National Education Week, an annual education conference previously held in Washington, D.C., is moving to New York City and will be led by education technology incubator EDGE. NYU Steinhardt will co-host the gathering of educational professionals – researchers, educators, institutional leaders, and technology innovators – from Dec. 15-17, 2015.
“As the country’s oldest school of pedagogy – founded 125 years ago – NYU Steinhardt’s history of excellence in education gives us a unique opportunity to build on our experience and to look ahead at what’s next,” said Dominic Brewer, the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of NYU Steinhardt. “We’re pleased to host National Education Week at NYU, and bring together innovators focused on key issues in education.”
National Education Week will feature a curated program of “TED” style presentations from pioneers in education, “Shark Tank” style pitches from entrepreneurs, and an “un-conference” where attendees solve real challenges facing schools, education causes, and edtech startups. In bringing leaders from across many disciplines – yet all focused on education – under one roof, National Education Week aims to foster new partnerships and exchange best practices in education.
“We are thrilled to bring National Education Week to New York. NYC is home to over two million active students and has the largest hub of education institutions, publishing giants, corporate training departments, cutting edge researchers and investors in the industry,” said Jonathan D. Harber, Co-founder of EDGE. “We are confident that we can continue to develop and build a vibrant eco-system of education innovation that leverages our intellectual, financial and network capital to improve the world.”
“We believe that some of the world’s most challenging education problems need to be solved by innovative and disruptive agents,” said Don Burton, Co-founder of EDGE. “We have a unique opportunity in New York City to leverage the most extensive and powerful network and assets in the education and technology sectors to drive the highest impact, reimagining education.”
For more information on the events and activities of National Education Week by EDGE, or to participate, visit nationaleducationweek.com.