Monday Dec. 19th : RECEPTION

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Pre-Conference Reception | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Kick off NY Edtech Week by tipping a glass with industry innovators, investors, and influencers!

Tuesday Morning Dec. 20th : OPENING ACT

The Show @ Skirball Center for the Performing Arts | 8:45AM – 12:30PM

The morning of December 20th, join us at the main stage in Skirball to hear luminaries in the field define the most challenging issues and most exciting opportunities in education.  An array of TED-style talks will exploring the current state from early childhood – to K12 – to Higher Ed – to Career and Corporate Training — interspersed with musical performances, startup pitches and other surprises.

Featured Speakers

  • Katherine Fleming, Provost, NYU
  • Carmen Fariña, Chancellor, NY Dept. of Education
  • Larry Berger, Amplify
  • Deborah Kenny, Harlem Village Academies
  • Jim Shelton, President, Chan Zuckerberg Education
  • Gerard Robinson,  Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, and Fmr. Secretary of Education in VA & FL
  • Jeanne Allen, CER
  • Andrew Hamilton, President, NYU
  • Mark Milliron, Co-Founder & CLO, Civitas
  • Mike Barger, founding CLO, jetBlue
  • Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor, New York City
  • Michael Murphy, Fox Business
  • Ash Kaluarachchi, Co-founder, StartED
  • Jonathan Harber, Co-founder, StartED

NYU EdTech Accelerator Powered By StartED

In the fall of 2016, 9 edtech companies entered the StartED Accelerator. After months of hard work, hear how these 9 innovative companies are helping to redefine the world of education technology!

Tuesday Afternoon Dec. 20th : THINK TANKS & OPEN-LABS

1:30pm – 3:15pm

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Batting Cleanup? A Think Tank on Corporate Learning @ Eisner & Lubin, Rosenthal, Grand Hall | 1:30PM – 3:15PM

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Only a third of jobs in America require a college degree.  Entry level jobs have shifted from manufacturing to service.  And millennials are switching jobs eight times in their careers….

This Is Not Child’s Play! – A Think Tank On Early Learning @ Eisner & Lubin, Rosenthal, Grand Hall | 1:30PM – 3:15PM

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We all know the research – nothing is more compelling to invest in than early childhood; the returns are significant, yet to date there has not emerged a viable market…

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How Broken Is College? – A Think Tank on Higher Education @ Eisner & Lubin, Rosenthal, Grand Hall | 1:30PM – 3:15PM

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Only 40% of Americans attain a postsecondary degree. States have slashed their funding, while federal student aid and research grants have failed to keep pace with demand. Meanwhile, operating expenses…

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What’s App-ening to Our Schools? – A Think Tank on K12 Education @ Eisner & Lubin, Rosenthal, Grand Hall | 1:30PM – 3:15PM

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82% of our children now graduate from high school, but only 35% are adequately prepared college or a career.  Subsequently, only a third of our country attains postsecondary degrees. The...

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Drumming Class | 1:30PM-3:15PM

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Led by Brad Wentworth—a NYC drummer, performer and educator—the Drumming Workshop will include explorations of the fundamentals of rhythm, drumming technique, ensemble playing and improvisation. Participants will learn rhythms from…

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Early Literacy Apps: Tools or Toys? | 1:30PM-3:15PM

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239 Greene St, 5FL, New York, NY 10003 There are an overwhelming number of apps that claim to help a young child learn to read. Without industry standards on what…

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NYU CREATE lab | 1:30PM-3:15PM

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The NYU CREATE lab (Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technologies in Education) occupies a newly renovated 1,500 sq ft. loft that consists of a large multi-functional usability research…

3:30pm – 5:15pm

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Big Data, Efficacy & Accountability: A Think Tank on Who Measures Up @ Eisner & Lubin, Rosenthal, Grand Hall | 3:30PM – 5:15PM

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What’s more important — Equity? Access? Or Excellence? What are we getting and how do we know what works? What do we want from our schools? What do they want…

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Degrees, Badges, & Other ‘Signals’ – A Think Tank on Credentials & Promises @ Eisner & Lubin, Rosenthal, Grand Hall | 3:30PM – 5:15PM

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Will the degree disappear?  And since the majority of jobs do not require postsecondary degrees, is there another way to acquire and prove qualifications? Will incubators replace universities?  Over $100…

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Disruption – A Think Tank on the True Status of EdTech Innovation @ Eisner & Lubin, Rosenthal, Grand Hall | 3:30PM – 5:15PM

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The limits of technology seem to have no end. And not that long ago, almost all education was offered through schools, universities, or corporations — delivered by teachers standing in…

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Increasing Food Literacy Through Experiential Learning | 3:30PM-5:15PM

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Experiential learning in our kitchen laboratory distinguishes NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition and Food Studies. The culinary focus plays a critical role in bridging our distinct programs through the development…

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MusEDLab – Innovations in Music Experience Design | 3:30PM-5:15PM

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The NYU Music Experience Design Lab is innovating new technologies that promote learning, creative expression and music making for all! Come experience our most recent projects developed in partnership with…

4:00pm – 6:00pm

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Film screening of “Most Likely to Succeed” | 4:30PM-6:00PM

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trovvit invites you to attend a free screening of Most Likely to Succeed, an award-winning Sundance-selected, powerful education documentary. The feature-length film examines the history of education in the United…

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WTC Architectural Tour with Build Academy | 4PM – 6PM

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Join Prof. Ivan Shumkov, CEO of Build Academy, for a special architectural tour of the World Trade Center and Lower Manhattan. Key sites that will be discussed include the WTC,…

5:30pm – 7:30pm

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Festival Reception | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Connect and celebrate after a full day of edtech enrichment over a glass of wine and great conversation! Generously sponsored by:

Wednesday Morning Dec. 21 : SHARK TANKS

Early Childhood & K-12 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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HIGHER ED SHARK TANK | 10:30AM - 12:00PM

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Wednesday Afternoon Dec. 21 : SHARK TANKS

12:30pm – 1:15pm

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Moving the Campus Experience Online with 2U | 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

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One of the most important goals of digital learning tools is to seamlessly translate in-person learning experiences into academic lessons easily consumed online. In this workshop, UX and content strategy…

WORKFORCE SHARK TANK | 1:00PM - 3:00PM

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LATER STAGE SHARK TANK | 3:00PM - 4:30PM

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