About EdSurge Fusion

The EdSurge Fusion conference brings together the ideas, practices, research, technology and evidence for making education relevant for the whole learner. We are assembling leaders in the field of personalized learning, learning sciences and social-emotional learning to help you bridge the gap between research and practice in your school or district. 

What you’ll find at Fusion is an education technology conference that goes beyond software to help you consider the whole learner in your initiatives and practices. Get inspired by keynote speakers and educators from around the country, find your people and focus on the issues most pressing to your community. Join us in raising the bar for education and innovation.

Betsy Corcoran


Meet the Speakers

Dr. Pam Cantor

Turnaround for Children 

Dr. Bror Saxberg

 Chan Zuckerberg Initiative


We’ve designed the conference to fit the unique learning preferences and needs of our attendees. Our tracks help you target the type of sessions that will be most relevant to where you are in your personalized learning journey.

We don’t just talk about how students learn best...

The RESEARCH & EVIDENCE track will explore how learning science informs the work of educators and how to gauge the progress of your plans.

The VISION track will frame how school leaders are building their school models to support individual learners through academic, social-emotional pathways.

The IMPLEMENTATION track will share the mechanics of what it takes to put ideas into practice and support you in creating an effective and feasible implementation plan.



Dr. Barbara Nemko

County Superintendent, Napa

Cederick L. Ellis, Sr., Ph.D.

Superintendent, McComb SD

Dr. Kevin Cuppett

Dir., Curriculum & Instruction, Fredrick County

Derek Root

CTO, Charlotte Mecklenburg SD

Melissa Dodd

CTO, San Francisco USD

Rosa Isiah Ed.D.

Principal Lawndale Elementary 

EdSurge Fusion Advisory Board

Thursday, Oct 4th

10:00 AM Registration Opens

1:00 PM Opening & Student Panel

2:00 PM Opening Keynote

2:45 PM Ignite Talks

3:30 PM Learning Networking

5:00 PM Networking Reception

Tuesday, Oct 2nd

The Schedule

Wednesday, Oct 3rd

7:30 AM Virtual School Visits

9:00 AM Reporting from the Tracks

10:00 AM Next Steps

10:30 AM Closing Keynote

12:00 PM Conclusion

7:30 AM Company Networking

8:30 AM Keynote

9:00 AM Education Advisor Panel 

10:00 AM Spotlights in Tracks

12:00 PM Birds of a Feather Lunch

1:00 PM Workshops and Clinics

5:00 PM Conclusion of Day 2 

Who Attended Fusion 2017