Registration is now open for the 15th Annual
Education Industry Days Summit
and EdTech Demo Fair in Washington, DC at the Liaison Hotel!


For more information on registration and pricing, please click here.

 

 

2015 Education Industry Days Summit Preliminary Program

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

3:00 - 5:30    Registration Opens (Pre-function area)
 
1:00-4:30    Private School CEOs  and Private School  Leadership Team - Invitation only

1:00- 4:30    EMO CEOs Roundtable - Invitation only
 
5:00-6:00 pm  Welcome Reception  

6:30-9:00 pm EIA Board of Directors Meeting/Dinner

(Summit attendees--dinner on your own)


Thursday, February 19, 2015

7:30 am- 5:30 pm   Registration Opens (Pre-function area)
 
7:15- 8:00 Continental Breakfast  (Pre-function area)

8:00-12:00-- Breakout:  Private School CEOs and Leadership Team (invitation only)
        
8:00- 8:15 Opening General Session: Welcome and Introductions  
    Robert Lytle, EIA Board President

8:30-9:45   General Sessions # 1 Recap of Impact of Mid-Term Elections on Education Policy and Business Opportunities
Speaker:  Ben Wallerstein, Grayling

9:45- 10:00   Networking Break  (Pre-function area)

10:00-11:00   General Sessions Part 2: Cracking the Code of Procurement
Summary of EIA-DP research with reactor speakers from AASA, CoSN, ASBO and ASCD. Deep conversation with key stakeholders with specific action recommendations for vendors and district officials.
Speakers: Steve Pines, EIA and other stakeholders from public schools
   
10:00- 11:00 Concurrent Breakout: Consumer/Private Pay session

11:15-12:15   General Session Part 3: Market Trends and Business Drivers for PreK-12
Speaker: Karen Billings, SIIA

12:15-1:45   Luncheon and General Session (4): Federal Action on ESEA and HEA

Speaker: Congressman John Kline, (invited), Chair, House Education and Workforce Committee

Presentation of the Friend of the Education Industry Award
Sponsored by Michael R. Sandler, Education Industry Group
Remarks from Michael Moe and Deborah Quazzo, GSV Assets/Advisors

2:00-3:30 EdTech Vendor Check-in/Set up

2:00-3:00  General Session Part 5-  Financing: From Start Up to Scale-Up
Matching the right source of funding to your business and stage of maturity--Angels, incubators, venture, private equity or commercial loans

3:00-3:30 Educators/School Administrators Check-in for EdTech Fair

3:00-3:30  Networking Break  (Pre-function area)

3:30-4:30 General Session Part 6:  Developing and Evaluating Edtech Programs from an Instructional Design Perspective
  
(EducatorsEligible for CEU Credit from JHU School of Education)
Session will include an overview of the categories of edtech programs followed by instructional design principles to inform the effective evaluation of edtech products that may be integrated into classroom instruction.
This session will:

  • Identify and describe the various types of edtech software options
  • Present and discuss key research-informed instructional design principles evident in quality edtech programs
  • Review examples of edtech programs that have incorporated these design principles
  • Examine and discuss the quality of edtech programs in the current marketplace

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Morrison, JHU School of Education  

3:30-6:30 EdTech Product Showcase and Demo Fair
EIA's third annual event where educators will explore some of the most exciting technology-based solutions coming to classrooms across the region and the Nation. Working with DC's award-winning lab for start ups, 1776, see what a new generation of ed-entrepreneurs have developed for the classroom. School officials, including superintendents, business officers, CTOs, principals and teachers from Baltimore-Washington-Virginia schools will attend to meet company representatives.

5:30-6:30 pm Networking Reception in Fair

[Summit Attendees -- Dinner on Own]


Friday, February 20, 2015

7:30-8:00     Networking breakfast

8:15-9:45  Concurrent Sessions for EIA-University

A.  Getting Ready for the NEW SAT and How it Affects Your Business Operations
Speakers: Tom Schnabel, Schnabel Learning

B. Pricing Strategies that Make Good Business Sense   
How to set prices as result of building a budget (considering expenses, overhead, profit and expected revenue).  Includes templates that attendees can use.
Speakers: Joseph Olchefske, Flex Academies

10:00   Adjourn



Here is a list of speaker presentations from our 2014 EI Days:

K-12 MARKETS OVERVIEW–WHAT'S HOT AND WHAT'S NOT?
Robert Lytle, The Parthenon Group


UNDERSTANDING INNOVATION AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL
MODERATOR: Ben Wallerstein, Grayling
SPEAKERS: Dwight D. Jones, Education Practice & Policy Partners; Jean-Claude Brizard, UpSpring Education Group; Richard Laine, National Governors Association 10:00-1:00 Private School CEOs and Leadership


CONGRESSIONAL OUTLOOK ON ESEA AND FUNDING IN K-12 POLICIES

MODERATOR: D'Arcy G. Philps, PennHill Group
SPEAKERS: Amanda Beaumont, Senate HELP Committee; Peter Oppenhiem, Senate HELP Committee; Brad Thomas, House Committee on Education and the Workforce; Joel Packer, The Raben Group


MATCHING FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES TO YOUR BUSINESS' LIFE CYCLE

MODERATOR: John Stuppy, Edumetrix
SPEAKERS: Matthew Witheiler, Flybridge Capital Partners;  Donna Harris, 1776, Inc.; Ed Metz, SBIR, USDE


EIA-U sessions

SELLING STRATEGIES IN K-12–YOUR TO-DO'S ON MONDAY
FACULTY: Lisa Sacchetti, Renaissance Network

PRICING STRATEGIES THAT MAKE GOOD BUSINESS SENSE
FACULTY:  Joseph Olchefske, Calvert Education Services; Joshua Chernikoff, Flex Academies; Judith Bunnell, Flex Academies

INTEGRATED MARKETING TO BRAND, PROMOTE AND SELL
FACULTY: Derek Fairfield, MDR, Inc.; Stephanie Nash, MDR, Inc.

Dayna Stewart On Why EIA Conferences are Essential to Business Growth in K-12:


 

EIA Q&A with Tony Miller, Deputy Secretary of Education, on ESEA Waivers from EI Days 2013:


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