Join on Thursday, October 2, at 7pm. Schools around the world are in dire shape. After spending nearly fifty years and billions of dollars on educational reform, the majority of students are still severely unprepared for college or the workplace. Tonight’s topic—The Future of Education!


The Director of Marketing for XPRIZE, a non-profit innovation engine that develops large scale incentivized competitions to spur industry and breakthrough technology to address global grand challenges. With more than 14 years of Marketing experience for technology and CPG organizations, Shannon currently directs the brand and strategy for several prizes including the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE and the Global Learning XPRIZE.


Jon Kraft, the Co-Founding CEO of Pandora, is going "all in" on Education, leveraging strength-based learning principles to help children discover and pursue their passion in life. Akin to Pandora, his new company THRIVELY helps kids discover new opportunities that match their unique strengths and interests.


Since joining Teach For America Los Angeles, Executive Director Lida has held multiple roles on the leadership team, including Managing Director of Strategy, Talent, and Operations, and Managing Director of District and School Partnerships. Lida has extensive experience volunteering for non-profit organizations throughout California; she currently serves as a board member for Endeavor College Prep, a charter middle school in East Los Angeles, and is a member of the Loyola Marymount Graduate School of Education Board of Visitors.

For this salon style presentation, we will explore three different takes on the education environment.

Hang back after for local brews and dancing.

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Thursday, October 2nd @ 7pm
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