Announcing Wireless EdTech 2012 - The Future of Education is Wireless — Third Annual Conference Unites Influencers and Decision Makers for Open Dialogue Around the Role of Wireless Technology in Education —
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Wireless Education Technology Conference (Wireless EdTech) and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), through its Wireless Reach™ initiative, today invite you to participate in the future of learning at Wireless EdTech 2012 on October 10-12, 2012 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. The third annual conference features an international roster of more than 40 speakers and hundreds of attendees sharing their thoughts, challenges, experiences and questions surrounding mobile learning.
According to Wireless Intelligence, mobile subscriptions are set to surpass the world population in 2014, and with increased anytime, anywhere access, mobile is empowering new types of learning, teaching and assessment. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 65 percent of grade school kids will end up in jobs that haven't been created yet; however most schools remain in an industrial-era model. Wireless EdTech 2012 reflects this reality with new themes, keynotes and discussion sessions specifically targeted to support new infrastructure and investment strategies, as well as innovative policies and partnerships, for a wide variety of mobile learning models. Since its inception in 2010, this conference is the first to focus on major issues that must be resolved to realize the full potential of mobile broadband for learning, joining leaders together to explore next steps in research and development, practice and policy to help bring schools into the 21st century and prepare our students to succeed in future careers.
Wireless EdTech 2012 will be co-hosted by Dr. Chris Dede, Timothy E. Wirth professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, and Julie Evans, chief executive officer of Project Tomorrow. As part of the conference, Peggy Johnson, executive vice president and president of Global Market Development for Qualcomm, will deliver a keynote address highlighting current and future mobile technologies and how we can innovate to bring these cutting edge capabilities into the classroom. The conference also includes keynote addresses by Diana Rhoten from Amplify, News Corporation's newly introduced Education Division; reports from experts in the field, including Dr. John Seeley Brown from the University of Southern California and Dr. Shirley Malcolm from the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and networking opportunities with school, district and industry leaders.
About Qualcomm and its Wireless Reach Initiative
Qualcomm believes access to 3G and next-generation mobile technologies can improve people's lives. Qualcomm's Wireless Reach initiative is a strategic program that brings wireless technology to underserved communities globally. By working with partners, Wireless Reach invests in projects that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning and improve environmental sustainability. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com/wirelessreach.
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of wireless communications, connecting people more closely to information, entertainment and each other. Today, Qualcomm technologies are powering the convergence of mobile communications and consumer electronics, making wireless devices and services more personal, affordable and accessible to people everywhere. For more information, visit Qualcomm's website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.
Qualcomm is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Wireless Reach is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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