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ASU Prep brings education innovators together to explore learning technologies at K-12 Innovation Alliance Summit Oct. 25-27

Event brings together international experts to collaborate on future of tech-enabled learning.

Technology evolving at breathtaking speed is changing education as artificial intelligence, gamification, credit-earning videos and more are creating new opportunities to prepare learners for tomorrow.

The second K-12 Innovation Alliance Summit, taking place Wednesday, Oct. 25 through Friday, Oct. 27 at ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Prep Global, will convene education innovators from around the world to deepen their understanding of how to navigate and maximize these platforms to support K-12 student growth.

Highlights of the summit will include site visits to innovative ASU Preparatory Academy schools, a welcome reception featuring Arizona State University president and digital learning visionary Michael Crow, keynotes exploring AI and other technologies, expert panels featuring innovators across the globe, engaging workshops and collaborative interaction among school leaders.

Featured keynote sessions at the summit include:

● John Bailey, a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and strategic advisor to entrepreneurs, investors and philanthropists, who will share his expertise and insight with using artificial intelligence in the education industry, including timely topics such as litigation and legal matters involving AI, the positive impacts of this revolutionary technology, as well as definitions and best practices for integrating AI into current systems.

● Dr. Peter Liljedahl, professor of mathematics education at Simon Fraser University and author of the groundbreaking bestseller “Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning,” will present as a keynote speaker on the best ways of using artificial intelligence technology in a K-12 classroom.

● Mark Naufel, head of Arizona State University’s “Skunkworks” lab, Luminosity, will discuss the ways in which AI is set to revolutionize personalized learning. As the founder of Primer, a spinout venture from ASU, he has firsthand knowledge of this transformation. Born from more than five years of student-led research and development at ASU, this patent-pending technology is at the forefront of AI-driven education.

In addition, a series of leaders in K-12 education will be recognized at the summit during the inaugural K-12 Innovation Alliance Awards. Honorees will be recognized in the categories of Innovative District Leader, Innovative Community Partner, Technology Pioneer, Excellence in Blended Learning, Education Impact Award and Innovative School Leader.

“Today’s technology can literally transform a student’s pathway to college by creating a uniquely personal learning experience,” said Lisa Edgar, chief partnership officer for ASU Preparatory Academy. “Bringing together the world’s foremost experts in technology-enabled learning allows partnerships and innovations to flourish so every student has a chance to achieve success in college and beyond.”

Attendees at this year’s sold-out K-12 Innovation Alliance Summit will include more than 100 education leaders from around the world.

Summit events will take place at a variety of locations within the ASU campus and nearby. A complete agenda is available at

Learn more about the K-12 Innovation Alliance Summit at