The LearnLaunch Annual Conference January 23-24, 2015

Across Boundaries: Delivering on Edtech’s Promise

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January 23-24, 2015 Harvard Business School • Boston, MA

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Delivering on Edtech’s Promise #learnlaunch15

The purpose of Across Boundaries is to promote dialogue about digital learning. Our 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.

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, meetups, classes, and other services to the edtech community.

LearnLaunch Institute is part of LearnLaunch, an organization dedicated to connecting, supporting, and growing greater Boston’s education technology ecosystem to drive innovation.

Conference Program: Download a PDF of the Conference Breakout Descriptions. Note: times and panelists may change.

 

Agenda

Keynote Speakers

Jose Ferreira

Founder & CEO

Knewton

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Deborah Quazzo

Founder & Managing Partner

GSV Advisors

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David H. Rose, Ed.D.

Founder & Chief Education Officer

CAST

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Diane Tavenner

Founder & CEO

Summit Public Schools

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Edtech Showcase

Edtech companies that will be exhibiting at the conference include:

• BoardOnTrack
CampusTap
Credly
Ergopedia
• Gather Education
GLOBALORIA
HILL for Literacy
iDecisionGames
LearnBolt
• Learnivore
• Newhall
NI-O Toys
Pearltrees
Play Ed
PledgeCents
• ProctorCam
Shindig
Six Red Marbles
SpatialNote
Spritz Technology
Victory Productions
Vidcode

Pitch Competition Participants

The 12 edtech startups that have been selected to pitch at the conference include:

Allovue
BoardOnTrack
Café Learn
EduMetrics
Hstry
Kaymbu
LearnTrials
LTG Exam Prep Platform
Osmosis
School Yourself
Testive
uConnect

Sponsors

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

THE LOCATION:

Harvard Business School

117 Western Avenue
Boston, MA 02163

Where To Go

If you plan to drive, there will be complimentary parking in a nearby lot. Parking details will be sent to all registered attendees this week.

Driving directions

Note: The JFK Street bridge is currently under construction. We recommend avoiding it if possible.

If you’re arriving via the MBTA (subway), take the Red Line to Harvard Station, then follow these directions.

Taxis are available throughout the city. A taxi ride from the airport will take 20-30 minutes depending on traffic, and cost approx. $35-40.

Where To Stay

Nearby hotels include:

•  The Sheraton Commander Hotel
•  The Charles Hotel
•  The Marriott Courtyard

Planning Committee

Dan Callahan

Professional Learning Specialist

Massachusetts Teachers Association

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Sean Casey

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Corporate Development

Campus Labs

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Kris Clerkin

Executive Director

College for America at Southern New Hampshire University

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Marta Da Silva

Community Program Manager

Google - Android EDU

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Laurie Forcier

Senior Academic Projects Manager

Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Martin R. Geoghegan

Principal

John T. Nichols Jr. Middle School

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Eric Hilfer

VP of Software Engineering

Rosetta Stone

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John Kim

Senior Lecturer of Business Administration

Harvard Business School

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Ann Koufman-Frederick

VP of Learning Innovation

Consulting Services For Education

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Claudia Reuter

Vice President of HMH Labs

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Seth Reynolds

Partner

The Parthenon Group

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Rob Toof

Founder & CEO

ProctorCam

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Conference Press Announcements

Announcements

Testive: Edtech Company, Testive, Announces $500k Bridge Round of Funding

National Center on Time & Learning: New Guide Offers Roadmap for Schools to Utilize Expanded Time and Technology to Personalize Learning and Support Student Success

SpatialNote: Unique 3D Note-taking Tool Debuts at LearnLaunch Conference

 

Press Contact:

Dana Harris
Red Javelin Communications, Inc.
(978) 440-8392

Email: dana@redjavelin.com