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2nd Annual LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference in Cambridge

Education Innovators Gather to Discuss Digital Learning, MOOCs, and Gamification

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/03/14 -- New England's leading edtech organization LearnLaunch today announced that it will hold its 2nd annual "Across Boundaries" conference on February 28 and March 1 at Harvard University. Five hundred entrepreneurs, educators, investors, students, and other industry experts will participate in the conference, co-sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where they will explore how edtech can scale student success.

The keynote speakers include:

  • Professor of Learning Technologies Chris Dede of Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Blended learning expert Heather Staker of the Christensen Institute
  • EdSurge founder Betsy Corcoran, moderating a keynote panel of successful edtech entrepreneurs: Aaron Feuer, Founder, Panorama Education; Andrew Joseph, Founder, TenMarks; and Carol Vallone, CEO, Educate Online

The conference will feature 15 panels, keynote speakers, entrepreneur demo tables and networking opportunities for those involved in education technology. Panels cover both K-12 and higher education and range from "Gamification & Learning" and "Competency-Based Learning" to "Your Go to Market Strategy" and "Funding your Startup" to "University CIO Hot Seat" and "Superintendent Hot Seat."

Sponsors include Google, Pearson, Curriculum Associates, Cengage Learning, and The Parthenon Group. Education First, Muzzy Lane Software, Education Growth Advisors, and Rethink Education are also supporting the conference.

"I look forward to the intense dialogue that happens at this conference among the varied participants of New England's edtech ecosystem," said investor Jon Karlen of Flybridge Capital. "This is a cauldron of legacy and new players, startups and established companies, educators and entrepreneurs."

On Friday, February 28, LearnLaunch will a host an invitation-only Investor Summit prior to the start of the conference for financial and strategic investors featuring prominent edtech investors and their observations on how to grow successful edtech companies. Select early stage edtech startups will participate in a pitch competition.

"Greater Boston is a hub for high-performing educators, digital learning products, and services creators. It is exciting to see this innovation ecosystem develop here, as both a stimulus to student achievement and to economic development," said LearnLaunch supporter Chris Gabrieli of Mass2020.

For more information and to register for the 2nd annual "Across Boundaries" conference, please visit the event website: http://conference.learnlaunch.org.

About LearnLaunch
LearnLaunch supports the creation and growth of education technology and learning companies in New England by bringing together innovators, educators, investors, students, and school leaders. For more information, visit http://learnlaunch.org.

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