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The Future of Education

August 25th, 20214:00 pm - 5:00 pm

With another school year starting as we speak, now is the perfect time for a pivot in the educational system. Who better to lead that discussion than innovation-minded people with different vantage points into how education affects them. Join a multi-perspective panel of teachers, administrators, students and innovators to discuss what it will take to reimagine the future of education.

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Mariel Laureano

Chief Education Officer, Acero Schools. 20+ year education leader at one of the largest charter school networks in Chicago that serves a high percentage of bilingual students and focuses on innovation

Sonia Torres

4th Grade Teacher, Jungman STEM Magnet Elementary School, CPS. Veteran public school school teacher with students who have won top honors at the Chicago Student Invention Convention

Gina Grant

Associate Director of K-12 Student Programming, Discovery Partners Institute. Gina leads DPI’s K-12 Student Programming for middle, high school, and community college learners to develop skills and learning pathways into computing and related fields.

Kris Hammond

Professor of Computer Science, Northwestern University | Chief Scientist, Narrative Science. Created one of the first "Masters in Artificial Intelligence" degree programs in the country

Andrea Ingram Wiles

CEO, DuPage Children's Museum. Successfully led the museum through the pandemic; previously served as VP of Education at the Museum of Science and Industry

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