Philadelphia 7th – 9th December 2015
Reimagine Education; the Oscars of Higher Education Innovation.
The Interactive Design Institute was invited to attend this prestigious event earlier this month as the company had been shortlisted for its work in the field of innovation in eLearning. In addition to the awards, the conference boasted an extensive list of key note speakers which included:
• Jeremy Rifkin the economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist. Rifkin is the author of 20 books about the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. His most recent books include The Zero Marginal Cost Society (2014), The Third Industrial Revolution (2011), The Empathic Civilization (2010), The European Dream (2004), The Hydrogen Economy (2002), The Age of Access (2000), The Biotech Century (1998), and The End of Work (1995).
• John Katzman, the founder and C.E.O. of Noddle Education, best known as the founder of The Princeton Review, which initially taught SAT preparation to high-school students in New York City. He started the company in 1981 shortly after leaving college, then partnered with Adam Robinson to develop it, and served as the company’s CEO until 2007. Katzman has authored and co-authored a number of books for The Princeton Review, including “Cracking the SAT”, a New York Times bestseller, and created products and services in several media. In 2008, Katzman founded 2U, an educational technology company that partners with leading non-profit colleges and universities, such as the University of Southern California, Georgetown University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to offer online degree programs.
The conference included several panel discussions on education, business and technology and a wealth of opportunities for the attendees to engage with the speakers.