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Boston EdTech - The Turn of the Decade for Education Technology

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Join us at this FREE EdTech event hosted by the Boston EdTech Meetup Group!

This month, the Boston EdTech Foundation is hosting a panel to discuss how education has changed over the past 10 years through emerging technology, and what we can expect in the industry by 2030. Discussion topics include virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence and connected devices using the internet of things.

Rus Gant - Harvard University

Rus Gant is a well-regarded international 3D artist, computer engineer and educator at Harvard University and faculty at Tokyo’s Showa Women’s University. He is the Director of the Visualization Research and Teaching Laboratory at Harvard and the Lead Technical artist for the Giza 3D project at Harvard reconstructing the pyramids, temples and tombs on the Egyptian Giza Plateau in virtual reality. Rus is a past fellow at the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies and the Center for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. For more than 40 years he has applied his visualization skills to work in computer science, archaeology and museology for some of the world’s leading museums and universities.

Peter Zink - PTC

Dr. Zink’s background includes characterization and synthesis of electrochemical materials for sustainable energy storage and conversion, as well as research and development of sensors for use in nuclear waste recycling. He taught in the mechanical engineering department at Boston University for about 9 years, where he created interactive, active-learning exercises to help students apply Computer Aided-Design tools to 3D modeling, drawing, mechanism creation & analysis. He also taught automation and advanced manufacturing methods. Since joining PTC in 2019, he is focused on helping global academic institutions adopt internet-of-things (IoT) and augmented reality (AR) technologies for use in University and K12 education.

Beth Porter - Riff Analytics

Beth is Cofounder and CEO of Riff Analytics, an organization that aims to transform the culture of learning in the corporate setting to one that helps organizations support their employees during every phase of growth and change. She teaches IT Strategies to MBAs at Boston University as well as Media Ventures at the MIT Media Lab. Prior roles include VP Product for edX, VP Software Product Management for Pearson Education, and senior engineering and product management positions at Mathsoft and PTC.

Agenda
6:00 - Networking with Dinner
7:00 - Announcements & Introductions
7:05 - Panel Discussion - The Turn of the Decade in Education
7:30 - Audience Q&A
7:55 - Closing Remarks and Networking
8:50 - AfterParty

Directions and Parking
For FREE (yes, really free) parking nearby after 5pm, go to:
MIT E51 Parking Lot
Cambridge, MA 02142
or walk from 0.2 miles from Kendall/MIT Station (Red Line).
Free parking may also be found along Memorial Drive by the river.
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