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LearnLaunch

November 12, 2015 08:30 ET

4th Annual LearnLaunch Edtech Conference Kicks Off January 21, 2016 at Harvard Business School

Paul LeBlanc, Stacey Childress, Larry Berger, Rob Waldron and Todd Rose Announced as Keynotes for Across Boundaries Conference

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2015) - LearnLaunch Institute today announced the agenda, keynote speakers and the opening of registration for the 4th annual LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference, the premier education technology conference in the Northeast. Co-sponsored by Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Business School, the conference to be held on January 21 and 22, 2016 will focus on how education is moving from digitizing past practice toward more personalized learning through technology.

Stacey Childress, CEO of the New Schools Venture Fund; Dr. Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU); Larry Berger, CEO of Amplify; Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates and Todd Rose, Director of the Mind, Brain, and Education Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education and will be keynoting this year's conference.

The LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Agenda reflects a focus on trends and opportunities in education technology, how promising digital learning tools are being implemented in the educational setting, and how edtech startups are scaling successfully. Highlights include students' demonstrating the "Classrooms of the Future", investor and entrepreneur panels on edtech funding, debates on the role of Open Educational Resources (OERs) and trend panels on global, corporate, and adult ed. Higher ed topics will range from bootcamps and micro credentials to "Scaling coaching: the secret sauce of student success." Educator panels will focus on moving schools toward personalized learning, and workshops will feature the latest in solutions for STEAM and for English Language Learners (ELLs). Entrepreneurial sales strategies and policies on student data privacy will also be addressed, and leading edge innovations demonstrated. Visit the conference website for more details.

More than 800 entrepreneurs, educators, edtech industry participants, students, and investors will come together to connect with each other and the opportunities presented in five plenary sessions, a pitch competition, 48 concurrent sessions, birds of a feather dinners, and a start-up exhibition area -- a sneak peek of cutting-edge innovations that are not only transforming learning but also changing the way educational institutions do business.

Sponsors for this year's event include Curriculum Associates, as well as McGraw-Hill Education, Education First, Pearson, Google, Microsoft, Muzzy Lane and the Virtual High School. Please visit our sponsorship page if you are interested in sponsoring.

Discounted Early Bird Registrations will be available until December 18th. For more information and to register for the LearnLaunch Annual Conference 2016, please visit the event registration page.

About the LearnLaunch Annual Conference
Since its inception in 2013, the LearnLaunch Conference has grown into the premier education technology conference in the Northeast. Its mission is to promote dialogue and bring together a diverse set of voices to discuss the most challenging questions facing the edtech industry around digital learning. The Conference empowers the education community to build, use, and deliver effective and engaging digital tools and learning experiences.

About LearnLaunch Institute
LearnLaunch Institute is a non-profit dedicated to increasing student achievement through the adoption of digital technologies. LearnLaunch Institute connects educators, entrepreneurs, learners, investors, and industry affiliates in the education innovation ecosystem. We offer conferences, more than 30 meetups and classes each year, several teacher-focused events and other services to its 6,000 person edtech community. For more information, visit www.learnlaunch.org.

About LearnLaunch
LearnLaunch is dedicated to connecting, supporting, and growing the education technology ecosystem to drive innovation and transform learning. We are a vibrant community, delivering educational events, a selective accelerator program and a collaborative co-working space. We are based in Boston, a world education hub. For more information, visit www.learnlaunch.com and follow LearnLaunch on Twitter at @learnlaunch.

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