EDTech Summit 2014

EDTech Summit 2014 will try to give answers to questions like what impact do Open Education Resources, Flip Classrooms, rich multi-media and smartphones have on educational content delivery and the role of the educator? Can MOOCS find a sustainable business model? Was Steve Jobs right when he predicted the printed textbook model needs “digital destruction”?

EdTech Summit will also be an outstanding forum to network and communicate with thought leaders and key members of the education technology community.

Keynote Speakers

Ken Steele – Chief Futurist, Eduvation Inc. & Co-Founder, Academia Group Inc.
Ken Steele is Canada’s leading higher education monitor and futurist, trusted by more than 20,000 daily subscribers and bringing his comprehensive perspective to a broad range of audiences hundreds of times a year – from faculty and instructors, boards and senior administration, to information technology staff, concerned parents, and Canada’s most powerful corporate CEOs. Ken has become Canada’s most sought-after campus presenter because he continually synthesizes breaking news, research, data and trends, and delivers ever-changing, fast-paced, dynamic presentations incorporating rich media, great humour, and insights specific to the audience and institution. Ken’s unique perspective comes as a former academic, entrepreneur, co-founder of Academica Group, editor of Canada’s leading PSE news daily, and consultant to a hundred institutions across the country.

Dr David Brady – Stanford University & Fellow/Deputy Director of the Hoover Institution
David Brady began his teaching career at Kansas State University in 1970 and has been on continuing appointment at Stanford University since 1987. He was associate dean from 1997 to 2001 at Stanford University; a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences from 1985 to 1986 and again in 2001–2; and the Autrey Professor at Rice University, 1980–87. In 1987 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He won the Dinkelspiel Award for service to undergraduates, the Richard Lyman Prize for service to alumni, and the first Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award given at Stanford.

Master of Ceremonies 

Lucy van Oldenbarneveld - Host at CBC News Ottawa
Lucy van Oldenbarneveld anchor’s CBC’s 90 minute local television news program CBC News Ottawa. Her work with CBC has seen her reporting on major stories across the country. She has reported on a number of significant Canadian events, and is involved with providing journalism training in different parts of Africa – most recently in Abuja, Nigeria. Before coming to Ottawa, Lucy was the host/reporter of the afternoon radio show at CBC Whitehorse.

Participants

Industry Leaders: Microsoft, IBM, JMP, VMWare, Pearson Canada, Nelson Education
Venture Capital/Incubators: Invest Ottawa, L-Spark, Atlantic Regional Venture Fund
EdTech Startups: Wipebook

EDTech Summit 2014 will be held at The Major Building (Ottawa, Canada) on December 9-10, 2014.

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