New York, NY (PRWEB) December 02, 2014
NYEdTech Meetup will be under new leadership starting in January 2015. The current leaders, Tom Krieglstein, Sharon LaDay and Adam Aronson, have been co-organizers since 2011; and they are very excited to introduce Michelle Dervan and Kathy Benemann as the new leaders of the community at the Annual NYEdTech Holiday Party for Charity on December 3, 2014.
In 2009, Krieglstein founded NYEdTech Meetup as a way to create a peer-to-peer community of individuals passionate about the crossroads of education and technology. "In the beginning, it was just five of us sitting in an NYU classroom chatting. It's amazing to see how big it's grown since those early days,” said Krieglstein. At the end of 2011, LaDay and Aronson joined Krieglstein with an expanded mission to create a tri-state community that entrepreneurs, educators, technologists and investors could come together to discuss trends in education policy, pedagogy and technology, as well as network.
Given this mission, NYEdTech Meetup programming has run the gamut: from startup showcases where entrepreneurs present their startup company to the community, to a discussion with local colleges of education about how they are integrating education technology into teacher education curricula. As a result, the community has grown from 300 members in 2011 to over 4000 in 2014. This successful growth period would not have been possible without the support of highly engaged community participants and numerous organizations.
At the upcoming Annual NYEdTech Holiday Party for Charity, current and incoming leadership will all be in attendance to celebrate another amazing year of programming. Also, in the spirit of the holiday season, the team will give out $1000 worth of gift cards from a civic crowd-funding platform to attendees to support innovative classroom projects that excite them.
About NYEdTech Meetup
NYEdTech Meetup is the largest community for education technology practitioners and enthusiasts in the U.S. With over 4000 members, NYEdTech Meetup has become a home for teachers, technologists, entrepreneurs and investors to build relationships and explore opportunities for networking and meaningful discussions about the latest trends impacting education technology.