AGENDA

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023
12:00 PM (EDT)

If you are arriving early to the venue and would like to participate in the Wine Tour, the venue will have an open tour that start at 12PM. This tour is free to guests staying on property, just gather in the Wine Atrium prior to meet the tour guide. You can check your luggage in at the front desk if your room is not ready. 

**Space is limited and subject to availability. This event is subject to change as well.**

 
Location: Atrium
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM (EDT)

AI Meetup: Artificial Intelligence has quickly become a hot topic, especially considering the impact of generative AI. Many companies have leaned into AI for years, but how can we ensure there is a clear understanding of the benefits of AI as educators are exploring the challenges? Join us for this discussion about this topic and share your questions and experiences. Moderated by Dr. Kecia Ray.

Dr. Kecia Ray
Location: General Session - Paris Ballroom
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
 
Christine Weiser Dr. Kecia Ray
Location: General Session - Paris Ballroom
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
 
 
Location: Jardin Des Tuileries (Paris Patio)
Thursday, September 7, 2023
8:30 AM - 9:50 AM (EDT)

Gary Brantley is an innovative technology strategist renowned for cultivating productive collaboration through organizational transformation. Through his work as CIO at the NFL, City of Atlanta, and DeKalb County Schools, Gary focused on organizational transformation by altering department culture to achieve a competitive advantage and address future technology challenges. He developed and implemented a strategy centered on how impact and influence can peacefully collide to empower leaders to build effective teams, healthy workplace cultures, and thriving business ecosystems with organizational transformation.

Gary Brantley
Location: General Session - Paris Ballroom
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM (EDT)

How do we ensure the privacy of data when sharing between schools and edtech vendors? Join this podcast session that includes various perspectives to find common ground.

Patrick Devanney Amy DelCorvo Kristal Ayres Liz Crawford
Location: Breakout Room 1 - Paris Ballroom

This panel of industry experts present specific sales and marketing new strategies your companies can use to make your products stand out and get noticed. This session will be moderated by Christine Weiser.

Mike Lawrence Jacob Hanson Matt Cole Christine Weiser
Location: Breakout Room 2 - Paris Ballroom

This panel of experts present their insights into where edtech is growing rapidly internationally -- and how your company can capitalize on this growth.

Michael Campbell FERNANDO VALENZUELA George DeBakey
Location: Breakout Room 3 - Paris Ballroom

The deadline to commit the ESSER III funding is September 2024, which means companies need to get creative to find the billions of dollars still available in the education market. In this session, you'll learn about data that identifies where to find and secure funding in the longer term.

Dennis Roche Jessica Chung Darla Iuliucci
Location: Breakout Room 4 - Paris Ballroom
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM (EDT)

This session covers how to integrate generative AI into your products and educate your customers about how generative AI impacts the teaching and learning process. This session will be moderated by Kecia Ray.

Adam Garry Dr. Larry Rother Dr. Kecia Ray
Location: Breakout Room 1 - Paris Ballroom

In this session, you'll learn about ways your company can elevate your brand's reputation and public messaging, including how to leverage social media and educator voice.

Charlotte Andrist Kristen Plemon Ashton Brellenthin Don Rescigno
Location: Breakout Room 2 - Paris Ballroom

Finding the right strategic partners incudes having a clear understanding of your strategic goals and clarity on which partners complement these goals. This session will help companies of all sizes avoid the pitfalls of bad partnerships.  

Elliott Levine Steve Burt Lillian Kellogg
Location: Breakout Room 3 - Paris Ballroom

My product got adopted, but why isn’t it growing? This session will cover the most common curriculum development mistakes that lead to failure to thrive on an edtech platform - and how to avoid them.

Johanna Wetmore Matt Cole
Location: Breakout Room 4 - Paris Ballroom
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM (EDT)

Event Partner Hall will be open for Networking.

 
Location: Jardin Des Tuileries (Paris Patio)
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EDT)

Attendees will learn how to steer clear of the 6 most common mistakes made by emerging edtech companies in terms of product, pricing, partnerships, marketing, and adoption.

Elliott Levine Parisa Moradi Brian Healy
Location: Breakout Room 1 - Paris Ballroom

In this session, you'll learn how to provide efficacy-based research that shows the effectiveness of your products and services, as well as ways school district leaders use this research to make purchasing decisions. This session will be moderated by Kecia Ray.

Jessica Johnson Julie Evans Dr. Kecia Ray Jeremy Meredith
Location: Breakout Room 2 - Paris Ballroom

In this session, attendees will learn how to cultivate successful strategic partnerships, including preparing the pitch, the joint value proposition, and creating realistic expectations.

Liz Crawford Christine Weiser
Location: Breakout Room 3 - Paris Ballroom

In this session, attendees will get valuable insight into the budget and funding cycles at the federal, state, and local levels. This session will be moderated by Susan Gentz.

Reg Leichty David DeSchryver Susan Gentz
Location: Breakout Room 4 - Paris Ballroom
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EDT)

This session will walk attendees through a "cheat sheet" that will ensure your company is prepared to meet the varied procurement requirements of any state or region so you're ready to go to market quickly.

Joyce Whitby Charlene Blohm
Location: Breakout Room 1 - Paris Ballroom

Kristal Ayres, Education Leader Strategist at Google, takes a deep dive into the potential impact of Artificial Intelligence on the education market.

Kristal Ayres
Location: Breakout Room 2 - Paris Ballroom

In this workshop, M&A expert attorney Scott Anderson walks attendees through a step-by-step guide to process overview & considerations for companies exploring mergers & acquisitions. This session will be moderated by Chuck Amos.

Scott Anderson Dusty Moore Chuck Amos
Location: Breakout Room 3 - Paris Ballroom

In this session, "education policy whisperer" Susan Gentz shares insight into what policy changes happened during the last session, what to expect in January 2024, and how your company can use this intelligence to inform a sales and marketing strategy. 

Susan Gentz
Location: Breakout Room 4 - Paris Ballroom
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

During this time attendees meet with our event partners to learn more about their offerings and solutions.

 
Location: Event Partner Hall - Paris Ballroom
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM (EDT)

Attendees will learn how to build valuable relationships with their school district and industry partners to maximize brand awareness and cultivate brand ambassadors.

Paula Reed Amber Calderon Katherine Elliott
Location: Breakout Room 1 - Paris Ballroom

DEI expert Courtney Teague shares tactical guidelines that can support your efforts to diversify your staff.

Courtney Teague
Location: Breakout Room 2 - Paris Ballroom

Join this session to gain valuable insights and practical guidance to ensure that your solution supports inclusive technology ecosystems so all learners have access to personalized tools and resources.

Christine Fox
Location: Breakout Room 3 - Paris Ballroom

In this session, executives will learn how to build strong relationships with government officials and policymakers to position their brands and products for success in any political climate.

Chuck Amos Chris Moya David Byer
Location: Breakout Room 4 - Paris Ballroom
4:30 PM - 5:20 PM (EDT)

This session will cover strategies your company can use to ensure you are recruiting and retaining a diverse talent pool of ex-educators and preparing them for success in their shift to corporate careers. Moderated by Alvin Crawford.

Niquelle Cotton Elizabeth Garzarelli Alvin Crawford
Location: Breakout Room 2 - Paris Ballroom

This session will focus on how to effectively make the shift from CEO/founder-driven momentum to scalable growth by creating a culture of growth-minded management and ensuring your team has the needed skills to lead the business forward.

Collin Earnst Alyson Deutsch
Location: Breakout Room 3 - Paris Ballroom

The NETP, scheduled to launch in Q1 of 2024, will include a new vision for edtech. Here's what this means for the education industry.

Greg Bagby Sarah Edson
Location: Breakout Room 4 - Paris Ballroom
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM (EDT)

Join us for drinks and dinner ahead of a fun night of entertainment.

 
Location: Pavilion
Friday, September 8, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
 
 
Location: Jardin Des Tuileries (Paris Patio)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

This panel of school district leaders share an inside look at how and why they choose corporate partners, including what information they use when deciding to purchase products, how they develop long-term relationships with companies, and why they look at company leadership to ensure they represent the market they serve.

Alvin Crawford Susan Enfield Calvin Watts Dr. Devon Horton Dr. Melvin Brown
Location: General Session - Paris Ballroom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

Learn from experienced buyers and sellers, with tips on what buyers are looking for, insights to plan and execute effectively, and their views on where to find the best opportunities.

Chad Johnson Rajib Roy Scott Van der Linden Dr. Kecia Ray
Location: General Session - Paris Ballroom
12:00 PM (EDT)

If you would like to participate in the Wine Tour, the venue will have an open tour that start at 12PM. This tour is free to guests staying on property, just gather in the Wine Atrium prior to meet the tour guide. You can check your luggage in at the front desk if your room is not ready. 

**Space is limited and subject to availability. This event is subject to change as well.**

 
Location: Atrium
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Explore the beautiful Chateau Elan on your own and use this time to book meetings with other attendees using our Attendee Directory and Meeting Planner.

 
Location: General Session - Paris Ballroom