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Microsoft Education VP Anthony Salcito to Keynote AAP’s 2016 Content in Context

Annual educational resource industry conference is June 6-8, 2016 in Philadelphia

This year’s keynote speakers demonstrate different aspects of what goes into creating quality learning materials. 
Jay Diskey, Executive Director, PreK-12 Learning Group
Washington, DC; January 26, 2016 – Educational content creators, ed tech entrepreneurs, and other industry stakeholders will converge in Philadelphia June 6-8 to discuss trends, challenges, and opportunities at the 2016 Content in Context (CIC) conference. Anthony Salcito, vice president of Worldwide Education at Microsoft, will deliver the keynote address, and featured presenters Michael H. Levine, Ph.D. (Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop) and Lisa Guernsey (New America) will explore the latest research on literacy in the digital age. The CIC is presented by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) PreK-12 Learning Group, the leading trade organization for the educational resource community.

The CIC conference provides education business professionals with substantive and actionable information on policy, technology trends, copyright, product development, pedagogy, and sales and marketing. While its two pre-conference forums will delve deeply into global education and ed tech, its general sessions and breakouts are organized around three overarching themes:

  • Content in Practice
  • The Business of Doing Business
  • Sales & Marketing

“This year’s keynote speakers demonstrate different aspects of what goes into creating quality learning materials. Anthony Salcito’s work shows how educational content and technology have evolved together to make the most direct impact on students and classrooms, while Michael Levine and Lisa Guernsey bring their knowledge of education technologies and the media’s role to educate learners of all kinds,” said Jay Diskey, Executive Director of the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group.

This year’s event will be held in Philadelphia for the first time. Recently named the first U.S. World Heritage City, Philadelphia’s strong ties to the country’s democratic history make it an emerging international destination. The city has deep roots in the education world too, with both the University of Philadelphia, established by Benjamin Franklin, and the oldest Quaker school in the nation starting in Philadelphia.

The CIC conference will conclude with the REVERE Awards Gala honoring professional, effective educational materials.

Register here to attend.

For more updates on the AAP Content in Context conference, follow the hashtag #CIC16, or follow us on Twitter @AmericanPublish and @EdPublishers.

About AAP

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) represents about four hundred member organizations including major commercial, digital learning and education and professional publishers alongside independents, non-profits, university presses and scholarly societies. We represent the industry’s priorities on policy, legislative and regulatory issues regionally, nationally and worldwide. These include the protection of intellectual property rights and worldwide copyright enforcement, digital and new technology issues, funding for education and libraries, tax and trade, censorship and literacy. Find us online at www.publishers.org or on twitter at @AmericanPublish.