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8th CANADIAN EDTECH 150
LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 150

“Designing Next Generation Schools for Today’s Student”

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6th 2017 TORONTO, CANADA

MaRS DISCOVERY DISTRICT

DON'T MISS OUR EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! - ENDING THURSDAY, AUGUST 31st

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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.

 

We are honored to announced our keynote presenters; Lord Jim Knight – Former Minsiter of Education, UK Government, Randall Fielding – Founder & Editorial Director, Design Share, Sidneyeve Matrix – Associate Professor and Queen’s University National Scholar

 

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.

 

Registration for the Dragons’ Den Startup Challenge is now open & Nominations for the 2nd annual Canadian EdTech Awards – Celebrating Excellence and Innovation in Canadian Education.

 

Watch for our bigger and better Makerspace Showcase to explore the latest EdTech innovations. Limited Sponsorship Opportunities are still available. Please contact bradley@mindsharelearning.com for all inquiries.

 

Whether you’re a education 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,

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Robert Martellacci – M.A. EdTech

Conference Chair

President, MindShare Learning Technology™

 

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

 

Delegate & Presenter Testimonials

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

        –Peter Singh, Chief Technology Officer, TDSB

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

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

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“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!

Karen Grose

Former Minister of Education, UK

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Former Minister of Education, UK

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MASTER of CEREMONIES

Dr. Karen Grose – Vice President, Digital Learning TVO 

Karen Grose leads the organization in the development of innovative, evidence-informed content, product and services to improve outcomes and well-being for all ages of learners across the province of Ontario. Karen brings over 27 years of educational experience in the world of teaching and learning to TVO. Her curiosity regarding the power of technology-enabled learning began as a classroom teacher when she saw how technology enabled students to demonstrate their knowledge, anytime and anywhere, through any preferred learning modality.

OPENING KEYNOTE

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.

FEATURED KEYNOTE

Randall Fielding – World Renowned & Award Winning School Design Architect

Randy champions FNI’s mission to transform learning by serving as a thought leader, learning collaborator, and design mentor. His experience extends from early childhood education to the university level and across 47 countries. The common thread throughout his work is the priority of learners, their relationships and needs in school facility design. Learning, not buildings, come first in FNI’s architecture.

CLOSING KEYNOTE

Sidneyeve Matrix Award Winning Professor of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Design – 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.

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER

Jon Phillips – Expert on Tech Solution’s for Personalized Learning

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. 20 years combined experience in the Education space.

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Dr. Bill Hogarth - Panel Moderator

President ERDI Canada

As Director of Education for 16 years, Bill’s leadership was instrumental in moving the York Region District School Board from a narrow internal focus to a robust, continually evolving and sophisticated organization that advocates not only for York Region students, but for public education as a cornerstone of all healthy communities.

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Dr. Ron Owston

Former Dean of Education – York University

Dr. Ron Owston is a professor of education and former Dean of the  Faculty of Education and founding Director of the Institute for Research in Learning Technologies (now IRDL) at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In June 2007, York University awarded him the honorary title of University Professor for his “extraordinary contribution to the University as a colleague, teacher, and scholar.”

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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.

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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.

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Chris Besse

President & COO, freshgrade

Mr. Chris Besse serves as President and Chief Operating Officer at FreshGrade Inc. Mr. Besse serves as Vice President of Market Development of Thomson Nelson Learning. Mr. Besse served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of School Division at Nelson Education Ltd. until September 8, 2015.

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CEO, NELSON Education

Karen brings over 27 years of educational experience in the world of teaching and learning to TVO. Her curiosity regarding the power of technology-enabled learning began as a classroom teacher when she saw how technology enabled students to demonstrate their knowledge, anytime and anywhere, through any preferred learning modality.

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

EdTech Startup Challenge – Dragons’ Den Style AWARDWINNERS

Rules & Guidelines here

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!

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ABOUT CANADIAN EDTECH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Under the leadership of founder Robert Martellacci MindShare Learning Technology is Canada’s Leading EdTech Strategy, News and Events company. Through our vast national network of education and technology solution providers, MindShare was inspired to launch the Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit to better serve a rapidly growing sector that was fragmented and not clearly understood by stakeholders. Our continuing passion is to provide professional learning opportunities in a focused forum to support and nurture deeper insights for both education and technology stakeholders; to inspire innovative learning environments to support student success and to maintain Canada’s leadership in education on the global stage.

Education Leaders -Senior administrators from K12 and post-secondary institutions including superintendents, CIO’s, IT Directors, Principals and provincial government education officials focused on learning and technology. Passionate & innovative teacher leaders.

EdTech Leaders – Education Technology solution providers focused on the K12 & Post-secondary market segments.

EdTech Start-Ups – Innovators and developers of Educational Startup’s.

Students – All students who are passionate about Learning and Technology from K12 to post-secondary. Special Pricing Available!

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

Register TODAY
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LEARN

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!

LEAD

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.

CONNECT

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!

DON’T MISS THIS AMAZING CONFERENCE DOWNTOWN TORONTO

CONFERENCE AGENDA

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Summit Agenda

7:30AM

Check-In/ Explore the Learning Commons Makerspace while you enjoy your Continental Breakfast

7:30AM - 8:30AM

Registration and Check-in will be located at the lower levels of MaRS across from the elevators. Please have your digital or physical copy of your EventBrite Ticket ready!

8:30AM

Welcome and Official Greetings

8:30AM - 8:45AM

Greetings from Conference Co-Chair Dr. Ron Owston, Former Dean, Faculty of Education, York University,  Krista Jones, Head of the Work & Learning Cluster, MaRS DD

Conference Robert Martellacci chart the course for the remainder of the day.

8:45AM

Opening Keynote - Lord Jim Knight, Former Minister of Education, UK Government

8:45AM - 9:30AM

Q&A to follow

9:30AM

Cross Canada Check up Panel

9:30AM - 10:30AM

Gain valuable insights on K-12 and Post Secondary EdTech Trends

Moderator 

Dr. Bill Hogarth – President ERDI Canada

The Panel Includes:

Dr. Ron Owston – Former Dean of Education, York Univeristy

Peter Singh – CTO Toronto District School Board

Chris Besse – CEO, freshgrade

Patricia Gartland, Superintendent of Schools, School District 43 Coquitlam

Classroom of the Future Central Winner – Cedarbrea Collegiate Institute Teacher & Student Insights

 

10:30AM

MindSharing Break

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Exploring the Learning Commons MakerSpace & build your personal learning network by connecting with conference delegates.

11:00AM

Keynote - Randall Fielding, Founder & Editorial Director, DesignShare

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Theme: ‘Design for Personalized Learning in a Global Network’

Q&A to follow

12:00PM

Gourmet Lunch: Provided by Panera Bread & the 2nd Canadian EdTech Awards

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Enjoy your delicious lunch (Included – one per person)  while exploring the Learning Commons Classroom of the Future MakerSpace and catch the 2nd EdTech Leadership Awards!

1:00PM

Start Up Challenge 'Dragon's Den' Style

1:00PM - 1:30PM

5 Start ups. 5 Minute Rapid Fire Pitches.

1:30PM

Spotlight Speaker - Jon Phillips – Expert on Tech Solution's for Personalized Learning, Dell EMC

1:30PM - 1:45PM

TBA

1:45PM

Round Table Breakout Sessions

1:45PM - 3:45PM

  1. Designing School & Spaces for Classrooms for the Future Today – Hosted by Steelcase
  2. The Converging Classroom: Integrating STE(A)M, Coding & Robotics – Hosted by Gina Chercowsky, President STEM Learning Labs
  3. Technology Infused Global Competencies paradigm shift (TBA)
  4. Exploring Outcomes from the CMEC & C21 Canada 150 Summit PEI meetings through the lens’ of the Spirals of Inquiry Playbook – Hosted by Karen Yamada, Vice President C21 Canada & David Roberts, Ambassador, C21 Canada
  5. Secrets to a successful Startup – Hosted by Chris Besse, President & COO freshgrade
  6. A Deeper Diver in to the life of a CTO: Challenges and Opportunities – Hosted by Peter Singh, Chief Technology Officer, TDSB 
  7. Evolution of Online Learning: Bridging the Gap between K12 & higherEd – Hosted by Dr. Ron Owston & Maxime Jean-Loius 
  8. Invent the Future – Hosted by Keith Krueger, President CoSN
    • This is the 25th anniversary year of CoSN, the national association of school district technology leaders/CTOs. What have been the key shifts that have shaped the use of technology in education? CoSN’s CEO discusses key shifts from Digital Divide to Digital Equity, from Acceptable Use to Responsible Use, from Privacy to Trust. Using the Horizon K-12 annual reports of the last decade, peek into our crystal ball and see what key trends that education leaders need to understand and leverage if we are to personalize learning going forward.
3:45PM

Networking Break

3:45PM - 4:00PM

Explore the Learning Commons/ Maker Space

4:00PM

Closing Keynote - Sidneyeve Matrix – Associate Professor, Queen’s University

4:00PM - 4:45PM

TBA

4:45PM

VIP Networking Reception

4:45PM - 6:30PM

Enjoy a wrap up Networking Reception with drinks & food.

6:30PM

Ignite Session Featuring Brian Aspinall & Jennifer Casa-Todd

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Connect with some of Canada’s best Education Champions

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