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Education in Smart Cities (Gigabit City Summit EDU Track)

Room 324

Bloch Executive Hall, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Volker Campus, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA

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Event Description

At the Gigabit City Summit's EDU Track sponsored by Mozilla, we will hear, explore and openly discuss education’s role in building smart, connected cities


  • BADGEHOLDERS: If you have already purchased Gigabit City Summit registration and wish to attend GCS EDU, please Contact Us to obtain free registration.
  • KC TEACHERS: If you are a Kansas City-area educator not attending the conference, you may purchase a specially priced EDU Pass on this page.


12:45 - 1:35: Tom Vander Ark - Smart Cities That Work for Everyone: 7 Keys to Education & Employment

As the majority of the world's population becomes urban, cities must become centers of learning for young and old. Every person, organization and region needs to get smart - to skill up, learn more and build new capacities faster and cheaper than ever.
Learn from Getting Smart CEO Tom Vander Ark how education is the economic development agenda

1:35-2:15pm - Krishna Vedati - Tynker's Approach to STEM

In a world where technology touches every aspect of our lives, it is crucial that our children become active creators of technology, not just passive users. What separates those who simply have an idea from those who make their idea a reality is the ability to program. Learn from CEO Krishna Vedati how Tynker is working to provide every child with solid foundations in STEM through visual programming apps and games.

2:25-3:05pm: KC's Learning Revolution

From Gigabit-to-the-schools to next-gen learning, join an open discussion on the pathway from connectivity to innovation, featuring a distinguished panel of local experts in Ed Tech, including Ray Daniels, Kyle Pace, Susan Wally and Joe Fives.

3:05-3:45pm: Next-Generation Learning

A distinguished panel of national experts in EdTech discuss the challenges and opportunities for building innovation ecosystems in education. Featuring Richard Culatta, Erin Mote, Lev Gonick and Kari Keefe.

3:45-4:30pm: Fireside Chat with Richard Culatta

Executive Director of Education Technology for the US Department of Education Richard Culatta takes your questions.

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Tuesday, January 13th, 201512:45 pm –  4:30 pm