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Silicon Valley EdTech Summit


  • 09:00 - 09:45 Registration


  • 09:45 - 10:00 Opening Remarks


  • 10:00 - 10:20 Keynote 1


  • 10:20 - 11:00 Panel 1: Character Education


  • 11:05 - 11:45 Panel 2: EdTech in schools


  • 11:45 - 12:45 Lunch

  • 12:45 - 13:05 Keynote 2


  • 13:10 - 13:50 Panel 3: Emerging Technologies


  • 13:50 - 14:20 Coffee Break


  • 14:20 - 14:40 Keynote 3


  • 14:45 - 15:25 Panel 4: Global Education    Investment Trends


  • 15:25 - 15:35 Closing Remarks

The summit has three sections —

Keynote Speech
Panel Talk
And Expo.



Keynote Speech is delivered by esteemed scholars and industry leaders in which they would share their unique perspectives in the fields of education technology and the future of learning.

Panel Talk gathers industry professionals from different disciplines and aims to stimulate cross-disciplinary discussions and innovation in education.

Expo is the exhibition in which EdTech companies, innovative schools, and influential global institutions introduce their exciting job openings and talent recruitments.



Panel 1: Character and Competency Education

Rebecca Zipprich

Head of School at Shu Ren International School

Chris Bezsylko

Head of School at Imagination Lab School

Ophelia Ma

Founding Middle School Project Teacher at Presidio Knolls School

Kerry Tremblay

Master Facilitator at Virtues Project International

Cindy Liu (Moderator)

Head of Strategy and Operation at Yu Ming Charter Upper school

Panel 2: EdTech in Schools

Thalea Torres

Alumni Program Associate at AI4All

Steve Ritter

Founder and Chief Scientist of Cargenie Learning

Karen Chiang

Member Board Of Directors at Alelo

Jerry Lee

VP of School Partnerships at Swing Education

Kara Bradley (Moderator)

MBA Candidate from Berkeley Haas School of Business

Zachary Pardos

Professor at School of Education and School of Information at UC Berkeley

Keynote I: Value-Centric Adaptive Recommendation in K-16

Elena Chen

Product Manager at

Keynote II: What comes next for adaptive learning?

James Genone

Associate Dean of Academic Programs at Minerva Project

Keynote III: How can technology enable transformative education?

Panel 3: Emerging Technologies

Panel 4: Global Education Investment Trends

Kenneth Holstein

Principle at Reach Capital

Ross Darwin

Executive Director at Early Learning Lab

Enyi Okebugwu

Analyst at Omidyar Network

Quinn Sure (Moderator)

MBA Candidate from Berkeley Haas School of Business

Kenneth Holstein

Human Computer Interaction Researcher at CMU

Sheetal Singh

Executive Director at Early Learning Lab

Dimitry Kushelevsky

Serial Entrepreneur in EdTech Industry

Alan Eng

Industry Partnership at Coursera

Fayzan Gowani (Moderator)

MBA Candidate from Berkeley Haas School of Business



Sun, November 17, 2019
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM PST



Pauley Ballroom
2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley,

CA 94720

Silicon Valley Edtech Summit

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