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The Future of College: How Innovation and Entrepreneurs Will Make Higher Education Accessible and Affordable


Join Georgia Tech and 1776 in a conversation about the future of higher education. Explore the current and potential impact of educational innovation with university leaders and industry experts when it comes to access and affordability in today’s landscape.

The panel will be moderated by Jeff Selingo, author and contributor to The Washington Post and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities.


  • Rusty Greiff , Managing Director, Education Ventures , 1776

    Rusty Greiff is the managing director for 1776's education ventures. Most recently, Rusty served as Chief Strategy & Development Officer and co-founder of SF-based Learnist, one of the fastest growing social learning and curation companies in the country with over…

  • Jeffrey Selingo , Author, "College Unbound"

    Jeff Selingo is a best-selling author and award-winning columnist who helps parents and higher-education leaders imagine the college and university of the future: how families will pay, what campuses will look like, how students will learn, and what experiences will lead…

  • Goldie Blumenstyk , Senior Writer, Chronicle of Higher Education, and author

    Goldie Blumenstyk is one of the nation’s most respected higher-education journalists. As a reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education since 1988, she  has covered a wide range of topics, including distance education, the Internet boom, bust, and boom, state…

  • Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski

    Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992, is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was named by President Obama to chair the newly created…

  • Richard DeMillo

    Richard DeMillo is the Charlotte B. and Roger C. Warren Professor of Computing and Professor of Management, former John P. Imlay Dean of Computing, and Executive Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Author of over…

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