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 announceour 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 Leadership Summit.
Don’t miss out on our Early Bird Special ending August 30th!
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.
Ananya Chadha is a 16 year-old Brain Computer Interface(BCI) developer from Toronto. She is the youngest BCI developer in the world. Recently, she developed a brain-computer interface that uses brain waves to turn on and off music with the user’s thoughts, and controlled a remote control car with her brain. She is sponsored by Microsoft for BCI development.
She is also extremely fascinated by the world of blockchain, and has developed two cryptocurrencies and crowdsale (ICO) smart contracts with the ERC20 tokens framework set by Ethereum. She won the Cryptochicks Hackathon, with her project putting Genomic data on the blockchain. Her mentors and advisors represent some of the leading companies in the brain computer interface, and other emerging tech industries.
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.”
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.
Chief Technology Officer, 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.
Founder and CEO of STEM Learning Lab
Dr. Cherkowski is the Founder and CEO of STEM Learning Lab, a leader in STEM Education Curriculum and STEM Teacher Training. Dr. Cherkowski is a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary in STEM Education for pre-service secondary teachers equipping them with the skills, tools and mindsets they need to inspire and educate the problems solvers, creative thinkers, and innovators of tomorrow. Gina’s specialty is educating teachers how to use robotics and innovative technologies in the classroom to create rich, meaningful learning experiences for youth. Dr. Cherkowski co-created and teaches a graduate level course called “Creativity Across the Disciplines” where she works with practicing educators and leaders in developing their creative capacity to design and implement innovative ways to teach STEM and Enterprise in the 21st Century.
CEO/Superintendent of Schools, District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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.
Our Lady of Victory, Halton Catholic School Board
The panel wil include student voice from Our Lady of Victory Catholic Elementary School – Our 2018 Classroom of the Future Extreme Makeover Challenge Winner for Central Canada.
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 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 Dr. Ulli Krull, UTM Vice-President and Principal.
Conference Co-Chair Robert Martellacci charting the course for the day.
8:45AM - 9:30AM
Q&A to follow
9:30AM - 10:30AM
TBA – Coming Soon
The Panel Includes:
Dr. Ron Owston – Former Dean of Education, York Univeristy
Peter Singh – CTO Toronto District School Board
Patricia Gartland, Superintendent of Schools, School District 43 Coquitlam
Dr. Shashi Kant, Master of Science in Sustainability Management Program Director
Dr. Gina Cherkowski, Fouder and CEO of STEM Learning Lab
Classroom of the Future Central Winner – Our Lady of Victory, Halton Catholic School Board
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
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.