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Announcing a new Meetup for MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB)!
What: VLAB Presents: De-Classifying Education
When: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 6:00 PM
Price: $35.00 per person
Where: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Bishop Auditorium, Arbuckle Lounge 518 Memorial Way
Stanford, CA 94305
REGISTRATION ONLY at www.vlab.org
How entrepreneurs are expanding the boundaries of global learning beyond the classroom...
The best education has traditionally been reserved for the elite, but the advancements in technology promise to break down the barriers to knowledge. According to data from the National Center for Education Statistics - in 1996, about two-thirds of public schools had Internet access and by 2003 even least funded schools could boast near universal access to the Internet.
Entrepreneurs are introducing platforms for social networks, user-focused learning, and real-time participation. Many of these innovators believe they may have the “golden goose” of education which allows structured information to be better disseminated. As the VC’s are seeking profit in higher institutions and abandoning K-12 to government grants and well-known philanthropists, these renegade entrepreneurs are walking away with some healthy profits.
Meet these visionary entrepreneurs who are creating a brighter tomorrow by leveraging today’s technology as they address questions such as
On November 16, we will convene a panel of education entrepreneurs, visionaries, and established defenders of the status quo to discuss disruptive innovations in education.
6:00PM to 7:00PM - Registration and Networking
7:00PM to 8:15PM - Main Event
$35 Pre-Registration Online
$40 At the door
Please note that RSVP in Meetup does NOT register you for the event. Please purchase your ticket(s) at http://www.vlab.org/s...
Lisa Petrides, President and Founder of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education
Osman Rashid, CEO and Co-Founder, Kno, Inc.
Salman Khan, Founder of Khan Academy
Glen Moriarty, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder NIXTY
Philip Bronner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners
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