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IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Featured Speakers and Agenda for Cross-Sector Digital Credentials Summit

The event, set for February 2020 in Atlanta, will cover topics from interoperable learning records to the future of the workforce

LAKE MARY, Florida, 14 January 2020 — IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), the world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing educational technology impact, announced the Digital Credentials Summit 2020: Innovations for Lifelong Learning.

The Summit, which will take place February 11-12, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina in Atlanta, Georgia, brings together educators and employers working toward a common vision for a robust, learner-centered opportunity ecosystem.

Highlights of the program include the keynote “Credentials, Education, and Workforce: A Look at the Future,” from Nelson C. Baker, Ph.D., dean of professional education and professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Baker, whose talk will look at the ways higher education must change to serve lifelong learners, is excited to lead a discussion on everything from redefining credentials to keeping adult learners engaged throughout their entire lifespan. “We need to reinvent higher ed,” said Baker. “I look forward to hearing everyone’s ideas and working toward solutions that benefit all learners across the globe.”

The IMS Digital Credentials Summit, which is focused on advancing innovative educational models that bridge learning and career, will include panels on the intersection of work, education, and technology; developing new education models and career pathways; and the future of the registrar.

Other timely topics to be addressed include connecting people to jobs, building a statewide K-12 digital credentials system, crypto-credentials, stackable credential pathways, and advances in open badges.

For additional information and to register, visit https://www.imsglobal.org/dc/summit/2020.

About IMS Global Learning Consortium
IMS Global Learning Consortium is a non-profit organization that advances technology to scale and improve educational participation and attainment affordably. IMS members are leading suppliers, higher education institutions, K-12 districts and schools, and government organizations that are enabling better teaching and learning by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. IMS sponsors the Learning Impact Leadership Institute, an annual program focused on recognizing the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality while developing the leadership and ideas to help shape the future of educational technology.