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EdTech Startups, Amazing Speakers, In Boston, Oh My!

learnlaunch-conference-top EdTech Startups, Amazing Speakers, In Boston, Oh My!LearnLaunch Reveals “Accelerated Learning For All”

If you’ve never been to Boston before you need to go, it’s beautiful. It’s also the second best place to go to enjoy cold air, cold weather and an amazing atmosphere in the winter, that’s not a knock that’s the truth. If you’re in education as a teacher, administrator, advisor, investor, entrepreneur or startup there’s an event you don’t want to miss.

LearnLaunch, the premiere organization supporting startups and innovation in the education space, is holding it’s sixth annual conference February 1-2 2018 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. If you’re K-12 that gives you just enough time to soak up some sun rays in Orlando for FETC and still make it to the majesty of Boston’s winter (both events will be spectacular).

The Learn Launch Institute is cohosting their 6th Across Boundaries Conference with MIT office of Digital Learning.

Keynotes include: Sanjay Sarma, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Vice President for Open Learning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; K-12 innovators Thomas L. Rooney, Superintendent, Lindsay Unified School District and Devin Vodicka, Chief Impact Officer, AltSchool.

Sessions will cover early ed to K-12 and higher ed to continuing/adult education. Hot topics include personalizing learning, edtech for workforce development, retaining and graduating higher ed students, as well as edtech applications of artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality and blockchain in education.

The conference will address topics such as:

  • Instructional Design with the Online Learning Consortium
  • Top research findings on edtech, with NBER author Philip Oreopoulos, and Digital Promise’s Aubrey Francisco
  • Advice from successful edtech entrepreneurs from Panorama, Ellevation and Ready4
  • Redesigning High School, with Alec Resnick and Beth Anderson
  • Connecting Colleges with Careers, with Christine Ortiz, PeopleGrove and UConnect

The conference also features the Learning Innovation Showcase with 24 K-12 and higher ed teacher and student teams, and hands-on workshops in design thinking, augmented reality, project based learning, and flipped classrooms.

More than 1,500 entrepreneurs, educators, edtech industry participants, students, and investors will explore opportunities presented in five plenary sessions, a pitch competition, 48 concurrent sessions, birds-of-a-feather dinners, and a startup exhibition area—a sneak peek of cutting-edge innovations that are transforming learning and changing the way educational institutions do business.

The event is being sponsored by Curriculum Associates and Pearson. They are still looking for more great sponsors, if you’re in edtech K-16 you definitely want to check out their sponsorship packages here. 

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Find out more about LearnLaunch and their 6th annual conference here.