ACT Foundation Sponsors ASU+GSV Summit
Posted: April 8th, 2014
ACT Foundation has signed on as a sponsor of the Fifth Annual ASU+GSV Summit on education innovation, April 21-23, 2014, in Scottsdale, Arizona. “We’re excited and proud to be sponsoring the summit. It’s an opportunity to join the conversation of the future,” stated Michelle Fox, who serves as ACT Foundation’s strategist for innovation. The event is co-hosted by Arizona State University and GSV Advisors.
More than 1,500 investors, entrepreneurs and leaders from education, business, government and philanthropy will gather for what has become to education innovation what Davos is to global economics and Sun Valley is to media. The impressive list of speakers includes former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush; NBA legend and global social entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson; and Netflix co-founder and CEO, investor and philanthropist Reed Hastings.
“We bring together the world’s most visionary, passionate, and energetic players to stimulate debate and to push forward fundraising, strategic alliances and overall community activism that will scale education innovation globally and drive a higher return on education,” said Deborah Quazzo, the founder and managing partner of GSV Advisors.
“In five short years, the Summit has become the place where leaders from around the world get together to drive learning innovation to impact people’s lives in meaningful ways. In the knowledge based economy and global marketplace, education makes the difference in how well an individual does, how well a company does and for that matter, how well a country does. The ‘American’ Dream of optimizing one’s potential with the foundation of education has become a universal aspiration in what we refer to as the Global Silicon Valley – from Austin to Boston, from Chicago to Sao Paulo, from Shanghai to Mumbai,” said Michael Moe, the Summit’s cochair and founder of GSV Asset Management and GSV Capital.