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Preliminary Schedule (Check Back For Content Updates)

Time Description
9:00 -
10:15 am
Welcome and Opening Plenary - Growing and Funding An Edtech Company from Seed to IPO
  • Hear about optimal timing for company acquisition and how the mix of offerings are scaled; panelists share real-world experiences, with a conceptual approach to company development.
10:30 -
11:15 am
Investor Breakout: State of the Edtech Market - Following the Money
  • Where are funding streams headed in the next 12 months? Attend this session to hear a panel of edtech industry players who will provide their key insights into IPO activity, venture capitol investment activity, and mergers & acquisitions in the edtech arena.
EDchannels Breakout: Education Service Agencies and Buying Cooperatives
  • From newly-released research by EDmarket, ESAs and co-ops provide a ready-made conduit for accessing multiple school districts without having to individually approach them. Their evolving roles in purchasing and curriculum support impact distribution; this session offers strategies in a dynamic environment.
11:30 -
12:15 pm
Investor Breakout: Information Now at the Heart of Education
  • Education institutions are focused on data and metrics; increasingly they are managing complex data silos left from past decades. This CIO/ CTO panel will focus on the importance of data-driven decision-making from two major roll-ups on controlling multiple uses of key data.
EDchannels Breakout: Working with Consultants and Independent Reps
  • Consultants and independent sales representatives can save time bringing a product to market on a tight budget by reduce the learning curve, cutting costs and penetrating new markets. Attend this session to learn how to find, retain, and get the most out of these channel partners.
12:30 pm -
2:00 pm
Progressive Power Lunch
2:15 -
3:45 pm

Investor Speed Dating

EDchannels Speed Sessions
  • Want to get your great product to market? EDchannels Speed Sessions provide the opportunity to meet with a full range of channel partners available to publishers and developers in search of distribution for their digital products. In this "reverse tradeshow" format, distribution partners serve as the home-base, and publishers and content developers can tour the room with representatives seated at tables. Attend multiple 15-minute sessions Thursday and Friday from channel partners of choice who will answer questions and discuss strategies for success in the these channels:
    Single Sign-On
    Value Added Resellers, and Distributors
    Vendor Marketplaces
    Retail Distributors
    Sales Automation
    Review Platforms
    Efficacy Research
    Market Research
    Learning Management Systems
4:00 -
5:00 pm
General Session
5:00 -
6:00 pm
Networking Reception
6:30 pm Global Edtech Start-up Semifinals
Time Description
8:00 -
9:00 am
Networking Continental Breakfast
9:00 -
10:00 am
General Session: Open Data Standards - A Journey
  • Data interoperability will soon be a must-have open data standards ensuring educators and students can determine the most effective applications without concern about how different technologies will work together. Open edtech standards supported by all major players have allowed U.S. K-12 districts to confidently signal to the market requirements for blended solutions. Startups, existing players and investors are all focused and moving in this drection.
10:15 -
11:00 am
Entrepreneur Breakout: Envisioning Work and Pathways to work
  • In an effort to arm students with 21st-century skills and prepare them for jobs that don't yet exist, educators at all levels have been tasked with helping learners visualize an ever-evolving workplace. Trying to understand age-appropriate types of employment that a student can link to their own learning has led to several new approaches and tools emerging. In this panel, we'll discuss what challenges educators and administrators face and what kind of support they'll need to address these growing concerns.
EDchannels Speed Sessions
  • Want to get your great product to market? EDchannels Speed Sessions provide the opportunity to meet with a full range of channel partners available to publishers and developers in search of distribution for their digital products. In this "reverse tradeshow" format, distribution partners serve as the home-base, and publishers and content developers can tour the room with representatives seated at tables. Attend multiple 15-minute sessions Thursday and Friday from channel partners of choice who will answer questions and discuss strategies for success in the these channels:
    Single Sign-On
    Value Added Resellers, and Distributors
    Vendor Marketplaces
    Retail Distributors
    Sales Automation
    Review Platforms
    Efficacy Research
    Market Research
    Learning Management Systems
11:15 -
12:00 pm

Entrepreneur Breakout: Building Out a More Complete Product Line

EDchannels Breakout: Edtech Opportunities. A View from the Top
  • Hear from a distinguished panel of school superintendents and decision makers on trends, challenges and opportunities in the edtech arena.
12:00 -
1:00 pm
Networking Lunch
1:15 -
2:15 pm
General Session: Masters of the Universe: Social Media's Impact on the Edtech Space
2:30 -
3:30 pm
Closing Plenary
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