Special Program hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Written by Guest | February 28, 2017

Content provided by The Chronicle of Higher Education
Author: Rachel Sylvester, Senior Conference & Events Manager

Join The Chronicle of Higher Education for breakfast and a three-part special program, on Thursday, March 9 on the 6th floor of the Hilton Austin Downtown. Our editorial team will highlight top trends for 2017, host a (friendly?) debate on the value of “open” educational resources, and put some new companies and ideas for reshaping the college experience through their paces.
Attend to experience this innovative programming trio under themes of “Leadership & Empowerment” and “Entrepreneurialism in Education.”

Top Trends in Higher Education 2017

8:00am to 9:30am

This laid-back session, presented over morning coffee and light breakfast, identifies key issues college leaders will face in the coming year, and lets participants cast votes on the ones they find most pressing.

Goldie Blumenstyk, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Carolyn Mooney, Senior Editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Debate on “Open” Educational Resources: Trendy? Sure, But Are They Viable for the Long Haul?

9:30am to 10:30am

This session will feature a debate (friendly, we hope) between publishers and leaders of the open-resources community on the pros and cons of this growing movement. With audience input, we’ll probe how the approach aims to save students money and whether that comes at some educational cost.

Goldie Blumenstyk, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Peter Cohen, Group President, U.S. Education Group, McGraw Hill Education
Cheryl Costantini, Vice President, Content Strategy, Cengage Learning
Mark Johnson, Dean, Business and Technology & OER Degree Grant Initiative Project Director, San Jacinto College
Kim Thanos, Founder & CEO, Lumen Learning

Shark Tank: Edu Edition

11:00am to 12:00pm

Back by popular demand,The Chronicle presents this third annual pitch-a-thon that pays homage to the TV show, but with a twist. Our panel of experts brings a mix of viewpoints – from a journalist, a college tech leader, and an entrepreneur – weighing in on transformative ideas from companies, colleges, and other players for improving the college experience. Interested contestants, contact us by email at ChronicleEvents@chronicle.com

Scott Carlson, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Goldie Blumenstyk, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Jason Jones, Co-Editor, ProfHacker
Paul Freedman, Co-Founder & CEO, Entangled Ventures

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