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2013 Education Summit

Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

2013 Education Summit

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2013 Education Summit

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group's annual Education Summit brings together education leaders, business executives, policy makers, and elected officials to learn from leaders in the field and to actively engage in conversations about regional initiatives, programs, and policies that help shape the Pre-K through higher education systems here in Silicon Valley.  


We have reached maximum capacity and have closed our ticket sales. Please note that there will be no tickets sold on-site at the Summit. 


8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Summit Program

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Summit Reception sponsored by Meru Networks 


Keynote Speakers

Wendy Kopp: Founder, Teach for America* (Speaking at 9:15 a.m.)

Andrew Ng: Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Coursera (Speaking at 2:50 p.m.)


In addition to the tremendous speaker line-up, the exhibitor tables, and the Summit Reception, thanks to Microsoft Silicon Valley we will also be holding drawings for the following prizes: 

Surface RT

Xbox 360 

Microsoft Store gift card ($100)

Microsoft Store gift card ($50)


~ Summit Program ~

7:45 a.m.: Registration & Breakfast

Sponsored by LAM Research 


8:15 a.m.: Welcome & Introductions

  • Aditi Goel: Director of Education Policy, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • Jonathan Noble: Government Relations Manager, Microsoft

8:30 a.m.: 2013 State Policy

Topics: Local Control Funding Formula, Common Core

  • Phil Daro: Director, SERP San Francisco
  • Ted Lempert: President, Children Now
  • Arun Ramanathan: Executive Director, The Education Trust-West
  • Moderated by John Fensterwald: Editor, EdSource 

9:15 a.m.: Morning Keynote by Wendy Kopp: Founder, Teach for America*

Sponsored by PWC

9:30 a.m.: Moving the Needle Forward on PreK - 12: Local Innovation

Sponsored by Technology Credit Union

Topics: Innovation in local systems, the new SJUSD teacher evaluation system, implementation of Common Core, Kindergarten readiness

  • Anne Campbell: Superintendent of Schools, County of San Mateo - Office of Education
  • Eleanor Clement Glass: Chief Giving Officer, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Vincent Matthews: Superintendent, San Jose Unified School District
  • Jennifer Thomas: President, San Jose Teachers Association
  • Moderated by Linda Murray: Superintendent in Residence, Innovate Public Schools


10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Breakout Sessions 

You will select 1 of the following sessions to attend. 

A) The Business Case for Quality Early Learning

Topics: The return on investing in quality early learning, local initiatives that are moving the needle forward for all students.

  • David Brody: Chief Program Officer, FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
  • Frederick Ferrer: CEO, Health Trust
  • Meera Mani: Director of the Children, Family and Communities Program, Packard Foundation
  • Kris Perry: Executive Director, First Five Years Fund
  • Moderated by Michelle Sioson Hyman: Initiative Officer, Silicon Valley Community Foundation


B) 21st Century Teaching

Sponsored by Agilent

Topics:  local “proof points” that showcase innovative teaching and teaching tools, challenges in creating a teacher workforce pipeline.

  • Lynn Kepp: Senior Vice President, Professional Services, New Teacher Center
  • Derek Mitchell: CEO, Partners in School Innovation
  • Mohammad Qayoumi: President, San Jose State University
  • Eric Scroggins: Executive Vice President, Teach for America
  • Merrill Vargo: Executive Director, Pivot Learning Partners
  • Moderated by Gay Krause: Executive Director, Krause Center for Innovation


C) Innovator's Accelerator Workshop

Sponsored and Facilitated by University of Phoenix

Can innovation be learned? More importantly, how do you make it happen throughout your organization? We think innovators aren’t born...they’re made.


Built on decades on research by the preeminent authorities on innovation, Clayton Christensen, Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen, Innovator’s Accelerator helps highly motivated professionals develop techniques that spark transformation and turn emerging leaders into innovators.


This unique workshop is a condensed version of a 6-week program designed to accelerate the innovation skills of individuals and organizations, and will focus on the five essential innovation skills needed to begin to break the confines of traditional thinking and ignite bold ideas.


D) "Office Hours" With San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD) and San Jose Teachers Association (SJTA) 

*Please note this session is limited to 25 participants. Suggested audience – school and district leaders, school board members, county office of education administrators, and private sector leaders who want how the SJUSD teacher evaluation system can be brought to their district.

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  • Jason Willis: Assistant Superintendent, San Jose Unified School District
  • Jennifer Thomas: President, San Jose Teachers Association

12:15 p.m.: Lunch & Program

Sponsored by Synopsys


1:45 p.m.: The State of Public Higher Education

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Space Systems 

Topics: building a workforce-ready pipeline of graduates, creating a sustainable public higher education system, how the private sector can help support the work of public higher education.          

  • Aimée Dorr: Provost and Executive Vice President, University of California
  • Brice Harris: Chancellor, California Community Colleges
  • Timothy White: Chancellor, California State University
  • Moderated by George Blumenthal: Chancellor, U.C. Santa Cruz & Tory Bruno: Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space Systems

 2:50 p.m.: Closing Keynote by Andrew Ng: Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Coursera 

3:00 p.m.: Closing & Announcements
  • Remarks by Carl Guardino: President & CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Reception (corridor area outside conference room)
Sponsored by Meru Networks


For more information, contact Aditi Goel, Director of Education Policy: agoel@svlg.org / 408-501-7863

No cancellations. Substitutions are encouraged. 


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Have questions about 2013 Education Summit? Contact Silicon Valley Leadership Group

When & Where

Microsoft Silicon Valley
1065 La Avenida
Conference Center- Building 1

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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