June 12-14, 2024
Loews Chicago Downtown
2024 Keynote Speakers
Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur & Futurist
Speaking across the globe, Byron brings great enthusiasm and talent for deciphering our common destiny and unlocking business opportunities within it. As a successful entrepreneur and award-winning futurist, Byron employs his perspective as a historian, futurist, and technologist to illuminate how the technology of today can solve some of our most daunting global challenges.
As a futurist, he understands the unprecedented technological change upon us and explores the dramatic transformation of society it will bring. As a technologist and entrepreneur, he knows
how to manage change and inspire innovation, while still meeting the immediate obligations and
realities of operating a business.
Byron has enjoyed a wide range of success over 30 years, including two NASDAQ IPOs as well as the sale of three companies he founded. He has written six books that have been translated into a dozen languages.
A highly sought-after keynote speaker, enlightening attendees across nations, Byron is an in-demand forward thinker in his field.
Principal at Achieve Partners; Co-Founder alternativestocollege.com
Cassidy Leventhal is a Principal at Achieve Partners and was formerly at University Ventures where she was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education. She is a Director of Optimum Healthcare IT, Ease Learning and Ro Health, and is regularly featured in outlets and events focused on the future of education and work, including Staffing Industry Analysts, ASU GSV, Talent Tech Labs, and Techstars.
Outside Achieve, Cassidy co-founded alternativestocollege.com and serves as co-chair for Talent & Diversity at Impact Capital Managers. Prior to Achieve and UV, Cassidy was a consultant at McKinsey and led the Firm’s women’s recruiting at multiple colleges including her alma, Barnard College.
Chief Scientist and Architect of SNHU’s Human Systems
George Siemens researches how human and artificial cognition intersect in knowledge processes. He is co-founder, Chief Scientist and Architect of SNHU’s Human Systems – an organization building resources to respond to the systemic impact of AI on learning and wellness. He is the founding Director and Professor of the Center for Change and Complexity in Learning (C3L) at University of South Australia and developed the Masters of Science in Learning Analytics at University of Texas at Arlington.
He has delivered keynote addresses in more than 40 countries on the influence of technology and media on education, organizations, and society. His work has been profiled in provincial, national, and international newspapers (including NY Times), radio, and television. He has served as PI or Co-PI on grants funded by NSF, SSHRC (Canada), OLT (Australia), Intel, Boeing, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Soros Foundation. He has received numerous awards, including honorary doctorates from Universidad de San Martín de Porres and Fraser Valley University for his pioneering work in learning, technology, and networks. He holds an honorary professorship with University of Edinburgh.
Encoura has secured a heavily discounted block of rooms for Eduventures Summit 2024 attendees. The Loews Chicago Hotel, located in the heart of the city and steps from the Navy Pier, will host all of our activities.
Loews Chicago Hotel
455 North Park Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Attendees will receive a discounted rate of $289 per night.
Register and book your room before Wednesday, May 22 to secure the discounted rate. Please refer to your registration confirmation email for information on how to become part of our room block.