June 26, 2017
SHELTON, Conn., June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration is now open for EdNET2017 –the premier networking and professional development conference for industry leaders who sell products and services to U.S. schools.
The conference, hosted by MDR, begins Sunday, September 17 through September 19, 2017. This year's event takes place at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ.
EdNET is known for its highly structured industry programming to take a deep dive into pressing issues facing the U.S. K-12 marketplace, while industry leaders forge new business relationships through a carefully orchestrated networking schedule.
"This is a uniquely structured industry event," says Vicki Smith Bigham, Conference Manager. Industry leaders develop the programming for other industry leaders. Sessions provide uninterrupted face time with potential business partners. These meetings may uncover new initiatives and solutions to emerging school market challenges and may bring large returns on investments."
Second only to the U.S. healthcare industry, the U.S. education sector is roughly a *1.37 trillion dollar industry. Leaders from many of the fastest growing companies and startups attend EdNET from executive managers to marketing and sales to business operations and development professionals.
Vendors and suppliers represent core and supplemental curriculum publishers; hardware, software and networking companies; apps and educational games; professional teaching services; classroom and playground equipment and much more. EdNET also attracts entrepreneurs, consultants, nonprofits, and philanthropists from non-education sectors interested in cause marketing in support of students and teachers in K-12 and higher education.
This year's conference theme, "Connecting the Dots" includes five keynotes and multiple concurrent tracks on government policy and leadership, regulations and funding, education technology and innovation, marketing trends and professional development.
Three of the EdNET 2017 keynotes are:
-Let the States Decide: A Conversation with Key Chief State School Officers,
-Strategic Storytelling - Why Trust Has Become Your Business - Jordan Bower, Marketing Consultant, and
-Driving Corporate Innovation through Personal Disruption by Whitney Johnson, President and Founder of Rose Park Advisors and contributing writer for Harvard Business Review.
Melissa Sinunu, President and Chief Operating Officer of Curriculum Advantage, Inc., sits on the EdNET Board and is a long-time conference attendee. She says, "EdNET is a fantastic industry venue to find partners and to collaborate with colleagues. I view the conference as a strategic opportunity to share my company vision and remain focused on the latest issues and disruptors affecting U.S. education and the edtech market."
MDR is a data- and research-driven marketing services agency with unique digital, creative, and branding capabilities. The company leads the industry in helping clients achieve their business goals by connecting with highly targeted education professionals through market intelligence, school data and multi-channel digital communities including WeAreTeachers, WeAreParents, SchoolLeadersNow and EdNET.
Industry leaders can also subscribe to EdNET Insight to receive a series of market research reports based upon annual large-scale surveys, secondary research, interviews, and expert author's insights in the field of education.
Call 800-333-8802. Follow on Twitter @EdNETBiz #EdNET2017 @MDRBiz
Media contact: Valerie Chernek 410-871-2670
*BMO Capital Markets Corporation 2016 Education and Training Report