Santa Cruz Tech Beat


Santa Cruz Works: The Future of Education


June 11, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA

Microsoft, Google, UCSC, Rutgers University, EdSurge,, Santa Cruz County Schools, and more.

  • The Future of Education
  • Wed, June 17, 2020, 7- PM PDT
  • Register NOW

As we crawl out of Shelter-in-Place, many wonder what the new norm will be for education. Join us for a 1 hour webinar from academic and tech thought leaders including:

  • Anthony Salcito / Microsoft – VP of Worldwide Education will kick off our event with global trends in education, the pros and cons of remote learning, blending learning, and more. 
  • Cynthia Larive / UCSC – Chancellor of UCSC gives us a preview of Fall 2020 for the UC system.
  • Faris Sabbah / SCC Schools – Superintendent of Santa Cruz County Schools will tell us about the work that has been done during the past 2 C19 months, and the roadmap ahead for students and parents. 
  • Thomas “T.D.” Dickson / Google – Google for Education regional leader will talk to us about the many programs being introduced throughout California.
  • Aaron Dence / – learn about astounding new tech for remote learning. 

And, a fireside chat moderated by the podcast phenom Michael Sikand / Our Future Podcast:

  • Michael Sikand / The Our Future Podcast – podcast host, business school student, and the voice for young who want to build the next generation of businesses.
  • Betsy Corcoran / EdSurge – CEO & CoFounder is the leading news and resource site on ed-tech and entrepreneurship. Named “Rock Star of Education” , and winner of Return on Education ASU-GSV. 
  • Jonathan Holloway/ Northwestern – Provost & Professor of History and African American Studies, Chief Academic Officer.



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