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EdSurge CEO to Interview LeVar Burton at Lead 3

January 11, 2017


UPDATE: March 2017 - The conversation with LeVar Burton is now Thursday, April 20.


Betsy Corcoran, EdSurge CEO, will facilitate the conversation with LeVar Burton, actor, producer, author and entrepreneur set to take place at Lead 3 Symposium, April 20-22, 2017. The luncheon keynote will be held on Thursday, April 20 at the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach in Southern California. EdSurge will also present a session entitled "Silicon Valley Secrets: What School Leaders Need To Know about Technology" following Thursday's interview.

Registration for the event is open, and space is still available within the hotel room block. This year's event marks the 10th symposium, which is jointly produced by ACSA, CUE and TICAL. Team and large group rates are available. Administrators-in-training and teacher leaders (ToSAs) are also welcome.


Betsy Corcoran

About Betsy Corcoran:

Elizabeth “Betsy” Corcoran is co-founder and CEO of EdSurge , an award-winning news and information source on education technology. EdSurge delivers weekly newsletters, runs a vibrant jobs board, and a series of powerful Summits that bring together educators and entrepreneurs who are decision makers. Ms. Corcoran is an award winning journalist. She spent 10 years with Forbes, where she served as Executive Editor for technology at Forbes Media. She’s also been a staff writer for the Washington Post, a member of the Board of Editors of Scientific American and a Fellow in the Knight Science Journalism program at MIT. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Georgetown University. She’s been a featured commentator on programs including Forbes on Fox, CNBC, and NBC's "Press Here.” She was named a “Rock Star” of education in 2013 and a Fellow of the Pahara Institute in 2016. Her sons attend public school in California.


LeVarAbout LeVar Burton:

LeVar Burton has been capturing the admiring attention of both audiences and his industry peers for three decades, and continues to enjoy longevity truly rare within the industry. His deftness in avoiding stereotype continues to be a hallmark of an incredibly diverse career. Launching his acting career in the groundbreaking role of Kunta Kinte in the landmark television series ROOTS, Burton found himself on the cover of Time Magazine at the age of 19. Shortly thereafter, Burton achieved further global acclaim as Chief Engineer Geordi LaForge in Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series and feature films. From 1983 until 2009, Burton was the host and producer of the beloved Peabody Award winning PBS children’s series, Reading Rainbow. The honored recipient of 12 Emmy Awards, a Grammy and 5 NAACP awards, LeVar has demonstrated in his career that he can do it all, whether acting, directing, producing or writing. No greater proof of his enduring appeal and deep personal connection with his audience is the fact that LeVar is one of the most followed people in the world on Twitter, with over 1.7M followers.