Global Leaders in Education Convene in Downtown Denver

Colorado Business Roundtable and ICOSA Media were pleased to be part of the GlobalMindED conference on Access, Equity and Opportunity as panelists and media service sponsors, respectively. The event was held on June 9-10, 2016 in downtown Denver. Educational leaders from 20+countries, eight national foundations, ten college presidents, and thirty five non-profit/government partners were featured. The theme of the conference was Collective Impact: Who Will Magnify Your Work and Results? 

Featured speakers were from industry-leading companies including Intel Corporation, Google, Microsoft and Gallup as well is innovators like Uncharted Play and University Ventures and educational organizations like Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education at University of Oregon and American Indian College Fund.

COBRT Founder Gayle Dendinger was a panelist for "Policies that Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Examples from Colorado that Can Scale Nationally, Internationally" on June 10. Speaking on this topic is a natural fit for Dendinger whose work in leadership and best practices has led to several companies starting with transportation and logistics (CAP Logistics in Denver 34 years ago) to media services including a radio show and weekly news subscription service. 

COBRT President Jeff Wasden was a panelist at "Higher Education's Role in Promoting Workforce Skills: Producing Capable, Practical, Professional Graduates" on June 9, continuing to speak on behalf of Education and Workforce as one of COBRT's Key Issues. COBRT radio host Stephanie Veck of Colorado Workforce Development Council and COBRT contributor Scott Laband of Colorado Succeeds were also among the distinguished speakers.