3rd Annual LearnLaunch Edtech Conference Kicks Off January 23, 2015 at Harvard Business School

Education Innovators Will Gather to Discuss Digital Learning Tools

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2014) -   Boston's Edtech Community, Campus and Accelerator LearnLaunch today announced that it will hold its third annual conference Across Boundaries: Delivering on Edtech's Promise on January 23-24, 2015 at Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts. At this year's conference, entrepreneurs, educators, strategic partners, students, and investors from around the United States will gather to discuss top trends and opportunities in education technology, examine how the most promising digital learning tools are being implemented in educational settings, and discover strategies to successfully scale an edtech startup.

Since its inception in 2013, the LearnLaunch Conference has grown into the premier education technology conference in New England. This year's conference will focus on empowering the education technology community to build, use, and deliver effective and engaging digital tools and learning experiences.

The conference will feature industry leaders as keynote speakers, experiential panel discussions, interactive workshops, networking events, and an edtech product showcase. More than 600 people are expected to participate, and attendees will get a sneak peek at cutting-edge innovations that are not only transforming learning but also changing the way educational institutions do business.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Knewton Founder & CEO Jose Ferreira
  • GSV Advisors Founder & Managing Partner Deborah Quazzo
  • Summit Public Schools Founder & CEO Diane Tavenner

Panels will cover everything from early learning to adult education and range from "Personalized & Blended Learning" and "Principal Hot Seat" to "College Completion: Does Big Data Matter?" and "Competency & Mastery-Based Education". The conference kicks off with a summit for investors in the business of education.

Sponsors include Pearson, Cengage Learning, Curriculum Associates, McGraw-Hill Education, and The Parthenon Group.

"I look forward to the intense dialogue that happens at this conference among the varied participants of New England's edtech ecosystem," said Dave Balter, founder of Smarterer, which was recently acquired by PluralSight.

For more information and to register for the LearnLaunch Annual Conference 2015, please visit the event website: http://learnlaunch.org/2015conference.

About LearnLaunch Institute
LearnLaunch Institute is a non-profit dedicated to increasing student achievement through the adoption of digital technologies. LearnLaunch Institute connects educators, entrepreneurs, learners, investors, and industry affiliates in the education innovation ecosystem. It offers conferences, more than 30 meetups and classes each year, several teacher-focused events and other services to its 5,000 person edtech community. For more information, visit www.learnlaunch.org.

About LearnLaunch
LearnLaunch is dedicated to connecting, supporting and growing the education technology ecosystem to drive innovation and transform learning. It offers a vibrant community, educational events, a collaborative co-working space, and a selective accelerator program to promote the growth of the education technology sector in greater Boston, a world education hub. For more information, visit www.learnlaunch.com and follow us on Twitter at @learnlaunch.

About the LearnLaunch Annual Conference
The purpose of the LearnLaunch annual conference Across Boundaries is to promote dialogue about digital learning. The 3rd annual conference will examine how the most promising digital tools are being implemented in educational settings to increase student learning. The conference brings together a diverse set of voices to discuss the most challenging questions facing the edtech industry today. We expect over 600 attendees who are passionate about edtech, including entrepreneurs, educators, investors, students, and industry experts. This year's focus will be on empowering the edtech community to build, use, and deliver effective and engaging digital tools and learning experiences.

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Contact Information:

Dana Harris
Red Javelin Communications, Inc.
(978) 440-8392