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SXSWedu 2015

Smart Cities That Work for Everyone

As the majority of the world’s population becomes urban, cities must become centers of learning for young and old. Every person, organization, and region needs to get smart—to skill up, learn more, and build new capacities faster and cheaper than ever. In the long run, education is the economic development agenda. Innovative new tools and schools are making it possible for individuals, organizations, and cities to boost learning outcomes. This session will discuss how to become a Smart City.

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  1. Discuss the importance of cities: some would argue, they are the world’s greatest inventions bringing productivity and opportunity to billions. Session will highlight strong partnerships and community engagements in cities across the country.
  2. Share examples of leaders that are developing talent, creating partnerships, aligning investment, incubating new tools and schools, and sustaining gains with advocacy.
  3. Provide a rationale for new schools, overview of new tools, connecting teachers and technology.


  • Tom Vander Ark, CEO, Getting Smart
  • Adrian Fenty, Business Development Manager, Perkins Coie


Tom Vander Ark, CEO, Getting Smart

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  • Tags: leadership
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Leadership & Empowerment
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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