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Cite 2016 will showcase some of the most exciting and innovative ideas in online learning today. Explore the speakers who will be sharing their knowledge.

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Innovative Models & Pedagogical Approaches

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Managing the Online Program

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Student Engagement & Retention

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K-12: Next Generation for Online & Blended Learning

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Professional & Corporate Learning Partnerships

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Virtual Track

Ann Christensen
@ChristensenInst | Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Keynote: Will You Be the Disruptor or the Disrupted? The Battleground for Learner Success

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Thursday, February 11
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Ann directs the overall strategic and operational development of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation and oversees its rapidly growing research programs. She also works closely with the Board of Directors to enhance the Institute’s impact and strengthen its strategic partnerships and resources.

Prior to joining the Institute, she worked at Huntsman Gay Global Capital, a private equity firm focused on middle-market companies. She previously also worked at Deloitte Consulting in New York City, where she was instrumental in establishing the Growth & Innovation practice by drawing on the theories of disruptive innovation to help clients create new growth businesses. Ann led projects for clients in a number of industries, including: pharmaceutical, biotech, telecommunications, travel, professional services and insurance. She has also spent time as a strategic analyst for Elan Pharmaceuticals, an Irish biotechnology company.

Ann earned a BA from Duke University, where she studied the political economies of developing nations, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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Jaime Fall
@upskillamerica | Director, UpSkill America

Distinguished Speaker: The UpSkill America Movement and How it Creates Pathways for Workers to Advance

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Wednesday, February 10
10:10 AM – 10:55 AM

Keynote Panel: 21st Century Learning Strategies

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Wednesday, February 10
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Jaime S. Fall is Director of UpSkill America at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC. UpSkill America is an employer-led movement to expand economic opportunity for America’s workers by recognizing leading employers that provide expanded career opportunities for their workers; promoting the widespread adoption of business policies and practices that increase economic opportunity; and cultivate public-private education and workforce development efforts that support and advance these initiatives.

Fall also serves as Vice President, Workforce and Talent Sustainability for the HR Policy Foundation in Washington, DC where he leads the organization’s efforts on behalf of the Chief Human Resource Officers of large employers to get America educated, qualified, and hired through the development of research, services and resources.

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Bruce Friend
@Bruce_Friend | Chief Operating Officer, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)

Distinguished Speaker: Gaining Stakeholder Buy-in for Your Online/Blended Learning Program

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Wednesday, February 10
1:40 PM – 2:25 PM

With two decades of online learning experience, Bruce Friend is a recognized as one of the pioneers in K-12 digital learning. Bruce has the unique experience of successfully establishing online and blended programs that span state-wide efforts, district programs, home school families, and private organizations. He has expertise in all operations of online and blended learning programs including start up, legislative support, staffing, funding, marketing, student support; etc. Bruce has routinely been asked to advise educational leaders, elected officials, and families on issues related to online and blended learning and has proven experience in helping organizations grow highly successful online and blended learning programs.

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Sean Gallagher

Sean Gallagher
@HiEdStrat | Chief Strategy Officer for Northeastern University

Keynote Panel: 21st Century Learning Strategies

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Wednesday, February 10
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Dr. Sean Gallagher is the Chief Strategy Officer for Northeastern University’s Global Network. Northeastern is a top-tier private research university and the global leader in experiential learning. Sean is a nationally recognized expert with more than 15 years of experience in strategy and innovation in higher education.

Sean arrived at Northeastern in 2009 and has built a strategy function unique among major U.S. universities, working across colleges and academic domains to catalyze and launch new initiatives, including the development of new campuses and academic programs. Prior to Northeastern, Sean worked for nearly 10 years at Eduventures, where he advised top executives at hundreds of universities, education companies, and investors. Sean directed the firm’s largest and most profitable business unit, and played an instrumental role in growing the company by launching and leading many of its research practices.

Sean is a frequently-invited speaker at conferences and events, and his writing and commentary has been featured in leading media outlets such as The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and CBS Television. Sean’s research has been cited in numerous academic papers and books. Sean also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Bay State College, and holds a lecturer appointment in Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies.

Sean holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree from Northeastern University, an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology, and a BS in Marketing from Northeastern.

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Jodi Glickman
@greatonthejob | CEO, Great on the Job

Distinguished Speaker: Communicating Live in a Digital World

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Wednesday, February 9
11:05 AM – 11:50 AM

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Thursday, February 11 (only virtual on Thursday)
9:05 AM – 9:50 AM

Jodi Glickman, Founder & President. Jodi is an expert in training young people how to be Great on the Job. Jodi is an entrepreneur, author, public speaker, consultant and regular blogger for Harvard Business Review. She is a faculty member of the Johnson School’s Leadership Program at Cornell and a contributor to Fortune.Com, LinkedIn and Business Insider. Her book: Great on the Job, What to Say, How to Say It, The Secrets of Getting Ahead (St. Martin’s Press, 2011) has been described as a veritable master class in workplace success.

Jodi is a former Peace Corps volunteer (Southern Chile) turned investment banker (Goldman Sachs) turned communication expert. She received her MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell where she was a Park Leadership Fellow and received a full-ride scholarship to business school. Before turning to the world of finance, Jodi was a policy analyst at the U.S. EPA and did brief stints at the White House and Governor’s Office of Illinois. She has a B.S. in Social Policy, Magna Cum Laude, from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy.

Jodi lives in Chicago with her husband and three children. She is a member of the Northwestern University Council of 100 and is a former trustee of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of ReadWorks.org, a NYC based non-profit aimed at eliminating the achievement gap in reading.

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Rob Humphrey
@linkedinrob | LinkedIn Education

Distinguished Speaker: Connecting to the Student Journey with LinkedIn – New Insights and New Opportunities

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Wednesday, February 10
10:10 AM – 10:55 AM

Rob Humphrey is a dynamic, though-provoking speaker who has a unique perspective on education. With real stories assembled from over a decade working with global employers, students, and educational institutions of all types you are sure to walk away inspired and educated about LinkedIn. On a continuous transformational journey, Rob has completed several successful “missions” at LinkedIn, most recently as a Senior Manager of Content Marketing pioneering video, live events, and creative content for LinkedIn Talent Solutions. Currently Rob is a top-performing member of LinkedIn’s Education Vertical team. He is a graduate of Ithaca College and is the author of an upcoming book on the college to career journey.

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Cathrael (Kate) Kazin, J.D., Ph.D.
@cathrael_kazin | Chief Academic Officer of Southern New Hampshire University’s College for America

Distinguished Speaker: Let’s Launch a CBE Program: An A-Z Workshop

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Tuesday, February 9
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Direct Assessment and Competency-Based Education – What Is Required for Application Approval?

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Thursday, February 11
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Cathrael (Kate) Kazin, Chief Academic Officer, is one of the nation’s foremost experts on higher education assessment. For the past ten years, she worked as Executive Director for Higher Education at ETS, where she was responsible for strategic outreach to the higher education community, collaborations with presidents, provosts and other higher education leaders, and high-profile strategic initiatives to develop new services. Her previous roles include Director of English Language Testing at the National Institute of Testing and Evaluation in Israel and Special Assistant to U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. Kate has also been a practicing attorney and assistant professor of English at the University of Iowa. She has an A.B. with Highest Honors in English from Smith College, a Ph.D. in English from Cornell University, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Jeff Seaman, Ph.D.
@weirdlyperfect | Research and Co-Director of Babson Survey Research Group

Pre-Conference Session: State of Online Learning – Babson Annual Online Learning Report Release

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Tuesday, February 9
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM

Dr. Jeff Seaman currently serves as Director of the Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG) and as an independent technology consultant. Dr. Seaman has worked in education information technology for his entire career, and holds degrees in Demography/Statistics, Sociology, Electrical Engineering, and Housing, all from Cornell University. He has taught social science, information technology and statistics at several colleges and universities, including Cornell University, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and Babson College.

Dr. Seaman created and ran the Computing Resource Center and served as Associate Vice Provost for Computing for the University of Pennsylvania and served as Chief Information Officer for Lesley University. His industry experience includes serving as Chief Technology Officer at HighWired.com, where he led the development of an online learning system used by thousands of US high schools, and as the Vice President of Engineering for Vista Associates, where he did functional design work and led the engineering team in building course management systems. Dr. Seaman has served on academic technology advisory boards for a number of information technology companies including Apple Computer, IBM, and Microsoft.

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Jeff Selingo
@jselingo | Best Selling Author, Award Winning Columnist

Distinguished Speaker: College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education

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Wednesday, February 10
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Jeff Selingo is a best-selling author and award-winning columnist who helps parents and higher-education leaders imagine the college and university of the future and how to succeed in a fast-changing economy.

He is the author of College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, a New York Times best selling education book in 2013, and MOOC U: Who Is Getting the Most Out of Online Education and Why. His third book, There Is Life After College: Navigating Your Time in School So You Are Prepared for the Jobs of Tomorrow, is scheduled for release in April 2016 from HarperCollins.

A regular contributor to The Washington Post, Jeff is a special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. He is the former top editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, where he worked for 16 years in a variety of reporting and editing roles. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Slate, and he is a contributor to LinkedIn, where you can follow his blog posts on higher education.

Jeff’s work has been honored with awards from the Education Writers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press. He has been the keynote speaker before dozens of associations and universities and appears regularly on regional and national radio and television programs. Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in government from the Johns Hopkins University.

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Heather Staker
Senior Research Fellow, Author, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Distinguished Speaker: How to Use Blended Learning to Develop Confident, Capable Youth

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Thursday, February 11
9:05 AM – 9:50 AM

Heather Staker is a Senior Research Fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute and one of the world’s foremost experts on K-12 blended learning. She is widely recognized for her work identifying and defining the most common models of blended learning and continues to contribute to the national dialogue on education reform.

Heather is the co-author of Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools (San Francisco: Wiley, 2015). Her other research publications include the seminal paper “The rise of K-12 blended learning,” an assessment of 40 of the most prominent blended learning programs in the U.S., as well as “Classifying K-12 blended learning,” a comprehensive analysis of the salient distinctions between blended learning models. Her most recent paper, “Is K-12 blended learning disruptive?,” which she co-authored with Clayton M. Christensen and Michael B. Horn, makes predictions about the future of America’s classrooms. Her other research topics include competency-based learning, digital learning policy, and the expansion of high-speed broadband access.

Prior to joining the Christensen Institute, Heather served under Governor Pete Wilson’s administration as a member of the California State Board of Education. She was a teaching fellow at Harvard College and a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company. She graduated from Harvard College and received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. She is the mother of five pre-K and elementary school students.

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Peter Stokes
@Huron | Managing Director of Huron Education

Keynote Panel: 21st Century Learning Strategies

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Wednesday, February 10
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Peter Stokes works with college and university leaders to assist them in setting strategy to support institutional differentiation, growth, expansion, and improved performance. He has worked with hundreds of institutions across the U.S. and globally to support their efforts to reach new audiences and achieve compelling student outcomes by focusing on work readiness and employability, competency-based education models, online learning, adaptive learning, geographic expansion, internationalization, and non-traditional student markets. He is the author of Higher Education and Employability: New Models for Integrating Study and Work, Harvard Education Press, 2015.

Prior to joining Huron Education, Peter served at the Vice President for Global Strategy and Business Development at Northeastern University, where he also previously served as the Executive Director for Postsecondary Innovation with the College of Professional Studies. Peter has also held the position of Executive Director within the higher education practice at Russell Reynold Associates, a global executive search firm, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Research Officer at Eduventures, a higher education research firm. He has also worked as a research analyst in the IT industry, and served as the special assistant to the President of management consulting firm. He has also been a lecturer, visiting lecturer, and part-time lecturer, respectively, at Tufts University, the Massachusetts College of Art, and Northeastern University.

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Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D.
@DrGrit | New York Times #1 bestselling author

Keynote: Grow GRIT, Improve Results!

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Tuesday, February 9
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D., is considered the world’s foremost authority on the science and method of measuring and strengthening GRIT. His methods and teachings are used at Harvard, MIT, Cornell, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, and by top organizations in 63 countries. He was selected as “One of the Top Ten Most Influential Global Thinkers” by HR Magazine and ”One of the Top 100 Thinkers of Our Time” by Executive Excellence.” He is founding director of the GRIT Institute, and the Global Resilience Institute, conducting research in 29 countries, as well as Founder and CEO of PEAK Learning, Inc., the global research and consulting firm, since 1987. Featured in the world’s top media — Fortune, Forbes, Success, Business Week, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Asia 21, Fox, ABC Nightly News, NBC, CBS, The Today Show, and multiple appearances on The Oprah Show — Dr. Stoltz’s top priority is applying his vast experience and research within education. Developing effective strategies toward college completion — and sustainable employment — has never been timelier.

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Howard A. Tullman
@tullman | CEO of 1871

Keynote: When Forces Collide — Emerging Tech’s Impact on Education

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Wednesday, February 10
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Howard A. Tullman is the CEO of 1871 in Chicago – a community of designers, coders, and entrepreneurs in which digital startups get their start. He is also the General Managing Partner for the Chicago High Tech Investment Partners, LLC and for G2T3V, LLC – both Chicago-based venture capital funds – and the executive chairman of Music Dealers. Until recently, he was the Chairman/CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, which he co-founded in 2007.

Mr. Tullman is the former President of Kendall College in Chicago and the former Chairman/CEO of Experiencia, Inc. He is also the Chairman of the Endowment Committee of Anshe Emet Synagogue and a member of Mayor Emanuel’s ChicagoNEXT and Cultural Affairs Councils; the Innovate Illinois Advisory Council; and the the Illinois Arts Council. In addition, he is a member of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s New Media Council, an Advisory Board member of HighTower Associates, Built in Chicago, The Starter School, Imerman Angels, and uBID.COM, and an Adjunct professor at Northwestern’s Kellogg School. He is also a regular guest lecturer at the Northwestern University School of Law.

Mr. Tullman also serves as a Director of Vehcon, SnapSheet, Music Dealers, BCV Evolve, MarkITx and PackBack Books, and served as a long-time director and board chairman of The Cobalt Group. He is a Trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the New York Academy of Art, and the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University. He also serves as the lead director, and formerly chairman, of The Princeton Review. Over the last 45 years, he has successfully founded more than a dozen high-tech companies.

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Tom Vander Ark
@tvanderark | CEO of Getting Smart

Distinguished Speaker: The Shift to Digital: A Virtual Road Trip

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Wednesday, February 10
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Keynote Panel: 21st Century Learning Strategies

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Wednesday, February 10
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Tom Vander Ark is author of Getting Smart, Smart Cities, and Smart Parents. He is CEO of Getting Smart, a learning design firm and a partner in Learn Capital, an education venture capital firm investing in edtech startups. Previously he served as the first Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Tom served as a public school superintendent in Washington State and has extensive private sector experience including serving as a senior executive for a national public retail chain.

A prolific writer and speaker, Tom has published thousands of articles, has written and contributed to six published books and co-authored more than 35 white papers. He writes regularly on his Education Week blog, Vander Ark on Innovation, and makes daily contributions to GettingSmart.com.

Tom is board chair of Charter Board Partners and is a director of Bloomboard, Digital Learning Institute, and Imagination Foundation. Tom is a national advisory board member for National Association for Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) and New Classrooms.

Tom received the Distinguished Achievement Medal and graduated from the Colorado School of Mines. He received his M.B.A. in finance from the University of Denver. He continues his education online. Tom advocates for innovations that customize and motivate learning and extend access.

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