SOURCE: LearnLaunch

LearnLaunch

January 06, 2015 09:00 ET

David Rose to Keynote at Upcoming LearnLaunch Edtech Conference on January 23-24, 2015 at Harvard Business School

David Rose, Michael Horn, and Alan November to Speak at Conference

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2015) - LearnLaunch Institute today announced that David Rose, developmental neuropsychologist, professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education, and co-founder of CAST, will be one of the four keynote speakers at its third annual conference Across Boundaries: Delivering on Edtech's Promise on January 23-24, 2015 at Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts. Michael Horn, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Clayton Christensen Institute, will interview keynote speaker Jose Ferreira, Founder & CEO of Knewton, in a fireside chat. Alan November, founder of November Learning, will moderate a panel on The Rise of Personalized & Blended Learning in K-12. View the full list of keynote speakers.

This year's conference will focus on empowering the education technology community to build, use, and deliver effective and engaging digital tools and learning experiences. More than 600 people are expected to participate, including investors, entrepreneurs, educators, industry leaders, and students.

The conference kicks off with a summit for investors on the business of education, which will feature two panel discussions and a pitch competition for promising edtech startups. Panelists include Jon Karlen of Atlas Ventures; Adam Valkin of General Catalyst; Matt Greenfield of Rethink Education; Bill Triant of Pearson; and John Kim of Harvard Business School.

The conference will feature 21 panel discussions and interactive workshops led by edtech experts from across the United States, including Paul Dakin, Superintendent of Revere Public Schools; Diana Stepner, VP of Innovation Partnerships and Developer Relations at Pearson; Anthony Kim, Founder and CEO of Education Elements; Kris Clerkin, Executive Director of College for America at Southern New Hampshire University; Renee Foster, President and Publisher at Curriculum Associates; and Tom Raffio, Chairman of the New Hampshire Board of Education. View the full list of panelists.

Panel topics will range from early learning to adult education and include Taking Your Edtech Venture Global, Entrepreneurs Speak: Where's the Money?, Standards-based, Competency-based Learning Emerges in Higher Ed, What Does Successful Game-Based Learning Look Like?, and Run It By Real Teachers!.

Sponsors include Cengage Learning, Pearson, Curriculum Associates, McGraw-Hill Education, The Parthenon Group, and Rethink Education.

For more information and to register for the LearnLaunch Annual Conference 2015, please visit the event website.

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. It offers conferences, more than 30 meetups and classes each year, several teacher-focused events and other services to its 5,000 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. It offers a vibrant community, educational events, a collaborative co-working space, and a selective accelerator program to promote the growth of the education technology sector in greater Boston, a world education hub. For more information, visit www.learnlaunch.com and follow us on Twitter at @learnlaunch.

About the LearnLaunch Annual Conference
The purpose of the LearnLaunch annual conference Across Boundaries is to promote dialogue about digital learning. The 3rd annual conference will examine how the most promising digital tools are being implemented in educational settings to increase student learning. The conference brings together a diverse set of voices to discuss the most challenging questions facing the edtech industry today. We expect over 600 attendees who are passionate about edtech, including entrepreneurs, educators, investors, students, and industry experts. This year's focus will be on empowering the edtech community to build, use, and deliver effective and engaging digital tools and learning experiences.

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