Jack Morton Designs NBC News' 2011 "Education Nation" Summit Experience

Sep 26, 2011, 07:00 ET from Jack Morton Worldwide

BOSTON, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global brand experience agency Jack Morton Worldwide has helped NBC News create "Education Nation"— a national summit that will gather hundreds of the nation's top leaders in education, media, government, and business at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City for a discussion about the state of our nation's education system. The goal: spotlight solutions that are making a difference for students across the country.

The Summit, to be held from Sunday, September 25 to Tuesday, September 27, consists of live events and panel sessions available for viewing online at EducationNation.com, complemented by education reports and programming across the network's shows and platforms throughout the week.

All events and broadcasts will be situated in environments designed by Jack Morton, which worked with NBC News as its experience design partner. Jack Morton's designs include the Plaza space, the Summit space, as well as interactive digital components, including a blogger lounge that will make live social media content available throughout the summit.

"Jack Morton is honored to have designed the experience that will bring people together for this important national conversation on education – a topic that is so vital to our country, our economy and our future," said Josh McCall, Chairman and CEO of Jack Morton Worldwide. "We look forward to the success of NBC Education Nation and the results of the summit."

Education Nation seeks to create a thoughtful, well-informed dialogue with policymakers, thought-leaders, educators, parents and the public, in pursuit of the shared goal of providing every American with an opportunity to achieve the best education in the world. These discussions cover the challenges, potential solutions and innovations spanning the education landscape. By providing quality information to the public, NBC News hopes to educate Americans so they can make decisions about how best to improve our education system both in the near and long terms, and to shine a spotlight on one of the most urgent national issues of our time, so that America can once again become the Education Nation of the world.

For more information about "Education Nation," visit EducationNation.com, check us out on Facebook: facebook.com/EducationNation or follow us on Twitter @EducationNation.

About Jack Morton Worldwide

Jack Morton Worldwide is a global brand experience agency with offices in five countries. Our agency culture promotes breakthrough ideas about how experiences connect brands and people—in person, online, at retail and through the power of digital and word of mouth influence. We work with both BtoC and BtoB clients to create powerful and effective experiences that engage customers and consumers, launch products, align employees and build strong experience brands. Ranked at the top of our field, we've earned over 40 awards for creativity, execution and effectiveness so far this year, including Best New Product Intro, Best Media Event and Employee Campaign of the Year. Jack Morton is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE: IPG). More information is available online at www.jackmorton.com, or follow us on Twitter @jackmorton.

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