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What you can expect to see at our 2024 event.

Wednesday, September 11, 2024
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM (EDT)

Upon arrival at Chateau Elan, meet the Tech & Learning team, check in, and pick up your event badge. Registration opens at 11:30.

 
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM (EDT)

Join industry colleagues and the EdExec team for an informal lunch where you can introduce yourself and meet new associates.

 
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

Welcome to the 2nd Annual EdExec Summit! This session sets the stage for networking and collaborative learning. Attendees will start building connections that will last throughout the event and beyond.

 
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM (EDT)

Explore the dynamic global EdTech market, identifying emerging trends, opportunities, and obstacles. This panel offers insights into international growth strategies and regional differences. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the global landscape, enhancing strategic planning in their own organizations.

 
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM (EDT)

AI has had an historic impact on the education market, which has posed both opportunities and challenges. In this session, attendees hear from experts on the economic impact of new AI tools, and will learn how to stay competitive in this new environment.

 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Attendees meet each other as they cycle through three sessions of self-selected small group discussions. Each discussion is moderated by an expert on the topic. Topics Include the following:

  • How to Take Your Company Global
  • Don't Just Repurpose Your Products - Prepare them for Future Monetization
  • Virtual Reality Business Opportunities
  • Online Learning Business Opportunities
  • Multilingual Market Business Opportunities
  • Pilot to Rollout to Retention
  • Sales Models and Go-To-Market Strategies
  • Build the Perfect Marketing Stack
  • Maximizing Conference Investment ROI: Finding the Right Events for your Business Goals & Making the Most of Sponsorships
  • Building Your Brand Ambassador Community -- Partners and Customers
  • Organizational Optimization
  • Data Management/Stewardship/AI Governance
  • Preparing Your Business for Acquisition
  • Building a Global Workforce (Policy, Culture, Retention, etc...)
  • The Benefits of EdTech Associations
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Join your hosts, Tech & Learning and the EdExec Summit Partners, for the opening reception and dinner at the beautiful Chateau Elan.

 
Thursday, September 12, 2024
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM (EDT)

Start your day by navigating the explosion of AI in K-12 education. Discover what AI truly means for the future of teaching and learning, and gain practical strategies to differentiate your offerings and thrive in an AI-driven market.

 
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM (EDT)

 

 

 

Delve into how educational policies shape the EdTech industry. This panel examines the implications of current and upcoming policies on business operations and market opportunities. Attendees will gain critical knowledge to adapt their strategies in response to policy changes.

 

 

 

 

 

Learn best practices for building and reskilling your team to meet future challenges in EdTech. This session covers talent acquisition, development, and retention strategies. Attendees will leave with practical approaches to ensure their teams are prepared for future growth.

 

 

 

 

Hear directly from CIOs about their expectations and needs from EdTech companies. This panel provides valuable insights into how to effectively communicate and market to school districts. Attendees will gain a clearer understanding of how to align their products with CIO priorities.

 

 

 

 

 

Learn how to identify and secure strategic partnerships that drive growth. This session covers best practices for partnership selection, negotiation, and management. Attendees will leave with actionable strategies to build and sustain valuable partnerships.

 
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM (EDT)

 

 

Ensuring your products are interoperable with other school district systems is key to success. This panel of experts shares the nuts and bolts you need to set your products up for success.

 

 

 

 

Focus on setting and achieving measurable goals in your EdTech business. This session covers key performance indicators, milestone planning, and outcome measurement. Attendees will leave with a framework for tracking and achieving their strategic objectives.

 

 

 

 

Understand the differences between global and US-specific go-to-market strategies. This panel discusses the nuances of each approach and how to tailor strategies for different markets. Attendees will gain practical advice on choosing the right strategy for their business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As more companies add AI products to their offerings, it is imperative that these products adhere to school data privacy rules and regulations. This session will cover those rules and regulations, as well as offer tips for operationalizing and scaling those rules.

 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Join industry colleagues and the EdExec team for an informal lunch where you can introduce yourself and meet new associates.

 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
 
 
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (EDT)

 

 

 

Identify and avoid common pitfalls in the EdTech industry. This session provides insights into the challenges that can derail EdTech businesses and how to overcome them. Attendees will leave with strategies to navigate potential obstacles and ensure sustainable growth.

 

 

 

 

As more companies grow through acquisition, creating one unified company culture can be a challenge. This session covers key strategies executives need to integrate new acquisitions into their with corporate ecosystems.

 

 

 

 

 

Understand the differences between global and US-specific go-to-market strategies. This panel discusses the nuances of each approach and how to tailor strategies for different markets. Attendees will gain practical advice on choosing the right strategy for their business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This session covers key steps and considerations in the acquisition process, from valuation to negotiation. Attendees will gain practical knowledge to position their businesses for successful acquisition.

 
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (EDT)

 

 

 

Explore strategies for creating inclusive EdTech products that cater to neurodiverse learners. This panel discusses accessibility features, inclusive design, and best practices. Attendees will leave with insights on how to develop products that meet the needs of all learners.

 

 

 

 

Discover how to build and leverage a community of brand ambassadors. This panel shares strategies for identifying, engaging, and empowering ambassadors. Attendees will learn how to create a loyal and influential community to amplify their brand.

 

 

 

 

 

Understand the importance of efficacy-based research in EdTech. This session covers methodologies, best practices, and case studies. Attendees will gain insights into conducting research that demonstrates the effectiveness and impact of their products.

 

 

 

 

How can companies find the billions of dollars still available in the education market after ESSER? In this session, you'll learn about data that identifies where to find and secure funding.

 
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM (EDT)

 

 

 

 

Understand the process of moving from pilot projects to full-scale rollouts and retention. This session discusses best practices for each stage and how to ensure long-term success. Attendees will leave with a roadmap to help ensure long term adoption of their product.

 

 

 

 

Examine different sales models and strategies for entry in both US and global markets. This panel discusses direct sales, partnerships, and other approaches. Attendees will gain practical insights into choosing and implementing effective sales models for their businesses.

 

 

 

 

Learn how to build and manage a global workforce. This session covers cultural considerations, HR policies, and best practices for international teams. Attendees will gain strategies to attract, retain, and develop talent in a global context.

 

 

 

Hear from successful growth-stage EdTech companies as they present detailed road maps of their journeys and the outcomes they have achieved. This session showcases real-world examples, highlighting strategies, challenges, and key milestones. Attendees will gain valuable insights into effective growth tactics and actionable advice to apply in their own businesses.

 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
 
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Join your hosts, Tech & Learning and the EdExec Summit Partners, for a delightful evening at the beautiful Chateau Elan. This wine tasting reception and dinner offers a unique opportunity to connect with fellow attendees, share experiences, and forge new relationships. Enjoy a delicious meal, engaging conversations, and a few surprises.

 
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Attendees relax and get to know each other at this opening networking dinner.

 
Friday, September 13, 2024
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
 
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

Gain insights into the current landscape of mergers and acquisitions in EdTech. This investor panel discusses trends, opportunities, and key considerations for businesses. Attendees will learn what investors look for and how to position their companies for potential deals.

 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

Hear directly from district superintendents about their perspectives on EdTech products and services. This panel provides insights into the challenges and priorities of K-12 administrators. Attendees will gain valuable understanding of how to better serve and engage with school districts.

 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Lunch on Your Own