2008 Democratic/Republican Presidential Campaign Education Policy Advisors To Speak at AEP Summit
Association of Educational Publishers — Saturday, May 24, 2008
Washington, DC (May 23, 2008) - Senior Education Advisors for presidential candidates Senator Barak Obama and Senator John McCain will face off at the Great American Education Forum on Friday, June 6 as part of the Association of Educational Publishers¹ (AEP) annual Summit (http://www.AEPweb.org/summit). The Forum represents the first exclusive head-to-head presentation of the education views of the presumptive presidential nominees.
Representing the candidates are Jeanne Century, Director of Science Education, University of Chicago (Senator Obama) and Lisa Graham Keegan, former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction (Senator McCain). They will field questions from a panel of publishing industry experts, including Frank Catalano, Senior Vice President Marketing, Pearson (who will act as moderator); Dr. Sara Davis, Manager of Education Resource Development, USA TODAY; Neal Goff, President, Weekly Reader Publishing Group; and Bernice Stafford, Consultant, Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration. Time will also be allotted for questions from the audience and from members of the education media.
"Education is the most important issue facing our nation, particularly to those of us engaged in the business of ensuring success for all students,² said Charlene Gaynor, CEO of the Association of Educational Publishers. ³AEP is pleased to take the lead in creating a venue in which a meaningful and substantive conversation around critical education issues can take place."
The Forum will take place Friday, June 6 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at the JW Marriott (1331 Pennsylvania Avenue). Besides Summit attendees, representatives from 100 organizations allied to AEP and to education have been invited. All AEP Summit attendees and media are welcome at the event for no additional charge. Individuals who are not participating in the Summit but wish to attend the Forum have two options:
* Great American Education Forum only $99
* Special One-Day Summit Rate (usually $599) $299
The registration deadline for The Great Education Forum is Friday, May 30; seating is limited. To register contact Doug Ferguson at 856-241-7772 or dferguson@AEPweb.org. For more information on the Summit, which will be held Wednesday, June 4 - Friday, June 6, please visit www.AEPweb.org/summit.
About the AEP Summit
Publishing's fast-growing event, the AEP Summit is held each year in Washington, DC. The Summit is the only annual event that caters exclusively to the diverse members of the education publishing community. With general sessions that address key issues in education and breakout sessions that offer individualized professional development, the AEP Summit offers a unique learning environment that benefits professionals from all facets of the industry. Additionally, the event¹s luncheons, dinners, coffee breaks, and cocktail receptions offer attendees ample and invaluable opportunities for networking.
The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) is the professional association for publishers of supplemental educational materials. Its membership represents the breadth of educational content developers and service providers delivering progressive products in both print and electronic formats to today's schools and colleges. Founded in 1895, AEP now assists its members in navigating the global realities of publishing in the 21st Century through its professional development programming, government relations efforts, and opportunities for collaboration and partnership.
Contact: Doug Ferguson, 856-241-7772, dferguson@AEPweb.org