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Global Arlington,USA

Jun 9, 2016

The Education Forum, produced by 1776 & EdSurge during the 2016 Challenge Cup Global Finals & Festival, will bring together a diverse and exclusive group of 75 industry leaders who are redefining work force & higher education learning. Join higher ed presidents and provosts, startup CEOs, investors, corporate executives, and government leaders for this interactive & provocative series of short talks & discussions about the future of learning and the knowledge economy.



This day will kick off with a keynote speaker & panel, followed by a series of lightning presentations, networking, and small group activities focused on creating solutions to help learners thrive in the 21st century economy.

Challenge Cup’s Education Semifinals and Gala follows, starting at 5:00 pm. Through your attendance to this event, you will receive a VIP badge to attend the rest of the week’s events, as well as access to the VIP-only areas and special receptions.

Featured organizations attending:

US Department of Education
Smart Sparrow
Google Education
California State University
Colorado State University
Guild Education
MPOWER Financing
Northeastern University
Omidyar Network
Capella Education Company
The World Bank
Learn Capital
Quad Learning
General Assembly
America’s Promise Alliance
McGraw-Hill Education
University Ventures
Howard University
Davidson College


  • 5/24/16 9:00 am -5/24/16 9:30 am Breakfast
  • 5/24/16 9:30 am -5/24/16 10:30 am Introduction & Keynote: Preparing Students for The Knowledge Economy, Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University
  • 5/24/16 10:30 am -5/24/16 11:15 am Speed matchmaking
  • 5/24/16 11:15 am -5/24/16 12:00 pm Lightning Presentations: Liberal Arts Reimagined
  • 5/24/16 12:00 pm -5/24/16 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 5/24/16 1:00 pm -5/24/16 1:30 pm Lightning Presentations: Disruptive models in learning & work skills for 21st century
  • 5/24/16 1:30 pm -5/24/16 2:15 pm Small Group Discussion & Workshop
  • 5/24/16 2:15 pm -5/24/16 3:00 pm Lightning Presentations: Powered by Tech - the what & why?
  • 5/24/16 3:00 pm -5/24/16 3:30 pm Small Group Discussion & Workshop
  • 5/24/16 3:30 pm -5/24/16 4:00 pm Closing Thoughts Panel & Wrap-Up: Takeaways & next steps


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