Eduventures Announces Lineup of Keynotes, Guest Speakers and Innovation Panels, All Part of the 2016 Annual Summit

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This year’s theme, Rethinking the Student Lifecycle, highlights how institutions can achieve their strategic goals by investing in areas that accelerate growth, quality, and efficiency


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Richard Garrett, Eduventures Chief Research Officer said, “The depth and breadth of the program and the stellar lineup of speakers makes this an event not to be missed."

Eduventures, Inc., the leading provider of primary research, analysis and advisory services that help higher education institutions support decision making throughout the student lifecycle, today announced a lineup of visionary thought leaders from higher education, private industry and technology that will keynote Eduventures Summit 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts, October 23 – 25, 2016.

This event, which is expected to sell out, will provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for leaders from higher education institutions and the partners who serve them to come together to network with one another, share best practices, and engage in a discussion about the changing outlook for higher education.

Keynote speakers include:
Tammy Erickson: a McKinsey Award-winning author, a leading expert on generations in the workplace, and a widely respected expert on collaboration and innovation, the changing workforce, and the nature of work in intelligent organizations.

Marni Baker Stein: the Chief Innovation Officer of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning and is an authority on online program and curricular development, delivery and assessment; next-generation strategic enrollment and student lifecycle management infrastructure implementation; and student-centered, outcomes-focused, competency-based instructional design.

Christine Ortiz: the former Dean for Graduate Education at MIT who is establishing a new nonprofit research university. Her vision is for a residential institution defined by next-generation pedagogic best practices, citing problem-based learning and flipped classrooms.

Katherine Bergeron: the President of Connecticut College who has supported the development of the curriculum at Connecticut College through a bold new venture in integrative education. The resulting vision, called Connections, requires all students to make deeper linkages between the work they do in courses, in jobs, and in their lives both on campus and in the world, in order to prepare them for leadership in an era of change: liberal arts for the connected world.

Julian L. Alssid: the Chief Workforce Strategist at College for America at Southern New Hampshire University (CfA) where he is responsible for ensuring that CfA’s offerings have labor market relevance. Julian also oversees CfA’s Signature Initiatives—partnerships with large intermediaries and employers that expand the scope and scale of CfA as a competency-based solution for higher education.

Scott D. Pulsipher: the President of Western Governors University, where he is tasked with expanding the institution’s influence with a focus on student outcomes, affordability, the student experience, and employer engagement — all enabled through technology.

“We have developed this year’s program to establish the Eduventures Summit as the most important event for higher education leaders who are looking for strategic advice and guidance on how they should rethink the student lifecycle,” said Richard Garrett, Eduventures Chief Research Officer. “The depth and breadth of the program and the stellar lineup of speakers makes this an event not to be missed.”

To view the preliminary conference program, visit

About Eduventures
Eduventures is the leading primary research, analysis and advisory services firm that is focused exclusively on analyzing the forces that are transforming higher education. Building on twenty years of success in working with education leaders, Eduventures provides forward-looking and actionable research based on proprietary market data, and advisory services that support both strategic and operational decision-making. Our recommendations and personalized support enable clients to understand the top traits of leaders in critical disciplines and to evaluate the opportunities presented by new technologies. For more information about Eduventures’ research, role-based coverage areas and team, visit us at

Members of the media who wish to receive a press pass for Eduventures Summit 2016 can contact Ellen Slaby, Vice President of Marketing at eslaby(at)eduventures(dot)com.

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