With the latest market reports indicating a rapidly rising level of investment in education, ed tech and funding are sure to be popular topics of discussion as some of education’s biggest industry players and hottest startups convene at Arizona State University for the 2012 Education Innovation Summit. This year’s summit will cover topics ranging from the potential of education technology to the future of academic degrees.
The race for ed tech is heating up as the K-20 education marketplace has seen a major flow of venture capital funding in the past few years. Funding in the K-12 sector in particular exploded last year. In fact, 2011 saw the highest transaction values in a decade, according to industry observers (Education Week). The influx of venture capital funding may lead to more innovation in the education space. And it’s is a sign of the nationwide spotlight on transforming our schools and preparing students for future jobs to keep America competitive.
Put simply, investors see new potential in education business – especially education technology.
Three of CB&A’s clients will be speaking on panels at the 2012 Education Innovation Summit. Recommended keynotes and panel discussions include:
Keynote: Michael Moe, Co-Founder of GSV Asset Management and GSV Advisors
Tuesday, April 17 at 8:30 AM in Convergence #150
First Class: Technology’s potential to transform education
Tuesday, April 17 at 8:45 AM in Convergence #150
Moderator: Tony Perkins, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Always On
Mitch Kapor, Partner, Kapor Capital
Miles Gilburne, CEO, ePals Corporation
Candice Olson, Co CEO, Fullbridge
Ellen Siminoff, CEO, Shmoop
Alan Louie, Co-Founder, ImagineK12
Me.EDU: The Personalization of Learning: What does customized learning mean? Is it a matter of choice or technology?
Tuesday, April 17 at 9:45 AM in Global #201
Moderator: Betsy Corcoran, Co-Founder, EdSurge
Jose Ferreira, Founder and CEO, Knewton
Paul Freedman, Founder and CEO, Altius Education
Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer, Kaplan
Emily Dalton Smith, Program Officer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
DeCLASSifying Data: Reducing quality uncertainty, increasing student success and improving institutional evaluation through data transparency
Tuesday, April 17 at 3:00 PM in Ingenuity #301
Moderator: Phil Regier, Executive Vice Provost and Dean, ASU Online
Michael Crosno, CEO, MyEdu
Wallace Boston, President and CEO, American Public University
Matt Pittinsky, CEO, Parchment, Inc
Eric Reich, CEO, Campus Labs