David P. Lewis
We are pleased to be the exclusive law firm sponsor for Arizona State University’s Education Innovation Summit taking place April 16-18 in Scottsdale, Arizona. One of the leading education technology conferences in the country, the Education Innovation Summit brings together nearly 100 education and education-focused technology companies and hundreds of other education industry thought leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and educators focused on driving a K-12 and higher education revolution through innovation. The keynote speakers include Michael Milken (Chairman of The Milken Institute), Reed Hastings (CEO of Netflix), and Jeb Bush (former Governor of Florida and founder and chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education). Other top sponsors of the event, along with DLA Piper, include GSV Advisors (ASU’s partner in the conference), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Academic Partnerships, Pearson, Scholastic, Apollo Group, and ABS Capital Partners, among others. Please see the conference website for a complete list of the sponsors, participating companies, agenda, and panels.
Joining me (Phoenix office) and Dennis Cariello (New York office) at the Summit will be a number of our colleagues who actively practice in the education, technology and venture sectors , including Itai Nevo (Boston office), Beni Surpin (San Diego office), Brad Gersich (East Palo Alto office), and Ian Westberg from DLA Piper’s Venture Pipeline unit. Several of us will also be serving as judges in the conference’s business competition. If you are attending, we will look forward to seeing you there.