8:00 - 8:30 AM

REGISTRATION, LIGHT BREAKFAST, & EXHIBITS OPEN

8:30 - 8:45 AM

WELCOME, FIRST NATIONS LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND OFFICIAL GREETINGS

Robert Martellacci, Founder & Conference Co-Chair

Dr. Dilson Rassier, Co-Chair, Dean of the Faculty of Education

Dr. Fabrice Labeau, Co-Acting Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), McGill University

McGill University Land Acknowledgement

Master of Ceremonies, Michael Chechile,  Pedagogical Consultant & Former Director General of the Lester B. Pearson School Board

8:45 - 9:30 AM

OPENING KEYNOTE

Topic: Global Perspective on the State of EdTech

Dr. Tracey Burns,Chief Research Officer, Senior Analyst, OECD (Seconded) , National Center on Education and the Economy

Topic: Leading change in a crisis context - Sustaining learning from education in emergencies, survival, well being and impacting over a hundred thousand of children in need.

Rahmatullah Arman, Founder & President, Teach For Afghanistan

 

 

9:30 - 10:30 AM

CROSS CANADA CHECK UP PANEL: The State of EdTech

Gain Valuable Insights From Canadian and Global Experts on The State of EdTech in Canada

  • Peter Singh, Executive Officer – IT Services, TDSB
  • Dilson Rassier, Co-Chair, Dean of the Faculty of Education
  • Steve Brown, President & Chief Executive Officer, NELSON
  • Amanda Rose, Educator, Tomken Road Middle School - Peel District School Board, Canada's Schools of the Future Challenge Winner 2022
  • Sophia Mendoza, Director, Instructional Technology Initiative L.A. Unified & International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) Board Member
  • Shawn Young, CEO and co-founder, Classcraft, President, Edteq

10:30 - 11:00 AM

HEALTH/ NETWORKING BREAK & NEW RENOVATION FACULTY TOUR / EXPLORE EXHIBITS

11:00 - 11:25 AM

FUTURE-PROOF LEARNING DESIGN THINKING SESSION

Exploring strategies to prevent the 'Great Snapback' through an open forum roundtable conversation

 

This design thinking large group exercise will focus on reflecting on how leaders would tackle future crisis based on innovations that occurred during the pandemic.

  • What technology innovations did you introduce successfully that you will continue to incorporate for the future?
  • What did you learn from failures in attempting to innovate?
  • Lessons Learnt: How will you prepare differently for the next pandemic or crisis?

 

11:25 - 11:30 AM

HONOURING INDIGENOUS CULTURES & LANGUAGES THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Peter Skillen, Project & Curriculum Lead at CodeToLearn.ca

Michael Quinn, President, LCSI

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LUNCH TIME KEYNOTE, NETWORKING & EXHIBITS OPEN

LUNCH TIME KEYNOTE, NETWORKING & EXHIBITS OPEN

Dr. Peter Balyta

Texas Instruments, President, Worldwide Education Business, Corporate VP, University Research & Corporate Citizenship
Topic: Engineering the future through STEM education – a corporate perspective

12:30 - 1:00 PM

DRAGON'S DEN STARTUP CHALLENGE

Startups Pitching: 

  • Blue Guardian
  • Teameo.io
  • Vireo Education
  • Oplan
  • RedBird Circle

Judges Panel :

  • Diego Magalhaes – Chief Technologist, Education & Partners, AWS
  • Aman Sahota  –  Co-Founder at Ei Amplified, Canadian EdTech Startup  Challenge 2021 Winner
  • Ron Sedran –  Managing Director, Canaccord Capital
  • Phil Cutler – CEO, Paper
  • Kathy Hurley – Former EVP Pearson Foundation and Industry Consultant, Author, Innovate HERs
  • Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan – Public/Private Company Board Director, C-Suite Executive, Audit, CEO, Author, Innovate HERs
  • Joe Simms Sales Director, Public Sector and SWO, Compugen
  • Andy Singh Founder & CEO, Teqfocus

1:00 - 1:30 PM

PRESENTING The 7th CANADIAN EDTECH AWARDS

We are thrilled to announce our 7th Annual Canadian EdTech Awards Honouring Excellence in Innovation in Education.

 

1:30 - 3:00 PM

ROUNDTABLE POWER PANEL PRESENTATIONS

  1. Supporting Indigenous students with Digital Skills & Learning Resources Hosted by Dr. Stephen Peters, Faculty Lecturer Assistant Director, & Office of First Nations and Inuit Education, McGill University
  2. Female entrepreneurs: Discussing the inspiration behind InnovateHERs, leveraging an entrepreneurial mindset to advance your professional career Hosted by Kathy Hurley,
    Former EVP Pearson Foundation and Industry Consultant, Dr. Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan
    Public/Private Company Board Director, C-Suite Executive, Audit, CEO, Author & Lisa Schmucki, Founder & CEO, edWeb.net, and Jennifer Ferrari, CEO & President of Education Research & Development Institute, ERDI US
  3. The future of school design beyond covid, supporting districts in designing transformational models for student-centered learning Hosted by Dr. Mario Chiasson, Director of Research, Innovations and Change Management, District scolaire francophone Sud and Katina Papulkas
    Senior Education Strategist, Dell Technologies & Jeremiah Okal-Frink Senior Education Strategist, Dell Technologies
  4. How EdTechs are accelerating their growth with the AWS Cloud, learn how EdTech companies are developing scalable and secure technology solutions with AWS to accelerate their go-to-market strategies. With dedicated resources and programs, AWS supports EdTechs to start, expand, and optimize their business and transform education globally. Hosted by AWS, Barrett Newman, Sr. Solutions Architect – EdTech & Robyn Reekie, Canada Education Business Dev Manager
  5. Technology in Public Education a Conversation on Cybersecurity and Data Privacy in K12 Education and School beyond COVID-19 priorities: wellbeing for learning and living, equity and inclusion now & Technology integration Hosted by C21 Canada, CIO Alliance Members: Peter Singh, Executive Officer – IT Services/CIO Alliance Chair 
    Toronto District School Board, Kurt Binnie, Director Innovation & Technology
    Lester B. Pearson School Board & Marc Lijour, VP Capacity Building and Innovation, ICTC
  6. Well-being using technology; promoting mental health in the school community Hosted by Dr. Nancy Heath, Professor Educational & Counseling Psychology, McGill University
  7. The importance of how to drive innovation through effective partnerships & driving successful uptake of technology in the classroom Hosted by Dr. Susanne Lajoie, Educational & Counselling Psychology, McGill University
  8. Cancode; Inspiring Stem, coding and robotics through an equity, inclusion and diversity lens Hosted by Peter Skillen, Project & Curriculum Lead, CodeToLearn and Michael Quinn, President, LCSI
  9. The Future of Online Learning Models, What's Working? Hosted by: Maxim Jean-Louis, President - Chief Executive Officer, Contact North &  Dr. Ron Owston, University Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar, York University
  10. Canadian EdTech Alliance: Issues, Challenges & Opportunities for growth in the US. market. Hosted by: Robert Martellacci
    Founder & CEO, MindShare Learning, Canadian EdTech Alliance & Founder & Conference Chair, Canadian Edtech Leadership Summit , Julia Fallon,
    Executive Director, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) & Eileen Belastock, CETL, EdTech Consultant, Belastock Consulting

3:00 - 3:30 PM

HEALTH / NETWORKING BREAK / EXPLORE EXHIBITS

3:30 - 4:15 PM
CLOSING KEYNOTE

CLOSING KEYNOTE

Philip Cutler

Paper, CEO

 

4:15 - 4:30 PM

WRAP UP & CLOSING REFLECTIONS

4:30 - 6:00 PM

POST CONFERENCE CLOSING NETWORKING RECEPTION

Hosted by McGill University, Faculty of Ed

3:00-5:00 PM

WELCOME/REGISTRATION/BUILDING DESIGN THINKING TOURS/EXPLORE EXHIBITS/NETWORKING

Newly Redesigned State of Art Learning Commons & Classroom Tours

 

5:00 - 6:00 PM

WELCOME/ McGill University Land Acknowledgement/FIRESIDE CHAT

The State of EdTech in Canada: 'Driving Innovation Through Evidence-based Research’

Moderator 

          Robert Martellacci  – President, MindShare Learning Technology

The Panel Includes:

  • Maxim Jean-Louis – Chief Executive Officer of Contact North | Contact Nord
  • Karen Yamada – Chief Learning Office & CFO, C21 Canada
  • Dr. Mario Chiasson – Director of Research, Innovations and Change Management at District scolaire francophone Sud
  • Dr. Adam Dubé – Associate Professor and Director of the Technology Learning and Cognition Lab, McGill University
  • Artur Rodrigues, Cloud Innovation Center Tech Lead, AWS
  • Geoff Edwards, Superintendent of Learning Technologies, Ottawa Catholic School Board

6:00 - 7:30 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION

Sponsored by our valued platinum sponsor ,

Announcing Amazon AWS EdStart Accelerator Program now Available to Canadians &  the Official Launch of the Canadian EdTech Alliance

Hosted by Ottawa Catholic School Board at St. Paul High School

8:00 - 8:30 AM

REGISTRATION, LIGHT BREAKFAST & EXPLORE EDTECH SHOWCASE

8:30 - 8:45 AM

WELCOME, FIRST NATIONS LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND OFFICIAL GREETINGS

Robert Martellacci, Founder & Conference Co-Chair

Geoff Edwards, Co-Chair, Superintendent of Learning Technologies Ottawa Catholic School Board

Tom D’Amico, Director of Education, Ottawa Catholic School Board

Michael Fullan, Summit MC, Professor Emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto, Co-Director of New Pedagogies for Deep Learnings

8:45 - 9:30 AM
OPENING KEYNOTE

OPENING KEYNOTE

Daniel Sax

Daniel Sax

Co-Founder and CEO at Canadian Space Mining Corporation

Topic:

Inspiring the Next Generation: Solving Big Problems in Space and on Earth

9:30 - 10:30 AM

CROSS CANADA CHECK UP PANEL: The State of EdTech

Gain Valuable Insights From Canadian and Global Experts on The State of EdTech in Canada

10:30 - 11:00 AM

HEALTH/ NETWORKING BREAK/ EXPLORE EDTECH SHOWCASE

11:00 - 11:30 AM
DESIGN THINKING GROUP EXERCISE ON SUSTAINABLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

DESIGN THINKING GROUP EXERCISE ON SUSTAINABLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Dr. Michael Fullan

Dr. Michael Fullan

OC, Professor Emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto

Topic: Cultivating Community Minded Changemakers: Deep Learning and Societal Transformation

 

11:30 - 12:00 PM
SPOTLIGHT KEYNOTE

SPOTLIGHT KEYNOTE

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

President & Chief Executive Officer, NELSON

Topic: Adapting Education to a Rapidly Changing World

 

12:00 AM - 1:00 PM

LUNCH TIME, NETWORKING & EXPLORE EDTECH SHOWCASE

1:00 - 1:30 PM

DRAGON'S DEN STARTUP CHALLENGE

The 8th Dragon Den's Start-Up Challenge—inspired by the hugely popular TV show Dragon's Den. This challenge is an opportunity for EdTech startups across North America to showcase their innovative solutions. In this competition taking place at the 14th Canadian EdTech Summit 2023, each participant can give a 2-minute pitch to showcase their innovative EdTech solutions and impress our expert panel of judges, comprised of North America's leading EdTech thought leaders. The winning startup will get the opportunity to be mentored by MindShare Learning in their EdTech Incubator Program for a year and receive exclusive booth space at FETC. Please complete this form to enter your EdTech start up into this year's challenge!

1:30 - 2:00 PM

EXPERT PANEL PRESENTATIONS

1. CIO Panel Designing Scalable Bulletproof Learning Environments with a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Lens

panellists

  • Geoff Edwards, Superintendent of Learning Technologies, Ottawa Catholic School Board
  • Diane Doersch, Senior Director of Information Technology, Digital Promise
  • Peter Singh, Executive Officer – IT Services, TDSB

2:00 - 2:30

2. A CanAm Lens to Empowering, Courageous Leadership in achieving Sustainable Digital Transformation in Education embracing both AI & HI

Panellists:

  • Kathy Hurley, President, Kathy Hurley Consulting LLC, Co-Founder, Girls Thinking Global & Former EVP Pearson Foundation and Industry Consultant
  • Lisa Schmucki, Founder & CEO, edWeb.net
  • Jennifer Ferrari, CEO & President,  Education Research & Development Institute
  • Kristina Ishmael, Deputy Director, Office of Ed Tech U.S. Department of Education
  • Berj Akian, Founder & CEO, ClassLink
  • Michael Campbell, President, Advancing Global EDU

2:30 - 3:00

3. Designing Your Ultimate Learning Environment of the Future 

Panellists:

  • Karen Yamada, Chief Learning Office & CFO, C21 Canada
  • Dr. Mario Chiasson, Director of Research, Innovations and Change Management at District scolaire francophone Sud
  • Dr. Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan, Public/Private Company Board Director, C-Suite Executive, Audit, CEO, Author
  • Luc Goudreault, CEO, Vireo

3:00 - 3:30 PM

HEALTH / NETWORKING BREAK / EXPLORE EDTECH SHOWCASE

3:30- 4:15 PM
CLOSING KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION ON CHARTING YOUR COURSE FOR THE FUTURE

CLOSING KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION ON CHARTING YOUR COURSE FOR THE FUTURE

Dr. Alec Couros

Hosted at University of Ottawa

3:00-5:00 PM

REGISTRATION/SITE TOURS of the University of Ottawa Newly Renovated State of the Art Faculty of Education Resource Centre

5:00 - 6:00 PM

WELCOME/ UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT/FIRESIDE CHAT

Summit Welcome

  • Robert Martellacci, Founder & Conference Co-Chair
  • Richard Barwell  –Dean & Full Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Tom D’Amico –Director of Education, Ottawa Catholic School Board

Fire Side Chat Panel

"The Future of Post-secondary Education, Bridging the Gap with K12"

Moderator: Richard Barwell  –Dean & Full Professor, University of Ottawa

The Panellists

6:00 - 7:30 PM

27th CAN/AM NETWORKING RECEPTION

HURRY UP! Book your Seat

SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER

Want Something Extra?