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Join fellow education and industry leaders for this one-day unique Summit opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from leading experts, network and learn how to "Make IT Happen" to ensure our future leaders succeed in the 21st Century Global knowledge-based economy.

As part of MindShare Learning's mission to push the 21st Century learning envelope in Canada and strengthen the connection between education and business, MindShare Learning is pleased to host the 2nd Annual MindShare Learning Report EdTech Leadership Summit, generously sponsored by ABEL, Discovery Education, Epson, ISTEGlobalScholar, Pearson Canada and York University

This one-day summit will focus on current hot topics in the K-12 and post-secondary education technology space, aiming to further engage stakeholders in shaping the future direction of a vital sector that most effectively prepares students with the essential skills to successfully compete in the global knowledge-based economy.   

Comments from last year's Summit...

"The Summit was a resounding success. Bravo to you!" 

 -- Dr. Bill Hogarth, President, Education, Research & Development Institute (ERDI) Canada  and former Director, York Region District School Board

“It was a great event and you deserve to be congratulated”   

--Marty Keast, President, Pearson  K12



Karen Cator

Karen Cator is the Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. She has devoted her career to creating the best possible learning environments for this generation of students. Prior to joining the department, Cator directed Apple's leadership and advocacy efforts in education. In this role, she focused on the intersection of education policy and research, emerging technologies, and the reality faced by teachers, students and administrators.

Chris Kennedy

Chris Kennedy is the Superintendent of Schools / CEO with the West Vancouver School District (West Vancouver, BC). He has taught secondary English and Social Studies, and been both an elementary and secondary school principal.
One of the most progressive voices in BC education, Chris has been featured by Macleans Magazine as one of the 100 Young Canadians to Watch and his work has been featured in various local and national publications.  He was recently named one of the Top 10 Canadian Newsmakers in Educational Technology.
Kennedy is a writer and presenter on personalized learning and infusing technology in the classroom.  Chris balances his professional passions with life as the father of four children under the age of eight. You can also follow Chris on Twitter @


Ron Canuel

Ron Canuel has over 34 years of experience in the public education sector, most recently as Director General of the Eastern Townships School Board in Quebec, where he was the principal architect of one of the first Canadian district-wide wireless laptop computer program for students and teachers. He has received numerous awards in recognition of this ongoing initiative, and has been a frequent presenter and lecturer at national and international conferences on change management, innovation in education, leadership, and technology in the classroom. 
In 2010, Mr. Canuel was became the CEO of the Canadian Education Association (CEA) to strengthen CEA’s position as an authority on innovation in teaching and learning in Canada. 

Steve Dembo

A former kindergarten teacher and school Director of Technology, Discovery Education’s Director of Social Media Strategy and Online Community Steve Dembo is a pioneer in the field of educational social networking. Among the first educators to realize the power of blogging, podcasting, Twitter, and other Web 2.0 technologies to connect educators to one another and create professional learning communities, Dembo has been instrumental in the explosive growth of the Discovery Educator Network and its online presence at 
Dembo is a course designer and adjunct professor for Wilkes Unversity where serves as instructor for the Internet Tools for Teaching class in the Instructional Media degree program.
Who Should Attend?  Education leaders from K12 and post-secondary institutions, government and industry leaders who are globally minded and prepared to engage and champion a future vision in mapping a digital blueprint to support 21st Century student success.

Cross Canada Check-Up Panel  

Challenges, Opportunities, and Emerging 21st Century Trends

Facilitated by Bill Hogarth, President, ERDI Canada

Speakers Include:

Cheryl Paige, Principal, Joyce Public School, TDSB
Dr. Ron Owston, Director, Institute for Research on Learning Technology, York University
Dr. Camille Rutherford, Faculty of Education, Brock University
Chris Kennedy, Superintendent - West Vancouver School District
Maxim Jean-Louis, CEO, ContactNorth 

Have YOUR say in our collaborative 'Birds-of-a-Feather' round table discussions, featuring the following hot topics:

Session 1: The Digital Classroom Revolution: From ebooks to Interactive Whiteboards--Where it’s going and what's working? Facilitated by Anne-Marie Scullion, VP Pearson K12 Canada

Session 2: Forging successful strategic partnerships between education and business—Facilitated by Cheryl Paige, Principal, Joyce Public School & David Marsi, AVP, Invesco

Session 3: Canada 21--Defining Canada's 21st Century Skills, facilitated by John Kershaw, President, 21st Century Associates & Robert Martellacci, President, MindShare Learning Report & David Roberts, Partner, 21st Century Associates

Session 4: UnPlug'd: What Matters Most?" UnPlug’d Canadian Education Summit 2011 Reflections, facilitated by Rodd Lucier, Consultant, London Catholic District School Board & Zoe Branigan-Pipe, adjunct professor, Brock University Faculty of Education

Session 5:  A 21st Century Approach to Making Sense of Data to Support Student Success We all have mountains of “data” - but are you turning it into usable, actionable insights, available at your fingertips to help ask better questions, to help your schools, teachers and students achieve to their fullest potential? Discuss what’s working as well as the risks and challenges.  Led by Laurent Burman, VP, Global Scholar


Conference Committee

Dr. Ron Owston, Director, Institute for Research on Learning Technology, York University
Cheryl Paige, Principal, Joyce Public School, Toronto District School Board
Marty Keast, President, Pearson Canada, K12
David Marsi, AVP, Learning & Development, Invesco
Ron Sedran, Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord Adams