Why We Created the ASU+GSV & Emeritus Summit

Our mission is to create a world in which ALL people have equal access to the future.

The ASU+GSV & Emeritus Summit is the preeminent convening of global leaders across "Pre-K to Gray" education and skills. We are focused on transformation being driven in and from "the East" – India, MENA, Africa, and SEA as these combined economies are home to over 2.5B people with rapidly rising GDP per capita, new physical and technology infrastructure investment, and tremendous demand for learning of all forms.

We believe that ALL people deserve equal access to the future and that innovations in the scaled delivery of learning and skills is critical to achieving this mission. We also believe that solutions must deliver a high Return on Education ("ROE"), which entails increasing access, lowering costs, giving leverage to teachers and faculty, and improving outcomes. We celebrate innovators and innovations.

Our two days of concentrated program (commencing with an opening reception on February 12) will delve into critical issues and developments with leaders at all levels. It is our objective to have each attendee inspired and spurred to transformative action. With 600 attendees and only a few tickets available to the public, space will be limited.

About The Hosts

Arizona State University

Arizona State University is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it. ASU is a member of the prestigious AAU and has been named the Most Innovative University by U.S. News and World Reports for 9 years running.
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The ASU+GSV Summit, co-founded by Michael Moe and Deborah Quazzo, began in 2010 with a collaboration between Global Silicon Valley (GSV) and Arizona State University (ASU). Our north star is that ALL people have equal access to the future, and we believe that innovations at scale in "Pre-K to Gray" learning and skills are critical to achieving that end. Now celebrating its 15 years, ASU+GSV has become the world's most important and impactful gathering of leaders across "Pre-K to Gray" education and workforce learning with our flagship event held in San Diego welcoming over 16,000 yearly attendees in person and virtually, the second annual ASU+GSV & Emeritus Summit in India, and the inaugural ASU+GSV AIR Show illuminating the transformative future of AI and learning. Across all of our global event, the magic is in the mix with investors, entrepreneurs, educators, and innovators who would otherwise never be in the same room together, but all of whom shared a passion for driving education and innovation.
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Emeritus is a pioneer and global leader in the education industry, making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world.Founded in 2015, by Ashwin Damera & Chaitanya Kalipatnapu, Emeritus, part of the Eruditus Group is committed to teaching the skills of the future. It does this by collaborating with more than 70 top-tier universities across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India, and China. Emeritus’ short courses, degree programs, professional certificates, and senior executive programs help individuals learn new skills and transform their lives, companies and organizations. Its unique model of state-of-the-art technology, curriculum innovation, and hands-on instruction from senior faculty, mentors, and coaches has educated more than 250,000 individuals across 80 countries.  
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GSV Ventures

GSV Ventures is a multi-stage venture capital firm investing in the most important founders and leaders across the global “Pre-K to Gray” digital learning and workforce skills landscape. GSV Ventures manages over $600M in assets across three funds and several SPVs. Investments include ClassDojo, Clever (exited), Coursera, Degreed, Gradescope (exited), Guild, Learneo (formerly Course Hero), Nearpod (exited), PhotoMath (exited), Physicswallah and QuillBot (exited) amongst other notable investments in education technology leaders positioned to achieve disproportionate gains.
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