Ed on The Edge — A Tale of Two Cities 

January 27, 2022

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”
                                                                  ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

With this famous quote from Charles Dickens, we capture where the world of education and workforce skills innovation is today.  

In one “city,” we celebrate a sector that is finally receiving adequate capital in 2021 with over $20B in venture and growth capital coming into the space — up three-fold from 2019. We can assume that this new capital will drive more scaled innovation so that ALL people can have equal access to the future.

In the other “city,” we know that the climb to achieving equality has gotten steeper. The pandemic has widened achievement and skills gaps, especially amongst the world’s most vulnerable populations. Other crises such as youth mental health, rising refugee “states,” and climate change are causing additional frictions.  

At the ASU+GSV Summit, our purpose is to convene the best and brightest minds in global learning and workforce skills to catalyze action and transformation. Through Pre-K to Gray innovation, we can bridge the gap between these two "cities" and shape a brighter, more equitable world for today's students. We CAN change the world for GOOD!

ASU+GSV 13.0 convenes April 4-6 in San Diego. Our core Ed on The Edgeprogram channels are:

  • Tip of The Spear: Early Childhood
  • Knife’s Edge: System Change in K12
  • Cutting Edge Innovation in K12
  • On The Edge of Mass Adoption: K16 Competency & Mastery-Based Education
  • On a Razor’s Edge: Global Higher Ed Pathways
  • The “New” Competitive Edge: Skilling & Learning @ Work
  • Bleeding Edge: Creating An E•Verse, Web3, and Games
  • Leading Edge EdTech: AI, NLP, ML, AR/VR, Voice, 5G
  • Proximity, Parent Power, and Learner Voice
  • On The (L)edge: Policy, Politics, Regulation & The Voter
  • Civilization on The Edge: Can “EDU” Stop Climate Change
  • Edging To $1 Trillion: Building & Investing in EdTech
  • Let’s Get EDGY: Creators Disrupt Learning
  • Career Readiness: Expanding The Edge
  • No Edges: Driving A Global Learning & Skilling Revolution
  • Equality & Access — The Ultimate Edge
  • All People Deserve To Flourish — Solving The Mental Health Crisis
  • Tongue Tied: Driving Financial Literacy and Language Fluency
  • HirEDGE —Workforce Pathways to Human Mobility

Register before prices increase on February 1, 2022.