American Public University System, winner of the Sloan Consortium's 2009 Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and a recipient of Sloan's Effective Practice Award in 2009 and 2010, offers 79 online degree programs through its American Public University and American Military University institutions. APUS's relevant curriculum, affordability and flexibility help more than 75,000 working adults worldwide pursue degrees in subjects ranging from intellectual technology to management and business to ensure APU students can take control over their careers. A university book grant supplies textbooks at no cost for eligible undergraduate students. For more information, visit http://www.apus.edu.
LEAD INNOVATION INCUBATOR SPONSOR
Make a dynamic impact on education. Strengthen your brand. Fuel collaborative innovation worldwide. Hundreds of partners - from content providers, media and technology companies to system integrators and more - help Blackboard clients around the globe build a better education experience. Through Blackboard Partnerships™ we work together to engage more learners, increase safety and convenience, take education mobile, and inspire greater outcomes.
INNOVATION INCUBATOR CO-SPONSOR
Texthelp Systems is the worldwide leader in providing literacy software solutions for individuals, K-12 schools, higher education, and publishers. The company develops innovative software to help all learners especially those struggling with literacy difficulties, learning disabilities such as dyslexia, mild visual impairments, or who are English is a second language. Our software products, Read&Write GOLD, Fluency Tutor, Lexiflow, and SpeechStream, improve users' reading, writing and research skills at school, in the workplace, and at home.
CODiE RECEPTION & DINNER SPONSORS
Ness Software Engineering Services is a global provider of end-to-end, commercial-grade software development solutions. We work closely with our clients across the entire software lifecycle, customizing each engagement to optimize development, deliver business impact, and create competitive advantage. The result is the Ness Effect: fast, measurable and sustained value creation. Ness operates development labs for more than 60 ISVs and other product-oriented clients, utilizing its technology centers across India and Central and Eastern Europe, along with onsite and local presence in North America, Europe, Israel and Asia Pacific.
uBoost provides educators with an automated solution to deliver relevant recognition for positive behaviors and incremental academic achievement. Partnering with publishers, school districts, online schools, tutoring companies and private education companies, uBoost designs customized programs that foster student motivation, improve classroom behavior, and encourage parent engagement.
uBoost understands that students are motivated by different forms of feedback. To encourage students to put forth their maximum effort, uBoost recognizes their achievements with performance-based badges, leaderboards, daily email alerts, experience points, and currency points redeemable for rewards clients select, including charitable giving opportunities, playtime on uBoost-exclusive games, and merchandise and gift cards.
EDUCATION AWARDS LUNCHEON SPONSOR
Do your education customers tell you they love your product but don't have any funding to buy it? RedRock Reports can change that! We are the premier education funding experts. We enable your education sales and marketing teams to increase sales by providing targeted, actionable funding information. We provide custom funding reports, strategic consulting and sales training on funding. RedRock Online, our new 24/7 online funding service, links timely funding information with district contact information from Agile Education Marketing and actionable insights from RedRock Reports to make the smart, targeted sale. Resources include bite-sized videos, podcasts and briefs to prepare your sales team with the knowledge about the funds and language needed to talk to the appropriate customers. To find out how we can help you, or for a demo of RedRock Online, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.redrockreports.com
SPEED NETWORKING SPONSOR
Academic Business Advisors, LLC (ABA) finds and grows companies that are going to transform and improve the education landscape. We will make our mark on education by being the catalyst for the growth, networking, and distribution of excellence.
AcademicPub, built specifically for educators, assembles, composes, prices and delivers custom course materials. AcademicPub offers the ability to include copyright-cleared content from anywhere, such as web articles, self-generated materials or items from the AcademicPub Content Library, which contains over 2 million pre-cleared items from over 120 publishers. Digital or print distribution generates a fast, easy way for educators to provide an engaging educational experience, with lower prices and up-to-the-minute materials for students. A co-branded version of AcademicPub is available for institutions. For more information visit AcademicPub.com today and register for free!
EduTone provides the sustainable technology schools need in order to deliver the 21st century teaching and learning environments their stakeholders require. EduTone’s innovative, easy-to-use, and low-cost EduTone Xchange (ETX) platform, along with its pre-integrated catalog of education-specific applications, enables on-demand, one-to-one services delivery to the education enterprise while reducing IT complexity and bridging technology and business processes gaps. EduTone utilizes a “freemium white label” business model, allowing partners to OEM and brand its ETX platform as well as use free versions of the platform. Edutone is a privately held corporation, headquartered in Alameda, California. For more information, visit the EduTone website at www.edutone.com.
edWeb.net is a professional social networking website that makes is easy for anyone in the education community to connect with peers, share information and best practices, spread innovative ideas, and provide professional development. edWeb.net welcomes all professionals in education and creates a new communication channel for educators, associations, legislators, community leaders, and companies to break down traditional barriers to communication and promote broader collaboration.
GGfL services provide a safe and reliable way for teachers and students to search, stream and download high quality and copyright-cleared learning resources from trusted content providers. Our growing library of over one and a half million digital multimedia resources makes it easier for teachers to engage, motivate and inspire media savvy students. Available online and through commonly used learning platforms, portals, and commonly used educational software, GGfL ensures teachers and students have seamless access to the digital content they need, when they need it for anywhere, anytime teaching and learning. Global Grid for Learning is a wholly owned subsidiary of EduTone. www.globalgridforlearning.com
Intel Corporation supplies the computing and communications industries with chips, boards, systems and software building blocks that are the "ingredients" of computers, servers and networking and communications products. Intel's mission is to be the preeminent building block supplier to the Internet economy. Intel is a trusted advisor and consultant to education in the technology field. Through our relationships with manufacturers and application service providers for both content and services, we are able to advise and help schools and districts move as far down the technology road as possible.
MCH is America's leading compiler of business-to-institution (B2i) databases and mailing lists. The largest institutional markets include schools, school districts, local governments, hospitals, medical practices, and churches. The MCH database features information on 1.1 million institutions, 8 million decision makers, including telephone numbers, and postal, physical, and email addresses for key decision makers. MCH's large, on-site research staff continuously updates data, primarily through telephone surveys. MCH also provides data processing services including merge/purge, file cleaning, and postal presort. MCH has offices in Sweet Springs and Kansas City, MO.
MMS Education helps organizations reach and engage teachers, administrators, and students in the PreK-20 markets. Education technology companies turn to us to attract new prospects, drive online product utilization, and increase customer retention. We provide the expertise to develop customized programs and the implementation services to help you achieve your goals. Clients rely on MMS Education for market research, marketing and communications, sales and support programs, technical support/help desk services, outreach programs, and information management systems. Recent clients include Teaching Strategies, Inc., Pearson Education, Ten80 Education, Monarch Teaching Technologies, The Walt Disney Company, Verizon Foundation, and American Heart Association.
Follett Software Company is the integrated educational technology solution provider that more than half of America’s school districts trust to support staff and engage students in today’s digitally rich learning environment. Follett’s digitally powered technologies include innovative resources for management of educational content and library materials, textbooks, assets, data and other resources critical for achievement; dynamic student information systems; and web-based learning management systems.
Kaplan K12 Learning Services partners with schools and districts to measurably propel student achievement. We deliver the highest-quality programs across the areas of Reading/ English Language Arts, Mathematics, Test Readiness and College Preparation to address the needs of struggling students. As a trusted resource that schools and districts turn to year after year, our relationships are based upon the understanding that we are more than a supplier of quality programs; we are a true partner who helps both educators and students obtain defined results.
MEMBER LOUNGE SPONSOR
Twist Education has developed a proprietary approach to combining instruction that is based on known learning principals to game play in an adventure game setting that engages high students in science. Our flagship product is Twisted Physics®. This is an algebra based physics course that will be delivered in 15 episodes and 8reviews. Each episode will cover one lesson in physics and engage the student in the learning and the story.
BUSINESS CONNECTIONS SPONSOR
Educational Systemics is a service organization offering both breadth and depth of experience in education, technology, and business planning for the K-12 market. Educational Systemics’ mission is to improve teaching and learning in schools by working closely with K-12 businesses to conceptualize, design, develop, position, and identify sales opportunities for products that address the education community.
MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOP SPONSORS
C. Blohm & Associates, Inc. (CB&A), is a public relations firm specializing in the education industry. Through savvy media relations and social media strategies, CB&A connects members of our client family with the people who directly influence the audiences they need to reach – educators, administrators, parents, and potential investors. From sophisticated launches of ed tech products to traditional promotions, we offer a complete portfolio of communication services. CB&A partners with a diverse group of clients who create products for the preschool, K-12, homeschool, and higher education markets.
Winter Group is a Denver-based marketing communications, design and research firm focused on the K-12, higher education, library and related markets. Working with a full-time staff of 14 writers, designers, planners, account managers, researchers and support staff, Winter Group’s work is known both for its ability to drive response and its education market-focused messaging. Established in 1978, the firm’s services include qualitative and quantitative market research and a broad integrated marketing communications portfolio, including planning, identity/branding, advertising, direct marketing , catalog design, collateral materials/sales support, special events, exhibit design, web site design & content development, video and multimedia production. Additional information: www.wintergroup.net or by contacting Linda Winter at 303.778.0866, ext. 12, or Linda@wintergroup.net