Sessions & Speakers
Opening Remarks and Conversation11:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET
To kick off the day, we will start with Daryl Brewster, CEO of Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) and Lori McFarling, President of Corporate Partnerships at Discovery Education. During this discussion, we will hear their thoughts on the trends in Corporate Philanthropy, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion and other areas impacting the education landscape.
Daryl Brewster Chief Executive Officer CECP @CECPtweets
As the CEO of CECP, Daryl Brewster spearheads the effort to engage a coalition of CEOs who believe that a company’s social strategy determines its success. He has 30+ years of corporate executive experience, including as an officer for several Fortune 500 companies and the head of five multi-billion-dollar business units. Daryl currently serves on several public and private company boards and has an extensive background in non-profits.
Lori McFarling President, Corporate Partnerships and Social Impact Discovery Education @DiscoveryEd @LMcFarli
As Discovery Education’s President of Corporate Partnerships and Social Impact, Lori leads the company’s strategic alliances with business, foundation, and non-profit partners to support K-12 education. Her experience in the creation of shared value models, leading brand extension initiatives, and product development play a critical role in building Discovery Education’s alliances with Fortune 500 corporations, foundations, and other like-minded organizations.
Inclusion and Diversity from the Classroom to the Boardroom11:30 AM – 12:15 PM ET
Learn how leading organizations are fostering more diverse pipelines and equitable communities through an intentional focus on K-12 education. Access and achievement gaps in K-12 education have never been wider, while more companies’ public commitments are prioritizing inclusion, diversity, and equity. Join the discussion and hear examples of how corporate America is aligning commitments to racial and gender equity with a focus on supporting the critical needs of students.
Eugene Pinkard Assistant Director, Practice and Leadership, Education and Society Program The Aspen Institute @AspenInstitute @GenePinkard
Dr. Jaime Aquino Senior Vice President, Teaching and Learning Discovery Education @DiscoveryEd @DrJaimeAquino
Seeding Impact & Innovation: Turning the COVID Slide into the COVID Climb12:30 PM – 1:15 PM ET
As companies drive innovation and evolve business models as a result of the pandemic, they are also helping to redefine possibilities in education. Look behind the curtain to deepen your understanding of how these innovators are leading the way with creative solutions that recognize and respond to the critical issues facing today’s educators.
Amy Nakamoto Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships Discovery Education @DiscoveryEd @AmyNakamoto
Virtual Field Trip Experience1:15 PM – 1:45 PM ET
Grab your lunch, sit back, and enjoy a collection of some of our favorite Virtual Field Trips.
The Value of Corporate Engagement in Championing Social-Emotional Learning2:00 PM – 2:45 PM ET
Amplified by the pandemic, student and teacher social-emotional health and well-being are getting a lot of attention. Connect with organizations and leaders keenly focused on these needs not traditionally included in “core” instruction and hear what they’ve learned, schools are looking for right now, how new models are addressing these needs, and what gaps remain.
Brian Coleman 2019 School Counselor of the Year Jones College Prep, Responsibility.org @JonesCollegeHS @MrBrianColeman
From Today’s Wonder to Tomorrow’s Workforce: New Models in Fostering Post-Secondary EngagementSponsored by the STEM Careers Coalition 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM ET
Does our current STEM workforce represent the diversity of our country? Are we doing enough to create pathways for students underrepresented in STEM to enter the STEM pipeline? Join us for a candid conversation that explores inclusion and diversity and how some companies are leaning in to help foster opportunities for girls and students of color to see themselves in future STEM careers.
Marla Wilson Executive Director, STEM Careers Coalition Discovery Education @DiscoveryEd @IAmMarlaWilson
Featured SpeakersWith a deep commitment to education, participating organizations bring the real world to the classroom and connect today’s students to content, experiences, and careers that celebrate what they do best.
Featured speakers for this event are from organizations including:
Note: this event is by invitation-only and invitations are non-transferrable. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Nakamoto, Senior Vice President of Discovery Education.