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The Charles Koch Foundation believes every individual is unique and has potential to contribute to society. The purpose of education is to unlock that potential by helping learners discover their aptitudes and interests, develop skills, and then deploy that knowledge to benefit themselves and others.
We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Summit! Find us onsite at the following events and activities and sign up for updates to hear from us directly.
Monday, August 9, 4:15 – 4:55 PM PST
Is accreditation a barrier to innovation?
The motives and aspirations of today’s learners are distinct, and so are the innovative providers emerging to meet their needs. But new providers compete in a marketplace driven by protectionist policies and an outdated accreditation system. This panel of innovators will share their experiences navigating the existing system and highlight opportunities to build trust through new pathways that better meet student needs.
Senior Fellow, Charles Koch Institute, Moderator
Chief Operations Officer, Outlier.org
President, College Unbound
Tuesday, August 10, 4:15 – 4:55 PM PST
Individualized pathways for a new era of learning
Technology and innovation are creating increasingly attractive alternative routes to education and employment. Consumers are learning how to take advantage of more learner-centered experiences tailored to their distinct needs and aspirations. Those organizations that can deliver personalized experiences that lead to in-demand jobs have a unique chance to deepen engagement with learners across their lifespan. Join a panel of innovators who are embracing new solutions and disrupting the way we think about equipping individuals with the skills to succeed in a new era of work and learning.
Executive Director, Charles Koch Foundation, Moderator
Executive Chair, SkillUp Coalition and SVP Strategy, Wiley
Managing Director, Achieve Partners
Deputy, Corporate Programs, Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific
Chief Partnership Officer, Kaplan, Inc.
Join our open networking sessions daily for light refreshments and conversations tackling some of the biggest questions on the future of postsecondary education. All sessions will be held in CKF's breakout room: Cortez Hill C on level 3 of the Manchester Grand Hyatt.