• Education & Technology Conference Friday, October 21, 2011 - 08:00AM to 03:30PM
    PARC (Palo Alto Research Center)
    3333 Coyote Hill Road
    Palo Alto, CA 94301
    Education & Tech Conference

Education & Technology Conference



  • Updates from the Event

    How to incorporate quality programs and technology into the education ecosystem? - by Michal Lenchner

    Convergence of technology & education: Using technology effectively in learning - by Michal Lenchner

    SVForum New Wave Education & Technology - by DJ Cline






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    Education and Technology Conference preview by Naveen Jain,
    Founder: World Innovation Institute, Moon Express, Intelius, InfoSpace
    Board of Trustee: X Prize Foundation, Singularity University


    Education and Technology Conference- The New Wave Press Release


    This event will feature key leaders and influencers taking a critical look at how technology and business model-innovation are changing education as we know it. Innovative technologies are spreading quickly across the globe to respond to the thirst for education. Companies have taken this opportunity to shape the future of learning and investors are searching for the future winners in the field. Who are the emerging leaders and how will the education technology sector be transformed?

    Join us for discussions on the future of education.
    Hear from voices of academia and innovative technology companies.


    8:00am - 8:45am Registration/Continental Breakfast & Networking
    8:45am - 9:00am Welcome and Introductions
    9:00am - 9:30am Opening Keynote- Global Education and Entrepreneurship
       Vivek Wadhwa
    9:30am - 10:15am

    Education for Everyone - New Models in Higher Education
        Marleen McDaniel, Onsophic
        Ben Nelson, Minerva
        Moderator: Lisa Petrides, Institute for the Study of
        Knowledge Management in Education

    10:15am - 10:35am Morning Break
    10:45am - 11:15am Mid Morning Keynote - How to Reinvent Education Using Neuroscience
        Naveen Jain, Singularity University
    11:15am - 12:00pm

    Panel Discussion: Voice of Academia
    John Danner, Rocketship Education
        Dr. Paul Kim, Stanford University
        Dr. Raymond Ravaglia, Educational Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) 
        at Stanford University
        Jason Willis, San Jose Unified School District
        Moderator: Dr. James C. Spohrer, IBM University Programs Worldwide

    12:00pm - 12:45pm
    Panel Discussion: Investment Landscape
        Tom Kalinske, Alsop Louie Partners
        Ted Mitchell, NewSchools Venture Fund
        Sergio Monsalve, Norwest Venture Partners
        Tory Patterson, Catamount Ventures
        Moderator: Cynthia Ringo, DBL Investors
    12:45pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break
    1:30pm - 2:15pm
    Panel Discussion: Technology Innovations
        Colin Barceloux, Bookrenter
        Holly DeLeon, Livescribe
        Andrew Maguire, InternMatch
        Elaine Sigal, STIZZiL
    Shantanu Sinha, Khan Academy
    Moderator: Claire Lee, Microsoft
    2:15pm - 2:45pm Closing Keynote
        Margaret Heffernan, Author, "Willfull Blindness"
    2:45pm - 3:30pm Networking
    3:30pm Conference Concludes

    Stay tuned for updates!