Transforming Lives Through Literacy

November 17 - 18, 2015

ADULT EDUCATION WEEK 2015

More than 36 million adults in the US, and 780 million adults worldwide, read at or below the equivalent of a 3rd-grade level. Access to appropriate and effective learning solutions for adults is one of the grand challenges facing humanity. It’s time to work together to develop breakthrough learning tools that adult learners can access anywhere, anytime.

Join visionaries, thought leaders, and industry innovators for three nationwide events to tackle one of the greatest educational challenges of our time.

EVENT 1

MIT MEDIA LAB, CAMBRIDGE, MA, Nov. 17, 2015, 2-7PM EST

Investment and Innovation in Adult Learning

A round table discussion on new models for financing innovation in adult learning, bringing together leading experts from venture capital, finance, non-profits, and government. Hosted by the MIT Media Lab community of innovators and tinkerers.

EVENT 2

Multiple cities, Nov. 18, 2015, 12-6pm EST

Designing a better future for adult learners: a cross-country collaboration

A nation-wide, multi-city design day to explore how new digital learning opportunities could be designed for under-skilled, under-served adults. Engage in local DESIGN challenges focused on designing real solutions for adult learners. LEARN about adult students, as well as how the market works, who the buyers are and how funding works. CONNECT with entrepreneurs, educators, researchers, and investors who can help make your design a reality.

EVENT 3

Cooper Union, NYC, Nov. 18, 2015, 6:30pm EST

Adult Literacy XPRIZE Kickoff

World renowned EdTech leaders and innovators converge on Cooper Union to tell their stories and share their knowledge. Join the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and EdTech fans for a reception, inspiring talks, and discussions on the changing face of adult education.


For Guaranteed access, use this code when signing up: ALXP-NYC-VIP-001

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