Monday, June 10

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Welcome

Host:

Jill Abbott, Sr. Vice President and Managing Director, ETIN

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Welcome and Keynote Panel: Building Equity with Equity and Inclusion

Technology and education are each often pointed to as the source of opportunity and advancement, the great equalizers and the stepping stones to future success.

But is that equally true for everyone? What happens when educational products, solutions, institutions and practices and the technology that facilitates them embody the common bias and inequities they seek to address?

More equitable and inclusive products, solutions and services are more valuable and more impactful. They reach students and educators where they are, scaffold them and meet a need to unlock the promise of education as the gateway to advancement. 

A frank discussion surrounding the issues, imperative and opportunities in education today and practical approaches to make a positive impact for schools, educators, students and communities with more inclusive and equitable products, solutions, communications and teams.

Keynote Panelist:

Alvin Crawford, General Manager, Public Consulting Group

Farzana Nayani, Founder & CEO, Manazil Management, LLC

Moderator:

Ashley Andersen Zantop, General Manager, Pinpoint Learning

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Networking Break

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Track A

Inclusive Brand Marketing

One needs to build a brand from the inside out. What responsibility do marketers have in shaping the larger diversity and inclusion conversations? How do we make inclusion in marketing an active practice and intentional conversation? Why is inclusive marketing important and matter?

Panelists:

Erica Branch-Ridley, VP Product Development, HITN Learning

David Rust, General Manager, ETIN Board Member, HITN

Steven Wolfe Pereira, Chairman, CEO, and Founder, Encantos Media

Lynzi Ziegenhagen, Founder and CEO, Schoolzilla

Track B

Data Analytics

Hope vs Hype: where are we, on the ground really, in 2019 with data and analytics. Learn from the panel’s vast experience in diverse directions of the market - from Higher Ed to K12; from learning analytics to program efficacy. Bring a case study of your own for Q&A. Gain a clearer framework and a realistic calibration to bring back to your business functions including sales, marketing, and product.

Moderator:

Jason Dunton, Founder, Dunton Consulting

Panelists:

Andrew Coulson, Chief Data Science Officer, MIND Research Institute

Alison Pendergast, Founder, Trigility Advisors LLC

Track C

Creating Accessible Digital Content

Panelists:

Owen Edwards, Principal Accessibility Consultant, Level Access

Brian Gadus, Assistive Technology Specialist, Palo Alto Unified School District

Peter Ramsdell, Vice President of Sales, Texthelp, Inc

Brad Turner, VP and GM, Global Education and Literacy, Benetech

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Track A

Sales and Marketing EdTech in Europe and Asia

Do have a desire to expand into markets outside of the US? Are you ready to expand and need some tips on how to market and sell in Europe and Asia? Join this lively discussion from experts who are already successful in this realm.

Panelists:

Myron Cizdyn, Chief Executive Officer, The BLPS Group

Edyta Florczyk, Board of Director, BeCREO

Eileen M. Lento, Ph.D., Managing Partner, Eurkea!Enable

Track B

Blockchain Technology in Education

The first use of blockchain technology was Bitcoin and the banking industry has been fast adopters; however, what has the role in education been? What could be the use of blockchain in education? How can it improve your business and process?

Panelists:

Bart Meltzer, Inventor, SpoonRead

Brandt Redd, Chief Strategist, EdMatrix

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Networking Break

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Track A

Marketing for Today

Whether you are in K-12 or Higher Education, marketing trends rapidly change as the overall education market evolves. Are you looking to find your niche? Do you need to develop relationships and overall trust? Have you been in marketing for awhile and want to discover some new, fresh strategies? Join this panel to discuss all things marketing.

Panelists:

Charlene Blohm, President, C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.

Alison Pendergast, Founder, Trigility Advisors LLC

Amy Weiss, VP of Marketing, MobyMax

Track B

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Klaus Schwab, executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, has associated AI with the fourth industrial revolution and the impact of it on the global economy. Come to this panel to hear how education companies are using AI, the impacts to their businesses, and challenges of using AI within an educational setting.

Panelists:

Jared Bernstein, Co-Founder and President, Analytic Measures, Inc.

Terri Givens, CEO, Center for Higher Education Leadership

Michael Jay, President, Educational Systemics

Track C

Leading and Managing Diversity in the Workplace

This panel discusses how to become a more successful and inclusive leader, what organizations are doing to support a more diverse workplace, and potential challenges for leading a diverse workforce.

Panelists:

Erica Branch-Ridley, VP Product Development, HITN Learning

Mary Jo Madda, Manager, Google

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Innovation Showcase Reception

Join us for an opening reception and learn from start-up companies their products, services, and resources in a casual environment. View the Innovation Showcase companies.

Tuesday, June 11

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Keynote Panel: Investment - Where Are We Today?

Join these investors in discussing the state of EdTech investments today, what the big challenges are that EdTech can solve, and what investors are looking for to solve those problems.

Host:

Jill Abbott, Sr. Vice President and Managing Director, ETIN

Keynote Panelist:

Geo Kane, General Manager, Emerson Collective

Deborah Quazzo, Managing Partner, GSV AcceleraTE

Maia Sharpley, Partner, Learn Capital

Moderator:

Kate Finnefrock, CEO, ProjectEd

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Panel: Foundation Leaders - Where Are We Headed?

Spend some time with these foundation leaders in discussing what they see as the biggest education challenges, where there are gaps in solutions for these challenges, and how to work with foundations.

Keynote Panelist:

Henry Hipps, Deputy Director, Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Kent McGuire, Program Director, Education, William + Flora Hewlett Foundation

Vivian Wu, Managing Partner, Ventures, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Moderator:

John Bailey, Fellow, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Track A

New Trends in Education (Educator Panel)

Come join these amazing educators in a conversation focused on how EdTech is being used in the classroom, what emerging technologies are considered, and what educational pedagogies are implemented.

Panelists:

Thad Austin, Instructional Coach, San Francisco Unified School District

Jason Borgen, Board Member, CUE

Steven Sato, Director of Technology, Rolling Hills Country Day

Track B

1:1 Business Connections

Meet the right people, for the right reasons, during the One-to-One Business Connections at the Education Impact Symposium in San Francisco. These fast-paced exchanges will help pave the way for increased capital, revenue, and strategic alliances between participants.

ETIN staff will set up One-to-One Business Connections meetings at designated times during the conference. We will select companies to meet with you based on the preferences you describe in a quick survey. In order to participate in the One-to-One Business Connections you must be a registered attendee of the event, and complete and submit the participation form during the open period.). Read more about the One-to-One Business Connections and sign-up.

Host:

Michael Jay, President, Educational Systemics

Track C

Cutting Edge Technologies - Technologies that influence how users interact with the world

Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) are making their way into the classroom. How are schools using this technology? What challenges are educators wanting to solve with these technologies? Come to this discussion around these cutting edge technologies and chat about what some companies are doing and where things are headed.

Moderator:

Mitchell Weisburgh, Founder and Managing Partner, Academic Business Advisors, LLC

Panelists:

Mike Cohen, CEO, Cignition

Devin Young, Co-founder and President, ClassCraft

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote Panel: Diversity and Inclusion

Keynote Panelist:

Susan Enfield, Superintendent, Highline Public Schools

Kyla Johnson-Trammell, Superintendent, Oakland Unified School District

David Schuler, Superintendent, Illinois High School District 214

Moderator:

Alvin Crawford, General Manager, Public Consulting Group

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Track A

Leveraging State and Federal Funding for Growth

In addition to local funds, schools have relied on state and federal funds for programs. With proposed budget cuts to programs and changes, how do we leverage federal and state funding?

Panelists:

Michael Campbell, President and Principal Advisor, Forward Thinking EDU

Jennifer House, President, RedRock Reports

Track B

Interoperability

Interoperability has been discussed for decades. How are suppliers going to work with schools for common procurement and dialogue? What is the role of technical standards? How has the conversation evolved and what does the future hold?

Panelists:

Patrick Devanney, VP, Interoperability Services, ClassLink

Erin Mote, Executive Director, InnovateEDU

Greg Nadeau, Manager, Education, Public Consulting Group

Track C

Top Challenges Facing K12 Education Today

Join this esteemed panel in discussing challenges K12 schools are looking at solving, the role that suppliers can play in solving those challenges, and what the future holds for K12 education.

Panelists:

Chelsea Waite, Research Fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Mitchell Weisburgh, Founder and Managing Partner, Academic Business Advisors, LLC

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Networking Break

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Keynote Panel: Leaders in the Education Space

Join these school superintendents speaking about their biggest challenges, solutions they would like to have to the challenges, and what they are thinking about next.

Keynote Panelist:

Susan Enfield, Superintendent, Highline Public Schools

Kyla Johnson-Trammell, Superintendent, Oakland Unified School District

David Schuler, Superintendent, Illinois High School District 214

Moderator:

Matthew Mugo Fields, GM, Supplemental and Intervention Solutions , Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Keynote Panel: Enterprise Software

What are the hot topics in the enterprise software space - personalization, machine learning, IoT? Providing a broad perspective, this panel includes those within and outside the EdTech Industry discussions strategies, solutions, and where enterprise software is headed.

Keynote Panelist:

Chandy Ghosh, COO & GM, Inteliquent Emergency & 911 Services, Inteliquent

Bart Meltzer, Inventor, SpoonRead

Thomas Squeo, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), West Corporation

Moderator:

Michael Campbell, President and Principal Advisor, Forward Thinking EDU

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

CODiE Awards Winner Announcement & Celebration

Come celebrate the winners of the Education Technology CODiE Awards during the CODiE Celebration Party.

Wednesday, June 12

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Keynote Panel: CEOs Leading in the EdTech Landscape

Join current CEO's discuss the current education landscape, trends, big bets, issues, and considerations so that we're well informed on what the future needs to look like for us to meet market needs in an informed manner.

Keynote Panelist:

Traci Burgess, CEO, BrightBytes

John Campbell, CEO, Cambium Learning Group

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Panel: Policy Matters

How does policy fit into my business and product development? How does funding and policy relate? What are some of the hot issues federally? How do the evidence requirements impact my products? What state policies are going to influence my business? How are policy makers looking at emerging technologies (eg. AI, Blockchain, emerging technologies). This panel looks at how policy impacts the work in education technology.

Keynote Panelist:

Christina Culver, President, EdNexus Advisors

Sara Kloek, Director, Education Policy, Programs and Student Privacy, SIIA

Evo Popoff, Senior Vice President, Whiteboard Advisors

Moderator:

Tony Wan, Managing Editor, EdSurge

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Track A

Building Your Internal Capacity Without Hiring: Working with Service Providers

Service providers offer new and established companies ways to enhance their workforce and offer products and services to help their company grow. Join this panel in discussing how service providers can assist companies and how to work with service providers.

Panelists:

Myron Cizdyn, Chief Executive Officer, The BLPS Group

Ron Fitzgerald, President, MathResources Inc

Shelby Marshall, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Product Solutions, Fablevision

Thor Prichard, President & CEO, Clarity Innovations, Inc.

Track B

Growing for the International Market

Many companies are interested and ready to take the next step in expanding into the international market. What are challenges to consider? What are the regulations? How do I build a salesforce? These and other questions will be discussed during this panel. Join these experts in this exciting conversation!

Moderator:

Victor Lee, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Panelists:

Sam Bonfante, Vice President, Global Markets, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Branden Hill, Director of Strategy and Business Development, International Division, McGraw Hill

Wenchi Yu, Head of Global Public Policy, VIPKid

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Networking Break

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Keynote Panel: Great Exits

Engage with this panel of leaders who had a great sale or acquisition of their product or company discuss what lead them to the sale, what challenges they encountered, and what they would do differently.

Keynote Panelist:

Peter Bencivenga, President, CareMonkey

Todd Brekhus, Chief Product Officer, Renaissance Learning

Kelly Shaw, SVP, Digital Subscriptions, ScholasticEducation

Moderator:

Frank Catalano, Principal, Intrinsic Strategy