Creating the Future EdTech Ecosystem Together

2018 Learning Impact Leadership Institute Conference Details

The Learning Impact Leadership Institute takes the best thinking in education technology and puts it into practice. The power of Learning Impact comes from our community, a true collaboration of institutions and suppliers, envisioning and building a plug and play educational environment that enables institutions to innovate to provide better learning experiences.

Join other forward-thinking edtech leaders from around the globe to reimagine technology in teaching and learning and have a voice setting a roadmap for the 1EdTech community aligned to the needs of the education community across K-20. At Learning Impact, meaningful progress to accelerate the deployment of an interoperable ecosystem is made together through a commitment to open standards. It’s a revolution to create the future of edtech together!

2017 Conference Details


Sponsorship Packages


Learning Impact Awards

Program Details and Eligibility

2017 Award Winners


Past Events

2016 Learning Impact Leadership Institute

2015 Learning Impact Leadership Institute

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Lightning Speakers and Review Panel Participants

Plenary sessions will be presented by recognized industry leaders through a series of vibrant 15-minute lightning talks focused on this year's theme of
Creating the Future EdTech Ecosystem Together.

These talks will be followed by a response panel comprised of Higher Ed and K-12 institution leaders.

Rob Abel, CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Rob Abel

IMS Global Learning Consortium

Tim Beekman, president and co-founder, SAFARI Montage

Tim Beekman

President & Co-founder
SAFARI Montage

Ken Brooks, CEO, Macmillan Learning

Ken Brooks

Chief Operating Officer
Macmillan Learning
Speaking on behalf of VitalSource

Laura Chrisco

Laura Chrisco

Director of Design and Implementation for Texas OnCourse
University of Texas at Austin

Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN

Keith Krueger


Stephen Laster, Chief Digital Officer, McGraw-Hill Education

Stephen Laster

Chief Digital Officer
McGraw-Hill Education

Melissa Loble, VP, Platform & Partnerships, Instructure

Melissa Loble

VP, Platform & Partnerships

Leah Lommel, Assistant Vice President & COO, EdPlus at ASU

Leah Lommel

Assistant Vice President & COO
EdPlus at ASU

Jonathan Mott

Chief Learning Officer
Learning Objects

Marc Nelson Vice President, Platform Product Management and Marketing, Pearson

Marc Nelson

VP, Platform Product Management and Marketing

Jason Palmer photo

Jason Palmer

General Partner
New Markets Venture Partners

Jodie Pozo-Olano

Jodie Pozo-Olano

Principal Strategist
MDR–a Dun & Bradstreet Company

Deborah Quazzo  Co-founder & Managing Partner GSV Acceleration

Deborah Quazzo

Co-founder & Managing Partner
GSV Acceleration

Serena Sacks, Chief Information Officer, Fulton County Schools

Serena Sacks

Chief Information Officer
Fulton County Schools
Speaking on behalf of SAFARI Montage

Anthony Salcito  Vice President of Education Microsoft

Anthony Salcito

Vice President of Education

Lenny Schad, Chief Technology Information Officer, Houston ISD

Lenny Schad

Chief Technology Information Officer
Houston ISD

Jennifer Vogel-Walcutt, Director of Innovation, ADL Initiative

Jennifer Vogel-Walcutt

Director of Innovation
ADL Initiative

James Wiley, principal analyst, Eduventures

James Wiley

Principal Analyst

Troy Williams, managing director, University Ventures

Troy Williams

Managing Director
University Ventures



Learning Impact Leadership Institute Sponsors

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation logo

Diamond Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

McGraw Hill Education Logo

Diamond Sponsor

 Microsoft logo

Diamond Sponsor

Pearson logo

Diamond Sponsor

Safari Montage
Diamond Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

ACT Logo
Platinum Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor


Blackboard Logo

Gold Sponsor


itsLearning logo

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

SPiGlobal logo

Gold Sponsor


Silver / HED Summit Sponsor


Silver Sponsor


eXplorance Logo

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

ReadSpeaker logo

Silver Sponsor

SMART Technology Logo

Silver Sponsor

ETS logo

Bronze Sponsor

TextHelp logo

Bronze Sponsor

Turnitin logo

Bronze Sponsor

LearningMate logo

K-12 Summit & HED Summit Sponsor


Agenda Highlights 



School districts and suppliers are making great strides in collecting learning analytics and data to inform pedagogical decisions. The tools and strategies to collect meaningful data have grown exponentially in the last few years and plug-and-play ecosystems are making the vision for personalized instruction a more tangible reality. Participate in this interactive Summit to learn from peer districts as they share concrete examples of the use of data and analytics. Session leaders will demonstrate the ways they are collecting data and developing it into meaningful information. Engage in the discussion and help drive the roadmap for future development. See detailed agenda....

Using learning data and accessibility as a lens, this Summit will focus on specific problems that IMS Global is helping institutions solve to ensure student success, retention, and engagement. We will take a closer look at how academic and IT leaders are collaborating to procure easy access to learning data and analytics from any educational application or platform. Session leaders will discuss the latest trends in digital tools and content and the opportunities to improve the student experience. And we will explore emerging models for vetting educational technology to maximize investments and resources as institutions move toward an open plug-and-play ecosystem. Join this half-day Summit for a series of group discussions, thoughtful examination of use cases, and collaborative problem solving to develop exemplary models for the efficient use of EdTech to realize better teaching and learning experiences. See detailed agenda....


Interactive Sessions Award Presentations

Explore a program of over 70 breakout sessions featuring practical strategies and effective practices on building an innovating EdTech ecosystem together.

Sessions span the following program tracks:

Building Your HigherEd Technology Ecosystem Integrated and Effective Digital Content

Effective & Integrated e-Assessment

K-12 Technology that Enables Personalized Learning
Enabling Better Digital Credentialing Learning Data & Analytics to Enable Academic Transformation
Enhancing Accessibility for All Plug & Play Ecosystem of Learning Platforms, Apps and Tools

View the agenda.

The Learning Impact Awards is the only global competition that recognizes the effective use of technology in context to support and improve learning based on evidence of impact. Learning Impact Award finalists are invited to present their projects during the Learning Impact Leadership Institute. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist at the event. Award winners will be recognized during the conference.

The William H. (Bill) Graves Leadership Award is granted to an individual who has made an extraordinary difference in realizing the mission of IMS Global Learning Consortium. This award is named after one of the founders and eventual Board chair of IMS Global.




Instructure is deeply committed to the goals and initiatives of 1EdTech. The Learning Impact Leadership Institute helps raise awareness for the collaborative work being done to further open standards and innovation in education.

Melissa Loble

Melissa Loble

VP, Platform & Partnerships, Instructure

The Learning Impact Leadership Institute is a conduit for connecting Purdue with other institutions that have the same needs and issues providing better learning technology for instructors and students. Talking to technology leaders about shared challenges has enabled better decisions while reducing mistakes by learning from the experience of others.

Jason Fish

Jason Fish

Director, Teaching and Learning Technologies, Purdue University

I experienced my first Learning Impact Leadership Institute 2018 in Baltimore.  Every session, meal conversation, and hallway gathering illuminated new knowledge and awareness of our common goals in digital learning. This conference allowed me the opportunity to network with individuals in every space of education technology.

Emily Bell

Emily Bell

Director of Enterprise Applications, Fulton County Schools