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World Bank Group’s Mike Trucano and ITIF’s Robert Atkinson to speak at the AAP’s Fall Policy Exchange on PreK-12 Education

The Fall Policy Exchange provides insight as to how education policy can influence different facets of business, including product development and marketing strategy.
Jay Diskey, Executive Director of the PreK-12 Learning Group.

Washington, DC; July 30, 2015 – Two leaders in technology information and education are scheduled to headline sessions at the Association of American Publishers (AAP) PreK-12 Learning Group’s Fall Policy Exchange (#FPE15). Mike Trucano, the World Bank’s education technology expert, and Robert Atkinson, Founder and President of Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), will present their views on technology policy, digital innovation, and learning environments across the globe. Scheduled from 9:30 am to 4 pm, Tuesday, September 29, in Washington, DC, the Fall Policy Exchange will focus on major trends in education policy and will provide programs specifically catered to helping companies navigate state, federal, and international policy.

As the keynote speaker, Trucano will draw upon his experience in helping governments use new information and communication technologies in education systems and his knowledge of current innovations in learning resources to discuss edtech implementation. Atkinson will speak about how “tech-populism” is disrupting technology policy and innovation.

“The Fall Policy Exchange appeals to members throughout the education world because it presents detailed, strategic information,” said Jay Diskey, Executive Director, AAP PreK-12 Learning Group. “The Fall Policy Exchange provides insight as to how education policy can influence different facets of business, including product development and marketing strategy.”

The event will also include:

  • A presentation on “Tackling Copyright Infringement and Online Piracy in a Global Market” by M. Lui Simpson, AAP’s Executive Director of International Enforcement and Trade Policy
  • Legislative and policy updates from AAP staff and Mark Schneiderman Senior Director of Education Policy at the SIIA Ed Tech Industry Network
  • Updates on policy developments in various academic subjects and a special look at STEM and career tech

For a full schedule and speaker bios, please visit here. If you are interested in attending the Fall Policy Exchange, please contact Rachel Burgos at rburgos@publishers.org or {267}351-4320.

Follow the policy exchange on twitter using the hashtag #FPE15 or follow AAP at @edpublishers and @AmericanPublish.

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