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The GlobalMindED Conference on Access, Equity and Opportunity

June 9-10, 2016
Denver, CO

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The GlobalMindED Conference on Access, Equity and Opportunity is unique in these ways:

  *   It is about first generation-to-college students, those who work with them, develop products for them and those who want to hire a diverse pipeline. The need for this "movement" is outlined in this recent NY Times article.

  *   It is the only conference that provides cross-discipline tracks of change efforts among key leaders in education who value “uncommon collaborators,” thinking uniquely about the greatest problems, how to leverage technology and measure best-practice outcomes.

  *   We bring the best minds from around the world to Denver annually, showcasing what the US does effectively to promote Access, Equity, and Opportunity in the areas below.

Our event is on June 9th and 10th at the Sheraton Downtown Denver (pre-conferences on June 8) and will feature these tracks:

*Global Workforce
*Access & Equity
*Higher Ed
*Student Success
*Innovation and Entrepreneurship

In 2015, 380 national and international leaders, educators, and students attended various panel discussions that expanded their knowledge on different issues, their commitments, and their partnerships. 

In 2016, we are expecting 700 participants, including 100 first-generation-to-college students who often don’t have the same opportunities or networks of their middle- and upper-class counterparts. The 200+ speakers are majority minority, providing students with examples of their paths and the role models that they have become, making this conference a “leadership from the ground up” convening of access and opportunity.

These are our featured speakers—Yong Zhao, Sid Espinosa, the former mayor of Palo Alto who is first-generation himself, Jessica O. Matthews, the outstanding twenty-six year old entrepreneur whose products are used throughout Africa, Patty Lopez from Intel, Jaime Casap, Google's Chief Education Evangelist, Cheryl Crazy Bull from the American Indian College Fund and Ryan Craig from University Ventures.

The theme of the conference this year is Collective Impact: Who Will Magnify Your Work and Results?