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 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!

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2017 Learning Impact Leadership Institute

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Speakers and Panelists

Announcing the general session and featured 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. 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

Bill Balhaus


Jeremy Auger, D2L (photo)

Jeremy Auger

Chief Strategy Officer

Tim Beekman, SAFARI Montage (photo)

Tim Beekman

President & Co-Founder
SAFARI Montage

MJ Bishop

Director, Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation
University System of Maryland

Lloyd Brown

Executive Director of IT
Baltimore County Public Schools

Rita Hartung Cheng, President, Northern Arizona University

Rita Cheng

Northern Arizona University

Ryan Davis is the President and CEO of the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

Ryan Davis

President and CEO
Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

Jonathan Finkelstein Photo

Jonathan Finkelstein

Founder & CEO

Rick Johnson, VitalSource/Ingram (photo)

Rick Johnson

Vice President, Product Strategy

Vince Kellen, Chief Information Officer, University of California, San Diego

Vince Kellen

Chief Information Officer
University of California, San Diego

Stephen Laster, MHE (photo)

Stephen Laster

Chief Digital Officer
McGraw-Hill Education

Mark Leuba, IMS Global Learning Consortium (photo)

Mark Leuba

Vice President, Product Management
IMS Global Learning Consortium

Melissa Loble, Instructure (photo)

Melissa Loble

Vice President, Platform and Professional Services

Bruce Maas Emeritus CIO and Vice Provost for Information Technology, Honorary Fellow School of Information, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Bruce Maas

Emeritus CIO and Vice Provost for IT
University of Wisconsin-Madison

William J. McKinney, Senior Advisor for Regional Campus Affairs, Indiana University

William McKinney

Senior Advisor for Regional Campus Affairs
Indiana University

Dr. Diana G. Oblinger is President Emeritus of EDUCAUSE

Diana G. Oblinger

President Emeritus

Wendy Oliver, ASU Prep Digital

Wendy Oliver

Sr. Learning Architect Officer
ASU Prep Digital

Jason Palmer photo

Jason Palmer

General Partner
New Markets Venture Partners

JR Rochelle's photo

Jonathan Rochelle

Director, Product Management
Google Education

Lydia Smyers, General Manager U.S. Education Windows & Devices, Microsoft Corp

Lydia Smyers

General Manager U.S. Education Windows & Devices
Microsoft Corp

Joseph South, Chief Learning Officer, ISTE

Joseph South

Chief Learning Officer

Jack Suess, Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Jack Suess

VP of IT and CIO
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

View the entire list of conference speakers confirmed to date.

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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