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      What To Know Before You Go: InstructureCon Online 2021

      Picture this: You’re in a (virtual) room full of passionate educators, renowned thought leaders, edtech gurus, and solution specialists. You’re partaking in meaningful discussions, watching thoughtful presentations, and connecting with like-minded educators from all over the world.

      Sound like a dream? That sounds a lot like InstructureCon Online 2021, and we can’t wait to see you there next week! Before you go, here’s a quick rundown of what to expect and how to get the most out of the experience.

      Hear Insights From Industry Thought Leaders

      We’ve got an impressive lineup of edtech movers, shakers, and influencers that are dedicated to shaping an equitable and inclusive culture in education everywhere. Here’s a quick peek at our speakers: will be speaking about his work to support disadvantaged youth in their in-class and after-class STEM pursuits through his foundation. He has been recognized by seven Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, a CLIO Award, the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award, and an Honorary Fellowship by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Fourth Industrial Revolution Advisory Committee and Global Artificial Intelligence Action Alliance that monitors the impact of technology on society, people and work. 

      Dr. Knatokie Ford will be speaking on using educational technologies to foster empowering learning experiences and how to make student success more equitable. She is founder and CEO of Fly Sci Enterprise. A biomedical scientist and former White House senior policy advisor, today Dr. Ford leverages the power of storytelling to promote social change, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. She previously served as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at OSTP from 2012-2014 with the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Dr. Ford completed her PhD in Experimental Pathology at Harvard University.

      Lauren Bush Lauren will be speaking about the founding of the FEED Project and its impact on providing school meals to underprivileged children around the world. In 2004, Lauren traveled with the UN World Food Programme in Central America, Asia, and Africa as a Student Spokesperson and was impacted by the realities of poverty and hunger faced around the world.  Lauren conceptualized the idea for FEED by designing the initial FEED 1 bag which, when purchased, feeds one child in school for one year. Since then FEED has helped provide over 120 million meals globally through non-profit giving partners globally and in the US.

      You’ll also hear from Instructure executives Steve Daly (Chief Executive Officer), Mitch Benson (Chief Product Officer) and Melissa Loble (Chief Customer Experience Officer), Will Spendlove, (VP of Product Marketing) and more, about their vision for the future of edtech and how we’re building the products to support it. 

      Pro tip: Share your favorite quotes and best practices from the sessions with us on social by tagging your post with #InstructureCon!

      Get to Know The Instructure Learning Platform & Its Partners

      Spend two hours in live networking sessions exploring the products within our platform and how they work together. Talk to Instructure product experts about your specific learning management and technology needs, and get personalized recommendations and demos. Meet our friends in the partner hall who are equally committed to learning, innovation, and technology, and learn how they integrate with the Instructure Learning Platform for a more holistic and connected learning experience. In alignment with our commitment to openness, this time is yours to explore the industry’s best teaching and learning tools so you can continue to create the learning ecosystem that meets your specific needs. 

      Pro tip: If you (or someone you know) would love to attend but aren’t an Instructure user yet, don’t worry! We have a special set of sessions that will introduce you to Canvas and The Instructure Learning Platform with hands-on, expert-led demos. Check out the agenda here.

      Choose Your Own (Edtech) Adventure

      End the day by exploring any and all of the on-demand breakout sessions! We have tracks for K–12, higher ed, faculty, admins, specific products, and more, so you can focus on learning about what matters most to you. But don’t worry if you can’t fit them all in, we believe learning should be ongoing, so the sessions will be available to you on-demand long after the event concludes. 

      Pro tip: Login to the event portal with your ticket number that was emailed to you when you registered, browse the agenda before the event, and "star" the on-demand sessions you want to watch. That way, you’ll have your own playlist of on-demand sessions ready to go on the big day!

      We can’t wait to see you there! Have questions before you go? Check out our InstructureCon 2021 FAQs or email