Education Summit 2016

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 25, 2016 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Microsoft Silicon Valley, Conference Center-Building 1, 1065 La Avenida Street, Mountain View, CA 94043
Event Description : 

Each year, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's Education Summit brings together nearly 400 industry members, education advocates, and elected officials to actively engage in meaningful discussions to strengthen our education and workforce development systems. The 2016 Education Summit will focus on public-private partnerships in the following areas: Workforce Development, EdTech, Diversifying the STEM Pipeline, and Supporting the Implementation of New Education Reforms. 


The Workforce Development Panel will be of particular interest to small and medium-sized businesses interested in developing sustainable hiring practices; it will address diversity recruitment and retention, as well as ways to strengthen relationships with local schools.

We are excited to announce that the keynote speakers this year will include Linda Darling-Hammond, the President of the Stanford Learning Policy Institute and the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University.


Other speakers include:

  • Michael Kirst – President, California State Board of Education and Stanford Emeritus Professor of Education
  • Barbara Means – Co-Director Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International
  • Diane Tavenner – Founder and CEO, Summit Public Schools
  • Mike Sego – Director of Engineering, Facebook
  • Ted Lempert – President, Children Now
  • Anne Campbell – Superintendent of Schools, County of San Mateo
  • Claire Shorall – Computer Science Manager, Oakland Unified School District
  • Muhammed Chaudhry – President and CEO, Silicon Valley Education Foundation
  • Marc Suidan – Partner, Merger and Acquisition, PwC
  • John Fensterwald – Editor-at-Large, EdSource Today
  • Erin Baudo Felter –Executive Director,
  • Marthaa Torres – Principal, Thurgood Marshall Academic High School

Register at:

Thursday, August 25th 
8:00am-12:00pm, doors open at 7:15am  
Microsoft Silicon Valley, Conference Center-Building 1
1065 La Avenida Street, Mountain View, CA 94043