News from another up-coming Canadian conference from one of our media partners.

Dear Thought Leader,

As a valued member of the MindShare Learning Community, I wanted to share that it’s not too late to register for our 8th Canadian EdTech Leadership SummitMonday, November 6, MaRSDD, Toronto. Designing Next Generation Schools Future for Today’s Student, is our theme for this year’s summit.

I believe it’s never been a more exciting time to be in education. We are smack in the middle of a digital revolution. Hence, it’s critical for stakeholders to engage with education and technology leaders to make sense of how to best design and implement successful strategies for your institution to support student success. We proudly have an amazing lineup of world-class presenters as well as our highly popular Cross Canada Checkup panel.

Here are just 5 ways for your to engage in our Summit!

1.Explore the Makerspace Showcase! As you enter the conference area you will enter an innovative classroom environment, featuring 3D printing, augmented reality, robotics, and other cool hands on learning technologies.

. Vote for your favorite Tech Teacher (K12/Post-Secondary), or EdTech industry partner!

3. Enter the Dragon’s Den Style EdTech Startup Pitch Session!

4.Participate in the afternoon round table sessions that will be sure to challenge your innovative thinking on schools of the future

5.Stick around for our post-summit VIP networking reception and Ignite Talks!

Because of your continuing support we are offering one last chance to receive $50 discount (use coupon code:mslpc50). Inquire about special group pricing ($149) for five or more people.

Thanks to our valued sponsors and partners who make this conference extra special with their support!

Please don’t hesitate to drop me a note if you have any further questions, or require special arrangements! Or, feel free to call me at 416-569-2106. Hope to see you at the Summit!


P.S. Bonus addition to the EdTech Summit program. Ignite the Night Talks feature Brian Aspinall, Jennifer Casa-Todd and friends.


Master of Ceremonies
Dr. Karen Grose

Vice President, Digital Learning TVO

Karen Grose leads the organization in the development of innovative, evidence-informed content, product and services to improve outcomes and well-being for all ages of learners across the province of Ontario. Karen brings over 27 years of educational experience in the world of teaching and learning to TVO

Keynote Speakers
Lord Jim Knight
Former Minister of Education, UK Government
Jim Knight is Chief Education Adviser at Tes Global. In his previous role at the company he was the Managing Director of Online Learning, where he built an online teacher development platform. He is a member of the House of Lords and a visiting Professor at the London Knowledge Lab of the Institute of Education. As a minister his portfolios included rural affairs, schools, digital and employment.
Randall Fielding
Founder & Editorial Director, DesignShare/ Partner, Fielding Nair International
Randall champions FNI’s mission to transform learning by serving as a thought leader, learning collaborator, and design mentor. His experience extends from early childhood education to the university level and across 47 countries. The common thread throughout his work is the priority of learners, their relationships and needs in school facility design. Learning, not buildings, come first in FNI’s architecture.
Sidneyeve Matrix
Associate Professor,
Queen’s University
Sidneyeve Matrix is an Associate Professor and Queen’s National Scholar. Dr. Matrix teaches Creative EntrepreneurshipInnovation in Practice, and Design Thinking at the graduate, undergraduate, and professional levels for Smith School of Business, Dan School of Drama and Music, and Western University Continuing Education. Dr. Matrix also serves on the Executive for the Dunin Desphande Queen’s Innovation Centre.


Applications are now being accepted for the ‘Dragons’ Den Startup Challenge’ & Nominations for the ‘Canadian EdTech Awards’

EdTech Startup Challenge – Dragons’ Den Style

Rules & Guidelines here

This year we are accepting FIVE startup’s to compete – Each EdTech startup company entered in this contest will be given five minutes to pitch their companies platform/approach/achievements during the 8th EdTech Leadership Summit to a panel of judges, made up of esteemed industry leaders and past winners, in a bid to win top prize.

For more information on entry guidelines and eligibility please go to this link for more information. Please send all applications to

This year’s prize for the Top Startup company is FREE booth space at the startup pavilion at FETC 2017!

2nd Annual Canadian EdTech Awards

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Canadian Edtech Awards – Celebrating Excellence in Canadian Innovation & Education.

Voting will take place in the following four categories:

  1. K12 Educator of the Year
  2. K12 Administrator of the Year
  3. Post Secondary Professor of the Year
  4. EdTech Partner of the Year

Click here to submit you vote!

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