On Thursday, January 17, The Washington Post will bring together elected officials and education experts for “Transformers: Education,” an event focused on how technological advancements, evolving workplace needs and an increasingly interconnected world are driving change in the education sector.

Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.), XQ Institute CEO Russlynn Ali, Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick, MD, and others will examine policy issues and innovative teaching methods affecting all levels of education in the United States. Speakers will also examine innovative approaches to transforming traditional K-12 education including self-guided, social and emotional learning, and how a growing number of alternatives to traditional colleges are filling in educational gaps

Speakers include:

  • Ryan Craig, Co-Founder,  University Ventures
  • Robert K. McMahan, President,  Kettering University
  • Clayton Spencer, President,  Bates College
  • DeRionne P. Pollard, PhD, President,  Montgomery College
  • Cynthia Miller-Idriss, PhD, Professor  of Sociology and Director, International Training and Education Program,  American University
  • Thomas M.  Nichols, PhD, Professor  of National Security Affairs, Naval War College, Harvard Extension School,  Harvard University

Whittle School & Studios is the presenting sponsor of this event, and its chairman and CEO Chris Whittle will deliver opening remarks. The University of Virginia is the supporting sponsor.

Event Details:

Thursday, January 17, 2018

Program: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Doors open at 3:30 p.m.)

The Washington Post Live Center

1301 K St NW, Washington, D.C., 20071