USM to be Presenting Sponsor for EduLab@Light City on April 5, Downtown Baltimore
Adelphi, Md. (March 16, 2017) -- The
University System of Maryland (USM) is a presenting sponsor for EduLab@Light City, one of the six Labs@LightCity
innovation conferences bringing together local and national innovators and
thought leaders across six key industries during Light
The Baltimore Office of
Promotion & The Arts has announced schedule highlights for EduLab@LightCity presented by University System
of Maryland, to be held 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5. EduLab encourages
audiences to rethink learning and join future-focused education innovators for
a dialogue on the central role of education in our society. EduLab@LightCity will
be held at the Columbus Center at 701 E. Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore.
the USM sponsorship are: the USM Office; Bowie State University; Coppin State
University; Towson University; University of Baltimore; University of Maryland, Baltimore;
University of Maryland, Baltimore County; University of Maryland, College Park;
University of Maryland Eastern Shore; and University of Maryland University
with a welcome from USM Chancellor Robert L. Caret, followed by followed by a conversation
between University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski and
New York Times best-selling author, technology
policy expert and innovator Alec Ross.
members then will participate in "Dear Mr. President," a ‘lightning round' of 10
big ideas for reshaping the future of America, framed in a 5-minute pitch to
the President. Towson University President Kim Schatzel and Baltimore City
Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises will discuss
their backgrounds, the moments that make them love their jobs, their biggest
challenges, and their hopes for the future.
include Steve Henick, Vice Dean, Business & Professional Programs for
University of Maryland University College; musician, photographer and educator Wendel
Patrick; and Mindgrub CEO Todd Marks. EduLab's closing keynote speaker is educator
Donovan Livingston, whose Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation
address "Lift Off" received a wide following in 2016.
include a discussion on "The next wave of Education Reform Solutions: Addressing racial opportunity gaps, community
engagement, urban teacher education."
After the day's
interactive sessions, EduLab hosts an "Innovative Ideas Fair" as the Light City
Twilight event. The Innovative Ideas Fair features top innovators from within
the USM and talented performers.
For a limited
time, tickets to EduLab are $99 with
the promo code "LUCKY99" and can be purchased at https://www.mt.cm/labslightcity. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for
a bulk purchase rate of $99 per ticket and can be arranged by contacting the
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts at 410-752-8632. For more
information on. Stay connected with Labs@LightCity via Facebook.com/labsatlightcity,
Twitter: @LabsAtLightCity and
Contact: Mike Lurie