David P. Lewis
We are pleased once again to be the exclusive law firm sponsor for the Education Innovation Summit 2013 taking place April 15-17 in Scottsdale, Arizona. In its fourth year, this event, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University and GSV Advisors, has become perhaps the leading education technology conference in the country. This year’s event will include more than 170 presenting companies as well as hundreds of other education industry thought leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and educators focused on driving a K-12 and higher education revolution through innovation. The blue chip roster of keynote speakers and panelists includes DLA Piper partner and Chairman Emeritus Sen. George J. Mitchell. The conference website includes a preliminary agenda and description of panels, which will be updated as the event gets closer.
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), Jeff Lehrer (Northern Virginia office), Beni Surpin (San Diego office), Jay Smith (Baltimore), and Ian Westberg from DLA Piper’s Venture Pipeline unit. If you are attending, we will look forward to seeing you there.