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.

 

Agenda

Keynote Speakers

Jose Ferreira

Founder & CEO

Knewton

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Deborah Quazzo

Founder and Managing Partner

GSV Advisors

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Diane Tavenner

Founder & CEO

Summit Public Schools

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Call for Workshop Proposals

This year’s conference will be focused on delivering edtech’s promise.

The conference content will feature:
Keynote speakers and panels, which will identify and assess key trends in the market
Experiential sessions with superintendents, principals, faculty and students
Case studies to guide implementation
Hands-on workshops in which participants will collaboratively address a key challenge in delivering on edtech’s promise

This year, we invite you to submit ideas for hands-on workshops. Help us identify the challenges and opportunities for active workshops.

Examples of workshops include:
How to move from single early adopter teachers to school wide implementation of edtech tools
What does success in personalized learning look like?

Submit a workshop proposal!

Application Deadline: Monday, November 17

Sponsors

Silver

THE LOCATION:

Harvard Business School

Boston, MA 02163

Where To Go

If you plan to drive, there is free parking is available at the Spangler parking lot.

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

We have a block of rooms available at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge.

The hotel is a 1/2 mile from the conference. Rooms are available for $149/night (excluding tax).

To book a room at the group rate, register here. The discounted rate expires on December 25.

Additional hotels nearby include The Sheraton Commander Hotel and The Charles Hotel.

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

Scholastic

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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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