NOVEMBER 4–6, 2019

BURLINGAME, CA

Welcome to EdSurge Fusion. The EdSurge Fusion conference draws on EdSurge’s years of reporting on and researching what is working in education and technology. All speakers and presenters are selected based on their ability to share research-informed and evidence-based practices that have proof of success. 

GENERAL OVERVIEW

November 4

8:30 a.m.—6:30 p.m.

Day One investigates how genuine and authentic connections empower students.

Sessions include:

✓ Pre-Conference Workshops 

✓ Campus Tours

✓ Birds-of-a-Feather Lunch

✓ Opening Keynotes

✓ Office Hours

✓ Welcome Reception

DAY ONE

Developing Future Leaders in the Classroom and Beyond

LORRIE MURRAY

From Roll Call to Curiosity Club: How Awkward Conversations Made Me a Better Teacher and Dinner Party Host

KRISTIN LEONG

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Creative Approaches to Engage With Students

JONNY SUN

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Leveraging Emotional Intelligence and Culturally Responsive Practices to Help Students Thrive

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

DENA SIMMONS

November 5

8:15 a.m.—6:30 p.m.

Day Two spotlights research-and evidence-based best practices from schools, districts and community programs. Attendees will engage in guided conversations to dig deep into the work presented in the three learning tracks of Whole Learner, Technology in Schools and Equity.

Sessions include:

✓ Morning Keynote

✓ Lightning Round Talks & World Cafe

    Conversations

✓ Speed Dating Over Dessert With School

    and District Leaders

✓ Interactive Workshops

✓ Office Hours

✓ Networking Reception

LIGHTNING TALK SPEAKERS

AMY E. HULL, M.ED.

Inclusive Excellence: When Fear Is No Longer an Excuse for Equity and Acceptance

TONIKA CHEEK CLAYTON

The State of Edtech in the US PK-12 Public School System

THOMAS ARNETT

The Way People Think About Edtech Overlooks Edtech’s Greatest Potential

FARHAT AHMAD

Overcoming the Odds for Student Equity

Closing Your Opportunity Gap With School-Based Equity Audits

ALLISON GILLICK, PH.D.

ERICA BAUER, PH.D.

MOLLY SPOONER

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

RACHEL BURSTEIN

MEG HAMEL

How You Can Use Crowdfunding to Advance Your District’s Priorities

RIDDHI DIVANJI

LISA CASTANEDA

Hmm… Should We Use VR for That?

EMILY DILLARD

DR. ELIZABETH HOOVER

Designing Professional Learning With an Equity Focus

SHANNAH ESTEP

ERIC HIRSCH

What You Choose Matters:

EdReports and Selecting for Quality

CHRISTOPHER HARRINGTON

ELIZABETH LEBLANC

Leadership That Moves You Forward

JAMES CAMPBELL

Inspiring Girls to Lead Lives of STEAM

AMY MASON

Even Broken Crayons Still Color: School-Wide SEL Strategies That Changed a Building’s Culture

JENNIFER STARR

Data Systems and Leveraging the Power of Collaboration

DAY TWO

November 6

7:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

Day Three will look at the evolving role in education and how students are inspired and empowered to be leaders in their education.

Sessions include:

✓ Office Hours

✓ Closing Keynotes

✓ Reflections & Meaningful Next Steps

✓ Closing Lunch

✓ Campus Tours

DAY THREE