Attention Technapex event-goers! The date has been changed for our upcoming edtech mixer, Revision Ready: Rewriting Education Publishing. The event will now take place on Thursday, October 10. Same time, same place (6:30-9 p.m. at our very own TriplePoint San Francisco office at 115 Sansome Street), but with a new date. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and attendees who have already purchased tickets will receive a full refund if they cannot make the new date. Please find updated information on our upcoming event here, where you can purchase tickets for the new date. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to cdoyle (at) technapex.com.
We’re also pleased to announce our moderator, Rip Empson of TechCrunch! Rip is a writer and rabble-rouser at TechCrunch, the leading technology media property dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. Rip chooses to cover startups “because some of those startups are the next Googles, Facebooks and Twitters of the world, they just can’t afford the office space yet.”
Within the Wacky World Of Startups, Rip’s emphasis is on health and education. “He enjoys writing about not only startups and things that are disrupting the disruptable disruptions, but ideas that are actually going to change the world. And make it a better place. That’s why he follows book larnin’ tech and next-gen stethoscope apps. Also because he is a hypochondriac and never graduated from 5th grade.”
Rip will be leading the panel discussion on how the landscape of publishing in education is changing and the innovative companies working to improve it. Publishing in education has changed and improved drastically in the last few years due to the growing amount of open source material and OER (open educational resources), tools such as tablets and e-books that change the way we interact with the written word, and big data to help direct the right resources to the students who need them most.
We’re pleased to announce the companies appearing on our panel, who are on the front lines of 21st century publishing in edtech:
Junyo: Junyo leverages the power of data and anaylitcs to improve learning processes. Their new platform, EdLights, is a powerful market-intelligence platform delivering customized insights about the K12 educational market. Junyo will be discussing how EdLights’ analyical tools empower publishers and suppliers to better understand district and school needs, connect with K12 decisionmakers, and deliver the right content at the right time.
OpenStax College: OpenStax College is a nonprofit organization providing open-source, quality textbooks and learning materials to students. Their free textbooks are developed and peer-reviewd by educators to ensure they are readable, accurate and meet the scope and sequence requirements of student courses. OpenStax College will disscuss their efforts of improving access to high-quality learning materials by working with authors, developers, and partners to substantially lower costs for students.
Drinks and light appetizers will be followed by the panel discussion. We’ll conclude with an open Q&A session, and guests are invited to stick around for drinks and mingling. Again, please note the new date: Thursday, October 10. You can purchase tickets here.
Technapex has hosted five sold-out education events in both San Francisco and New York since 2012. You can find more information on our past events here: http://www.technapex.com/events/
Hope to see you there!