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Education Summit 2014

Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Friday, September 12, 2014 from 8:15 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

Education Summit 2014

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Student Ended $20.00 $2.09

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Education Summit 2014

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Microsoft Silicon Valley

8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

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The Silicon Valley Leadership Group's annual Education Summit brings together
industry executives, education leaders, policy makers, and elected officials to learn from leaders influencing our educational ecosystem and to actively engage in conversations about regional efforts, innovative programs, and game-changing policies that help shape the pre-K through higher education systems here in Silicon Valley.  


Like last year, this year's Summit has reached capacity and there are no more tickets available. This also means that no tickets will be sold at the Summit. 

Keynote Speakers

Richard Barth: President and CEO, KIPP Foundation (Speaking at 9:15 a.m.)

Dr. Maria Klawe: President, Harvey Mudd College (Speaking at 2:45 p.m.)

Thanks to Microsoft's generous contributions, we will be holding a drawing for the following prizes:

Xbox One
$100 Giftcard to the Microsoft Store
$50 Giftcard to the Microsoft Store 


~ Summit Program ~

8:15 a.m.: Registration & Breakfast
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

9:00 a.m.: Welcome & Introductions 

  • Aditi Goel: Senior Director of Education Policy, Silicon Valley Leadership Group 
  • Sid Espinosa: Director of Technology and Civic Engagement, California, Microsoft 

9:15 a.m.: Opening Keynote
Sponsored by Comcast 

Keynote introduction by Mary Stutts: Vice President, External Affairs, Comcast California

9:30 a.m.: Paving the Way for a 21st Century Workforce
Sponsored by Tech CU

Moderated by Eva Sage-Gavin: Vice Chair, Skills for America's Future Advisory Board, The Aspen Institute; former EVP of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, Gap Inc.

  • Christina Allen: Director of Product and head of Higher Education Initiatives, LinkedIn
  • Lori Harnick: General Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft
  • Cecily Joseph: Vice President of Corporate Responsibility & Chief Diversity Officer, Symantec
  • Lisa Reckis: Director, University Talent, Adobe

10:30 a.m.: Networking Break

Sponsored by Synopsys

10:45 a.m.: Breakout Session

Please select one of the following sessions to attend

1) Pipelines and Partnerships for 21st Century Learners

Moderated by Ana Tintocalis: Education Reporter, KQED, The California Report

  • Anne Campbell: County Superintendent of Schools, San Mateo County (Big Lift)
  • John Colborn: Director, Skills for America's Future, The Aspen Institute
  • Meera Mani: Director, Children, Families, and Communities Program, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • John Porter: Superintendent of Schools, Franklin-McKinley School District (East Side Alliance)

2) The 2014 Policy Landscape

Sponsored by Synopsys

Moderated by Dennis Cima: Senior Vice President, Policy, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

  • Assm. Joan BuchananMember, California State Assembly (D-16) and Chair of Assembly Committee on Education 
  • Mike KirstPresident, California State Board of Education 
  • Ted LempertPresident, Children Now
  • Assm. Kristin OlsenMember, California State Assembly (R-12) and Vice-Chair of Assembly Committee on Education
3) Connecting the Classroom to Career
Sponsored by Ericsson

Moderated by Stacy McAfee: Campus Vice-President, University of Phoenix

12:00 p.m.: Lunch 
Sponsored by Lam Research

12:30 p.m.: Lunch Program

Presentation of the 2014 Education Leader Award

Welcoming the new Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools
  • Introduction by Leon Beauchman: Chair, Santa Clara County Board of Education
  • Remarks by Jon Gundry: Superintendent of Schools, Santa Clara County 

Redesigning Low-Performing Schools: Districts and Charters Working Together
  • Matt HammerExecutive Director, Innovate Public Schools
  • Amanda Gardner: Director of Schools, Innovate Public Schools
  • Jan Christensen: Superintendent of Schools, Redwood City School District
  • Stanley Rose: Superintendent of Schools, Santa Clara Unified School District

1:20 p.m.: Networking Break
 Sponsored by Infinera

1:30 p.m.: Vergara v. California: Next Steps
Sponsored by Meru Networks
  • David Welch: President, Infinera and President & Founder, Students Matter 


1:40 p.m.: Preparing the 21st Century Graduate

Sponsored by HP

Moderated by Carl Guardino: President & CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and Rosemary TurnerPresident, UPS Northern California

2:45 p.m.: Closing Keynote
Sponsored by Intel

3:00 p.m.: Concluding Thoughts

  • Carl Guardino: President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Summit Reception
Join us for at the Wine & Cheese Reception to network with Summit speakers and attendees!



Tech Corner and Nonprofit Participants






Thank you to our sponsors!


















No cancellations-- Substitutions are welcome!

Have questions about Education Summit 2014? Contact Silicon Valley Leadership Group

When & Where

Microsoft Silicon Valley
1065 La Avenida
Conference Center- Building 1
Mountain View, California 94043

Friday, September 12, 2014 from 8:15 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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