Called the TED of Education, Big Ideas Fest gathers the leading thinkers and change makers in education for a 4 day summit. This could not be more timely with both the K-12 and the higher education systems coming under intense scrutiny and America’s education falling in the global rankings. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria did a great special recently that compared the U.S. to other countries in terms of education among kids.
Despite the current state of affairs, Big Ideas Fest believes that the answers and innovation are all around us. According to their website, “The event gathers top minds to share their work and ideas in an environment that encourages risk-taking and overall imagining of the impossible.”