Unique innovation summit to feature interactive thought leader interviews

April 12th, 2016

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Shindig, a platform for large-scale video chat, to power the three-day event.

eSchool Media, Inc, and Campus Computing announced plans for interactive Thought Leader Interviews at the 2016 ASU GSV Innovation Summit on April 18, 19 and 20 in San Diego.

The interactive interviews are intended to connect educators in schools and on college campuses with the Summit presenters and participants. Shindig, a turnkey solution for video chat teaching and events, will power the three day event, allowing moderator Casey Green, founding director of Campus Computing, and the interview participants to engage directly with the online audience.

The annual ASU GSV Innovation Summit brings together educators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, policymakers, philanthropists, and university and school district leaders to create partnerships, explore solutions, and to shape the future of learning.

“Our goal with these live, interactive interviews is to accelerate the discussion and the dissemination of educational innovation beyond the 3,500 Summit participants who will gather in San Diego,” said Wendy La Duke, the Group Publisher of eSchool Media. “We recognize that there is a large audience of educators who would like to know more about the critical conversations at the Summit. Our interviews from the Summit will serve an eager audience of educational professionals in schools and on college campuses.”

The growing list of confirmed interview participants includes: Michael Crow, president, Arizona State University; Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of Education, US Dept. of Education; Deborah Quazzo, founder and managing partner, GSV; Richard Miller, president of the Olin College of Engineering; Dan Greenstein, director of postsecondary success, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Susan Fuhrman, president of Teachers College, Columbia University; Michael King, VP and managing partner, IBM Global Education; and Bill Goodwyn, president, Discovery Education; John Katzman, CEO, Noodle; and Ron Reed, executive producer of SXSWedu, among many others.

“We are delighted to be working with eSchool News and Casey Green to extend the reach and audience of the Summit,” said GSV Managing Partner Deborah Quazzo. “These interviews are an important component of our efforts to elevate innovation leaders in learning and to extend the reach of their ideas.”

Shindig’s unique technology will also enable online participants to discuss, network, and socialize privately with one another as if they were attendees at the ASU GSV Summit. eSchool Media will host the interactive interviews on both and The Interactive Forum conversations from the ASU GSV Summit will also be archived at and for access after the Summit.

The live, interactive interviews will be take place from noon – 4:00 PT (3:00 – 7:00 ET) for three days, from Monday, April 18th through Wednesday, April 20th. The interviews will be available on any web connected device, computer, tablet, or phone.

For additional information about the Interactive Forum and to register for access to the interviews, please go to:

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

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