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Focusing on the Future of Education at the 2018 ASU + GSV Summit

Jessie Woolley-Wilson shares the stage with former U.S. education secretary Arne Duncan

The 9th Annual ASU + GSV Summit kicked off earlier this week in San Diego drawing more than 4,000 leaders from the business, investment, higher ed, and PreK–12 communities. A collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV), the annual ASU + GSV Summit is described as “the industry catalyst for elevating dialogue and driving action around raising learning and career outcomes through scaled innovation.”

This year the theme is “The Future of Talent—Transcending Work and Transforming Education.” Once again, DreamBox is not only in attendance but headlining an exciting breakfast keynote event on day three—tomorrow! Our own Jessie Woolley-Wilson, DreamBox president and CEO, will be hosting a fireside chat alongside Arne Duncan, managing partner at Emerson Collective and former United States education secretary from 2009 to 2015.

The Emerson Collective is a Palo Alto-based non-profit dedicated to removing barriers to opportunity and helping people realize their full potential. Working to “restore the promise of education as America’s great equalizer” is among the organization’s many stated initiatives and a lifelong passion of Mr. Duncan’s. It’s also cause near and dear to DreamBox and one which Jessie Woolley-Wilson has spoken and written about extensively. Needless to say, this meeting of two like minds is not to be missed.

If you or a colleague are attending ASU + GSV this week in San Diego, be sure to catch this exciting Wednesday morning session at the Seaport Ballroom of the Manchester Grand Hyatt, Second Floor. The session starts at 8:00 a.m., but doors open at 7:00 a.m. Get there early to snag a seat at what we anticipate will be a very popular session.

In the meantime, you can read Mr. Duncan’s latest insights on education reform in this recent article in the Washington Post about the importance of setting ambitious national goals around early learning, graduation rates, and college readiness and completion. Hope to see you Wednesday!

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