Unconventional Innovation Summit aims to reinvent the stagnant conference

  • Deborah Quazzo, founder and managing partner, GSV: Quazzo has significant insight into, and experience with, the efforts of large firms and small start-ups in the K-12 and higher ed markets. The Summit conversation will explore several issues: why invest in education; is it really possible to “do good” (make a real difference) and also “do well” (make a profit); why do some firms succeed and others fail; and how to assess the impact of the ASU GSV Innovation conference on education and innovation in schools and colleges?
  • Dan Greenstein, director of postsecondary success, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: The Gates Foundation has made significant investments in campus and commercial initiatives to foster student success. The discussion with Greenstein will focus on what the Foundation has learned over the years about fostering student success and institutional innovation that scales and transfers from pilot projects to a broader circle of colleges and universities.
  • John Galvin, Intel Education VP and Elizabeth Broers, director of the Intel Education Incubator: Intel is best known in schools and colleges for computer chips. Yet Intel also invests in and mentors education start-ups. Why?
  • Darryl Adams, Coachella Valley School Superintendent: Adams wired school buses with wireless routers and parked the buses in neighborhoods to provide home Internet access for his students. The interview will discuss the how financially-pressed and stressed school districts, particularly those that serve low-income students, find innovative and creative ways to bring and leverage technology resources to their students and faculty.

Other notable interviewees include: Richard Miller, president of the Olin College of Engineering; Susan Fuhrman, president of Teachers College, Columbia University; Michael King, VP and managing partner, IBM Global Education; Bill Goodwyn, president, Discovery Education; John Katzman, CEO, Noodle; and Ron Reed, executive producer of SXSWedu.

eSchool Media will host the interactive interviews on both eSchoolNews.com and eCampusNews.com. The interactive forum conversations from the ASU GSV Summit will also be archived at both sites 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: http://shindig.com/event/asugsvsummit.