LearnLaunch and EDmarket Collaborate on Joint Conference

Conference To Address Emerging Trends & Investor Opportunities Facing the EDtech Market

August 24, 2017: (Silver Spring, MD/Boston, MA) - The Education Market Association (EDmarket) and LearnLaunch are co-locating the Investor Summit and Demo Day with the debut of EDchannels, a new industry conference dedicated to exploring emerging go-to-market edtech trends and strategies. The joint event will take place in Boston, MA on September 25-26, 2017 at the Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel. These  events will enable edtech publishers, developers, and investors to meet and connect with potential distribution channel partners to accelerate product sales and adoption, and plan a path to business success.

LearnLaunch's Investor Summit and Demo Day is the premier fall event for edtech investors, philanthropists, and senior strategic partners looking to discuss global trends that are shaping the future of learning and education, discover new investment opportunities, and create partnerships. Thought leaders, publishing executives, and leading angel, venture, and impact investors will gather in Boston for this investor-focused forum to discuss new opportunities emerging throughout the learning and education industry.

EDchannels, planned by a highly-talented advisory board*, will feature high-quality, insightful programming for industry leaders who will gather to share and learn from each other, forge new partnerships, and discuss current trends affecting the distribution channels for digital education resources. EDmarket's recently published study, EDtech Distribution in an Evolving Marketplace, serves as a springboard for conversation about the challenges facing edtech product delivery. Leaders from many of the fastest growing companies and startups will attend EDchannels including dealers and distributors, investors, publishers and developers as well as curriculum development professionals and buying cooperatives.

"As a veteran of the education industry, I cannot emphasize enough how critical it is for your marketing and sales teams to have a channel strategy. Especially with the ESSA legislation giving more power back to the states, it is more important than ever to explore dealers, distributors and business partners. Anyone in sales and marketing will benefit from attending this conference."
-    Kathy Hurley, CEO, Girls Thinking Global/Former Senior VP, Pearson Foundation

About EDmarket:
The Education Market Association (EDmarket) connects people who want to succeed in the education market by providing events, resources and leadership to those who serve education. Follow us Twitter: @EDmarketassn and on LinkedIn:

About LearnLaunch:
LearnLaunch is dedicated to connecting, supporting, and investing in the education technology ecosystem to drive innovation and transform learning. They offer a vibrant community, educational events, a collaborative co-working space, and a selective accelerator program to promote the growth of the edtech sector. Follow us on Twitter: @LearnLaunch.

*Advisory Board Members
Alvin Crawford, General Manager, Education at Public Consulting Group
Rita Ferrandino, Founding Partner, Arc Capital Development
Bridget Foster, Senior VP & Managing Directory, Software & Information Industry Association/Education Technology Industry Network (SIIA/ETIN)
Mark Grovic, Co-Founder, New Markets Venture Partners
Jean Hammond, Co-Founder & Partner, LearnLaunch
Kathy Hurley, CEO, Girls Thinking Global/Former Senior VP, Pearson Foundation
Chris Lohse, Consultant
Glen McCandless, President & Founder, Focus Marketing
Jim McGarry, President & CEO EDmarket
Angela Nelson, President, Stages Learning, 1st Vice Chair EDmarket
John Richards, President, cs4ed
Bill Triant, VP Strategic Partnerships and Investments, Pearson
Randy Wilhelm, CEO & Founder, Knovation

Contacts: Allegra Tasaki,, 800.395.5550 ext. 1025               
Asad Butt,, 781-248-4874