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Changing the Game in Education at Dreamforce

By Salesforce.org September 29, 2016

“Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of the conditions of men…” – Horace Mann, 1848

Hate crimes. Cyberbullying. Gender inequality. Human trafficking. Poverty. Refugee crisis. The more connected our world becomes, the more these challenges expand globally. Education as a fundamental human right can be one of, if not the most important lever in building peace, eradicating poverty and driving economic and sustainable development. But in order to make way for significant change, our education system needs a complete overhaul.

Roadblocks to change in our education system are many, from an increasingly diverse student population, a teacher shortage, and new skills needed for a constantly changing workplace. This year at Dreamforce we’ve gathered global education leaders to share their thoughts on what will change the game in education. Join us at “It All Starts with Education” on Wednesday, October 5th from 8:30 am – 9:20 am as we hear from Sir Ken Robinson, Code.org’s Hadi Partovi, University of Texas’ Chief Innovation Officer Marni Baker Stein and Salesforce Chief Equality Officer Tony Prophet on what changes and innovations we need in education to improve opportunities and outcomes for all. Register now!

EducationAt Salesforce.org, education and workforce development are pillars of our work. We recently announced an $8.5 million strategic grant to San Francisco & Oakland Unified School Districts to improve computer science, math, and college and career support. But in addition to our grants, we are also committed to providing technology to help educational institutions and nonprofits accelerate their impact. No more is this evident than at Dreamforce, where we have a plethora of sessions focused on education institutions and nonprofits using Salesforce technology to serve students and make this world a better place. Check out our recommendations for 4 perfect days of Dreamforce for K-12, Higher Education, and Nonprofits.

We can’t wait to see you all at Dreamforce and join us in changing the game in education.

Register for It Starts with Education

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NOTE: Session times, locations, and other details are subject to change. Make sure to check Agenda Builder for the latest info.