Fernando Reimers to Keynote Content in Context 2012

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Global education and social entrepreneurship expert Fernando Reimers will present the opening keynote address at education industry conference presented by AEP and AAP School Division.

The Content in Context (CIC) planning committee is excited to announce that global education and social entrepreneurship expert Fernando Reimers will present the opening keynote address at CIC 2012. The premier learning and networking event for the educational resource community, CIC is happening June 3-6 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.

“Dr. Reimers is the perfect launchpad for CIC 2012,” said Michael Jay, CIC committee co-chair and President of Educational Systemics. “His incredible expertise at the intersection of education, innovation, globalization, and policy aligns perfectly with the theme of this year’s conference: ‘collaborate. innovate. educate.’”

Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Education and Director of Global Education and of International Education Policy at Harvard University. He teaches courses on the relationship between education policy, democratic citizenship, instructional improvement and educational innovation, and social entrepreneurship.

Dr. Reimers’s address will kick off two full days of in-depth programming organized into strands of Research & Policy, Publishing Know-How, Reaching Your Customer, and The Business of Education. In addition to these audience-specific strands, CIC general sessions and breakouts will be organized around themes--Facing Future Challenges, Education Meets Business, and Thinking Inside New Boxes--for a more cohesive programming experience.

Co-presented for the first time by the industry’s two leading organizations, AEP and AAP School Division, this year’s CIC will present an informed and comprehensive picture of the educational resource community. Programming will also include a pre-conference event focused on the international educational resource market, the annual AEP Awards Gala showcasing the best educational products of the year, and a post-conference legislative event on Capitol Hill. View the full schedule here: http://bit.ly/cicschedule.

Pre-early bird registration discounts for AEP and AAP members apply through January 15. Registration is open at http://www.contentincontext.org; follow @CICCon on Twitter to keep up with the latest conference news.

About the Organizers
The educational resource community is served by two major organizations--the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) School Division. Both support high quality instructional materials as essential ingredients to successful learning outcomes and work to raise awareness about and ensure access to the best available educational resources.

About AEP
AEP provides information, training, and outreach to help its members navigate the global realities of today's educational resource industry. Through its services, events, and initiatives, AEP facilitates communication among key interest groups including educators, policy makers, businesses, educational foundations and associations, and the education media. Find out more at http://www.AEPweb.org.

About AAP School Division
AAP School Division focuses its work on behalf of members, students, and educators in several key areas: ensuring access to instructional materials, increasing funding for all types of instructional materials, and fostering a fair, competitive, and robust market for all education publishers. Division staff work nationwide with state, local, and federal policy leaders on such issues as funding, curriculum, testing, and literacy. Find out more at http://www.publishers.org/school.

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