Skip to Content

Announcing Future of Education Week at

By Rachel Greenfield September 16, 2019

Future of Education Week is September 16-20, 2019

A wave of change is happening across education, with a focus on lifelong learning and preparing students for the future of work. With the rise of new models to support K-20 pathways and lifelong learners, it’s clear that the shifts taking place today are going to have a lasting impact on education well into the future.

Creating a student-centric experience starts with painting a vision for what’s possible.

The future of education lies in the intersection of innovation and impact – where lifelong learning and equitable access to education are driving new methods of student engagement, academic models and partnerships across higher ed and K-12.

That means not only thinking about the changes that can be made today, but also the long-term strategies that will help shape the future of an institution and the students that it serves. Whether you are a K-12 school or district, a community college, or a four-year institution, thinking about the future of education is imperative in order to thrive and support students from one generation to the next.

This year, we’ll be spending a whole week focused on this important topic. Through webinars, panel discussions, customer stories, and more, we’ll be taking a close look at the Future of Education through the lens of innovation and lifelong learning.

Here’s a look at what’s in store for the Future of Education Week kicking off on September 16th!

Monday, September 16th

Future of Education Panel Recording
We’re kicking off the week with a recorded roundtable discussion on the Future of Education with the following thought leaders:

  • Jeff Selingo, New York Times Bestselling Author, Washington Post Columnist, Higher Education Strategist and LinkedIn Top 10 Influencer
  • Heather Hiles, President & CEO of Calbright College
  • Ted Mitchell, President of the American Council on Education (ACE) & former Under Secretary at U.S. Department of Education

Future of Education Trailblazer Stories
Higher ed institutions and K-12 schools are advancing the future of education with Salesforce. How? See their stories:

Tuesday, September 17th

Shaping the Future of K-12 Education: Preparing Students for College & Career (Webinar)

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 2PM ET / 11AM PT

Join Theress Pidick, Director of Work-Based Learning at Denver Public Schools and Mark Bazin, Chief Technology Officer at Cristo Rey Network for a webinar on the future of K-12 education. Learn how they are leveraging Education Cloud for K-12 to operate innovative college and career readiness programs.

Wednesday, September 18th

Live LinkedIn Ask Me Anything (AMA) Event with Jeff Selingo

Join Jeff Selingo for a live LinkedIn Ask Me Anything (AMA) event where he’ll be discussing his latest white paper, “The Next Wave of Student Success: The Critical Role of Faculty in Designing the Student-Centered University.”

Thursday, September 19th

Shaping the Future of Higher Ed: Driving Innovation from Campus to Career (Webinar)

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 2PM ET / 11AM PT

Join Matt Etchison, CIO of Ivy Tech Community College and Jason Belland, Vice President of Student Success at for a webinar on the future of higher education. With a live demo and deep dive into Ivy Tech’s story, you’ll walk away learning how institutions can create impactful workforce development programs and pathways to success for every student.

Friday, September 20th

Achieving Innovation: How Three College Leaders Have Created Change On Their Campuses

Check out this report that includes exclusive interviews with leaders from Georgia State University, ASU and the Georgia Institute of Technology on how they created a culture of digital transformation on campus.