Super Early Bird Ends July 30

NOVEMBER 4 - 6 | BURLINGAME, CA

The time for simply finding new tech tools has passed. In this collaborative conference, you’ll learn from and analyze ideas and models that have evidence of success. But that doesn’t mean that every model will work for you. At EdSurge Fusion, you will work with educators across the country to ask the hard questions and walk away with next steps.

EdSurge works every day to tell the stories of what works. At EdSurge Fusion, we’ll bring those stories to light. Hear from educators and researchers sharing research-informed and evidence-based models and practices that work.


Then collaborate with participants to answer:

Ready to find out what’s working?

WHAT REALLY

WORKED?

01

IS IT EQUITABLE AND

SCALABLE?

02

HOW DO I MAKE IT WORK FOR

ME?

03

Dena Simmons is the assistant director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She has been a leading thinker on issues that include social justice pedagogy, diversity, education reform, emotional intelligence and bullying. She has spoken at the White House, the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit, the United Nations, two TEDx talks and a TED talk on Broadway where she spoke about how students of color confront imposter syndrome.

Leveraging Emotional Intelligence and Culturally Responsive Practices to 

Help Students Thrive

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jomny Sun is the author and illustrator of everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too and the New York Times best-selling illustrator of the book Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda. He is currently a writer for the Netflix Original Series BoJack Horseman, and the screenwriter for Paper Lanterns (Chernin and Fox Family). As a doctoral candidate at MIT, an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard and a creative researcher at the Harvard metaLAB, he studies social media, virtual place and online community.

Creative Approaches to 

Engage

With Students

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Kristin Leong, M.Ed. is the Community Engagement Producer at NPR-affiliate station KUOW 94.9 FM in Seattle. I am also the founder of RollCallProject.com, an international photography and storytelling project humanizing the culture gaps separating students and teachers. I developed ROLL CALL as part of TED-Ed’s third cohort of 30 Innovative Educators from around the world. 


Before becoming an official public radio nerd, I was a curator, a middle school teacher, and a nightclub bartender. And before I could mix drinks professionally, The New York Times called me a ​”graduate already in the driver’s seat.”

The

Curiosity

Club:

Real Life

Experiment

Tank

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

The conference will focus on what’s working in the following areas:

How are educators changing practice to teach to the whole child?


How are advances in neuroscience and learning sciences helping us better understand the complex needs of our students?


What tools, resources and practices support the successful implementation of SEL and whole child tenets?

How are schools and districts evaluating their technology integration based on evidence and research?


How are schools using technology to “redefine” (using the SAMR model) what learning looks like?


How do schools/districts plan for emerging technology?

What skills or competencies will future careers require?


How are educators preparing students with skills and knowledge to be continuous learners?


How is technology influencing, changing and creating alternatives to traditional postsecondary pathways?


Are innovations in technology enhancing or lessening opportunity gaps for disadvantaged students?


How can technology provide more equitable access to education?


How can technology create educational alternatives to traditional education for students and communities in need?


  • Working solutions to implement immediately 
  • Takeaways and key insights from each speaker
  • Takeaways from field experts
  • An anthology of actionable ideas

Spend your time in purposeful conversation with fellow collaborators but leave with the full context of the conference at your fingertips with our curated playbook. It includes all the takeaways you can handle so you can maximize your experience—focusing on your ideas, not on taking notes.

Return Home with the

FOR YOU

Focus on asking good questions, we’ll give you the resources you need.

Visit Innovative Bay Area Spaces

See schools and workplaces in context. EdSurge will be organizing optional trips to tech companies and innovative schools to help you ask questions in context.


How are innovative school programs equipping today’s students with skills for tomorrow’s jobs? What do these workplaces teach us about how we will prepare students for the jobs of the future?

FOR DISTRICTS

Bring Your Team

Want to bring your team to Fusion? Last year school districts from around the country sent a coalition from their district to learn at Fusion together.

Some of the benefits of bringing a team:

  • Dedicated space reserved for your team’s professional development time
  • Ability to make decisions about next steps in the context of what you’re learning
  • Special ticket rates and hotel discounts

Sponsorship

Want to get your message in front of edtech decision makers? Learn about sponsorship opportunities.


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Super Early Bird Ends July 30