Robert Martellacci

Founder & Conference Chair

Robert Martellacci (MA EdTech) is president of MindShare Learning Technology, Canada’s leading EdTech strategy, news & events company he founded in 2001. Mr. Martellacci is also president & co-founder of C21 Canada—Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation.

Mr. Martellacci is a lifelong learner who is committed to connecting business and education to transform learning in the 21st century to support student success. He completed a transformational learning journey as a mature student earning a master’s in educational technology from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California which inspired the creation of the MindShare Learning Report—Canada’s Learning & Technology eMagazine.

Mr. Martellacci has over 25 years of expertise and thought leadership in education as a former university administrator at York University; he also launched The Learning Company School Division for Kevin O’Leary which was the catalyst to forming his start-up MindShare Learning following the Mattel acquisition.

One of Martellacci’s signature slogans, “until next time, keep the learning curve steep.”

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Wednesday Day One 27th Oct

OPENING RECEPTION, FIRESIDE CHAT

'Leading Beyond a Crisis to Future Proofing Learning'

Moderator 

           Robert Martellacci  – President, MindShare Learning Technology

The Panel Includes:

  • Tom D'Amico –  Director of Education, Ottawa Catholic School Board
  • Karen Yamada –  Chief Learning Officer & CFO, C21 Canada
  • Dr. Ron Owston – Professor Emeritus, York University
  • Katina Papulkas – Senior Education Strategist, Dell Technologies
  • Dr. Chris Kim – Digital Media Instructor, Web Developer, & Research Engineer
  • Dr. Mario Chiasson – Director of Research, Innovations and Change Management at District scolaire francophone Sud
8:30 - 9:00 AM

Thursday Day Two 28th Oct

WELCOME AND OFFICIAL GREETINGS

Greetings from Robert Martellacci, Founder and Conference Chair, Charting the Course of the Day with Dr. Tracey Burns, Senior Analyst, OECD Education, Skills Global Update & Vision for Future-Proofing Learning And Dave Bolton, Director of Sales – Canada for Wacom, Summit's Gold Sponsor.

12:30 - 1:00 PM

Thursday Day Two 28th Oct

PRESENTING EDTECH/C21 SHIFTING MINDS AWARD WINNERS

4:00 - 4:10 PM

Thursday Day Two 28th Oct

WRAP UP & CLOSING REFLECTIONS WITH ROBERT MARTELLACCI