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JUNE 5-7, 2019

InterContinental Boston Waterfront Hotel
Boston, MA








Higher Ed Remastered

For Eduventures Summit 2019 – and for the foreseeable future – we will be sticking with the theme, Higher Ed Remastered. Why? Because this phrase captures what Summit aspires to be every year: insightful, compelling and relevant. Remastered occupies the creative space between continuity and change, staring down both reactionaries and revolutionaries. Higher education needs honest, open debate about a myriad of questions that will shape its future.

The search for a truly new higher education business model must grapple with product, time, cost, and structure and address these important questions:

  • Should most schools buy courses from the best rather than build their own?
  • Could the value of a bachelor’s degree be packaged in 60 credits rather than 120?
  • Could life off-campus be a more stimulating and less expensive classroom?
  • Could judicious use of online learning focus pricey live interaction where it has most value?
  • Could study and work be integrated to boost employability, reduce tuition, and increase student earnings?
  • Should higher education be a series of micro credentials over decades rather than four years of full-time study after high school?

Eduventures Summit 2019 will wrestle with these questions, bringing together eminent thinkers, leaders, and practitioners from across the higher education spectrum to examine and showcase the best ideas, old and new. If there is one event in higher ed you attend this year, it should be Eduventures Summit.

The flow of the narrative and the diverse, but threaded topics, were incredibly effective and thought-provoking.

The Edtalks were a great addition….particularly with the focus on the student experience.

The quality of speakers and data/research presented was fantastic.

Featured Speakers

Bill Belichick

Head Coach of the New England Patriots,
Six-Time Super Bowl Champions

Bill Belichick is in his 45th season as an NFL coach and his 20th season as head coach of the New England Patriots. Hired in 2000, Belichick has led the Patriots to 18 consecutive winning seasons (2001-18).  Through 19 seasons with New England, Belichick has delivered six Super Bowl championships, nine conference titles, 16 division crowns and 30 playoff victories, while posting an overall record of 255-89. Belichick won his sixth Super Bowl title in 2018 with the Patriots 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. He joined George Halas and Curly Lambeau as the only coaches with six NFL championships and owns the record for most Super Bowl titles, two ahead of Chuck Noll, who is in second with four Super Bowl titles. Belichick is the only of those to win three titles in a four-year span with Super Bowl wins in 2001 and back-to-back Super Bowl wins in 2003 and 2004. With the victory over Indianapolis in the 2014 AFC Championship Game, Belichick collected his 21st career postseason win, the most postseason wins by a head coach. He expanded on that record to 31 over the last four seasons. The 2018 AFC Championship was also Belichick’s ninth conference championship as a head coach, adding to his mark for the most in NFL history. New England’s berth in Super Bowl LIII was Belichick’s 12th Super Bowl during his coaching career, the most among any head coach or assistant coach in NFL history.

Mitch Daniels

President, Purdue University

Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. became the 12th president of Purdue University in January 2013, at the conclusion of his second term as Governor of the State of Indiana.

At Purdue, Daniels launched a series of initiatives called Purdue Moves that provide bold answers to some of the greatest challenges facing higher education today. The four pillars of Purdue Moves— affordability and accessibility, transformative education, world-changing research, and STEM leadership —leverage Purdue’s historic strengths and promote investment in new ideas, guiding the university in its mission to deliver higher education at the highest proven value.

Mitch Landrieu

Former Mayor, New Orleans, Louisiana

Born to Moon and Verna Landrieu and raised in the diverse Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu grew up in a politically active and socially conscious household, where politics was a regular topic of conversation at the dinner table. His father was mayor of New Orleans from 1970 to 1978, and a leading civil rights pioneer who went on to join President Jimmy Carter’s cabinet as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. His sister, Mary Landrieu, is a former U.S. Senator.

Dr. Gail Mellow

President, LaGuardia Community College

Dr. Gail O. Mellow has served as President of LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens since 2000. A member of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, LaGuardia is a recognized leader among community colleges for conceptualizing and launching programs and teaching methods that have become pilots for the nation. An expert on the history, development and future of the American community college, Dr. Mellow co- authored Minding the Dream: The Process and Practice of the American Community College (Rowman & Littlefield, 2nd ed. 2014) and has written numerous articles and editorials about higher education in America.

Hunt Lambert

Dean, Continuing Education and Extension School at Harvard University

Huntington D. Lambert (Hunt) is Dean of the Division of Continuing Education and University Extension at Harvard University. The Division serves 25,000 students annually and includes Harvard Extension School, with more than 900 online and on-campus courses, as well as 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and fields of study; Harvard Summer School, which offers more than 450 courses to nearly 9,000 students each summer and includes study abroad programs in more than 25 worldwide locations; Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement; Harvard Professional Development Programs; and the Crimson Summer Academy.

Phil Komarny

Vice President of Innovation,

Phil is a seasoned, award winning c-suite executive and an evangelist for change via technology currently serving as the Vice President of Innovation at He is an industry expert in Blockchain and other decentralizing technology and advocate for the proliferation of the role of the ‘Chief Courage Officer’ within organizations. His successful 25+ year track record has been focused on innovation and aligning businesses with the right technological approach to reach their customers. He is also a member of the Constellation’s Business Transformation 150 (BT-15), an elite list that recognizes the top global executives leading business transformation efforts in their organizations, as well as the CIO100, which celebrates Chief Information Officers who continually push the boundaries of what can be done with technology. During his leisure time, you’ll find Phil speaking to and advising a variety of organizations, including PCI (People Centered Internet), as well as hiking near his home in Colorado Springs.

Really well-organized event. Eduventures presentations were great.

Great substance and insight. Outstanding keynotes

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