USM to be Presenting Sponsor for EduLab@Light City on April 5, Downtown Baltimore

Adelphi, Md. (March 16, 2017) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) is a presenting sponsor for EduLab@Light City, one of the six Labs@LightCity innovation conferences bringing together local and national innovators and thought leaders across six key industries during Light City 2017.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts has announced schedule highlights for EduLab@LightCity presented by University System of Maryland, to be held 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5. EduLab encourages audiences to rethink learning and join future-focused education innovators for a dialogue on the central role of education in our society. EduLab@LightCity will be held at the Columbus Center at 701 E. Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore.

Participating in the USM sponsorship are: the USM Office; Bowie State University; Coppin State University; Towson University; University of Baltimore; University of Maryland, Baltimore; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; University of Maryland, College Park; University of Maryland Eastern Shore; and University of Maryland University College.

EduLab begins with a welcome from USM Chancellor Robert L. Caret, followed by followed by a conversation between University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski and New York Times best-selling author, technology policy expert and innovator Alec Ross.

USM faculty members then will participate in "Dear Mr. President," a ‘lightning round' of 10 big ideas for reshaping the future of America, framed in a 5-minute pitch to the President. Towson University President Kim Schatzel and Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises will discuss their backgrounds, the moments that make them love their jobs, their biggest challenges, and their hopes for the future.

Other speakers include Steve Henick, Vice Dean, Business & Professional Programs for University of Maryland University College; musician, photographer and educator Wendel Patrick; and Mindgrub CEO Todd Marks. EduLab's closing keynote speaker is educator Donovan Livingston, whose Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation address "Lift Off" received a wide following in 2016.

Other topics include a discussion on "The next wave of Education Reform Solutions:  Addressing racial opportunity gaps, community engagement, urban teacher education."

After the day's interactive sessions, EduLab hosts an "Innovative Ideas Fair" as the Light City Twilight event. The Innovative Ideas Fair features top innovators from within the USM and talented performers.

For a limited time, tickets to EduLab are $99 with the promo code "LUCKY99" and can be purchased at Groups of 10 or more are eligible for a bulk purchase rate of $99 per ticket and can be arranged by contacting the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts at 410-752-8632. For more information on. Stay connected with Labs@LightCity via, Twitter: @LabsAtLightCity and Instagram: @LabsAtLightCity




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