I’m thrilled to invite you to participate in Canada’s 9th Canadian EdTech Innovation Summit — “Designing Sustainable Learning Environments.”
We’re challenging education & industry leaders along with students to join forces to help solve some of the most pressing challenges we face in education across Canada to get beyond pockets of innovation.
As we’re in the midst of finalizing our program, we have a call out for presenters and sponsors to support what promises to be an engaging and thought provoking day that will inspire and challenge you and your colleagues in raising the bar in keeping Canada at the forefront of innovation in education across the world!
New this year! We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Institute for Management & Innovation, University of Toronto Mississauga as the host site of this year’s Summit.
Please don’t hesitate to drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at, 416-569-2106 to discuss how we can partner with you to maximize you and your team’s participation in our national EdTech Innovation Summit.
Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!
Robert Martellacci – M.A. EdTech
Founder and President, MindShare Learning Technology™
“Events like this are a terrific opportunity for industry professionals, educators, students and others to share information and discuss the rapidly developing field of technology. I am confident that this event will inspire Ontario students to explore the career paths in the field of technology and innovation while connecting them to professionals who can provide them with insight and knowledge to help them along the way.”
— Mitzie Hunter, Ontario’s Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
“A fabulous night with fabulous people. In great company! Thank you, Jennifer Casa-Todd, MindShare Learning, and Brian Aspinall for a great evening.“
–David Carruthers, Tech Coordinator at Thames Valley DSB
“Congratulation on another successful event. Loved the lineup of keynote speakers!“
–Peter Singh, Chief Technology Officer, TDSB
“Thank’s to MindShare Learning for another great Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit!”
–Dr. Ron Owston, Dean, York University Faculty of Education
“Being recognized as a k-12 innovative educator among so many great Canadian teachers is such an a honour! I’m still shocked! I am inspired to continue to keep learning, sharing and teaching! Thank you MindShare Learning.”
— Brian Aspinall, Award Winning Educator, LKDSB, on leave with Fair Chance Learning
Robert Martellacci (MA EdTech) is president of MindShare Learning Technology, Canada’s leading EdTech strategy, news & events company he founded in 2001. Mr. Martellacci is also president & co-founder of C21 Canada—Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation.
Mr. Martellacci is a lifelong learner who is committed to connecting business and education to transform learning in the 21st century to support student success. He completed a transformational learning journey as a mature student earning a master’s in educational technology from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California which inspired the creation of the MindShare Learning Report—Canada’s Learning & Technology eMagazine.
Mr. Martellacci has over 25 years of expertise and thought leadership in education as a former university administrator at York University; he also launched The Learning Company School Division for Kevin O’Leary which was the catalyst to forming his start-up MindShare Learning following the Mattel acquisition.
One of Martellacci’s signature slogans, “until next time, keep the learning curve steep.”
Shashi Kant is a professor of forest resource economics and management at the University of Toronto. He is the founding director of the University’s groundbreaking Master of Science in Sustainability Management Program at University of Toronto Mississauga. He has been promoting a unique approach for global sustainability that integrates the concepts of love and sustainability. He has an international reputation as an expert in the intersection of forest management and human rights. In Ontario, he played a key role in modernizing the province’s forest tenure and stumpage systems. He has also worked extensively with Canada’s First Nations to ensure their values inform forest management. Overseas, he has contributed to the recognition of forest rights in India and worked with numerous forest economists in China. He is leading a global think tank – New Frontiers of Forest Economics. The only Canadian to win the Queen’s Award for Forestry. On February 27, 2018, Dr. Kant was awarded the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest honour.
As a key member of the OECD Senior Management team, Mr. Schleicher supports the Secretary-General’s strategy to produce analysis and policy advice that advances economic growth and social progress. He promotes the work of the Directorate for Education and Skills on a global stage and fosters co-operation both within and outside the OECD. In addition to policy and country reviews, the work of the Directorate includes the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), and the development and analysis of benchmarks on the performance of education systems (INES).
Before joining the OECD, Mr. Schleicher was Director for Analysis at the International Association for Educational Achievement (IEA). He studied Physics in Germany and received a degree in Mathematics and Statistics in Australia. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the “Theodor Heuss” prize, awarded in the name of the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany for “exemplary democratic engagement”. He holds an honorary Professorship at the University of Heidelberg.
Andreas shares insights on his just released new book: World Class>>How to Build a 21st-Century School System.
Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, appeared on various television and radio shows such as Real Money (TV) and NPR, and has been featured in such publications as Principal Leadership Magazine, EdTech K-12 Magazine, Tech & Learning Magazine, Center for Digital Education, Edweek, EdSurge, Edutopia, eSchoolNews, THE Journal, Smartbrief, GettingSmart, among others. Connect with him on Twitter @thomascmurray.
Ms. Patricia Gartland has been Superintendent of Schools for School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) since 2014 and is responsible for overseeing B.C.’s third largest school district with over 32,000 students and 4,000 employees in over 70 schools and facilities.
Ms. Gartland has also served a leadership role in School District 43 as the Assistant Superintendent – International Education. Over a decade ago, she instituted what has become one of the most successful revenue generating International Education Programs in B.C. through the implementation of her vision for the internationalization of the school district and its communities – “guiding global citizens, becoming tomorrow’s leaders.”She has earned the accolades of her many colleagues and peers including being presented with the BCCIE Distinguished Leadership Award in 2012.
Ms. Gartland is committed to team work and collaboration with district staff and community partners to ensure personal, social and career success for all students within the school district.
Brian Aspinall is a teacher, learner, thinker, author, problem solver and question asker. He speaks professionally on the topics of 21st century education, assessment and evaluation and have given three TEDx talks on education reform. He has had a life-long fascination with innovative people and strives to be one. In high school Brian began writing software for local businesses and was featured in the media as someone to watch. His research in coding and computational thinking inspired colleagues to nominate him for the Prime Minister’s Award For Teaching Excellence.
Learn more about Brian Aspinall at his website www.mraspinall.com/
Educator, Visionary, Leader, Inspirational Speaker and Co-Author
A passionate, Global Teacher Prize Top 50 Nominee 2017 and award winning Educator, Leader and Business Professional with a unique combination of entrepreneurial, teaching and motivational speaking experience. Proven sales, marketing, and management abilities and over 20 years of community involvement.
Executive Officer – IT Services TDSB
Peter brings 23+ years of K-12 sector technology know-how to his CTO portfolio. He has been at the forefront of bringing innovative technologies to the Toronto District School Board. He’s a practitioner of emotional intelligence who is spearheading the TDSB “Information Technology Services” team from a digital era to Quantum Age of Information Technology.
VP Government Relations, Nelson
Former Minister of Health, Education Early Learning and Culture with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry, former Minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture. Minister Currie was the lead Minister (Chair) of all Education Ministers (CMEC) Ministers of Education Canada and also co-chair of the National Early Childhood Framework with Federal Minister Duclos who is the Minister responsible for Families, Children and Social Development in Canada.
MScSM Program Director – University of Toronto
Dr.Shashi Kant is Director of Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM) Program. In addition to his administrative duties, he teaches two courses in the program; most fittingly, the first and last core courses; SSM1010Y – Principles of Sustainability Management and SSM1090H – Capstone: The Sustainable Enterprise.
Shashi is also Professor of Forest Resource Economics and Management at the Faculty of Forestry, with emphasis on economics of sustainable forest management.
Director of Professional Learning, STEM Learning Lab
Kat is one part teacher, one part traveller, two parts improviser, three parts artist and a big part bird watcher. Too many parts? Kat joined STEM Learning Lab with the belief that hands-on, experiential, and inquiry-based learning is a MUST for all students and STEM, STEAM, and design thinking provides the perfect opportunity for all learners to take the plunge. Her experience as a teacher, with degrees in International Relations and Education, has lead her two most strongly believed convictions: Carol Dweck’s Growth Mindset philosophy is genius and failure is the greatest teacher of all. Whether working on a coding project with students, presenting at workshops, or performing improv—challenges are there to teach us, not defeat us.
2nd Prize Winner, Classroom of the Future Extreme Makeover Challenge
Archbishop M.C. O’Neill C.S.S, Regina C.S.D
Annu Gaidhu is an international yoga teacher, youth worker and speaker based out of Toronto, Canada. Yoga is a part of Annu’s culture and heritage of India. Her mission is to serve and empower communities by making yoga accessible to people of all ages, abilities and body types.
Annu completed her yoga training both in India and Canada and earned her Masters degree in Child and Youth Care at Ryerson University. Founder of The Healing Hearts Project Poverty Relief Initiative, a non-profit organization, Annu is best-known for her role in the documentary feature, Finding Spirit. An official selection at the Canadian Diversity Film Festival, Love International Film Festival and winner of Accolade Global Film Competition. Her holistic view of yoga fuels her passion for advocating for what Annu considers as the greatest gift, living yoga on and off the mat.
Taking the GO train to Clarkson, take the Mississauga bus right at Clarkson – bus # 110 North – and it arrives directly to the campus. The time the busses leaving to when GO train arrivals.
We will be hosting our event in building # 1833 on this map (Kaneff Centre, Blackwood Gallery and Innovation Complex):
Pay & Display in Lots 4, 9 and 9 – all other lots are permit only (staff, faculty, with yearly passes):
This schedule will be updated for the fall. Currently it is on a very limited summer schedule that will actually be somewhat similar to the schedule during Reading Week. The logistics remain the same: tickets must be purchased in advance from the ticket machines at the stop (outside Hart House). The machines take cash or credit card, not debit cards. $6.00 each way. Drops off near the library on UTM campus. The shuttle bus ride length is dependent on traffic. During rush hour, it can take more than an hour. Off times, it can take only 35 minutes:
Dragon’s Den Startup Challenge Challenge Was Highly Contested and the Winner is…….Dr. Vinay Singh, Co-founder & CEO, Orange Neurosciences
This year’s prize for the Top Startup company is FREE booth space at the startup pavilion at FETC 2019!
This year we are accepting FIVE startup’s to compete – Each EdTech startup company entered in this contest will be given five minutes to pitch their companies platform/approach/achievements during the 9th EdTech Innovation Summit to a panel of judges, made up of esteemed industry leaders and past winners, in a bid to win top prize.
We are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Canadian Edtech Awards – Celebrating Excellence in Canadian Innovation & Education.
We are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Canadian Edtech Awards – Celebrating Excellence in Canadian Innovation & Education.
Voting will take place in the following four categories:
Congratulations to last year’s winner:
Dr. Steve Joordens
Professor of Psychology
University of Toronto
Chatter High Communications Inc.
STEM Program Co-ordinator
Vancouver School Board
Under the leadership of founder Robert Martellacci MindShare Learning Technology is Canada’s Leading EdTech Strategy, News and Events company. Through our vast national network of education and technology solution providers, MindShare was inspired to launch the Canadian EdTech Innovation Summit to better serve a rapidly growing sector that was fragmented and not clearly understood by stakeholders. Our continuing passion is to provide professional learning opportunities in a focused forum to support and nurture deeper insights for both education and technology stakeholders; to inspire innovative learning environments to support student success and to maintain Canada’s leadership in education on the global stage.
Education Leaders -Senior administrators from K12 and post-secondary institutions including superintendents, CIO’s, IT Directors, Principals and provincial government education officials focused on learning and technology. Passionate & innovative teacher leaders.
EdTech Leaders – Education Technology solution providers focused on the K12 & Post-secondary market segments.
EdTech Start-Ups – Innovators and developers of Educational Startup’s.
Students – All students who are passionate about Learning and Technology from K12 to post-secondary. Special Pricing Available!
… and those who are globally minded and prepared to learn, engage and champion 21st century learning models for success
The EdTech Leadership Summit is your opportunity to hear some of today’s most influential thought leaders speak on education and it’s future. Our speakers come from every walk of the education landscape and provide multiple views, ideas and insight into education in the 21st Century. Don’t miss out on the chance to expand your knowledge with our Keynote presenters!
Share your ideas with other Educators, Industry leaders, and EdTech Start up’s at this years EdTech Leadership Conference. Gain new ideas to bring back to your classroom and find new avenues to incorporate pedagogy and technology into the classroom of the future. Our break out sessions will allow you to collaborate and share in an area of your interest, where you will come away with new and valuable knowledge and insight.
Meet other conference attendees from across Canada and beyond. Connect with leaders and innovators from the U.S, Canada and world wide; gaining new national and international perspectives on the classroom of the future. This is a great opportunity to expand your social network!
7:30AM - 8:30AM
Registration and Check-in will be located in the main atrium (Rotunda) in the innovation complex.
Please have your digital or physical copy of your EventBrite Ticket ready!
8:30AM - 8:45AM
Greetings from Dr. Ulli Krull, UTM Vice-President and Principal.
Greetings from Dr. Shashi Kant, Director of the Master of Science in Sustainability (MScSM) Program
Conference Co-Chair Robert Martellacci charting the course for the day.
8:45AM - 9:30AM
Q&A to follow
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Robert Martellacci -President, MindShare Learning Technology
The Panel Includes:
Armand Doucet – Educator, Visionary, Leader, Inspiration Speaker, and Co-Author
Peter Singh – CTO Toronto District School Board
Doug Currie, VP of Government Relations, Nelson
Dr. Shashi Kant, Master of Science in Sustainability Management Program Director
Kat Phelan, Director of Professional Learning, STEM Learning Lab
Dean Vendramin – 2nd Prize Winner, Classroom of the Future Extreme Makeover Challenge, Archbishop M.C. O’Neill C.S.S, Regina C.S.D
10:30AM - 11:00AM
Exploring the Learning Commons MakerSpace & build your personal learning network by connecting with conference delegates.
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Q&A to follow
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Lunchtime Sponsor Welcome from Terry Godwaldt. Enjoy your delicious lunch (Included) while exploring the Learning Commons Classroom of the Future MakerSpace and catch the 3rd EdTech Leadership Awards!
1:00PM - 1:30PM
5 Start ups. 5 Minute Rapid Fire Pitches.
1:30PM - 1:45PM
1:45PM - 3:45PM
Learning, Learning Environment, and Human Well-being. Hosted by Dr. Shashi Kant, Master of Science in Sustainability Management Program Director.
Empower Every Learner: All Are Welcome
There is no limit to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of all who use it. Join us as we explore how all students can thrive when accessibility features are seamlessly built-into the fabric of their digital learning environment. Hosted by Dustin Jez, Professional Learning Specialist, Microsoft Canada.
Canada 2067 – Findings from a national consultation about the future of STEM learning
Hosted by Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, Found and CEO, Let’s Talk Science
The impact of Artificial Intelligence on Language Learning promises to be extremely disruptive.
Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic. Many experts are comparing it to the invention of electricity in the 1800s. How is this new discipline already disrupting everything – including our approach to language learning? Its impact is bound to reverberate in interesting and unexpected ways. Hosted by Hosni Zaouali, co-founder and CEO of Voilà Learning and a Course Facilitator at Stanford University.
3:45PM - 4:00PM
Explore the Learning Commons/ Maker Space
4:00PM - 4:45PM
4:45PM - 6:30PM
Enjoy a wrap up Networking Reception with drinks & food.