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Technology Education Leaders to Keynote at 2015 Leadership Forum

Technology Education Leaders to Keynote at 2015 Leadership Forum

Karen Cator, Alex Chisholm,  Tara Chklovski and Allyson Knox will share their insights as speakers at the 2015 Leadership Forum, “Building 21st Century Workforce Skills: Supporting Digital Literacy,” on November 13 in Arlington, VA. Also joining the conversation will be Kavitha Cardoza, WAMU's special correspondent for education.

Cator serves as President and CEO of Digital Promise and is a leading voice for transforming American education through technology, innovation and research. She previously served as the Director of the Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, leading the development of the 2010 National Education Technology Plan, and prior to that, directed leadership and advocacy in education at Apple.

Chisholm is President of Skylab Learning. He previously served as executive director of the Learning Games Network and has collaborated on research, product and program development with Microsoft, Electronic Arts and Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Chklovski is the Founder and CEO of Iridescent, a global science, technology and engineering education nonprofit. Iridescent's mission is to bring the most cutting edge STEM innovations to needy children around the world.

Knox is Director, Education Policy and Programs, Microsoft. She manages education policy issues including STEM education (particularly computer science), technology in education and student privacy.

Cardoza reports on Washington D.C area news, with a special focus on children, education and poverty. She is also the host of the documentary series, Breaking Ground, that airs on public radio stations across the U.S. 

Online registration is now open.

The Leadership Forum draws business, government, education and nonprofit leaders from across Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia to address education and workforce issues impacting our region. This year’s Forum will explore how the effective integration of technology beginning from Pre-K through high school, higher education and the workplace will impact education and the way we do business.

The 2015 Leadership Forum is made possible by The Boeing Company and Sevatec, Inc. 

For additional information please contact Information on sponsorship opportunities is also available online.


Karen Cator
Karen Cator, Digital Promise

Alex Chisholm
Alex Chisholm, Skylab Learning
Tara Chklovski
Tara Chklovski, Iridescent
Kvitha Cardoza
Kavitha Cardoza, WAMU Radio

Allyson Knox 
Allyson Knox, Microsoft

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