ConvergeUS Interactive Discussion and Innovation Showcase
Friday, April 20, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
Washington D.C., DC
ConvergeUS Interactive Discussion and Innovation Showcase on Preparing America's 21st Century Workforce:
“The Tech Sector Weighs in on Educational Innovation and the Common Core State Standards”
You are invited to attend ConvergeUS's April 20th event at the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, DC! ConvergeUS, TechNet's nonprofit arm, will unveil a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded white paper examining the tech sector perspectives about the common core state standards and we would be honored to have you attend this important event.
In addition to the white paper, the event will involve a social media town hall with prominent education experts who will discuss the impact and importance of the common core state standards on innovation. Following the social media town hall, leading innovators will provide remarks about the rise of a new Innovation Generation during lunch. Invited speakers include Nancy Conrad, Chairman of the Conrad Foundation, Leland Melvin, NASA Associate Administrator for Education, and Delaware Governor Jack Markell. Bonnie Shaw, Director of Strategy at iStrategyLabs, will close out the day with moderated innovation demonstrations and pitches by ConvergeUS partners and Gates Foundation grantees.