LearnLaunch’s Across Boundaries Conference Brings EdTech Leaders to Boston

23 Massachusetts Educators Showcase Current Innovation in Bay State Schools to National Audience

| Source: LearnLaunch

BOSTON, Feb. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The edtech world’s attention turns to Boston today, as the LearnLaunch Institute’s fifth annual Across Boundaries Conference, co-hosted by the MIT Office of Digital Learning, opens at the Hynes Convention Center. Drawing more than 1,100 participants, from 13 countries and 30 states, Across Boundaries has grown by more than 25% since last year, reflecting continued excitement in the global edtech sector.

More than 300 educators, 250 edtech entrepreneurs, 180 non-profits and 100 students are joining hundreds of education and industry leaders and investors to discuss critical challenges facing efforts to move education practice forward, to experience cutting-edge edtech products, and to learn from others active in the field.

“Edtech is booming in Boston and beyond, bringing real advances to teaching and learning,” explained Eileen Rudden, co-founder and board chair of the LearnLaunch Institute.  “Over the past 4 years, Across Boundaries has gained a reputation for bringing the industry together to discuss some of the hurdles that make it difficult for all students to benefit from education technology.”

With the theme of “Personalizing Pathways to Learning and Careers,” Across Boundaries includes 5 keynotes and 46 concurrent sessions on Thursday and Friday, February 2 and 3.  The Learning Innovation Showcase takes place on Friday morning where 23 Massachusetts educators and their students, ranging from middle school through college, will showcase their advances in engaged teaching and learning.

You can follow the conference at @learnlaunch #learnlaunch17

About LearnLaunch Institute
LearnLaunch Institute catalyzes a community that drives innovation to transform learning and increase achievement. Our education innovation ecosystem mobilizes educators, entrepreneurs, learners, investors, and industry affiliates. As a nonprofit, the Institute offers learning opportunities and connections to individuals, support services to schools, and a district network. We believe in expanding access to learning that is engaging, personalized, and effective. Edtech is a critical component of achieving this vision at scale. For more information and our upcoming events, visit www.learnlaunch.org.

About LearnLaunch
LearnLaunch is dedicated to connecting, supporting, and investing in the education technology ecosystem to drive innovation and transform learning. It offers a vibrant community, educational events, a collaborative co-working space, and a selective accelerator program to promote the growth of the edtech sector. LearnLaunch is based in Boston, a world education hub. Learn more about LearnLaunch Accelerator, Campus, and Institute at www.learnlaunch.com and follow LearnLaunch on Twitter at @learnlaunch.

Josef Blumenfeld
EdTech180 for LearnLaunch