Registration Open For EdNet, The Conference For The Nation’s Education Market Place
Although attended by everyone and for good reason ISTE is for the teachers, NPC is for the principal’s, Campus Tech is for the colleges, Blackboard World is for the huge Blackboard Community, and EdNet is for the companies that sell products to the educational space, it’s the CES for the education market (especially in programming).
This year, the conference is in beautiful Scottsdale Arizona September 17-19th and if you haven’t been to Scottsdale in mid-September it’s absolutely gorgeous.
EdNET is known for its highly structured industry programming to take a deep dive into pressing issues facing the U.S. K-12 marketplace, while industry leaders forge new business relationships through a carefully orchestrated networking schedule.
“This is a uniquely structured industry event,” says Vicki Smith Bigham, Conference Manager. Industry leaders develop the programming for other industry leaders. Sessions provide uninterrupted face time with potential business partners. These meetings may uncover new initiatives and solutions to emerging school market challenges and may bring large returns on investments.”
Second only to the U.S. healthcare industry, the U.S. education sector is roughly a *1.37 trillion dollar industry. Leaders from many of the fastest growing companies and startups attend EdNET from executive managers to marketing and sales to business operations and development professionals.
Vendors and suppliers represent core and supplemental curriculum publishers; hardware, software and networking companies; apps and educational games; professional teaching services; classroom and playground equipment and much more. EdNET also attracts entrepreneurs, consultants, nonprofits, and philanthropists from non-education sectors interested in cause marketing in support of students and teachers in K-12 and higher education.
This year’s conference theme, “Connecting the Dots” includes five keynotes and multiple concurrent tracks on government policy and leadership, regulations and funding, education technology and innovation, marketing trends and professional development.
Three of the EdNET 2017 keynotes are:
- Let the States Decide: A Conversation with Key Chief State School Officers,
- Strategic Storytelling – Why Trust Has Become Your Business – Jordan Bower, Marketing Consultant, and
- Driving Corporate Innovation through Personal Disruption by Whitney Johnson, President and Founder of Rose Park Advisors and contributing writer for Harvard Business Review.
Melissa Sinunu, President and Chief Operating Officer of Curriculum Advantage, Inc., sits on the EdNET Board and is a long-time conference attendee. She says, “EdNET is a fantastic industry venue to find partners and to collaborate with colleagues. I view the conference as a strategic opportunity to share my company vision and remain focused on the latest issues and disruptors affecting U.S. education and the edtech market.”
If you’re in the education market industry you can save $250 on your registration if you register by the end of the month. Click here for more information.