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Future of Education #6: Fireside Chat with Don Burton

Be Social Change

Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Future of Education #6: Fireside Chat with Don Burton

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Join us for an evening mixer and fireside chat featuring Don Burton, the Managing Director of the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered by TechStars. As a mentor for the accelerator and long-time edtech expert, Don has helped startups worldwide to drive change across the entire education spectrum.

This is the sixth Future of Education event in a series aimed at fostering discussion, accelerating connection, and elevating the conversation around the future of education. Our past five events in the series had sold out so we recommend you purchase your tickets in advance.

This conversation will touch upon:

  • Don’s predictions regarding the future of education

  • Challenges around implementing new technologies in the classroom

  • How the edtech space has evolved over the years

  • Tips for entrepreneurs interested in the education space

  • Analyzing the power of experiential and informal learning

  • and more...


Don has a storied background that includes time as a Consultant at McKinsey and Company, an M & A Associate at Goldman Sachs and Director of Business Development for the Walt Disney, Disney Education Group. He founded which was acquired by Washington Post & Kaplan. He also served as President and CEO of the Global Education Network (GEN). He founded A-Ha! Learning Center, a play and learning center for children and their families in New York City and eebee’s Adventures, a baby media company.

Don is a lifelong entrepreneur and in addition to his own entrepreneurial activities, he’s an active angel investor. He had invested in Late Night Labs that was subsequently acquired by MacMillan.



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The Future of Education Series is a collaboration between Knewton and Be Social Change aimed at fostering discussion, accelerating connection, and elevating the conversation around the future of education. The series will explore alternative routes to learning, shifting educational paradigms, adaptive learning platforms, and the institutions and individuals who are addressing education innovation along the learning continuum. 

What does education look like going forward? How do we improve access? How do we work around, break through, or work with the current system as we know it? Who are great teachers and what have they learned along the way? How do we prepare and inspire students? Teachers, parents, students, administrators education enthusiasts, visionaries, and entrepreneurs are invited to discuss and debate the future of education. 

**Learn about previous events in the Future of Education series hosted by Be Social Change and Knewton:  Part 1 (21st century learning); Part 2 (innovations in K-12); Part 3 (education technology); Part 4 (alternative education); Part 5 (arts and creativity)** 

Have questions about Future of Education #6: Fireside Chat with Don Burton? Contact Be Social Change

When & Where

100 5th Ave
Floor 8
New York, NY 10011

Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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