Creating the Future EdTech Ecosystem Together

Make plans to join us 21-24 May 2018 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel for the 12th annual Learning Impact Leadership Institute where the best thinking in education technology comes together to make progress towards enabling better digital learning experiences. 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 IMS Global 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!

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2018 Conference Key Dates
17 November - Session Proposal Deadline
6 December - Registration Opens
19 December - Speakers Notified
9 February - Speaker Registration Deadline
28 February - Early Bird Pricing Ends


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Speakers and Panelists

Announcing the first wave of speakers for the 2018 Learning Learning Impact Leadership Institute.
Here is a preview of some of the edtech leaders and industry experts you will hear from at this year's event. Or see the full list of speakers confirmed to date.

Rob Abel, CEO, IMS Global Learning Consortium

Rob Abel

IMS Global Learning Consortium

Beatriz Arnillas  Senior Education Consultant itslearning

Beatriz Arnillas

Senior Education Consultant

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Mike Baur

Program Manager, Data Driven Education
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

LeiLani Cauthen The Learning Counsel

LeiLani Cauthen

CEO & Publisher
The Learning Counsel

Deborah Everhart Learning Objects, A Cengage Learning Company  VP, Design & Innovation

Deborah Everhart

VP, Design & Innovation
Learning Objects

Daniel Green Ingram Content/VitalSource  Director, Product Analytics

Daniel Green

Director, Product Analytics
Ingram Content/VitalSource

Ryan Imbriale Baltimore County Public Schools  Executive Director Innovative Learning

Ryan Imbriale

Executive Director Innovative Learning
Baltimore County Public Schools

LaTonya McDade Chicago Public Schools  Chief Officer, Office of Teaching and Learning

LaTonya McDade

Chief Officer, Office of Teaching and Learning
Chicago Public Schools

Barbara Nesbitt Pickens County Schools, SC  Executive Director of Technology

Barbara Nesbitt

Executive Director of Technology
Pickens County Schools

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Jason Palmer

General Partner
New Markets Venture Partners

Renee Pfeifer-Luckett University of Wisconsin System Administration  Director, Learning Technology Development

Renee Pfeifer-Luckett

Director, Learning Technology Development
University of Wisconsin System Administration

Joseph South, Chief Learning Officer, ISTE

Joseph South

Chief Learning Officer

View the entire list of conference speakers confirmed to date.

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At Learning Impact I was surrounded by people that are on the cutting edge of technology for learning. When I talked with them, I felt like I was constantly being pushed to accelerate what I was doing and to think differently.

Jennifer Whiting

Jennifer Whiting

Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Florida Virtual School

Instructure is deeply committed to the goals and initiatives of IMS Global. 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