Jonathan Knee, Author and Professor, Columbia Business School

Jonathan Knee
Author, Class Clowns
Professor of Professional Practice
Columbia Business School

Thursday, May 25
9:00 – 9:45 am

Professor Knee teaches Media Mergers and Acquisitions and co-teaches The Media Industries: Public Policy and Business Strategy with Professor Tim Wu of Columbia Law School. He also serves as co-director of the Media Program with Professor Sarvary. Continue reading

Fred Bramante, National Center for Competency-Based Learning

Fred Bramante
Founder and President
National Center for Competency-Based Learning

Featured Lunch Speaker
Thursday, May 25
11:45 am – 12:45 pm

In 1995, Fred Bramante received the Alumni Achievement Award from Keene State College, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Science (1970). In 2009, Fred was given the Alumni Achievement Award from Plymouth State University where he received his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership (2006). In 1964, Fred graduated 206th of 212 students in his high school; that year his applications for admission to both colleges were rejected. Continue reading

Myron Cizdyn, The BLPS Group

Myron Cizdyn
President and Founder
The BLPS Group

Content Creators’ REBOOT
Wednesday, May 24
9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Interactives and Video: Engaging for Data
Thursday, May 25
2:00 – 2:45 pm

Myron is responsible for the strategic direction and high-level client relations of The BLPS Group and BLPS Content Connections. His latest initiative is the Gateway2Achieve learning platform: a robust and cost-effective end-to-end solution to create and deliver highly interactive digital content. Gateway2Achieve is a solution that fits the needs of publishers and providers, while providing a solution of teachers and students that is customizable, intuitive and innovative.  Continue reading

Kate Gilligan, Texthelp

Kate Gilligan
VP Business Development

Expanding the Boundaries of Accessibility: Unlock the Potential of Your Products for All Learners
Thursday, May 25
1:15 – 2:00 pm

Kate is responsible for licensing Texthelp’s award winning literacy and language support technology to educational publishers. She joined Texthelp in 2005.

Kate has over 20 years of experience in instructional technology and educational publishing with senior positions at Texthelp, WRC Media, Pearson and Simon & Schuster. Prior to entering the publishing industry she worked in technology development as a senior software specialist and sales executive with a focus on research and development and process manufacturing.