedies can still inspire learning and even hope in our cities.

  • GSV Leaders Track

    Teachers Pay Teachers Company Presentation

    Monday 4:00-4:30pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Joel Spolsky, CEO, Stack Overflow

    Monday 4:00-4:30pm Coronado A/B & Terrace
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    Talk and Breakout Session

  • K-12 Program

    Viral Adoption in EdTech

    Monday 4:00-4:50pm Promenade, 3rd Floor
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    MODERATOR:

    Betsy Corcoran, CEO, EdSurge

    PANELISTS:

    Sam Chaudhary, CEO, ClassDojo
    Brett Kopf, CEO, Remind
    Vibhu Mittal, CEO, Edmodo
    Brandon Avrutin, Partner, Rethink Education

    A handful of EdTech companies that have experienced viral adoption in K-12 classrooms over the past few years have been celebrated as examples of the potential for Sandhill Road VC-style growth profiles and return potential in an industry better known for its long sales cycles and bureaucratic purchasing processes.  With the leaders of these companies, this panel will explore how viral growth is achievable in K-12 education, as well as issues around sustainability, monetization, and repeatability in the industry moving forward.

  • Leading Educator Program

    Education Reimagined: The Future of Learning is Now

    Monday 4:00-4:50pm Grand Hall D
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    MODERATOR:

    Stephan Turnipseed, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Destination Imagination; Former President, LEGO Education North America; Advisory Board Member, Education Reimagined

    PANELISTS:

    Judy Peppler, President & CEO, KnowledgeWorks, and Advisory Board Member, Education Reimagined
    Sonya Wrisley, Founding Principal, Design 39 Campus
    Javier Guzman, California Regional Director, School Network Support and Innovation, Big Picture Learning

    How do we realize a new future of learning in which every child fulfills their boundless potential? Join a panel of experts to explore a learner-centered universe. Expand your notions of where, how, when, and with whom learning happens and see how this future is already coming to life across the country.

  • Main Stage Program

    Mind Over Matter: The Rise of the Sciences – Neuro, Cognitive and Others – In Learning and What It Means for the Future of Education

    Monday 4:00-5:00pm Coronado E
  • Growth Company Track

    Growth Company Presentations

    Monday 4:00-5:00pm America’s Cup A/B , 4th Floor
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    Realize.IT
    LearnUp
    Schoology
    Shorelight Education
    sofatutor GmbH
    StraighterLine
    StudyBlue
    The Learning House

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Monday 4:00-5:00pm America’s Cup C/D, 4th Floor
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    BridgeU
    Workbay
    Graduation Alliance
    NextTier Education
    Raise.me
    Simple Entry (The Vibe Effect)
    Story2
    Admitted.ly

  • Growth Company Track

    Growth Company Presentations

    Monday 4:00-5:00pm Regatta A/B, 4th Floor
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    EdCast
    Nearpod
    Handshake
    Certica Solutions
    Careers360
    NoRedInk
    Fingerprint
    LaborX

  • GSV Leaders Track

    Chegg Company Presentation

    Monday 4:30-5:00pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Jeremy Johnson, CEO, Andela

    Monday 4:30-5:00pm Coronado A/B
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    Rethinking Education for the Next Generation of Technical Talent

  • Other

    Opening Reception

    Monday 5:00-6:00pm TBD
  • Keynote Speakers

    2016 ASU GSV Summit Opening Welcome and Keynotes: Michael Moe, Co-Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of GSV Capital, and Co-Founder of GSV Asset Management, Paul Jacobs, Executive Chairman, Qualcomm, and Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State, and Director, Global Center for Business and the Economy, The Stanford Graduate School of Business

    Monday 6:00-7:30pm Seaport Ballroom
  • K-12 Program

    Exclusive Leading Educator Session: Lattes with Flipboard: Office Hours with Flipboard’s CEO Mike McCue on the Coronado Terrace followed by Justin Kitch, Curious Conversation with Mike McCue to share the top 5 ways educators are using Flipboard today

    Tuesday 7:00am-8:00am Coronado Terrace
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    7:00-7:30 for Office Hours with Flipboard’s CEO Mike McCue on the Coronado Terrace

    7:30-7:50 — Justin Kitch, Curious Conversation with Mike McCue to share the top 5 ways educators are using Flipboard today

  • Keynote Speakers

    Breakfast and Keynote: Jim Collins, Best-Selling Author, Good to Great, Built to Last, and How the Mighty Fall, and Leading Management Thinker with Introduction by Bill Hansen, President & CEO, USA Funds

    Tuesday 8:00-10:00am Seaport Ballroom
  • Other

    “Tomorrowland” — Exhibiting Companies

    Tuesday Open 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm Seaport Foyer, Second Level
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    TOMORROWLAND:

    Booth 1: Vrtul Inc.
    Booth 2: Learning Games Studios
    Booth 3: Next Galaxy
    Booth 4: Lingoland
    Booth 5: Realiteer Corp.
    Booth 6: Lucid VR
    Booth 7: Smartstones
    Booth 8: Parrot.com
    Booth 9: Tynker
    Booth 10: Woofbert
    Booth 13: Schoold
    Booth 14: Discovr Labs
    Booth 15: ZSpace
    Booth 16: ZSpace
    Booth 17: codeSpark
    Booth 18: Root and the Wyss Institute/Harvard
    Booth 19: ASU Globe
    Booth 20: Virt
    Booth 21: Knightscope

    TOMORROW LAND TOO (Banker’s Hill, 3rd Floor):

    Mursion
    Mursion is the virtual training platform where professionals practice and master the complex interpersonal skills they need to be effective in high-stakes careers. Originally designed as a “flight simulator” for teachers and school leaders, Mursion’s immersive training simulator is now being leveraged by a wide range of innovative organizations to improve their employees’ soft skills. Mursion designs customized training simulations and performance-based assessments that match the unique learning objectives of our clients.

    In this hands-on workshop, participants will experience how virtual reality can be harnessed to accelerate professional learning for educators on the front line. Mursion will debut key enhancements to the platform, including:
    — A new virtual elementary school classroom with hyper realistic avatars that are driven by advanced motion capture technology.
    — A “shared workspace” where teachers in training can engage student-avatars in performance tasks.

    BrainPOP / Google Expeditions
    Visit Tomorrowland Too and see how innovative classroom teachers are transforming their lessons and bringing abstract concepts to life with BrainPOP’s cross-curricular digital content and Google Expeditions. These 30-minute hands-on sessions highlight the ways teachers are creating immersive learning environments by taking their students on virtual field trips and supplementing the trip with animated movies, educational games, and interactive features making learning dynamic and fun.

  • GSV Leaders Track

    McGraw-Hill Education Company Presentation

    Tuesday 10:00-10:30am Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Matt Sigelman, CEO, Burning Glass Technologies

    Tuesday 10:00-10:30am Coronado A
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    A Hybrid Education for a Hybrid Economy

    The labor market is transforming into a hybrid job economy as employers increasingly seek candidates who can weave together traditionally unrelated skill sets like statistics and marketing; or programming and art/design. How do colleges, boot camps and other nontraditional providers prepare students for a hybrid job market? By developing a hybrid educational system, combining the strengths of traditional higher education with non-traditional adult education.

  • Other

    Minecraft Demo

    Tuesday 10:00-10:45am Gaslamp D, Second Level — Seaport Tower
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    Minecraft encourages millions of players to create, explore, and discover. We want to bring that passion into the classroom. Join us as we create a Minecraft built for learning. This is a great session for Educators and companies that would like to learn how to use the world’s most popular video game as a tool for learning. Minecraft is already being used in classrooms around the world to teach everything from STEM subjects to arts and poetry.

  • K-12 Program

    From the University Labs: A Glimpse into the Future of EdTech

    Tuesday 10:00-10:50am Hillcrest A/B
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    MODERATOR:

    Susan Fuhrman, President, Teachers College, Columbia University

    PANELISTS:

    Sandra Okita, Associate Professor of Technology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
    Ellen Meier, Associate Professor of Practice, Director of the Center for Technology and Social Change, Teachers College, Columbia University
    Ryan Baker, Associate Professor of Cognitive Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University

    In true ASU GSV spirit, this panel brings together educators, university leaders, superintendents, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and others to hear from a panel of experts on ways in which research and expertise can lead to a more coherent future in using education technology to produce measurably improved outcomes. With the increasing amount of technology available, it is important to use data to inform investments and ensure their benefit to students’ learning experience. With its multi-disciplinary research background across education, organizations, cognitive science, and technology, the panelists will lend their insight to this critical issue, providing a framework for connecting data with investment to maximize learning outcomes.

  • Leading Educator Program

    EdTech Jam Session III

    Tuesday 10:00-10:50am Grand Hall C
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    MODERATOR:

    Bart Epstein, CEO, Jefferson Education Accelerator

    PRESENTING COMPANIES:

    Tynker, presented by Krishna Vedati, CEO
    Pallas Advanced Learning Systems, presented by Michael Jacobson, CEO
    Vidcode, presented by Alexandra Diracles, CEO
    Bloomboard, presented by Jason Lange, CEO
    Learnzillion, presented by Eric Westendorf, CEO
    Edthena, presented by Adam Geller, CEO

    VC and growth stage K-12 EdTech companies offering STEM content and professional development pitch their companies for the leading educators

  • Leading Educator Program

    Hobsons: How Early is Too Early?  

    Tuesday 10:00-10:50am Grand Hall D
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    MODERATOR:

    Kim Oppelt, Education and Outreach Manager, Hobsons

    PANELISTS:

    Phil Hickman, Superintendent, Columbus Municipal School District
    Alvin Abraham, Executive Director, KIPP Minnesota
    John Youngquist, Chief Academic Officer, Aurora Public Schools

    When it comes to planning for college and career, some say “let kids be kids;” while others advise starting “at birth.” Even very young children want to talk about their hopes and dreams and by kindergarten, they are beginning to discover who they are, what they are good at, and how they learn best. Self-awareness and goal-setting are important at every age and by making students age-appropriately aware of what it takes to reach their goals, students and parents can feel more prepared for what’s ahead and empowered to chart their own course. Join a panel of school leaders as they discuss strategies of early college awareness in their districts, ask questions of the experts, and share your own thoughts on “how early is too early.”

     

  • The Future of Work

    Workforce Development That Works

    Tuesday 10:00-11:00am Cortez Hill
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    MODERATOR:

    Nathan Blain, Executive Director, Corporate Executive Board

    PANELISTS:

    David Blake, CEO, Degreed
    Stephen Bailey, CEO, ExecOnline
    Dave Cutler, CEO, mLevel
    Sang Yoon, Head of Learning Strategy and R&D, Google

    Learning and talent development are increasingly essential to competitiveness in today’s fast-paced global marketplace. We’ll cover best practices in creating learning environments, supporting employee development, measuring the impact of talent development on business results, and organizing to foster continuous learning.

  • Post Secondary Program

    Innovating The Academic Credential

    Tuesday 10:00-11:00am Coronado E
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    MODERATOR

    Paul LeBlanc, President, Southern New Hampshire University

    PANELISTS

    Arthur Levine, President, Woodrow Wilson Foundation
    Matt Pittinsky, CEO, Parchment
    Pulin Sanghvi, Executive Director, Career Services, Princeton University
    Bill Haid, Registrar, UCSD

    A combination of technological and social forces are converging to accelerate change in the form and function of postsecondary credentials.  Academic diplomas, transcripts and certificates are moving from paper to digital, human readable to machine readable, symbolic to informational, credit-focused to competency-focused, and university controlled to student controlled.  Behind these changes is a shift in our expectations for postsecondary credentials and the education they represent: Empowering students to succeed in a knowledge economy.  How are universities conceptualizing and responding to these changes?  What models are emerging?  What enabling technologies are needed?  And what is the true time-scale of change?

  • Global Program

    Global Best Practices in Hiring & Workforce Development

    Tuesday 10:00-11:00am Promenade, 3rd Floor
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    MODERATOR:

    Abhinav Mital, Managing Director, Parthenon-EY

    PANELISTS:

    Imad Ghandour, Founder and Managing Director, Cedarbridge (UAE)
    Paul Gollash, CEO, Voxy (Brazil)
    Paulo Moraes, Vice President, Kroton (Brazil)
    Maria Spies, Navitas, Global Head of Learning and Development (Australia)

    What innovative companies or solutions are promising? What do employers need (lack) in these 2 areas? Do some countries or companies have closer ties between employers, educators and individuals to support employability and sustain it over time?  Where do employers invest: execs, managers, entry level?  Are more individuals investing in themselves now?  Would like to showcase hot companies in workforce development here. Could be innovative service providers to employers, or the employers themselves talking about learning globally.  How is the movement of Millennials into the global workforce causing disruption?

  • Other

    Business as a Force for Good: Introducing B Corps and Higher Education

    Tuesday 10:00-12:00pm Gaslamp A, 2nd Floor
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    AGENDA:

    10:30-11:00  Welcome and Introduction to B Lab and Higher Education Work — Dan Osusky, Head of Standards, B Lab
    11:00-12:00  Panel Discussion

    MODERATOR:

    Terrell Halaska, HCM Strategists

    PANELISTS:

    Rick Alexander, Head of Legal Policy, B Lab
    Eric Riedel, Chief Academic Officer, Walden University
    Denise Dezolt, Senior Vice President Academic Quality and Accreditation, Laureate Education
    Timothy Renick, Vice Provost, Georgia State University

    This breakout session will explore how higher education institutions can participate in the global movement led by Certified B Corporations to use business as a force for good. Over the past two years B Lab, the nonprofit organization behind B Corporations, has been developing robust voluntary assessment tools specifically for higher education and the educational community, with the ASU-GSV conference being the first public unveiling of the project.

    Hear from B Lab and others, including the first Certified B Corp in Higher Education, Laureate Education, as they discuss insights into the development of and experience with B Corp Standards in higher education and future opportunities for other companies to participate. The session is open to anyone interested in learning more about how to use business as force for good, but will be focused on higher education and therefore particularly useful for higher educational institutions (including both for-profits and non-profits) as well as intermediaries. B Lab will also share information on their broader work in education and educational services.

  • Main Stage Program

    Brain Trust: Top Wall Street Equity Analysts Discuss Investor Excitement for Learning and Talent Tech Companies

    Tuesday 10:00-11:00am Coronado B
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    MODERATOR:

    Michael Moe, CEO, GSV Asset Management

    PANELISTS:

    Trace Urdan, Managing Director at Credit Suisse, Equity Research, Knowledge Market
    Corey Greendale, Senior Vice President, First Analysis
    Alex Paris, President, President and Senior Managing Director, Barrington Research Associates, Inc.

    The public markets have not always been welcoming to learning and talent technology companies.  What is the current tone of the market?  What about 2U, Chegg and Instructure IPOs? Will we see more soon?  Will there be a Facebook for education?

  • Leading Educator Program

    Abandoning Average – How to Personalize Learning in the Classroom

    Tuesday 10:00-11:00am Grand Hall B
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    SPEAKERS:

    Phyllis Lockett, CEO, LEAP Innovations
    Chris Liang-Vergara, Chief of Learning Innovation, LEAP Innovations

    COMMENTATOR:

    Todd Rose, President, The Center for Individual Opportunity; Faculty Member, Harvard Graduate School of Education

    Each learner is an individual, with their own strengths, needs and interests. But for the most part, our education system is rooted in a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Better personalizing the learning experience for each child could be truly transformative when it comes to student outcomes. But this is a tall order – where do you start?

    Join Phyllis Lockett, CEO of LEAP Innovations, and Chris Liang-Vergara, Chief of Learning Innovation at LEAP Innovations, for this workshop on how to bring a more learner-centered approach to your classrooms.  Todd Rose, faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of the new book The End of Average, will join this session as a commentator.

    Come explore how to harness each student’s individuality to tailor learning experiences. They’ll present tools and resources you can use now, including the newly released LEAP Innovations Learning Framework. Informed by experts from across the country and backed up by learning science research, the framework defines the key aspects of personalized learning and provides strategies for developing personalized learning paths and learner profiles, as well as fostering student agency.

     

  • Other

    Ground Control to Major Tom — Ed Innovation and Millennials — Hosted by CER Innovation Advisory Council

    Tuesday 10:00-11:00am Regatta C, 4th Floor
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    Meg Palisoc, CEO, Synergy Academies
    Mark Greenberg, Chief Innovation Officer, Center for Education Reform
    Anthony Pienta, Director, K-12 Education Programs, The Philanthropy Roundtable
    Alison Pendergast, Chief Marketing Officer, Acrobatiq

    We’ve all heard that millennials hold the key to the future. Now if only we knew how to speak emoji. This panel will be a discussion on the role of millennials in securing the future of digital learning. Where is it going? What is its potential?

  • Growth Company Track

    Growth Company Presentations

    Tuesday 10:00-11:00am Regatta A/B , 4th Floor
    More

    Varsity Tutors
    Copley Retention
    DecisionDesk
    EverTrue
    Helix Education
    Koru
    PeopleAdmin
    ProctorU

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Tuesday 10:00-11:00am America’s Cup A/B , 4th Floor
    More

    AfterCollege
    Career Journey GPS (Vocatio)
    Whooo’s Reading
    Portfolium
    Purple Squirrel
    Sokanu
    Twenty19
    WayUp (Growth)

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Tuesday 10:00-11:00am America’s Cup C/D , 4th Floor
    More

    Better Weekdays
    Dream Careers
    Passei Direto
    Prosky
    Purposely
    Track Ahead
    Viridis Learning
    Aspiring Minds

  • GSV Leaders Track

    General Assembly Company Presentation

    Tuesday 10:30-11:00am Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Martin Scaglione, President and CEO, Hope Street Group

    Tuesday 10:30-11:00am Coronado A
    More

    Sync Our Signals: The Worker-To-Consumer Revolution in Workforce

  • GSV Leaders Track

    Comments from Leading Education Research Analyst Corey Greendale, Senior Vice President, First Analysis

    Tuesday 11:00am-11:10am Coronado D
  • GSV Leaders Track

    Clever Company Presentation

    Tuesday 11:10-11:40am Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Joerg Draeger, Member of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Tuesday 11:00-11:30am Coronado A
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    Technology is Not Enough: How to Make Education’s Digital Revolution a Success

    The digital revolution in education has finally begun. For reformers and entrepreneurs it is a huge opportunity but for many educators and institutions it seems to be a destructive tsunami. To make the digital revolution a success we need to pay more attention on the stakeholders: Focus on their challenges, put forward pedagogical principles instead of technology, even push for regulation and connect to employers.

  • Leading Educator Program

    Exclusive Leading Educator Session:  Q&A with Sal Khan, Founder, Khan Academy

    Tuesday 11:00-11:45am Grand Hall D
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    Sal Khan, Founder and CEO, Khan Academy

    MODERATOR:

    Karen Cator, CEO, Digital Promise

  • K-12 Program

    Back to the Future: ESSA’s Effect on Innovation

    Tuesday 11:00-11:50am Hillcrest A/B
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    MODERATOR:

    John J-H Kim, Faculty, Harvard Business School

    PANELISTS:

    Gene Kerns, Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance Learning
    Shilpi Niyogi, Senior Vice President of North American Corporate Affairs & Global Government Relations, Pearson
    Scott Kinney, Senior Vice President of Educational Partnerships, Discovery Education
    Robert Neu, Superintendent, Oklahoma City Public Schools

    As ESSA moves us back to 50 state decisions on accountability, this panel will explore what that means for vendors and districts, and what it means for innovation and technology delivery.

  • Main Stage Program

    Open Mind: Leadership Diversity In Education — Produced by Surge Institute

    Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm Coronado B
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    MODERATOR:

    Darryl Cobb, Partner, Charter School Growth Fund

    PANELISTS:

    Carmita Vaughan, Founder and President, The Surge Institute
    Allan Golston, President, U.S. Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Kaya Henderson, Chancellor, D.C. Public Schools

    National and local priorities in education reform — What are the major topics keeping each of these leaders up at night re. urban education

    • Why does diversity in leadership matter for the future of education reform? For our students?
    • What are some examples where lack of community understanding, support and buy-in has crippled good work or conversely where has it led to positive impact and sustainability?
    • What is the nation conversation re. need for diverse leaders? What efforts are underway?
    • What makes Surge an ideal approach to address the need in the movement?
    • Why has the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation chosen to support and advocate for the work?
    • How can Chicago be a model for other cities?
  • Post Secondary Program

    Higher Education Innovation Showcase

    Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm Coronado E
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    MODERATOR:

    Goldie Blumenstyk, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of HIgher Education

    PARTICIPANTS:

    Sue Blanshan, Senior Advisor to the Provost, Michigan State University
    Garikai Campbell, Provost, Morehouse College
    Angeline Godwin, President, Patrick Henry Community College
    Julie Schell, Director of OnRamps and Strategic Initiatives, University of Texas Austin
    Kara Van Dam, Vice Provost, University of Maryland University College
    Hans VanDerSchaaf, Senior Project Manager, Portland State University

    In five minute presentations, these higher education leaders will share the cutting edge ideas they have successfully implemented and the results they have achieved at their institutions to address the important challenges facing the intersection of post secondary education and technology.

  • Other

    Microsoft in the Classroom — Office 365, OneNote, Sway, Skype and more

    Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm Gaslamp D, Second Level — Seaport Tower
    More

    This is a great session for Educators and companies attending ASU GSV Summit to see the latest educational scenarios supported by these powerful platforms.

  • The Future of Work

    Goldilocks: The Frenzy In Tech Skill Learning—Is It Too Much, Too Little, Or Just Enough?

    Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm Cortez Hill
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    MODERATOR:

    Gunnar Counselman, CEO, Fidelis

    PANELISTS:

    Aaron Skonnard, CEO, Pluralsight
    Darrell Silver, Co Founder and CEO, Thinkful
    Andy S. Rosen, Chairman and CEO, Kaplan
    Daniel Hamburger, President and CEO, DeVry Education Group

    In response to an apparent insatiable demand for skilled high tech workers, companies and organizations from higher ed to K12 have jumped in to provide tech skills learning. Over 16k students graduated from boot camps in 2015, up from 6,700 in 2014. With a 545,000 gap in unfulfilled IT jobs in the U.S. today and rapidly evolving skill requirements, this panel addresses whether enough is being done to meet the needs of a dynamic job market.

    • Are boot camps a viable model in the long run and how are they likely to change?
    • Are online mentor models key?
    • Should the K12 system support better core skill development? Are we seeing progress there?
    • How rapidly is curriculum changing to meet employer requirements?
    • Where are the big gaps — data, science, AI, etc?
    • Are universities adequately responding?
    • Is the DOE’s EQUIP program catalyzing change?
  • Global Program

    Lessons from Leapfroggers

    Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm Promenade, 3rd Floor
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    MODERATOR:

    Dai Ellis, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Spire

    PANELISTS:

    Derrick Latreille, Chief Learning Officer, Ayala Education (Philippines)
    Nicos Nicolaou, CEO, UNICAF (Africa)
    Julian Kannigan, CEO, Educor (Africa)
    Amit Sevak, CEO, Laureate South Asia Region (includes South and Southeast Asia); CEO, Laureate (India)

    Emerging markets have been hotbeds of innovation with companies achieving exponential success.  See successful innovations and companies – leveraging new mindsets, mobile, tech, cost-basis or approach or otherwise – that are inspirational and actionable in developed markets.

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm Regatta A/B , 4th Floor
    More

    BlackBullion
    Edevate.com
    Graduway
    Lumen Learning
    PanOpen
    RefME
    Tutor Matching Service
    YouSeeU

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm America’s Cup A/B , 4th Floor
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    ApprenNet
    CoPilot Systems
    Funda
    Pedago
    Motimatic
    Rafter
    Symplicity
    Writelab

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm America’s Cup C/D , 4th Floor
    More

    StudySoup
    Yenko
    GetSmarter
    Lingk
    mPower Financing
    Ranku
    rSmart
    Topica Edtech Group (Growth)

  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Connie Yowell, CEO, Collective Shift and Cathy Lewis Long, Co Founder, The Sprout Fund

    Tuesday 11:30am-12:00pm Coronado A
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    Learning as a Lifestyle: Passion, People, Purpose

  • Keynote Speakers

    **Fireside Chat with Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education and Josh Lewis, Founder and Managing Principal, Salmon River Capital; A Conversation with Sal Khan, Founder and CEO, Khan Academy and Mark Hoplamazian, CEO, Hyatt Corporation, hosted by Campbell Brown, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Seventy Four; Keynote Panel News to Knowledge– How “Ed” is in the Middle of Media with Moderator Justin Kitch, CEO, Curious,  Mike McCue, CEO and Co Founder, Flipboard, and Alisa Miller, CEO, Public Radio International  **Watch Live via Livestream

    Tuesday 12:00-2:00pm Seaport Ballroom
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    **Tune in to this session online: Watch at asugsvsummitlive.com.

     

    Fireside Chat: Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education and Josh Lewis, Founder and Managing Principal, Salmon River Capital

    Fireside Chat: Sal Khan, CEO, Khan Academy and Mark Hoplamazian, CEO, Hyatt Corporation; Moderator: Campbell Brown, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Seventy Four

    News to Knowledge — How “Ed” is in the Middle of Media

    MODERATOR:

    Justin Kitch, CEO, Curious

    PANELISTS:

    Mike McCue, CEO and Co Founder, Flipboard
    Alisa Miller, CEO, Public Radio International

     

  • Other

    Platforms for EdTech Start-ups

    Tuesday 1:00-2:00pm Gaslamp D, Second Level — Seaport Tower
    More

    Learn why Azure, Machine Learning, Office 365, Windows, BizSpark and more are great platforms for start-ups to leverage. This is a great session for companies attending ASU GSV Summit to learn how to maximize your partnership with Microsoft.

  • GSV Leaders Track

    Bisk Company Presentation

    Tuesday 2:00-2:30pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Michael Sorrell, President, Paul Quinn College

    Tuesday 2:00-2:30pm Coronado A
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    We/Me: How Poverty, Food Deserts, & Common Sense led to the New Urban College Model

    In 2007, Paul Quinn College was a failing institution with under-performing students, decaying infrastructure, and located in one of the poorest communities in the city of Dallas, Texas. Nine years later, the College has been transformed into one of the most innovative small colleges in the country. This session will explore how a college with minimal resources and no margin of error became the place that President Bill Clinton claimed “works the way we think America should work” and the New York Times hailed as “an emerging national and community leader.”

  • Other

    The API-ification of Education! What do Uber, Spotify and AirBnB have in Common?

    Tuesday 2:00-2:30pm Solana Beach A
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    Firstly and perhaps most obviously they’re all multi billion dollar companies.  However, they are also all exemplary examples of how two or more companies working together can create more value than either of them could on their own. More and more successful companies are choosing to “build” their products by leveraging the services and infrastructure of other organizations alongside their own unique user experience and brand . The fundamental premise of the API economy is the increased productivity enabled  by packaging commodity, yet often complex, functionality into reusable  “building blocks”  Can the education sector emulate the success of these unicorns and how do you best evaluate the build vs buy decision?

  • Post Secondary Program

    Income Share Agreements: Connecting Education to Employment through Financing

    Tuesday 2:00-3:00pm Coronado E
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    MODERATOR:

    Kevin James, Research Fellow, Center on Higher Education Reform, American Enterprise Institute

    PANELISTS:

    Tonio DeSorrento, CEO, Vemo Education
    Elizabeth Akers, Fellow, Center on Children and Families, The Brookings Institution
    Andrew Davis, Founder and CEO, Education Equity, Inc

    Income Share Agreements (ISAs) offer an interesting and potentially powerful alternative to students loans. ISAs support purposeful completion of postsecondary education by offering students a financing vehicle tailored specifically to their program of study and intended career path, while also encouraging them to reach for higher levels of educational – and career – attainment.  While the ISA industry is only just emerging, the public policy and regulatory climate appear to be ripening for expansion of this new student financing model. During this panel presentation, learn more about key questions that are informing the policy and academic debate on ISAs, discuss potential barriers to the development of a well-functioning ISA market and examine examples of ISA models currently in the marketplace.

  • Leading Educator Program

    Close the Gap! Poverty Solutions that Work: A Session with Eric Jensen, author of Teaching with Poverty   

    Tuesday 2:00-2:50pm Grand Hall C
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    SPEAKER:

    Eric Jensen, Consultant and Author

    Strong leadership can accelerate Title 1 student achievement an additional 2 months every year. Bestselling author Eric Jensen shares the 5 core skills to foster leadership that closes the gap. Lead with simple tools to create an inspiring district identity that gets everyone excited. Discover a unique, proven way to set and get higher goals. Lead with success narratives that build district culture. This event develops leadership in surprising and powerful ways that develop others and raise student success. You get a handout plus takeaway PowerPoint to share. This is a must-attend game changer!

  • Main Stage Program

    Headstart: Global Freshman Academy

    Tuesday 2:00-3:00pm Coronado B
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    MODERATOR:

    Richard DeMillo, Professor of Computing and Professor of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology; Author of Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable

    PANELISTS:

    Stephen Laster, Chief Digital Officer, McGraw-Hill Education
    Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX; Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
    Adrian Sannier, Chief Academic Technology Officer, Arizona State University

    On the first anniversary of the Global Freshman Academy, this panel will explore the evolution of collaborations and ecosystems in open education. In a time of opportunities and threats,  how many traditional institutions are willing to put their brands on the line to establish meaningful value to market place pathways?

  • The Future of Work

    Are New Credentials and Assessments Replacing The College Degree?

    Tuesday 2:00-3:00pm Cortez Hill
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    MODERATOR:

    Jason Palmer, Deputy Director, Post Secondary Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    PANELISTS:

    Martin Scaglione, President and CEO, Hope Street Group
    Matt Sigelman, CEO, Burning Glass Technologies
    Ron Mitchell, Founder, Virgil
    Liz Simon, VP, Legal and External Affairs, General Assembly

    Historically, college degrees have been the primary indicator of postsecondary knowledge and skills. In today’s modern economy, more than 2/3 of job openings require a bachelor’s degree, and an increasing number of jobs require a master’s degree. However, over the past decade, we’ve seen an explosion of certificate, certification and alternative programs that employers believe to be as good as or better indicators of specialized knowledge and skills than a traditional college degree, and employers are now seeking proof of expertise than goes far beyond the college diploma. This trend is most pronounced in information technology and media, where code in Github or a social media portfolio can be examined by potential employers, but is rapidly spreading to other segments of the economy. This panel will explore the potential for new credentials and assessments to transform the worlds of postsecondary education and work as we move into the “competency era”.

  • Global Program

    Boom or Doom? Global Talent Supply & Demand: Past, Present & Future

    Tuesday 2:00-3:00pm Promenade, 3rd Floor
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    MODERATOR:

    Martha Laboissiere, Senior Expert, McKinsey & Company

    PANELISTS:

    Bernice McCabe, Headmistress of North London Collegiate School
    Mayank Kumar, Founder and CEO, Upgrad (India)
    Rob Grimshaw, CEO, TES Global
    Patrick Brothers, Chief Development Officer, Navitas (Australia)

    Data presentation will include:

    • Discussion of forecasts for the impact of automation/AI/freelancing/global on labor displacement and/ or creation of opportunities for people.
    • Top implications for innovators to keep in mind.
    • What individuals (students, parents, workers), institutions (schools, uni’s or gov’ts) or companies should do to prepare for this future.
    • Panel will end with a vote on whether the future is more “boom” or “doom” for humans, and which regions are positioned to grow in opportunity/prosperity.
  • Growth Company Track

    Growth Company Presentations

    Tuesday 2:00-3:00pm America’s Cup A/B , 4th Floor
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    Galvanize
    Vidku
    VIPKID
    WyzAnt
    Busuu
    Curious
    EverFi
    IVY

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Tuesday 2:00-3:00pm America’s Cup C/D, 4th Floor
    More

    Bibblio
    Carnegie Speech
    EDGE EdTEch
    JoyTunes
    Marine Learning Systems
    Proformative
    SmartStones

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Tuesday 2:00-3:00pm Regatta A/B, 4th Floor
    More

    Adjunct Professor Link
    Pymetrics
    LaborX
    Impartus
    Make School
    Prepona
    Significant Systems
    Plexuss

  • Leading Educator Program

    College for All? An Honest Conversation about Pathways for ALL Students — Supported by Omidyar Network

    Tuesday 2:00-2:50pm Grand Hall D
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    MODERATOR:

    Lina Bankert, Partner, Bellwether Education Partners

    PANELISTS:

    Tina Fernandez, Executive Director, Achieve Atlanta
    Alex Bernadotte, Founder and CEO, Beyond12
    Jake Schwartz, CEO, General Assembly
    Scott Bess, Superintendent, Goodwill Initiatives

    We invite honest dialogue on the provocative questions around the dangers (or benefits) of moving away from the goal of college for all – are we being realistic, or are we compensating? We hope to dig into the assumptions and beliefs behind the programming that organizations offer – what do we think society wants, believes, needs? What would a system look like that provides multiple post-secondary pathways to college and career? Do college alternatives threaten the most reliable path to individual prosperity, a four-year college degree?

  • K-12 Program

    Radically Different School Models

    Tuesday 2:00-2:50pm Hillcrest A/B
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    MODERATOR:

    Michael Horn, Co-Founder, The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

    PANELISTS:

    Orly Friedman, School Director, Khan Lab School
    Sujata Bhatt, Founder, The Incubator School
    Ken Montgomery, Founder and Executive Director, Design Tech High School
    Carlos Moreno, Co-Executive Director, Big Picture Learning

    The spirit of innovation is very much alive and well in the design of site-based schools. Join this panel to hear about the successes and challenges of some of the most prominent school entrepreneurs.

  • Other

    Putting the I in Ed Reform — A Reset Toward Innovation — Hosted by CER Innovation Advisory Council

    Tuesday 2:00-3:00pm Regatta C, 4th Floor
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    PANELISTS:

    Jonathan Hage, President and CEO, Charter Schools USA
    Susan Wolford, Sector Head and Managing Director, BMO Capital Markets
    Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO, Center for Education Reform
    Edward Fields, CEO and Chairman, HotChalk
    Jim Goenner, President and CEO, National Charter Schools Institute

    As we look back on the past 25 years of education reform, how far have we strayed from our goals? Have we kept our focus? Leaders of education innovation and reform will discuss the progress we have made and where we are going.

  • Leading Educator Program

    Leading Improvement: Using Improvement Science to Create More Equitable Educational Systems — Presented by Carnegie Foundation  

    Tuesday 2:00-4:50pm Grand Hall B
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    MODERATOR:

    Alicia Grunow, Senior Partner for Improvement Science and Analytics, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

    FACILITATORS:

    Amanda Meyer, Associate for Improvement Science, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
    Ben Daley, Chief Academic Officer, High Tech High

    The ability to create educational organizations that more reliably and equitably provide quality educational experiences for students is at the heart of our goals as educational leaders. How do we structure our improvement efforts to get there? Improvement Science offers an approach and set of tools to help leaders organize efforts to produce meaningful change. This workshop will offer an introduction to improvement science, hands on activities with key improvement tools and case examples of how educational leaders have used this approach to make progress on ambitious organizational goals.

  • GSV Leaders Track

    Udemy Company Presentation

    Tuesday 2:30-3:00pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Antonio Villaraigosa, Former Mayor, Los Angeles

    Tuesday 2:30-3:00pm Coronado A
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    The Challenge of Improving Our Urban Schools — Implications for Our Democracy, Our Economy and Social Cohesion

  • Other

    Microsoft School Data Sync

    Tuesday 2:30-3:30pm Gaslamp D, Second Level — Seaport Tower
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    Build a learning app that integrates with multiple SIS providers through a single cloud API. Enrich your apps with class roster information, and provide personalized experiences for teachers and students, all with the simplicity of single sign-on via Office 365. This is a great session for companies attending ASU GSV Summit to learn about Office 365’s rich API’s that enhance your app experiences across the devices you support.

  • Post Secondary Program

    Next Generation Digital Platforms

    Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm Coronado E
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    MODERATOR

    Lou Pugliese, Senior Innovation Fellow and Managing Director for the Action Lab, EdPlus

    PANELISTS

    Jon Mott, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Objects
    Adam Newman, Managing Director, Tyton Partners
    David Kuntz, Chief Research Officer, Knewton
    Michael Feldstein, Partner, MindWires

    Adaptive Learning is the most promising innovation in digital teaching and learning, but is a term often misused, ill-defined, and has yet to offer any definitive answers on how next generation learning systems will radically improve digital teaching and learning. This panel will attempt to demystify the hype and provide clarity to market realities and offer critical evaluation for selection and adoption.

  • GSV Leaders Track

    Discovery Education Company Presentation

    Tuesday 3:00-3:30pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Dale Russakoff, Author of The Prize

    Tuesday 3:00-3:30pm Coronado A
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    Mark Zuckerberg, Cory Booker and Chris Christie set out to rescue children from the failing schools of Newark, NJ. They got an education.

  • Leading Educator Program

    Why Amazon, Edmodo, and Microsoft, 14 States, and Over 30 Districts Decided to #GoOpen

    Tuesday 3:00-3:50pm Grand Hall D
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    MODERATOR:

    Joseph South, Director of Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education

    PANELISTS:

    Rohit Agarwal, General Manager of K-12 Education, Amazon
    Jim Federico, Principal Product Manager, Microsoft
    Sujit Nair, Director of Engineering, Edmodo
    Devin Vodicka, Superintendent, Vista Unified School District

    Come learn about the U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen campaign to expand the use of openly licensed educational resources in districts and states. Listen to leaders at Amazon, Edmodo, and Microsoft describe how and why they chose to highlight and support the use of openly licensed educational resources in their platforms. Hear about how one district’s choice to #GoOpen allowed them to create a collaborative, interdisciplinary, project-based curriculum that is shared freely across three states. Learn how districts are reinvesting hundreds of thousands of dollars that they used to use to buy static textbooks.

  • K-12 Program

    Innovators Assemble – Connecting Schools and Tools to Transform Education

    Tuesday 3:00-3:50pm Hillcrest A/B
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    INTRODUCTION:

    Karen Johnson, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    MODERATOR:

    Phyllis Lockett, CEO, LEAP Innovations

    PANELISTS:

    Scott Frauenheim, Principal, CICS West Belden
    Nick Gaehde, President, Lexia Learning
    Eileen Rudden, Partner, LearnLaunch
    Amy Hoffmaster, Deputy Director of Program Design, Citizen Schools

    Fostering collaboration between educators and technology innovators is critical to scaling innovation in education. The Learning Assembly, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a nationwide group curating, piloting, evaluating, and scaling the best and most innovative teaching and learning tools and strategies. We’ll provide an overview of the Learning Assembly as well as in-depth spotlight of a Learning Assembly pilot program, including their edtech product and school partners.

    In this session:

    • Edtech companies will learn about growing opportunities to pilot and gather feedback on their products with schools and teachers across the nation
    • District and school leaders will learn how to access innovative products to try in their classrooms, evaluate them, and shape the development of edtech products around teacher and student needs
    • Investors will learn about how pilot programs connect stakeholders to provide actionable feedback to edtech companies, providing opportunity for investments to be directly aligned to student and teacher feedback

     

    Come hear about this exciting work and opportunities to partner.

  • Main Stage Program

    Mind Set: Fireside Chat with Carol Dweck, Author of Mindset and Justin Kitch, CEO of Curious

    Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm Coronado B
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    Carol Dweck, Renowned Stanford Psychologist and Best Selling Author of Mindset with Justin Kitch, CEO, Curious

    In the growth mindset, people believe that their talents and abilities can be developed through passion, education, and persistence. For them, it’s not about looking smart or grooming their image. It’s about a commitment to learning–taking informed risks and learning from the results, surrounding yourself with people who will challenge you to grow, looking frankly at your deficiencies and seeking to remedy them. Most great business leaders have had this mindset, because building and maintaining excellent organizations in the face of constant change requires it.

  • The Future of Work

    Effective Bridges from Higher Ed to Workforce

    Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm Cortez Hill
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    MODERATOR:

    Dean Judy Olian, UCLA Anderson School of Business

    PANELISTS:

    Rachel Romer Carlson, Co-Founder, Guild Education
    Jim Deters, Founder, Galvanize
    Jacqueline Smith, Assistant Vice President and Executive Director, University Initiatives, Arizona State University
    Candice Carpenter Olson, CEO, Fullbridge

    What are the new models that prepare and connect students with career opportunities?

  • Global Program

    Education Innovation in the EU: Tales from Entrepreneurs  

    Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm Promenade, 3rd Floor
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    MODERATOR:

    Ian Fordham, CEO, EdTech UK

    PANELISTS:

    Stephan Bayer, Founder and CEO, sofatutor
    George Burgess, Founder and CEO, Gojimo
    Michal Borkowski, Co-Founder and CEO, Brainly
    Raffaela Rein, Founder and CEO, CareerFoundry

    Statistically Europe has lagged other developed economies in venture investment in learning and talent technology (estimated €150mm invested in 2015) but that is beginning to change. Talk to some of Europe’s most promising entrepreneurs and hear about challenges and opportunities.

  • Growth Company Track

    Growth Company Presentations

    Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm America’s Cup C/D, 4th Floor
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    Education Elements
    Simplilearn
    Fusion Academy
    LearnZillion
    Noodle Partners
    Schoolzilla
    DreamBox Learning
    Tynker

  • Growth Company Track

    Growth Company Presentations

    Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm Regatta A/B, 4th Floor
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    Edmodo
    EMC Languages (New Mountain Learning)
    Bettermarks
    ItsLearning
    Newsela
    Panorama Education
    Speakaboos
    Triumph Learning

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm America’s Cup A/B , 4th Floor
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    Affordable College
    CogBooks
    Experience Institute
    Interfolio
    MobLab
    Qubed
    Sixup PBC
    VisitDays

  • Other

    Redesigning the Experience of Learning with Cognitive: Rapid Design Ideation Session — Sponsored by IBM

    Tuesday 3:00-4:30pm Golden Hill A, 3rd Floor
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    Join IBM Watson and select other education influencers from technology companies, districts, universities and school systems at an rapid design ideation session. All attendees will actively collaborate using IBM Design Thinking to uncover the opportunities facing the lifelong learning continuum – from early foundations, school years through to adult outcomes. Discover more about Watson, IBM’s cognitive computing platform that uses natural language processing and machine learning to reveal insights from large amounts of unstructured data. Learn how this technology is being applied to the education space to solve some of the industry’s toughest challenges and then ideate on how cognitive could add value across the life long learning continuum. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves as we focus on learners and collaboratively build empathy maps, identify pain points and discover real opportunities to redesign the experience of learning with cognitive capabilities.

    NOTE: Limited Seating

  • Leading Educator Program

    Dissatisfied, Yet Optimistic: If You Could Build Any School, What Would You Build?

    Tuesday 3:00-4:50pm Grand Hall C
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    FACILITATORS:

    Aylon Samouha, Co-Founder, Transcend Education
    Lisa Minott, Director Technology, Greenfield at Achievement First
    Nishita Gupte, Director, Greenfield at Achievement First
    Sung-Ae Yang, Lead Designer, Greenfield at Achievement First
    Jennifer Lindsay, Director of Ops, Greenfield at Achievement First

    We believe schools can and will serve students in fundamentally different ways. Join us for a fast-paced session that will use design thinking to explore the limitations of the traditional school model and brainstorm student-centric solutions. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of what must change in current school models, greater familiarity with some of the design tools that will aid innovation, and concrete ideas for the coming weeks and years.

  • GSV Leaders Track

    DeVry Education Group Company Presentation

    Tuesday 3:30-4:00pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Rich DeMillo, Professor of Computing, Georgia Tech and Author of Revolution in Higher Education

    Tuesday 3:30-4:00pm Coronado A
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    A Revolution in Higher Education: Tales from Unlikely Allies

  • GSV Leaders Track

    HotChalk Company Presentation

    Tuesday 4:00-4:30pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    André Dua, Director, McKinsey & Company

    Tuesday 4:00-4:30pm Coronado A
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    The Revolution in Corporate Learning

  • Post Secondary Program

    First Generation College Success

    Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm Coronado E
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    MODERATOR:

    Aarti Dhupelia, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, National Louis University

    PANELISTS:

    Steve Smith, President, Advising and Admissions Solutions, Hobsons
    Wendy Skibinski, Director of College and Career Readiness, Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
    Jim McCorkell, CEO and Founder, College Possible
    Keith Clougherty, President and CEO, Copley Retention Systems

    College access is a hot topic, but how are institutions and organizations actually driving access AND success for students – especially low-income students, first-generation students, and underrepresented minorities? Some school districts and organizations have put these students at the forefront of their priorities. How can we get them not only TO college, but THROUGH college? Join an esteemed panel of school, organization, and business leaders to begin answering these questions, hear real-life examples, and engage in a discussion on how we can work together to help students succeed.

  • Main Stage Program

    Blow Your Mind: Start From Scratch Or Improve Existing Models?

    Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm Coronado B
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    MODERATOR:

    Arthur Levine, President, Woodrow Wilson Foundation

    PANELISTS:

    Michael Sorrell, President, Paul Quinn College
    Rick Miller, President, Olin College
    Marcia Aaron, Executive Director, KIPP LA
    Burck Smith, CEO and Founder, StraighterLine

    Is energy better spent improving existing models or starting over greenfield?  This panel will offer perspectives on both K12 and Higher Ed.

  • Leading Educator Program

    Catching Waves: School and District Leaders Highlight a Unique Success II

    Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm Grand Hall D
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    MODERATOR:

    Zak Ringelstein, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Renaissance Learning

    PRESENTERS:

    Darryl Adams, Superintendent, Coachella Valley Unified School District — Wifi Access
    Sujata Bhatt, Founder, The Incubator School — Values-based Ownership
    Eric Chagala, Principal, Vista Innovation and Design Academy — Engagement
    Barton Dassinger, Principal, Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academy — Centralized Data Collection
    Pat Deklotz, Superintendent, Kettle Moraine School District — Micro-credentials and Career Pathways
    Thomas Gaffey, Chief Instructional Technologist, Building 21 — Competency-based Information Systems
    Ehab Jaleel, Executive Director, Amana Academy Charter School — Technology Integration
    Tres Tyvand, Director of Blended and Online Learning, Bend-La Pine Schools — Flexible Schooling

  • The Future of Work

    Upskilling for Economic Mobility and Success

    Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm Cortez Hill
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    MODERATOR:

    Ron Painter, CEO, National Association of Workforce Boards

    PANELISTS:

    Peter Callstrom, President and CEO, San Diego Workforce Partnership
    Phil Blair, Executive Officer, Manpower San Diego
    Jamai Blivin, CEO, Educate+Innovate

    Join national workforce leaders as they explore the opportunities and challenges of workers who are pursuing increased economic mobility via upskilling and training. How well does this training leads to jobs?  How deeply is it aligned to employer needs? How is the workforce system adapting to our changing economy? And how well do employers and job seekers know how to navigate the complicated world of education and training that leads to in-demand careers?

  • Global Program

    Trends in Education Technology & Entrepreneurship in China

    Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm Promenade, 3rd Floor
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    MODERATOR:

    Meredith Karazin, Co-Founder and Senior Partner, LearnLab

    PANELISTS:

    Xiao Dun, Co-Founder, 17zuoye
    Wenjuan “Cindy” Mi, Founder and CEO, VIPKid
    Bill Ning, Partner, Futureworks
    Julius Luo, CFO, TAL Education

    Understanding education technology in China is essential if you truly want to have a global strategy and impact. Not only is the education market massive—with about 200 million students in the public system and a total annual spend of 500 billion USD—but, education technology is growing fast (JMDEdu). While much learning still happens offline, education technology has exploded over the past few years, funding to China-based education tech companies topped $1B in 2015, making up almost 40% of the global education tech funding, and about 3 times the funding of 2014 (CB Insights).

    This panel explores the trends in education technology in China featuring four prominent entrepreneurs and investors. Each panelist represents a different trend: the opening of the public school system to private companies, the desire by parents for more international and holistic education for their children, increasing investments made by major education companies in both domestic and international education tech companies, and a huge growth in early-stage startups and investments. We’ll discuss these trends in education technology, the growth of the sector overall in the last few years, and what opportunities and challenges we can expect in the future.

  • K-12 Program

    How Emerging Technologies are Likely to Disrupt Learning

    Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm Hillcrest A/B
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    MODERATOR:

    Rosamund Else-Mitchell, Executive Vice President of Professional Services, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    PANELISTS:

    Din Heiman, COO, BrainPOP
    Justin Werfel, Senior Research Scientist at the Wyss Institute, Harvard University
    David Samuelson, Head of Global Schools, Age of Learning
    Guido Kovalskys, CEO, Nearpod

    For decades, in fact for centuries, as far back as the advent of the magic lantern, to radio, motion pictures, through to mainframes and the PC, we in education have swung between excitement and fretfulness about the disruptive force of new technologies on or for the classroom, for learning, and for students. What makes today, or the emerging technologies of gaming, virtual reality or robotics, different from the innovations of the past?

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm America’s Cup A/B , 4th Floor
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    ClassWallet
    PlayPosit
    Globaloria
    Knowledge Delivery Systems
    Neverware
    Read Engage
    TeacherGaming
    Beeline Reader

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm America’s Cup C/D, 4th Floor
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    Akwai
    codeSpark
    Noodle Markets
    GoNoodle
    Kytabu
    Mursion
    Schoolmint
    Templeton Learning

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm Regatta A/B, 4th Floor
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    BenchPrep
    Copycat
    Educurious
    GradeHub
    LEAF College Savings
    myEDmatch
    Smart Lunches
    Testive

  • Other

    Rethinking the Transition from Education to Career — A Fireside Chat with author Jeff Selingo and Roadtrip Nation’s Mike Marriner — Hosted by ASU

    Tuesday 4:00-5:45pm Vista A/B, 32nd Floor
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    Jeffrey Selingo, the author of the new book, There Is Life After College, and Mike Marriner, co-founder of Roadtrip Nation, discuss how students are navigating the route from high school through college and what are the experiences that will help young adults thrive in a 21st Century economy where the world of work and jobs are changing.

    Jeffrey Selingo and Mike Marriner in conversation with Doug Lederman, editor of Inside Higher Ed

    Complimentary copies of There Is Life After College will be available to attendees at the session courtesy of Arizona State University

  • GSV Leaders Track

    Knewton Company Presentation

    Tuesday 4:30-5:00pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Paul LeBlanc, President, Southern New Hampshire University

    Tuesday 4:30-5:00pm Coronado A
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    A Conversation with Paul LeBlanc and Deborah Quazzo

  • Keynote Speakers

    **Conversation with Multi-Grammy And Academy Award Winning Hip Hop Artist, Actor And Activist Common and Aspen Institute’s Raj Vinnakota followed by Student Panel and Audience Q&A  **Watch Live via Livestream

    Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm Seaport Ballroom
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    **Tune in to this session online: Watch at asugsvsummitlive.com.

  • Awards Receptions

    The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education Celebratory Dinner (Invitation Only)  

    Tuesday 6:00pm Grand Hall D
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    At this invitation-only celebratory dinner, McGraw-Hill Education and Arizona State University will honor the 2016 McGraw Prize winners for their innovative work in the fields of K-12, higher education and international education.

  • Awards Receptions

    Innovator of Color Reception honoring Jessie Woolley-Wilson, Chair, CEO, and President, DreamBox Learning

    Tuesday 6:00-6:40pm Seaview Terrace
  • Keynote Speakers

    China Night Reception hosted by Future Stars (Invitation Only)

    Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm By Invitation
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    Join us on April 19th at China Night Reception to learn more about China Ed-tech Market and to network with Founders and CEOs form 26 top Chinese ed-tech/ education companies.

  • Keynote Speakers

    **Breakfast and Keynotes: The Future of Education: John Fallon, CEO, Pearson and Rick Levin, CEO, Coursera, Moderated by Carlos Watson, CEO and Co-Founder, Ozy; Dr. Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University and the recipients of the 2016 McGraw Prize in Education: Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, CEO, Afghan Institute of Learning, Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Anant Agarwal, CEO, edX  **Watch Live via Livestream

    Wednesday 8:00-10:00am Seaport Ballroom
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    **Tune in to this session online: Watch at asugsvsummitlive.com.

  • Other

    Vista Unified School District Tour Experience (Pre-Registration Required)

    Wednesday 8:00am Departure Off-site
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    Visit will include tours of Vista Innovation and Design Academy, and Olive Elementary. Bus loads at 7:45am and will depart promptly at 8:00am.  The bus will drop back off at the Hyatt no later than 11:45am.

  • Other

    High Tech High Tour Experience (Pre-Registration Required)

    Wednesday 8:30am Departure Off-site
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    Student-led tours for a group of 55 individuals (by sign up):

    • 8:15 – Bus loads at Hyatt
    • 8:30 – Bus departs
    • 8:45 – Arrive on campus
    • 9:00-10:00 – Student-led tour
    • 10:30 – Drop off at Hyatt
  • Other

    “Tomorrowland” — Exhibiting Companies

    Wednesday Open 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm Seaport Foyer, Second Level
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    TOMORROWLAND:

    Booth 1: Vrtul Inc.
    Booth 2: Learning Games Studios
    Booth 3: Next Galaxy
    Booth 4: Lingoland
    Booth 5: Realiteer Corp.
    Booth 6: Lucid VR
    Booth 7: Smartstones
    Booth 8: Parrot.com
    Booth 9: Tynker
    Booth 10: Woofbert
    Booth 13: Schoold
    Booth 14: Discovr Labs
    Booth 15: ZSpace
    Booth 16: ZSpace
    Booth 17: codeSpark
    Booth 18: Root and the Wyss Institute/Harvard
    Booth 19: ASU Globe
    Booth 20: Virt
    Booth 21: Knightscope

    TOMORROW LAND TOO (Banker’s Hill, 3rd Floor):

    Mursion
    Mursion is the virtual training platform where professionals practice and master the complex interpersonal skills they need to be effective in high-stakes careers. Originally designed as a “flight simulator” for teachers and school leaders, Mursion’s immersive training simulator is now being leveraged by a wide range of innovative organizations to improve their employees’ soft skills. Mursion designs customized training simulations and performance-based assessments that match the unique learning objectives of our clients.

    In this hands-on workshop, participants will experience how virtual reality can be harnessed to accelerate professional learning for educators on the front line. Mursion will debut key enhancements to the platform, including:
    — A new virtual elementary school classroom with hyper realistic avatars that are driven by advanced motion capture technology.
    — A “shared workspace” where teachers in training can engage student-avatars in performance tasks.

    BrainPOP / Google Expeditions
    Visit Tomorrowland Too and see how innovative classroom teachers are transforming their lessons and bringing abstract concepts to life with BrainPOP’s cross-curricular digital content and Google Expeditions. These 30-minute hands-on sessions highlight the ways teachers are creating immersive learning environments by taking their students on virtual field trips and supplementing the trip with animated movies, educational games, and interactive features making learning dynamic and fun.

  • GSV Leaders Track

    2U Company Presentation

    Wednesday 10:00-10:30am Coronado D
  • Post Secondary Program

    The Art and Science of Student Success: Reflections on Using Data Science and Design Thinking to Help Students Learn Well and Finish Strong

    Wednesday 10:00-11:00am Bayview, 32nd Floor
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    MODERATOR

    Mark David Milliron, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Civitas Learning

    PANELISTS

    John S. Wilson, Jr., President, Morehouse College
    Steven Lee Johnson, President, Sinclair Community College
    Angela Baldasare, Assistant Provost for Institutional Research, University of Arizona

    Compelling new technologies and deepening data streams abound in the world of higher education. So too do the calls for improving learning outcomes and completion metrics. In this session, higher education leaders from diverse institutional types will reflect on how the fields of Data Science and Design Thinking are coming together to help universities and colleges respond to these calls, and make the most of their modern blended infrastructures. Moreover, they’ll explore how we can leverage these disciplines to not only shape policy and practice, but to power the front-lines of learning—bringing the right data at the right time to advisors, faculty, and students.

  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Todd Rose, Co-Founder, Center for Individual Opportunity, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Author, The End of Average Wednesday

    Wednesday 10:00-10:30am Coronado A
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    The End of Average

  • Main Stage Program

    Brainstorm: How Different Forms Of Capital Impact Return On Education

    Wednesday 10:00-11:00am Coronado B
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    MODERATOR:

    John Denniston, Co Founder and Water Lead, GSV Sustainability Partners

    PANELISTS:

    Amy Klement, Partner, Omidyar Network
    Karan Chopra, Co-Founder and Partner, Opportunity@Work
    Rob Solomon, CEO, GoFundMe
    Trevor Neilson, CEO, i(x)investments
    Adam Braun, New York Times bestselling author; Founder of MissionU/Pencils of Promise

    Education and Talent is a $5T global sector with diverse funding streams including government, private equity, and philanthropy.  This panel will discuss how philanthropic and commercial investment can combine to optimize results and/or create conflict.

  • Global Program

    Growth Presentations by 5 Elite Chinese Private Companies

    Wednesday 10:00-11:00am Promenade, 3rd Floor
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    PRESENTING COMPANIES:

    The SchoolPal Group
    EEO Education
    ChangingEDU
    Shunshun Liu Xue (Means Shunshun Study Abroad)
    LingoMe/ Liulishuo

    See presentations from CEOs of China’s most important private education technology companies. All company valuation exceed $100 million with a number in excess of $500 million.

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Wednesday 10:00-11:00am America’s Cup A/B , 4th Floor
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    ReBoot
    Crescerance
    Gameplan Learning
    Guru-G
    Learn with Homer
    ThinkCERCA
    Software Secure

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Wednesday 10:00-11:00am America’s Cup C/D, 4th Floor
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    edWeb.net
    Immersed Games
    Learnmetrics
    NextLesson
    Sokikom
    Upraised Learning
    Querium
    Campus Labs (Growth)

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Wednesday 10:00-11:00am Regatta A/B, 4th Floor
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    Brainly
    DeansList
    Ellevation Education
    LearnTrials
    OpenEd
    Vidcode
    Kahoot (Growth)

  • Other

    Empowering Student Voice in K-20 Through Technology; Creating Collaborative, Authentic Learning Environments  

    Wednesday 10:00-11:00am Solana Beach B, 3rd Floor
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    MODERATOR:

    Jon Phillips, Managing Director Global education, Dell

    SPEAKERS:

    Zak Malamed, Founder and Executive Director, Student Voice
    Tiffany Green-Abdullah, Manager, Learning Community Development, Georgia State University

    Student voice in the learning process is dramatically changing.  With the rise of social media and increased access to learning resources anytime, students expect to have a voice in how they create change and disseminate their impact. Students want to engage differently amongst themselves and with administrators and educators.  How the engagement process works and the effectiveness of these programs to incorporate student voice varies dramatically from one school to another and one district to another and also from the K12 environment to the university level.

    From a student bill of rights to the creation of e-Portfolios of work to capture the breadth of knowledge learned, the panel will discuss creative initiatives that are encouraging students to take an active role in changing the impact of their education through technology accessibility.

  • The Future of Work

    Community Colleges: Disrupting Unemployment

    Wednesday 10:00-11:00am Cortez Hill
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    MODERATOR:

    Daniel Pianko, Managing Director, University Ventures

    PANELISTS:

    Scott Ralls, President, Northern Virginia Community College
    Dr. Pam Y. Eddinger, President, Bunker Hill Community College
    Jacqueline Hill, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Miami Dade College
    Rhonda Coats, Vice President, Student Affairs, Davidson County Community College

    Community Colleges educate over 5 million students every year. With over 5.8M job openings in the U.S. alone, most of which require some post-secondary education, Community Colleges are leading the way to “disrupt unemployment.”

  • Post Secondary Program

    Live Crowd Vote: Finalist Pitching for Lumina Foundation Social Innovation Prize for Postsecondary Education

    Wednesday 10:00-11:00am Grand Hall C
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    MODERATOR:

    Kiko Suarez, Vice President of Communications and Innovation, Lumina Foundation

    JUDGES:

    Dan Osusky, Standards Development Manager, B Lab
    Nasir Qadree, Head of Education, Village Capital
    Anne Dwane, Partner, GSV Acceleration

    FINALISTS:

    Career Village
    Leaf Savings
    Signal Vine

    What better place than ASU GSV Summit to have a crowd of innovators gather to vote on a $50,000 prize? Attendees and a panel of expert judges will listen to pitches from social ventures that are either already impacting postsecondary education in the US, or believe they could apply their model to increase attainment in the higher education sector. At the end of the session $25,000 will be awarded according to a live crowd vote and $25,000 will be awarded according to judge decision. Come listen to pitches, ask the finalists questions, and help decide who will win!

  • Other

    Election ’16 — Does Education Innovation Stand a Chance? — Hosted by CER Innovation Advisory Council

    Wednesday 10:00-11:00am Regatta C, 4th Floor
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    Tom Vander Ark, CEO, Getting Smart
    Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO, Center for Education Reform
    Bill Hansen, President and CEO, USA Funds
    Christina Culver, President, EdNexus Advisors
    Richard Culatta, Chief Innovation Officer, State of Rhode Island

    Experts in the policy and political arena debate the potential for innovation post November, and what we can do about it now.

  • Other

    Redesigning the Experience of Learning with Cognitive: Rapid Design Ideation Session — Sponsored by IBM

    Wednesday 10:00-11:30am  Golden Hill A, 3rd Floor
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    Join IBM Watson and select other education influencers from technology companies, districts, universities and school systems at an rapid design ideation session. All attendees will actively collaborate using IBM Design Thinking to uncover the opportunities facing the lifelong learning continuum – from early foundations, school years through to adult outcomes. Discover more about Watson, IBM’s cognitive computing platform that uses natural language processing and machine learning to reveal insights from large amounts of unstructured data. Learn how this technology is being applied to the education space to solve some of the industry’s toughest challenges and then ideate on how cognitive could add value across the life long learning continuum. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves as we focus on learners and collaboratively build empathy maps, identify pain points and discover real opportunities to redesign the experience of learning with cognitive capabilities.

    NOTE: Limited Seating

  • K-12 Program

    When I Talk, You Listen: Young People Discuss the Student Ownership Culture and Adults Share How They Help Create It — Presented by the Aspen Institute

    Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm Hillcrest A/B
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    MODERATOR:

    Raj Vinnakota, Executive Vice President of Youth and Engagement, Aspen Institute

    STUDENT PANELISTS (10:00am):

    Jasmine Johnson, Roadtrip Nation

    ADULT PANELISTS (11:00am):

    Jason Jordan, General Manager of Institutional Partnerships, Knewton
    Todd Rose, Co-Founder, Center for Individual Opportunity, Harvard School of Education, The End of Average
    Orly Friedman, School Director, Khan Lab School
    Brett Peterson, Director, High Tech High
    Scott Frauenheim, Director, Distinctive Schools

    The Aspen Institute has established a new division of Youth & Engagement Programs: it will work directly with youth ages 14 to 24 to educate and develop citizen-leaders who mirror our nation’s diversity and to identify, nurture, and celebrate local youth and their ideas to improve our communities. The division will infuse the youth voice into all of the Institute’s policy work and public convenings in order to provide authentic youth perspective on a variety of issues, and the division will also seek ways to highlight the importance of youth voice in all venues, including schools. This new area of work will also develop other entrepreneurial approaches to engage youth in the key challenges of the day.

    The Aspen Institute’s Raj Vinnakota will lead a set of conversations around the importance of student voice and agency in driving improved education outcomes, especially focused on the long-term goal of creating an engaged and effective global citizenry.

    Student agency refers to the level of control, autonomy, and power that a student experiences in an educational situation. Student agency can be manifested in the choice of learning environment, subject matter, approach, and/or pace. Authentic assessment, experiential or project based learning, and mastery-based learning all provide opportunities to increase student agency. With more student agency can come higher levels of engagement and commitment to the learning process and becoming more competent learners in and out of school. This idea of student/learner agency has been around for decades, but the conversation has taken off lately, due in part to multiple pressures: (a) an increasing need to keep students engaged; (b) an understanding that a learner’s mindset is required for successful 21st century careers and life.; (c) the growth of tools which can put more of the ownership – pace, direction, etc. – of the learning in the students’ hands; and, (d) successful and growing school models that are demonstrating this work on a day-to-day basis.

    However, this transition of student agency has not happened easily or quickly. In a set of conversation – first with students and then with adults who are engaged deeply in this work – we will begin to explore the opportunities, requirements, challenges, and consequences of increasing student agency.

  • GSV Leaders Track

    PowerSchool Company Presentation

    Wednesday 10:30-11:00am Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Christopher Yanov, CEO, Reality Changers

    Wednesday 10:30-11:00am Coronado A
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    How $300 in Seed Money Turned into $100,000,000 in Scholarships for Low-Income Youth

  • GSV Leaders Track

    Pluralsight Company Presentation

    Wednesday 11:00am-11:30am Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Founder and Executive Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning

    Wednesday 11:00-11:30am Coronado A
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    McGraw Prize Winner Q&A Session

  • Post Secondary Program

    Town Meeting Follow Up Breakout to The Art and Science of Student Success Panel

    Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm Bayview, 32nd Floor
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    MODERATORS

    Charles Thornburgh, Founder and CEO, Civitas Learning
    Angela Baldasare, Assistant Provost for Institutional Research, University of Arizona
    Dr. Mark David Milliron, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Civitas Learning

    Making the Most of Data on the Road Ahead: A Follow-Up “The Gates” Town Meeting

    This session will be a follow-up town meeting to the “Art and Science of Student Success” session. In an interactive, town meeting format, we’ll dive deeper into how we make the most of data science and design thinking on the road ahead. We’ll wrestle with issues around the changing role of IR in the age of analytics; how our institutions avoid getting locked in “data jail”; how we protect student privacy, while enabling regional education ecosystem connections; and how we put data policy on purpose to avoid reactionary challenges that put quality data work at risk.

  • Post Secondary Program

    Innovation In The Face Of Distress: The Coming Wave Of Distressed Colleges

    Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm Coronado E
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    MODERATOR:

    Ryan Craig, Managing Director, University Ventures

    PANELISTS:

    Michael Horowitz, President, TCS Education System
    Christopher Good, Vice President, Global Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets
    Sabrina Kay, Chancellor, Fremont College
    Patricia Blake, Trustee, Dowling College

    DISCUSSION TOPICS / QUESTIONS

    • How big is this wave of colleges with distressed debt and how fast is it coming?
    • What options should (small, private) traditional colleges and universities be considering now to avoid a bondholder-forced sale process?
    • What these sales processes area are shaping up to look like?
  • Main Stage Program

    Mind The Gap: How Do Universities, Employers, Students and Governments Get In Sync?

    Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm Coronado B
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    MODERATOR:

    Michael Horn, Co-Founder and Distinguished Fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

    PANELISTS:

    Matthew Sigelman, CEO, Burning Glass
    Rick Levin, CEO, Coursera; Former President Yale University
    Byron Auguste, Managing Director, Opportunity@Work
    Raj Echambadi, Associate Dean, College of Business, University of Illinois

    The failure to adequately connect learning to employment has been a fatal flaw of our human talent “system.” This panel will discuss radical changes that are occurring in universities and corporation sas well as the optimal role for government?

  • The Future of Work

    Is There Really a Talent Shortage, or Is Talent Hidden in Plain Sight?

    Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm Cortez Hill
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    MODERATOR:

    Paula Olson, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities

    PANELISTS:

    Wes Moore, Founder and CEO, BridgeEdu
    Art Shectman, Founder and President, ULTRA Testing
    Martha Laboissiere, Senior Expert, McKinsey & Company
    Diane Flynn, Chief Marketing Officer, GSVlabs; Co-Founder, ReBoot Career Accelerator for Women

    Millions of jobs go unfilled today due to a shortage of skilled talent. Labor force participation rates, especially among some segments of the population, are low. Are we simply failing to engage large numbers of people in relevant ways? See actionable examples of innovators who are unleashing human potential and uncovering talent in unconventional ways. Are there new, fundamentally more enlightened ways to think about talent and potential?

  • Global Program

    Taking Global Innovation Mainstream

    Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm Promenade, 3rd Floor
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    MODERATOR:

    Jonathan Kaplan, President and CEO, Walden University

    PANELISTS:

    Joshua Nester, Head of Education, Seek (Australia)
    Rob Paddock, Founder and Chief Academic Officer, Get Smarter (South Africa)
    James Pitman, Head of UK, StudyGroup (UK)
    Eric RolandPrecourt Director of Partnerships, Tang Institute, Phillips Academy

    Is much of the innovation in learning and talent development only impacting niches, such as affluent families investing heavily in education, or a small number of employers seeking elusive highly skilled people?  How do we identify innovations with the highest impact on learning and career outcomes, and get them to the masses quickly.  In education and training, much of the spending is government spending.  How do innovators engage constructively and effectively with the existing systems: human, technological, bureaucratic etc.  Or, are local solutions with organic growth the answer?

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm America’s Cup A/B , 4th Floor
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    CaseNEX – DataCation
    Defined Learning
    Eyeread
    Kaizena
    LightSail
    Pallas Advanced Learning Systems
    Spire
    Yogome

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm America’s Cup C/D, 4th Floor
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    Cashtivity
    Desmos
    Fishtree
    Kickboard
    MarcoPolo
    Pear Deck
    Steve Jobs School
    Youtopia

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm Regatta A/B, 4th Floor
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    Centric Learning – HERO System
    Edoome
    Formative
    Kiko Labs
    Yup
    Peekapak
    Splash Math
    Zybooks

  • GSV Leaders Track

    Wiley Company Presentation

    Wednesday 11:30am-12:00pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Karl Mehta, Founder and CEO, EdCast

    Wednesday 11:30am-12:00pm Coronado A
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    The 4th Industrial Revolution & the Future of Work and Learning

  • Keynote Speakers

    **Keynote Presentation: Bill Gates, Founder, Microsoft, and CEO, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Followed by Interview with Deborah Quazzo, Founder and Managing Partner, GSV with Introduction by Dr. Michael Crow  **Watch Live via Livestream

    Wednesday 12:00-12:30pm Seaport Ballroom
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  • Keynote Speakers

    **Lunch and Keynote Presentation: Michael Horn, Co-Founder and Distinguished Fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation; Louis Rogers, Former Chair and CEO, TES Global; John Katzman, Founder and CEO, Noodle Companies  **Watch Live via Livestream

    Wednesday 12:30-2:00pm Seaport Ballroom
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    EMCEE:

    Michael Horn, Co-Founder, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

    JUDGES:

    Louise Rogers, Former Chair and CEO, TES Global, Senior Advisor, Charterhouse
    John Katzman, Founder and CEO, Noodle Companies

    PARTICIPANTS:

    Edward Fields, CEO, HotChalk
    Ben Nelson, Minerva
    Alexis Ringwald, CEO, LearnUp
    Jake Schwartz, General Assembly
    Jeremy Johnson, CEO, Andela

    Conventional wisdom within and outside the learning and talent world says important, disruptive companies cannot come from this sector, i.e. there will never be a Google or Facebook for education.  Leading sector CEOs will have their 3 minute chance to CHANGE YOUR MIND. Then the audience will vote on who best Changed Their Mind!

  • Post Secondary Program

    The Value of Higher Education: Outcomes that Matter

    Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm Coronado E
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    MODERATOR

    Jim Shelton, Presidentand Chief Impact Officer, 2U

    PANELISTS

    Susan Cates, COO, 2U
    Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer, Kaplan
    Sonya Christian, President, Bakersfield College

    Free higher education via MOOCs or government programs are dominating higher education conversations. Meanwhile, emerging transparency and accountability regimes and the rapidly evolving expectations of students, faculty, institutions and employers are forcing post secondary institutions to demonstrate and in cases defend their value. How will the value of education be measured? How will providers prove their worth and to whom? If it is still the responsibility of universities to deliver the fundamentals that enable students to succeed and society to advance, which outcomes matter most?

  • Global Program

    Future Stars Breakout Panel: Copy to China, Copy from China: Dynamic Ed-tech Market in China and US

    Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm Mission Beach B
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    MODERATOR:

    Winnie Xie, Senior Investment Manager, TAL Education Group

    PANELISTS:

    David Liu, COO, Knewton
    Sooinn Lee, Founder and CEO, Enuma
    Kailei Zhang, Founder and CEO, Wenba Technology (Xuebajun)
    Jeff Zheng, Founder, SchoolPal Group

    The China Market seems so attractive: 260 million K16 students in China, 20+% of family income in education, annual education expenditure over 500 billion dollars, total amount of ed-tech financing over 2.03 billion dollars in 2015. But at the same time, it’s far, mysterious and a little intimidating. The panel includes 2 Chinese top entrepreneurs who excel in the Chinese market, and two US companies have done very well in China. They will share ins and outs on the China market, the similarities and difference between China and US market, and the Dos and Don’ts when you approach the market.

    More about the panelists:
    Knewton, leading adaptive learning technology platform
    Xuebajun, Top 3 K-12 problem solving app in China with more than 45mm users
    SchoolPal, no.1 SaaS provider of school management system with its system deployed to 20,000 tutoring schools
    Enuma, leading kids math content provider with more than half of its user base in China

  • GSV Leaders Track

    Pearson Company Presentation

    Wednesday 2:00-2:30pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Russlynn Ali, CEO, XQ Institute and Director, Emerson Collective

    Wednesday 2:00-2:30pm Coronado A
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    A Nation of Education Inventors: Activating America to Rethink High School

  • Main Stage Program

    Mind Of Your Own: RoboEd Or How Adaptive Technologies, Big Data, AI and other Technology Megatrends Are Impacting the Learning and Talent Sectors

    Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm Coronado B
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    MODERATOR:

    Luyen Chou, Chief Product Officer, Pearson

    PANELISTS:

    Eric Frank, CEO, Acrobatiq
    Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education, Microsoft
    Mike King, VP, Global Education, IBM Corporation
    David Liu, President and COO, Knewton
    John Couch, Vice President of Education, Apple

    Topics to include:

    Impact of Zuckerbergs’ announcement about a huge personal bet on personalized learning

    Lack of evidence of any return on huge investment thus far in adaptive technologies

    If personalized is “small data” what does “big data” mean in terms of benefit to education?

    If AI and robotics are poised to transform jobs and professions in the next two decades, what does that mean in terms of what we should be teaching students?

  • K-12 Program

    Why Former Educators Make Great Entrepreneurs

    Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm Hillcrest A/B
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    MODERATOR:

    Tom Glover, Communications Director, TES Global

    PANELISTS:

    Zak Ringelstein, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Renaissance Learning and Founder, UClass
    Jen Medbury, CEO, Kickboard
    Miriam Altman, CEO, Kinvolved
    Eileen Murphy, CEO, ThinkCERCA

    Sometimes the best person to solve a problem is someone who has experienced it first-hand. That’s why teachers often make some of the most prolific and effective changemakers in education. On this panel, you’ll see teacherpreneurs who have founded their own businesses and are now successfully solving some of the hardest problems not just for their own students, but for millions of students and teachers around the world.

  • Global Program

    Similarities and Differences in Innovating Around the World

    Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm Promenade, 3rd Floor
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    MODERATOR:

    Luben Pampoulov, Co-Founder and Partner, GSV Asset Management

    PANELISTS:

    Alejandro Caballero, Senior Education Specialist, International Finance Corporation, The World Bank
    Rodrigo Salvador, Co-Founder and CEO, Passei Direto (Brasil)
    Jack Huang, CEO of Education, Lanxum Group (China)
    Michael Staton, Partner, Learn Capital

    Some of the largest, fastest-growing innovators from around the world share and compare their critical success factors and challenges. They explore whether cross-border partnerships could accelerate innovation. They look ahead and speculate about whether convergence or divergence will characterize the future.

  • Growth Company Track

    Growth Company Presentations

    Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm America’s Cup A/B , 4th Floor
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    MasterClass
    Education.com
    Faria Systems
    ImagineEasy
    MasteryConnect
    OpenClassrooms
    Educents
    Think Through Math

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm America’s Cup C/D, 4th Floor
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    Assessment Innovation
    Cognotion
    WorkAmerica
    mLevel
    One Drop Interactive
    SkillSmart
    Emerge Education
    ExecOnline (Growth)

  • Growth Company Track

    Growth Company Presentations

    Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm Regatta A/B, 4th Floor
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    Toolwire
    TopHat
    Valore
    Fullbridge
    Accelerate Learning / STEM Scopes
    Agilix Labs
    Bloomboard
    BrightBytes

  • GSV Leaders Track

    TAL Education Company Presentation

    Wednesday 2:30-3:00pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Byron Auguste, Co-Founder, Opportunity@Work, Former Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council

    Wednesday 2:30-3:00pm Coronado A
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    Human Capitalism: Re-Wiring the U.S. Labor Market to Reboot the American Dream

    Seven years after the global financial crisis, the U.S. economy is riddled with paradoxes. Job openings are at record highs, while workforce participation is at 4-decade lows. Fear of rampant automation co-exists with low corporate investment. Many traditional economic indicators are strong, but employers fret they can’t find skills, many workers feel stuck, and the public mood is sour. How can we reboot?

  • GSV Leaders Track

    Hobsons Company Presentation

    Wednesday 3:00-3:30pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Richard Miller, President, Olin College

    Wednesday 3:00-3:30pm Coronado A
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    The Future of Engineering Education

  • K-12 Program

    Why Can’t We Be Friends: Vendor Interoperability in Districts

    Wednesday 3:00-3:50pm Hillcrest A/B
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    MODERATOR:

    Marisa Bold, Education Program Deputy Director, The Walton Family Foundation

    PANELISTS:

    Tyler Bosmeny, CEO, Clever
    Al Motley, CTO, Matchbook Learning
    Rob Abel, CEO, IMS Global
    Luyen Chou, CPO, Pearson

    As the use of an increasingly larger number of tech products becomes mainstream in schools to improve outcomes for students, teachers, and administrators, are we creating a whole new set of problems with their lack of compatibility? This panel will examine the challenges related to vendor interoperability, and the opportunities for fixing this growing issue.

  • Main Stage Program

    Mind Games: Can Emerging Game Technologies Improve Learning & Talent Outcomes?

    Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm Coronado B
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    MODERATOR:

    Rob Hutter, Founder, Learn Capital

    PANELISTS:

    Johan Brand, CEO, Kahoot!
    Vu Bui, COO, Mojang AB
    Norihisa “Nori” Wada, CMO, EduLab
    Lauri Jarvilehto, CEO, Lightneer

    Educational games have long been viewed as an oxymoron but that is rapidly changing as efficacious product comes to market.  What is changed and what does it mean for scaled innovation in learning?

  • Post Secondary Program

    Fast University: New Perspectives on Accelerating Innovation in HigherEd

    Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm Coronado E
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    MODERATOR:

    Doug Lederman, Editor, Inside HigherEd

    PANELISTS:

    Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University
    Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University
    Bridget Burns, Executive Director, University Innovation Alliance

    Universities are designed to compete with each other. So, there was hearty skepticism when 11 major public research universities announced they were going to come together and share their successes and failures to scale innovation. Learn about how the University Innovation Alliance is sourcing and scaling innovation. What does it take to pilot and evaluate new technologies? What’s working? What failed? How can entrepreneurs partner with higher education to improve outcomes across some of the largest universities in the world.

  • Post Secondary Program

    New Global Education Models

    Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm Cortez Hill
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    MODERATOR:

    Julia Rosen, Managing Director, Global Launch, ASU

    PANELISTS:

    Phil Regier, CEO/Dean and Associate Professor EdPlus, ASU
    Jose “Pepe” Escamilla, Director of Educational Innovation, Tecnológico de Monterrey
    Eric Bonabeau, Dean of Global Affairs, Minerva
    Edward Fields, CEO, HotChalk

    The lightning fast changes in the educational market have created entirely new conversations and many non-traditional models at universities around the world. While many institutions are innovating at the margins by experimenting with online learning at a small scale, some universities are rethinking how education is delivered at the core. In addition to presenting some examples of new models and alliances, this panel will discuss the rewards and challenges of leading radical change at private and public universities operating in multiple countries.

  • Global Program

    Bridging the Gap in Last Mile: Overcoming Barriers of Cost and Infrastructure in Global Markets

    Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm Promenade, 3rd Floor
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    MODERATOR:

    Gaurav Mehra, Partner, Kaizen Private Equity

    PANELISTS:
    Neville Taraporewalla, President, BCCL Worldwide Inc. (India)
    Shantanu Rooj, CEO, Schoolguru (India)
    Harman Singh, Founder and CEO, WizIQ (India)

    Many of us around the world confront challenges on the last mile. See examples of innovators conquering the problem.

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm America’s Cup A/B , 4th Floor
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    Akdemia
    CodeCombat
    EducationalAppStore
    Gojimo
    TeachPitch
    Motion Math
    ReadWorks
    TeachMe

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm America’s Cup C/D, 4th Floor
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    Chalk.com
    EdSurge
    Fun Academy
    Kindoma
    Mentored
    Proximity Learning
    TakeLessons
    Zzish

  • Venture Company Track

    Venture Company Presentations

    Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm Regatta A/B, 4th Floor
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    Kinvolved
    Bloomz
    Classcraft
    Gather Education
    Quill
    TeachBoost
    Accredible

  • GSV Leaders Track

    Cengage Company Presentation

    Wednesday 3:30-4:00pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Jonathan Rochelle, Director of Product Management, Google

    Wednesday 3:30-4:00pm Coronado A
  • GSV Leaders Track

    Charter Schools USA Company Presentation

    Wednesday 4:00-4:30pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Nancy Lublin, CEO, Crisis Text Line and Board Member, McGraw-Hill Education

    Wednesday 4:00-4:30pm Coronado A
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    The Power of Big Data for Social Good

  • Post Secondary Program

    Replacing College Rankings with a College Value Framework

    Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm Coronado E
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    MODERATOR

    Carol D’Amico, Executive Vice President, National Engagement and Philanthropy

    PANELISTS

    Brandon Busteed, Executive Director, Education and Workforce Development, Gallup
    Mark Schneider, President, College Measures/AIR
    Sarah Ancel, Associate Commissioner for Strategic Planning and Policy, Indiana Commission of Higher Education
    Jason Tyszko, Senior Director, Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

    Understanding the value of college is critical for students, policymakers and higher education leaders. For students and families, whether or not their college experience is “worth it” is a fundamental issue.  Students are looking for experiences that will lead to a good job with a good salary as well as a sense of well-being and happiness. Policymakers and higher education leaders should be concerned about equipping citizens with valuable skills for jobs and securing the economic future of their communities.  Learn more about the measures of College Value that are reflective of job and career success from a panel of policy advocates and entrepreneurs who are working on developing a suite of tools – tools that should replace college rankings with real measures of College Value.

  • Post Secondary Program

    Redefining Research

    Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm Cortez Hill
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    MODERATOR:

    Lou Pugliese, Senior Innovation Fellow and Managing Director, The Action Lab

    PANELISTS:

    Todd Hitchcock, COO, Pearson
    Matt Greenfield, Managing Partner, Rethink Education

    There is a growing chasm that separates Education’s public and private sectors, and the effective use of valuable research to stimulate EdTech invention and innovation. In a transitional period of the invention of new digital teaching and learning innovation, the time to bridge that gap is Now. This panel will feature current bodies of research and effective use that can influence design and development of new innovation as well as influence new strategies for recalibrated toward a market focus.

  • Main Stage Program

    ED is in the Middle of mEDia

    Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm Coronado B
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    MODERATOR:

    Alan Arkatov, USC Professor and Katzman/Ernst Chair in Educational Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation

    PANELISTS:

    Edward Fields, CEO, HotChalk
    David Rogier, CEO, MasterClass
    Ronnie Screwvala, Founder, UpGrad
    Richard Sarnoff, Managing Director, Private Equity, KKR

    Major global media players are making substantial investments in the education sector.  Why is that?  What do they see?  Start ups are also bringing the best of media to education. How will that drive higher ROE?

  • Global Program

    Bridging the Global Employment Gap

    Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm Promenade, 3rd Floor
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    MODERATOR:

    Sandeep Aneja, Founder, Kaizen Private Equity

    PANELISTS:

    Tuan Pham Minh, CEO, Topica EdTech Group (Vietnam)
    Jussi Hinkkanen, CEO, Fuzu Ltd.
    Monica Mehta, Director — Investments, Omidyar Network
    Karl Mehta, Founder and CEO, EdCast

    In many emerging economies, the quality of higher education leaves much to be desired; overcrowded classrooms, out-of-date curricula and poor quality teachers, and infrastructure create a problem of shortage in plenty. Out of millions of graduates only a small percentage are truly employable. The need to close this employability gap is acute as employers fight for this limited pool of talent. Creative business models and technology-enabled solutions are being applied very effectively to address some of these gaps in a scalable fashion.

  • GSV Leaders Track

    Civitas Learning Company Presentation

    Wednesday 4:30-5:00pm Coronado D
  • GSV PRIMETIME Talks

    Jaime Casap, Education Evangelist, Google

    Wednesday 4:30-5:00pm Coronado A
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    Iteration and Innovation in Education

    What we need more than anything in education is a culture of innovation and iteration. Our call is to create new learning models, supported and enabled by technology, focused on student centered learning. We must help students grow a love for lifelong learning as they build the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to solve the problems they are passionate about.

  • Keynote Speakers

    Summit Closing Reception

    Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm Seaview Foyer
  • Keynote Speakers

    **Closing Dinner featuring emcee Mike McLendon of Upright Citizens Brigade: Presentation of the GSV Lifetime Achievement Award for Arts and Education to Frank Gehry, with introduction by Alan Arkatov, Katzman/Ernst Chair in Educational Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation, USC Rossier School of Education and interview by Malissa Shriver, Executive Director, Turnaround Arts California; Presentations by Venture Award Winners; Presentation of GSV Lifetime Achievement Award to Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein, with Introduction by Zach Posner, Senior Vice President, McGraw Hill Education; Keynote address by Four-Star General Stanley McChrystal with Introduction by Jonathan Hage, Founder and CEO, Charter Schools USA  **Watch Live via Livestream

    Wednesday 6:00-9:00pm Seaport Ballroom
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