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“Designing Next Generation Schools for Today’s Student”




Early Bird Registration Closes AUGUST 31st!




Dear Thought Leader,


We’re thrilled to invite you to join us for the 8th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit! Redefining Schools of the Future is our theme for this year’s summit. As we’re in the middle of a digital revolution, it’s never been a more critical time to engage with education and technology leaders to make sense of how to best design and implement successful strategies for your institution to support students success.


Be sure to checkout our amazing lineup of keynote presenters!


Back by popular demand is our Cross Canada Checkup panel that gives deep insights on the national learning & technology landscape, moderated by Dr. Bill Hogarth.

Startups we encourage you to enter Dragon’s Den Startup Challenge!


New this year is your K12 Startup/Makerspace Showcase to explore the latest EdTech innovations.


Whether you’re a leader from post-secondary, K12 or a technology partner, our 8th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit promises to challenge your innovative spirit and design thinking.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly if you have further questions about this year’s Summit! Until next time, keep the learning curve steep! Best, R.


Robert Martellacci

President, MindShare Learning Technology™


P.S. Ask about our Special group rates available for 10 or more delegates!


Delegate Testimonials


“Congratulation on another successful event. Loved the lineup of keynote speakers!

–Peter Singh, Chief Technology Officer, TDSB


“Thank’s to MindShare Learning for another great Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit!”

–Dr. Ron Owston,  Dean, York University Faculty of Education


“Being recognized as a k-12 innovative educator among so many great Canadian teachers is such an a honour! I’m still shocked! I am inspired to continue to keep learning, sharing and teaching! Thank you MindShare Learning.”

Brian Aspinall, Award Winning Educator, LKDSB, on leave with Fair Chance Learning

“It was an honor to be recognized for our mission and commitment to accessible learning, especially alongside the stellar companies that presented at the summit. We are thrilled to have been able to showcase BoostHQ and excited about the opportunity to continue our growth and make an even stronger impact in the EdTech hub.”

Sara Rehman, Business Development & Operation Manager, SkyPrep

Announcing our KeyNote & Spotlight Presenters!


Lord Jim Knight


Lord Jim Knight


Lord Jim Knight

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Lord Jim Knight


Lord Jim Knight – Former Minister of Education, UK Government

Jim Knight is Chief Education Adviser at Tes Global. In his previous role at the company he was the Managing Director of Online Learning, where he built an online teacher development platform.  He is a member of the House of Lords and a visiting Professor at the London Knowledge Lab of the Institute of Education. As a minister his portfolios included rural affairs, schools, digital and employment.


Randall Fielding – Founder & Editorial Director, DesignShare / Partner, Fielding Nair International

Randall Fielding, AIA, is the Chairman and Founding Partner of Fielding Nair International, LLC (FNI), an award-winning school planning and design firm with offices in Minneapolis, Tampa, and Madison and consultations in 20 states around the U.S. and 18 countries on five continents. Randy oversees FNI’s primary mission to improve learning by serving as a world leader in the creation of new and renovated facilities and educational campuses that are in consonance with established best practice and research.


Sidneyeve Matrix – Associate Professor and Queen’s University National Scholar.

Sidneyeve Matrix is an Associate Professor and Queen’s National Scholar. Dr. Matrix teaches Creative EntrepreneurshipInnovation in Practice, and Design Thinking at the graduate, undergraduate, and professional levels for Smith School of Business, Dan School of Drama and Music, and Western University Continuing Education. Dr. Matrix also serves on the Executive for the Dunin Desphande Queen’s Innovation Centre.


Jon Phillips – Managing Director, Vertical Practice | Strategy, Marketing & Business Development, Dell

Jon Phillips is the Director for Dell Global Education Practice. In this role, he leads the global strategy for Dell’s education services and solutions. Leading Dell’s team of education experts focused on driving innovative technology solutions specifically designed to personalize learning for students and to increase efficiency in schools and universities around the world. He also leads Dell’s strategy around portfolio strategy and M&A strategy, product development and go-to-market strategies across the education business. Biography With 20 years combined experience in the Education space.

Applications are now being accepted for the 'Dragons Den Startup Challenge' & Nominations for the 'Canadian EdTech Awards'

EdTech Startup Challenge – Dragon’s Den Style AWARDWINNERS

Congratulation’s to last year`s winner SkyPrep and to both runners up Helping Hands and PeekaPak. We had such a depth of new and exciting talent that choosing last year’s winner was not an easy decision. Thank you to each of our winners and contestants.

We look forward to seeing what new talent this year’s Dragon’s Den Startup Challenge will produce!

This year we are accepting FIVE startup’s to compete –  Each EdTech startup company entered in this contest will be given five minutes to pitch their companies platform/approach/achievements during the 8th EdTech Leadership Summit to a panel of judges, made up of esteemed industry leaders and past winners, in a bid to win top prize.

For more information on entry guidelines and eligibility please go to this link for more information. Please send all applications to bradley@mindsharelearning.com.

This year’s prize for the Top Startup company is FREE booth space at the startup pavilion at FETC 2017!

2nd Annual Canadian EdTech Awards 

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Canadian Edtech Awards – Celebrating Excellence in Canadian Innovation & Education.

Voting will take place in the following four categories:

  1. K12 Educator of the Year
  2. K12 Administrator of the Year
  3. Post Secondary Professor of the Year
  4. EdTech Partner of the Year

Click here to submit you vote!




Education Leaders – Senior administrators from K12 and post-secondary institutions; provincial government education officials.

Industry Leaders – Education industry solution providers; technology innovation fund managers.

EdTech Start-Up Firms – Innovators and developers of new business opportunities.

Students – Post-secondary students and graduate students who are working in the fields of education and/or technology.

… and those who are globally minded and prepared to learn, engage and champion 21st century learning models for success



The EdTech Leadership Summit is your opportunity to hear some of today’s most influential thought leaders speak on education and it’s future. Our speakers come from every walk of the education landscape and provide multiple views, ideas and insight into education in the 21st Century. Don’t miss out on the chance to expand your knowledge with our Keynote presenters!


Share your ideas with other Educators, Industry leaders, and EdTech Start up’s at this years EdTech Leadership Conference. Gain new ideas to bring back to your classroom and find new avenues to incorporate pedagogy and technology into the classroom of the future. Our break out sessions will allow you to collaborate and share in an area of your interest, where you will come away with new and valuable knowledge and insight.


Meet other conference attendees from across Canada and beyond.  Connect with leaders and innovators from the U.S, Canada and world  wide; gaining new national and international perspectives on the classroom of the future. This is a great opportunity to expand your social network!

Cross Canada Check Up Panel


Maxim Jean-Louis

President – Chief Executive Officer of Contact North / Contact Nord

Maxim Jean-Louis is President – Chief Executive Officer of Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education and Training Network, headquartered in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


Peter Singh

Chief Technology Officer, Toronto District School Board

Peter brings 23+ years of K-12 sector technology know-how to his CTO portfolio. He has been at the forefront of bringing innovative technologies to the Toronto District School Board. He’s a practitioner of emotional intelligence who is spearheading the TDSB “Information Technology Services” team from a digital era to Quantum Age of Information Technology.

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Patricia Gartland

Superintendent of Schools, School District 43 Coquitlam 

Ms. Patricia Gartland has been Superintendent of Schools for School Distinct No. 43 (Coquitlam) since 2014 and is responsible for overseeing B.C.’s third largest school district with over 32,000 students and 4,000 employees in over 70 schools and facilities.


Classroom of the Future Central Winners

Cedarbrea Collegiate Institute, Toronto Ontario

The Panel will include Student voice from Cedarbrea Collegiate Institute  – Our Classroom of the Future Winner for Central Canada.


Krista Jones

Head of the Work & Learning Cluster at MaRS

For the past four years, Krista has been the driving force behind MaRS’ globally leading Work & Learning Cluster (formally known as the EdTech Cluster). She works with the entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors and technologists who are applying innovation and leading-edge technologies to create solutions that are advancing the competitiveness of global workers and workplaces.