Education for Tomorrow: EDVentures 2004 in Evanston August 4-6, 2004

Published July 2, 2004

EDVentures 2004, the annual meeting of the Education Industry Association, will take place August 4-6 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. This year’s theme is “Education for Tomorrow: Entrepreneurs Transforming K-16 Education.” The Heartland Institute is a cosponsor of the event.

George Clowes, managing editor of The Heartland Institute’s School Reform News publication, will chair a panel addressing “Engaging Communities for Education Reform.” Panelists will include Lawrence Patrick of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), Rebeca Huffman of the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (Hispanic CREO), and Susan Mitchell of the Alliance for School Choice.

Featured speakers at the event will include Rod Paige, U.S. Secretary of Education; Michael Bakalis, president and CEO of American Quality Schools and former state superintendent of education in Illinois; Steve Cony, president of Communication Counselors LLC, a marketing strategist; and William Roberti, managing director of Alvarez and Marsal, Inc., who led the private management team of the St. Louis Public Schools.

The conference is open to the public and expected to attract hundreds of educators and entrepreneurs representing charter and private schools, tutoring and learning centers, post-secondary institutions, financial institutions, childcare and pre-K providers, suppliers and content publishers, special education and alternative service providers, school management service providers, and more. Attendees will learn how the combination of marketplace economics and best practices in tutoring, school management, and online learning drive better student learning.

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