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Speakers & Panelists

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Andrew Ackerman

Managing Director
Dreamit

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

James Allen

Ed Leadership Sims

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable Masterclass

Dale Allen

President
DXtera

Speaking At:
Open Lab: Enabling Student Sucess

Jeanne Allen

Founder & CEO
The Center for Education Reform

Speaking At:
The Opening Show

Jason Andrews

Superintendent
Windsor Central School District

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Guiseppe Auricchio

Executive Director, Learning Innovation
IESE Business School

Speaking At:
Think Tank: Importing & Exporting Education; Why And Why Not?

Ronit Avni

Founder & CEO
Localized

Speaking At:
Open Lab: Future of Work

Andrew Baker

Investor
Trinity Pawling School

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Greg Baker

Superintendent
Bellingham Public Schools

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Curtis Barnes

Managing Director, Global Product Management & Design
Pearson

Speaking At:
Open Lab: Pearson Pitch Competition at NY EdTech Week

Brian Benigni

Superintendent
Berlin Public Schools

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Yoav Bergner

Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences/Educational Technology
NYU

Speaking At:
Masterclass: Bottom-up Analysis and Evidence-Centered Design

Eric Bernstein

Ed Leadership SIMS

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable Masterclass

Michael Block

Co-Founder
BASIS Curriculum Schools

Speaking At:
The Opening Show

Olga Block

Co-Founder
BASIS Curriculum Schools

Speaking At:
The Opening Show

Jared Bloom

Superintendent
South Huntington UFSD

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Goldie Blumenstyk

Senior Writer
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Speaking At:
Think Tank: Will Adult Students Save Higher Ed?

Tim Bozik

President, Global Product
Pearson

Speaking At:
Open Lab: Pearson Pitch Competition at NY EdTech Week

Monica Burns

Ed.D., EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Founder of Class Tech Tips
Class Tech Tips

Speaking At:
OpenLab: Ready, set, read. Frameworks for reading practice

Johnny C. Taylor Jr.

President and CEO
Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Speaking At:
The Opening Show

Kevin Carroll

Superintendent
Green Brook Township

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Luyen Chou

Chief Product Strategy Officer
Pearson

Speaking At:
Think Tank: Importing & Exporting Education; Why And Why Not?

Andrew Cohen

Founder & CEO
Brainscape

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Logan Cohen

Cofounder
Kudzoo

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Matthew Cole

Superintendent
Livonia Central School District

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

David Coleman

President & CEO
The College Board

Speaking At:
The Opening Show

Cheryl Constantini

Vice President, Content Strategy
Cengage Learning

Speaking At:
Open Lab:OER: Low Cost Alternative or New Model for Learning?

Mark Cousino

Director of Technical & Professional Learning Solutions
Boeing

Speaking At:
Think Tank: Corporate Learning: Same As It Ever Was?

Andy Crozier

Superintendent
Central Lee Community School District

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Joseph Crozier

Superintendent
Grant Wood Area Education Agency

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Mike Cuales

Creative Director
North Carolina State University

Speaking At:
OpenLab: Pioneering Next-Gen Learning

Thomas DeNicola

Superintendent
WSBOCES

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Michelle Dervan

Principal
Rethink Education

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Chris Dickey

Director of Global Health
NYU

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Jake Dunlap

CEO
Skaled

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Timothy Eagen

Superintendent
Kings Park CSD

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Janis Eells

Professor
UW-Milwaukee

Speaking At:
OpenLab: The Future of Research

Susan Enfield

Superintendent
Highline Public Schools

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Chris Errico

Managing Associate
Dentons

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Marcela Escobari

Visiting Fellow
The Brookings Institution

Speaking At:
Open Lab: The Future of Work

Eric Eshbach

Superintendent
Northern York County School District

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Charles Fadel

Founder and Chairman
Center for Curriculum Redesign

Speaking At:
Think Tank: Importing & Exporting Education; Why And Why Not?

Paul Fama

Corporate Learning Leader
GE

Speaking At:
Think Tank: Corporate Learning: Same As It Ever Was?

Greg Farley

Superintendent
Bethlehem Township Public Schools

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Yiendhy Farrelly

Superintendent
West Babylon UFSD

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Chris Feire

CEO
Student Opportunity Centre

Speaking At:
Open Lab: Enabling Student Sucess

Mike Ford

Superintendent
Warner School

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Bethlam Forsa

President Learning Services- K12 Courseware
Pearson

Speaking At:
Open Lab: Pearson Pitch Competition at NY EdTech Week

Lorri Freifeld

Editor-in-Chief
Training Magazine

Speaking At:
Think Tank: Corporate Learning: Same As It Ever Was?

Brian Frumberg

CEO
VentureOut

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Rich Fry

Superintendent
Big Spring School District

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Gil Fuchsberg

Investor
NY Angels

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Karen Gallagher

Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean
USC Rossier School of Education

Speaking At:
Think Tank: K12 and Ed Tech: What We Have Here Is A “Failure To Communicate.”

Amanda Gardiner

Vice President, Global Sustainability & Social Innovation
Pearson

Speaking At:
Open Lab: Pearson Pitch Competition at NY EdTech Week

Eric Gertler

Co-Chairman and CEO
Co-chairman of US News and CEO of Ulysses Ventures

Speaking At:
The Opening Show

Damon Gibbs

Superintendent
Dawson County

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Paul Gollash

CEO
Voxy

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Hank Grishman

Superintendent
Jericho School District

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Dana Grossman Leeman

Associate Professor of Practice, Program Director
Simmons College

Speaking At:
Masterclass: There's Nothing Virtual About Online Teaching

Michael Hansen

Chief Executive Officer
Cengage Learning

Speaking At:
Think Tank: What's Working (And Not) In Higher Ed

Jonathan Harber

Chairman
StartEd

Speaking At:
The Opening Show

David Harris

Editor-in-Chief
OpenStax Rice University

Speaking At:
Open Lab:OER: Low Cost Alternative or New Model for Learning?

Adam Hathaway

Superintendent
Schley CSD

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Frederick Hess

Director of Education Policy Studies
American Enterprise Institute

Speaking At:
Think Tank: Is the Lack of Efficacy, Evidence the “Fake News” of Ed Tech?

Catie Huber

Superintendent
Alexander CSD

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Danial Jameel

Founder and CEO
OOHLALA Mobile

Speaking At:
Think Tank: What's Working (And Not) In Higher Ed

Paul Jenkins

Superintendent
Glens Falls City School District

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Michael Johanek

Ed Leadership Sims

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable Masterclass

Shaun Johnson

Cofounder
Startup Institute

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Bob Johnson

President and CEO
The American College of Financial Services

Speaking At:
Think Tank: What's Working (And Not) In Higher Ed

Alicia K. Glen

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development
City of New York

Speaking At:
The Opening Show

Ash Kaluarachchi

Co-founder
StartED

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Ann Kirschner

Professor
The City University of New York

Speaking At:
Think Tank: What's Working (And Not) In Higher Ed

Esther Klein Friedman

Ph.D., Executive Director
Dept. of Literacy and Academic Intervention Services, New York City Department of Education

Speaking At:
OpenLab: Ready, set, read. Frameworks for reading practice

Becky Krill

Head of Marketing
Noodle

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Nicolas Lanzieri

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work
NYU Silver School

Speaking At:
OpenLab: Pioneering Next-Gen Learning

Doug Lederman

Editor and Co-Founder
Inside Higher Ed

Speaking At:
Open Lab:OER: Low Cost Alternative or New Model for Learning?

Angela Lee

Founder
37 Angels

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Sam Lee

Global Head of Sales Strategy & Operations
WeWork

Speaking At:
Open Lab: Future of Work

Sharon Leu

Sr. Policy Advisor, Higher Education Innovation
U.S. Department of Education

Speaking At:
Open Lab:OER: Low Cost Alternative or New Model for Learning?

Telly Leung

Lead Performer
Broadway

Speaking At:
Elliott Masie Show

Susan Lindner

CEO
EmergingMedia

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Michael Lonergan

Superintendent
Longwood CSD

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

James Lopez

Superintendent
Richmond

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Aaron Lorenz

Dean, School of Social Science and Human Services at Ramapo College of New Jersey
Ramapo College

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Ted Magder

Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
NYU Steinhardt

Speaking At:
The Opening Show

Stefan Mancevski

Director of Marketing
Ladder.io

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Victoria Marsick

Professor of Education
Columbia University, Teachers College

Speaking At:
Think Tank: Corporate Learning: Same As It Ever Was?

Elliott Masie

Founder
The Learning Consortium

Speaking At:
Elliott Masie Show

Tonie McDonald

Superintendent
Levittown

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Asael Meir

Partner
CohnReznick

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Gail Mellow

President
LaGuardia Community College

Speaking At:
Think Tank: Will Adult Students Save Higher Ed?

Sarah Millar

Associate
City Light Capital

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Sam Miller

Superintendent
Central Rivers Area Education Agency

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Nicole Mills

Coordinator of the French language program
Harvard University

Speaking At:
OpenLab: Pioneering Next-Gen Learning

Gemma Milne

Co-Founder
Science: Disrupt

Speaking At:
OpenLab: The Future of Research

Katheryn Minshew

Founder & CEO
The Muse

Speaking At:
Open Lab: Future of Work

Ted Mitchell

President
American Council on Education

Speaking At:
Think Tank: What's Working (And Not) In Higher Ed

Eva Moskowitz

CEO & Founder
Success Academy Charter Schools

Speaking At:
The Opening Show

Dr. Donna Murdoch

Head of Learning Technology & Innovation
S&P Global Ratings

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Stephen Murley

Superintendent
Iowa City Community School District

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Sam Newbold

Senior Associate
BMK

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

T.T. Nguyen Duc

Investment Director
Pearson Affordable Learning Fund

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Trent North

Superintendent
Douglas County

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Megan O'Connor

CEO & Cofounder
Clark

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Connor O'Keefe

Associate
Quad Partners

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Richard O'Malley

Superintendent
Edison Public Schools

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Iris Palmer

Senior Policy Analyst
New America | Education Policy Program

Speaking At:
Think Tank: Will Adult Students Save Higher Ed?

Adam Penenberg

Journalist
Fast Company

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Amber Peterson

Director of Program Innovation
LitWorld and World Read Aloud Day

Speaking At:
OpenLab: Ready, set, read. Frameworks for reading practice

Jan L. Plass

Paulette Goddard Professor in Digital Media and Learning Sciences
NYU

Speaking At:
Masterclass: Five Ways to Use Emotional Design to Enhance your App

Randy Poe

Superintendent
Boone County School District

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

James Polansky

Superintendent
Huntington UFSD

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Ajay Rajani

Co-Founder
Core Labs

Speaking At:
Open Lab: Future of Work

Bill Ridgers

Business Education Editor
The Economist

Speaking At:
Think Tank: Importing & Exporting Education; Why And Why Not?

Doug Roberts

President
New York Education Innovation Summit

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Oliver Robinson

Superintendent
Shenendehowa CSD

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Jeffrey Rosen

President & CEO
National Constitution Center

Speaking At:
The Opening Show

Laura Seinfeld

Superintendent
Oyster Bay-East Norwich CSD

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Paul Shaw

Superintendent
Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Dan Silverburg

VP & GM, Learning & Workforce
Burningglass Technologies

Speaking At:
Think Tank: Corporate Learning: Same As It Ever Was?

Stanley Silverman

Superintendent
NYIT

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Ken Spero

CEO
Ed Leadership Sims

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable Masterclass

Laurence Spring

Superintendent
Schenectady City School District

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Carolyn Strom

Early Childhood Literacy Faculty
NYU Steinhardt

Speaking At:
Think Tank: Games, Learning, Kids — Panacea or Pandora’s Box?

Fran Stromsland

Superintendent
Formerly Watchung Hills and others as interim. Also professor at Montclair State University Graduate Schoolbof Ed

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Becky Takeda-Tinker

President
Colorado State University - Global Campus

Speaking At:
Think Tank: Will Adult Students Save Higher Ed?

Michael Taormina

Co-Founder/CEO
CULE

Speaking At:
CEO's Backstage Pass

Karen Wendorf-Heldt

Superintendent
Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) #9

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Clayton Wilcox

Superintendent
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Mary Elizabeth Wilson

Chief Learning Officer
GEMS

Speaking At:
Masterclass: Exploring Global Education

Deborah Wortham

Superintendent
East Ramapo Central School District

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Robert Zega

Superintendent
Woodbridge Township, NJ

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

Brian Zychowski

Superintendent
North Brunswick Public Schools

Speaking At:
K12 Roundtable

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