I’m thrilled to invite you to participate in Canada’s 9th Canadian EdTech Leadership 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 University of Toronto Mississauga as the host site of this year’s Summit.
Please don’t hesitate to drop me an email email@example.com 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 Leadership Summit.
Don’t miss out on our Super Early Bird Special ending May 31st!
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 fantastic, fast paced finale to a day of innovative EdTech learning.”
— Microsoft in Education Canada, via Twitter
“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
“It was an honor to be recognized for our mission and commitment to accessible learning, especially alongside the stellar companies that presented at the summit. We are thrilled to have been able to showcase BoostHQ and excited about the opportunity to continue our growth and make an even stronger impact in the EdTech hub.”
— Sara Rehman, Business Development & Operation Manager, SkyPrep
Karen Grose leads the organization in the development of innovative, evidence-informed content, product and services to improve outcomes and well-being for all ages of learners across the province of Ontario. Karen brings over 27 years of educational experience in the world of teaching and learning to TVO. Her curiosity regarding the power of technology-enabled learning began as a classroom teacher when she saw how technology enabled students to demonstrate their knowledge, anytime and anywhere, through any preferred learning modality.
Jim Knight is Chief Education Adviser at Tes Global. In his previous role at the company he was the Managing Director of Online Learning, where he built an online teacher development platform. He is a member of the House of Lords and a visiting Professor at the London Knowledge Lab of the Institute of Education. As a minister his portfolios included rural affairs, schools, digital and employment.
Randy champions FNI’s mission to transform learning by serving as a thought leader, learning collaborator, and design mentor. His experience extends from early childhood education to the university level and across 47 countries. The common thread throughout his work is the priority of learners, their relationships and needs in school facility design. Learning, not buildings, come first in FNI’s architecture.
Bridgitte Alomes, CEO of Natural Pod, is a thought leader dedicated to better environments for play, learning and collaboration using sustainable furniture. In her work with Natural Pod, she has helped create over 5,000 learning environments throughout the world. She’s engaged over 20,000 educators through her workshops and presentations and has been dedicated to creating play-based pedagogy and sharing the importance of the learning environment design. Bridgitte also serves as President on the board of the Green Schools National Network, creating broad-based initiatives and successful strategies aimed at fostering healthy, sustainable K-12 schools across the United States.
President ERDI Canada
As Director of Education for 16 years, Bill’s leadership was instrumental in moving the York Region District School Board from a narrow internal focus to a robust, continually evolving and sophisticated organization that advocates not only for York Region students, but for public education as a cornerstone of all healthy communities.
Keith R. Krueger is CEO of CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 school system technology leaders in North America. CoSN’s mission to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments.
Former Dean of Education – York University
Dr. Ron Owston is a professor of education and former Dean of the Faculty of Education and founding Director of the Institute for Research in Learning Technologies (now IRDL) at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In June 2007, York University awarded him the honorary title of University Professor for his “extraordinary contribution to the University as a colleague, teacher, and scholar.”
Chief Technology Officer, Toronto District School Board
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.
Superintendent of Schools, School District 43 Coquitlam
Ms. Patricia Gartland has been Superintendent of Schools for School Distinct 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.
Cedarbrea Collegiate Institute, Toronto Ontario
The Panel will include Student voice from Cedarbrea Collegiate Institute – Our Classroom of the Future Winner for Central Canada.
A seasoned veteran of the educational publishing and software industry, Chris joined FreshGrade in 2015 to lead the team in an aggressive expansion. With 25 years of industry experience and leadership roles, Chris is committed to making a difference for all students.
CEO, NELSON Education
Steve Brown is an accomplished leader with a proven track record in Canada and Internationally. Over the past seven years he served as the CEO of one of the world’s largest providers of pre-recorded multi- media products, both digital and physical, and related logistics services. This industry has undergone significant transformation due to pronounced changes in technology and customer expectation. He has also joined the Nelson Board of Directors.
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 2017!
We are pleased to announce the 8th Annual Canadian Edtech Awards – Celebrating Excellence in Canadian Innovation & Education.
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 Leadership 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 at the lower levels of MaRS across from the elevators. Please have your digital or physical copy of your EventBrite Ticket ready!
8:30AM - 8:45AM
Greetings from UTM and Conference Co-Chair Dr. Ron Owston, Former Dean, Faculty of Education, York University.
Conference Robert Martellacci chart the course for the remainder of the day.
8:45AM - 9:30AM
Q&A to follow
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Dr. Bill Hogarth – President ERDI Canada
The Panel Includes:
Dr. Ron Owston – Former Dean of Education, York Univeristy
Keith Krueger – CEO, CoSN
Steve Brown – CEO, NELSON Education
Peter Singh – CTO Toronto District School Board
Chris Besse – CEO, FreshGrade
Patricia Gartland, Superintendent of Schools, School District 43 Coquitlam
Classroom of the Future Central Winner – Cedarbrea Collegiate Institute Teacher & Student Insights
10:30AM - 11:00AM
Exploring the Learning Commons MakerSpace & build your personal learning network by connecting with conference delegates.
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Theme: ‘Design for Personalized Learning in a Global Network’
Q&A to follow
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Enjoy your delicious lunch (Included – one per person) while exploring the Learning Commons Classroom of the Future MakerSpace and catch the 2nd EdTech Leadership Awards!
1:00PM - 1:30PM
5 Start ups. 5 Minute Rapid Fire Pitches.
1:30PM - 1:45PM
1:45PM - 3:45PM
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.
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Connect with some of Canada’s best Education Champions