LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference 2016
2016 is just around the corner, and so is the 4th annual LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference. Located at Harvard Business School, the event will take place January 21-22, kicking off the new year with presentations, discussions, and pitches featuring some of the best in edtech.
This year’s conference, entitled Across Boundaries: From Digitizing Past Practice to Personalized Learning, will cover trending topics in the edtech space, navigated by presenters at the helm of education technology. Discussions will cover everything from the viability of open educational resources (OER) to strategies for encouraging faculty adoption of digital technologies. To provide even more insight for those involved in edtech startups, there will even be a session in which teachers discuss their classroom needs with entrepreneurs.
Speakers will include:
Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates
Larry Berger, CEO of Amplify
David Galvin, Investment Strategy Leader at IBM Watson Ecosystem Ventures
Scott Fitzpatrick, CEO of General Assembly
Seth Reynolds, Managing Director at Parthenon-EY
Todd Rose, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Elizabeth Chou, Partner at New Markets Venture Partners
Rick Segal, Managing Partner at Rethink Education
Vivian Wu, Managing Director at Zuckerberg Education Ventures
See full list of speakers
The conference will also host a pitch competition, featuring ten innovative high-growth edtech companies. Judges hail from Hub Angels, Launchpad Venture Group, Reach Capital, Rethink Education, Owl Ventures, University Ventures, and Zuckerberg Education Ventures.
Interested in attending? Register here
Hannah Nyren is the General Manager of EdTech Times. A Texan by birth but a Bostonian at heart, Hannah is an educational writer, AmeriCorps alum, and one-time StartupWeekend EDU (SWEDU) winning team member. She started her career at a Pearson-incubated edtech startup, but has since covered travel, food & culture, and even stonemasonry in addition to education.