Inaugural Capital E-xchange to be Held October 14 - 15 at Gallup Building in DC

Conference for Entrepreneurs, Policymakers, Educators and Non-Profits Will Be First Event for Capital-E, New Group Promoting Growth of Ed Tech-Related Activity in Region

Michael Chasen, Aneesh Chopra, Chris Hoehn-Saric and Michael Saylor Confirmed Speakers; Parthenon Group, CityBridge Foundation, Rocketship and Hobson's Confirmed Sponsors

Sep 03, 2013, 08:41 ET from Capital E

BETHESDA, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital E-xchange, a conference for entrepreneurs, policymakers, educators and non-profits in the National Capital region to identify emerging education technology trends and form alliances, will take place Monday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 15, 2013.  The inaugural event, organized by Capital E, will be hosted by Gallup Education at the historic Gallup Building at 901 F St. NW in Washington, DC.

The announcement was made today by Devin Schain, chair of the board of advisors for Capital-E, a non-profit group promoting growth of education technology-related activity in the region, and organizer of the Capital E-xchange conference.

"Like Silicon Valley is to software development and Madison Ave. is to advertising, the Greater Washington, DC region – from Baltimore to Northern Virginia – is to education technology," said Schain.  "Not only is this area an ed tech center, it is home to education policymakers, some of the most dynamic school systems in the country, and numerous non-profit groups working to effect positive educational change."

Schain added: "To highlight the great efforts already underway and to support those to come, we have created Capital-E.  And to underscore why Capital-E will be a force for good, we present the first Capital E-xchange.  We're grateful to Brandon Busteed and Gallup Education for serving as our host.  We believe that attendees will come away with renewed inspiration to tackle America's educational challenges.  We envision annual events where personal networks are expanded and public-private partnerships are forged."

Educational technology pioneers Michael Chasen, co-founder of Blackboard; Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. chief technology officer; Chris Hoehn-Saric, co-founder and senior managing director, Sterling Partners; and Michael Saylor, chairman and CEO of MicroStrategy and trustee of The Saylor Foundation, are among a top-notch group of speakers convening at Capital E-xchange.

More than 200 people are expected to attend the event, with sign-up for $395 available at through September 13.  Capital E-xchange sponsors include The Parthenon Group, CityBridge Foundation, Rocketship, and Hobson's.  Additional speakers, panelists and sponsors will be announced.

SOURCE Capital E