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2014 Education Technology Summit

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Join the California Technology Council for its 2014 Education Technology Summit in Santa Clara on Friday, September 12th. This event will consider challenges for deploying novel technologies in the field of education from the perspective of the entrepreneur. Join us for this look inside one of the most complicated markets for new technology.

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  • Congressman Mike Honda (17th District of California)
  • Adam Rak, San Carlos School Board
  • Muhammed Chaudhry, Silicon Valley Education Foundation
  • and more


Our agenda includes two panel discussions on both the technologies in development and the systemic approaches in the field, as well as technology demonstrations from practitioners in the field.



9:30-10:00am Registration and Networking

10:00-10:20am Welcome Remarks and Opening Keynote by Congressman Mike Honda

10:20-11:30am Panel 1: Up Close with Educational Technologies. What is it like for an innovator to develop novel apps and technologies for the current classroom? What are the challenges in the public school system's procurement structure? How do timelines match between entrepreneurs and schools? These issues and more will be discussed by:

  • Shruti Gandhi, True Ventures (Moderator)
  • Adam Rak, San Carlos School Board
  • Jim Vanides, Hewlett Packard
  • Kate Whiting, Educents
  • Manish Kothari, Edmodo
  • Greg McBeth, BloomBoard

11:30am-12:30pm Technology Demonstrations. Watch demos from these exciting startups:

  • IntroMaps
  • Zaption
  • Yogome
  • Curriculet
  • KiteReaders
  • RubeWorks

12:30-1:40pm Panel 2: Approaching the Problem from Outside the System. How are innovators trying to disrupt education? What new approaches are being tried outside the context of the classroom? Is this more or less difficult than breaking into the public school system with novel technologies? These issues and more will be discussed by:

  • Jeremy Kamo, Further By Design (Moderator)
  • Muhammed Chaudhry, Silicon Valley Education Foundation
  • Maurice Reeder, General Assembly 
  • Srinivas Mandyam, Tynker

1:40pm Discussion


Supporting organizations for this event include the BayBio Institute and the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.

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