Essential Intel on School District Needs: The EdWeek Market Brief Summit

Managing Editor
The EdWeek Market Brief Summit, Oct. 25-27 in Phoenix

If you’re an education organization trying to understand where district demands are headed — and what K-12 leaders want from your products and services — don’t miss the EdWeek Market Brief Summit, being held in-person Oct. 25-27 in Phoenix.

The event draws education company officials in many different roles, from CEOs to heads of product, sales, marketing, customer success, market research, and those with many other roles.

This year, we’ve expanded the content to cover three days — half day, full day, half day — to offer more opportunities for networking and interactivity. Our editorial team will bring our usual mix of panels featuring district administrators; discussions among company executives; flash briefings with K-12 officials and industry experts; and presentations of original survey research collected from school districts by the EdWeek Research Center.

A few highlights for attendees at this fall’s show:

  • There will be panel discussions and presentations featuring superintendents, chief academic officers, chief tech officers and others talking about challenges in leadership, as they manage staffing upheaval, state and local controversies over curriculum, the anticipated loss of federal stimulus money, and more;
  • You’ll hear from education company executives talking about what’s been gained, and lost, by the shift to remote/hybrid working environments, and how their organizations are managing the new opportunities and challenges;
  • We’ll present new survey data on how district spending priorities will shift over the next year, broken out by product category, including core and supplemental curriculum, PD, devices, social-emotional learning, learning management systems, student information systems, resources supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, and more.
  • We’re staging concurrent, interactive sessions on several topics, including about how companies can accurately read and interpret district requests for proposals and avoid killer mistakes; and how artificial intelligence will shape the next generation of education company products, and the work of product development teams.

More details about the summit can be found here. Our team looks forward the conversations, and to the insights that district officials and company leaders bring.

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