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Help Fight Adult Illiteracy: First MIX And MATCH Campaign Is November 18

Help Fight Adult Illiteracy: First MIX And MATCH Campaign Is November 18

  • Interested in snagging a $7 million prize? The MIT-EF NYC is summoning app developers, entrepreneurs, technologists, venture capitalists, literacy experts and educators to help discover ways to use technology to solve the adult illiteracy problem.
  • The November 18 panel will features successful edutech entrepreneurs, leaders and investors.
  • The event will be held at The Cooper Union, and will be aimed at teaching “how to make a huge social impact with technology.”
  • The MIT-EF NYC is holding a kickoff event for the World’s First MIX and MATCH campaign to solve adult literacy -- powered by CYNK.

      Where: The Cooper Union
      When: November 18, 2015
      Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Reception and Event

    What Is It?

    The kickoff event will be a great opportunity for interested parties to hear from industry leaders, while learning how to snag the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE sponsored by Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

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    The keynote speaker will be Byron Pitts, ABC News Anchor, Adult Learner and author of "Step Out on Nothing," a memoir of his experience overcoming the challenge of "functional illiteracy" until age 12 and eventually becoming a journalist, fulfilling a lifelong dream.

    In addition, the panel will include successful EdTech leaders who will share their views on the issue. Featured guests include Stephanie Dua, CEO of Homer; Paul Gollash, CEO of Voxy; Jonathan Harber, Former CEO of Pearson and founder of School Net; Michael Preston, executive director of CSNYC; Jake Schwartz, CEO of General Assembly.

    Other interesting talks will include a Skype conversation with Former First Lady Barbara Bush and another videocall with Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation.

    Learn more about the event here.

    Disclosure: Javier Hasse holds no positions in any of the securities mentioned above.

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