EdTech Summit To Feature National Companies, Penn State Initiatives

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Penn State’s EdTech Network will host it’s first ever EdTech Summit this week, running today through Wednesday. The event will bring together more than 45 EdTech companies from across the country, including Apple, IBM, and LinkedIn, among others. The summit is a direct result of President Barron’s Invent Penn State Initiative, and will look to further advance the network’s mission of improving accessibility of quality higher academia through educational technology.

The EdTech Summit will feature both Penn State educators and professionals in the EdTech field, as well as an opportunity for networking and conversation about improving success in student engagement, online teaching technologies, and admissions, recruiting, and retention.

Specifically, the summit will showcase a keynote speech from Google’s Chief Educational Evangelist, Jamie Casap. The speech will be followed by a number of breakout sessions on entrepreneurship and economic development. There will also be a showcase in Hintz Alumni Hall on Tuesday night exhibiting the EdTech companies and projects coming out of Penn State.

Representatives from Innoblue and Lion Launch Pad are set to be featured in the showcase, as well as Penn State Alumnus Eli Kariv’s startup, The Coding Space. This event will feature a combination of undergraduate and graduate students, professors, alumni, and EdTech CEOs that are all working together on the effort to make Penn State a leader in breakthrough initiatives in the online learning community.

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