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Educelerate XVI: The Big 5

  • Apr 10, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Special thanks to VLinks Media for hosting this panel discussion, featuring more than a few of their valued publishing clients.

Join senior executives (past and present) from the Big 5 Publishers for a discussion on the state and strategic direction of the textbook industry.  We will discuss the current challenges and opportunities, both across new disruptive models and technologies in both digital and paper publishing.  Panelists will also share on their past experience in structuring partnerships with early and mid-stage edtech ventures.

• Tom Scotty - co-President of MacMillan Higher Education.  Previously, Tom was President of Sales and Operations at MacMillan and a long career in sales there and its predecessor Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing.

•  Mike Evans - SVP PreK-12 Literacy and Mathematics for Pearson. Previously, Mike was President of Pearson’s student information provider (Pearson School Systems) and led K-12 software development and software product management for parts of the company and prior to Pearson, Mike was the COO of bigchalk. 

•  Paul Ducham - Managing Director of McGraw-Hill Higher Education.  Previously, Paul held a long career in textbook publishing, including as an editorial director, at McGraw-Hill.

•  CarolAnn Shindeler - A marketing leader at nearly every one of the above companies, CarolAnn currently serves as VP, Managing Director for K-12 School Publishing at Cengage Learning. Previously, she served as VP Marketing for Literacy and Humanities for McGraw-Hill Education and VP Marketing, Product Management & Development at HMH.  

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  • Charlie M.

    Insightful discussion on the direction of education publishers. Big thanks to the panel!

    April 11, 2014

    • Charlie M.

      Just sent you a message to follow up. Looking forward to it!

      April 14, 2014

    • nodeology

      which email address did you use? i didn't see any. here's one. [masked]

      April 14, 2014

  • Eva P.

    Great event and many thanks for insights and affirmations from the panelists.

    April 11, 2014

  • Christopher N.

    Amazing depth of experience and insight which speaks well to the continued growth of these leading education conglomerates

    April 11, 2014

  • deeann d.

    The discussion was insightful. Loved that the panel gave their ideas for start up ideas they would like to see pursued.

    April 11, 2014

  • John D.

    Great Meetup. Really enjoyed the discussion. Thanks!

    April 11, 2014

  • Karan G.

    Great event.

    April 11, 2014

  • Jessi C.

    Do we know the Twitter hashtag you'd like us to use tonight?

    April 10, 2014

    • Dan R.

      #educelerate

      April 10, 2014

  • Dan R.

    The link for the live roundtable is right here:
    https://plus.google.com/events/cc6ipmrverscqv4bte8127m2mac Starts in a few minutes!

    April 10, 2014

  • John W.

    Can't make it tonight...spot is open. Don't know if there is a process for wait list. Best-J

    April 10, 2014

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