This year, the Embassy of Sweden (http://www.swedenabroad.com/washington) in Washington, DC will be highlighting two timely and connected themes during their Public Diplomacy program series: Innovation & Education.
Earlier this year, DC Tech Meetup saw a huge influx in interest in this sector - and it appears greater DC may be the leading region in the US for software development that helps the world's children and adults to learn.
This special event will be held at House of Sweden (http://houseofsweden.com/) in Georgetown, and will feature a handful of demos by Swedish and DC Ed Tech startups.
Attendances for demos is limited to 200 people, and the cocktail hour following will be able to accommodate 500.
[5:00] Arrive and Check-in
[5:30] Welcome by Ambassador of Sweden Jonas Hafstrom (bio (http://www.swedenabroad.com/Page____69796.aspx))
[5:40] Intro by Peter Corbett (@corbett3000 (http://twitter.com/corbett3000))
[5:45] Demo 1 (US): APPYnote (http://www.appynote.com/)
[5:50] Demo 2 (SE): Algoryx (http://www.algoryx.se/)
[5:55] Demo 3 (US): LearnZillion (http://learnzillion.com/)
[6:00] Demo 4 (SE): Tobii (http://www.tobii.com/)
[6:05] Demo 5 (US): HelloWallet (http://www.hellowallet.com/)
[6:10] Demo 6 (SE): Finn Up (http://www.finnupp.se/english)
[6:15] Panel: "How Can Ed Tech Startups Disrupt the Educational System". Panelists: Peter Kornmeier (Teacher), Kenneth Bodin (Algoryx), Rick Bowman (HelloWallet), Richard Culatta (Deputy Director, Office of Ed Tech, US Dept. of Education), Moderated by Peter Corbett