Join us for the 14th Annual Education Industry Days Summit in Washington, DCat the Liaison Hotel!
Save the date: Wednesday, February 19 thru Friday, February 21, 2014
With Federal-level legislative activities diminished, the 2014 Education Industry Days Summit will showcase an all-new agenda for entrepreneurs. It will focus on:
• K-12 procurement issues/best practice strategies for sellers and buyers alike • Very tactical skills-building breakout sessions on business operations (introducing “EIA-U”) • Strategies to raise capital that are aligned to the company’s business stage • State/local policies that are driving business trends in K-12 • Presentations by emerging education technologies companies to showcase promising trends in digital learning
EI Days Summit is your ideal event to obtain actionable intel about business, legislative and financing trends in K-12. Over 150 companies and their leadership teams are expected to attend. Superintendents from leading school districts will also be in attendance to meet you.
Introducing the Education Technology Demo Fair hosted by EIA and 1776, Inc.
It's all about collaboration! Educators and Entrepreneurs are invited to exchange information about innovative solutions and the needs of classroom teachers.
On February 20th, from 4-7:30 pm, educators from the Washington DC metropolitan area are invited to get free, hands-on demonstrations of emerging education technology products. Make powerful connections with educators, policy makers, and entrepreneurs of emerging and established ed-tech companies.We've recruited some of the best education technology start-up companies across the country to engage in hands-on demonstrations of their technologies AND learn about best practices for integrating technology in the classroom. CEUs for educators are available from the Johns Hopkins School of Education upon completion of assignments. End the day with a great networking reception. Education technology solutions for:
For more information on the EdTech Demo Fair, Event Schedule and Registration procedures for Educators and Applications for Presenting Companies, click here:
7:30 - 8:15 Welcome Buffet Breakfast and Networking
8:30 - 10:00 Opening General Session Part 1 K-12 Markets Overview--what's hot and what's not? The key business drivers for mature and emerging markets in K-12
Opening General Session Part 2 State Policies that Promote K-12 Business Opportunities Nationwide From Common-Core to Standards and Accountability, the State Chiefs are the new piper!
10:30 - 12:00 EIA-University (Institutional Market) Selling Strategies in K-12--Your to-do's on Monday Tactics to sell to public schools; selling cycles; targeting influencers as well as decision-makers
EIA-University (Consumer Market) Strategies to Grow Your Consumer Advisory boards, new buyer/same product, new markets-preK; adult literacy
Private School/EMOs and School Leadership Team by Invitation
12:15 - 1:45 General Session / Lunch Congressional Staff Outlook on ESEA and Funding House and Senate Education Committee Staff with predictions for ESEA
Presentation of The Friend of the Education Industry Award
2:00 - 3:00 General Session Tech Companies in K-12--The Future is NOW Focus on challenges of implementation: privacy, inter-operability, WiFi access, and the reality of implementing one to one learning
3:15 - 4:30 EIA-University (Institutional Market) District-Vendor Procurement Practices: The Good, Bad and the Ugly Tips for sellers to overcome district hurdles and how best to position their solutions. Finding RFPs, closing, nuts and bolts of bidding, contracting, and pricing.
EIA-University (Consumer Market) Rebranding in the Post-SES World Building your brand and crafting messages that appeal to your market
4:30 - 6:30 Education Solutions DEMO Fair Hands-on opportunity for educators to experience innovative teaching tools and for developers to gain end-user feedback
6:30 - 7:30 Networking Reception Private School/EMO Dinner by Invitation
Summit Attendees Dinner on Own
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21st
7:30 - 8:15 Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 - 9:45 General Session Superintendents and Buyers Panel on Procurement The inside scoop on getting deals done in K-12
9:45 - 10:00 Networking Break
10:00 - 11:20 EIA-University (Institutional Market) 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.
EIA-University (Consumer and Institutional Markets) Using an Integrated Marketing Campaign to Brand and Sell Using a cross-section of social media platforms, web sites, mobile apps, and rich content to engage your audience
11:30 - 12:30 Closing General Session Fundraising Strategies That Match Your Business' Life Cycle What is the best source of moolah for you? Commercial loans, SBA/SBIR grants, angel and VC funding
In addition to this main program, CEOs of private schools and their senior leadership team will meet in concurrent sessions. School management organizations that operate charter schools will also be interested in these school sessions.
Since 1990, the EIA has worked to expand business opportunities for education entrepreneurs of all sizes in preK-12 markets. Benefits include federal-state-local advocacy, public relations support, professional development, peer-to-peer networking and much more. To join >