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Respected Author Michael Horn to Keynote EDspaces 2018

Silver Spring, Md. — The EDspaces Education Committee has selected Michael Horn to be one of the Plenary Session Keynote Speakers at EDspaces 2018 in Tampa, FL, Nov. 7 to 9. Horn will present “A New Architecture for 21st Century Learners,” an authoritative look at how disruptive innovation—including online learning, blended learning, and competency-based learning — can transform the education system into a student-centered one.

“Michael Horn is leading the discussion on the future of education,” states Dan Dale, Sales Leader at Steelcase Education, and Chair of the EDspaces Planning Committee. “His expert insight on new technologies and innovative teaching methods will inspire and challenge us to deliver spaces that provide the best opportunities for heightened student engagement and learning to occur.”

Michael Horn is Chief Strategy Officer at the Entangled Group, an education technology studio, and is the co-founder and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank. He speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student. He is the author and coauthor of multiple books, white papers, and articles on education, including the award-winning book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns, the Amazon bestseller, Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools, as well as the recently-published companion book, The Blended Workbook.

"I'm thrilled to speak to such an influential audience about the importance of architecture and design in creating a student-centered future for education," says Michael Horn. "If we don't build new school buildings with new learning innovations in mind, we risk trapping our education systems in the current factory-model system for another century."

Along with Plenary Sessions, the conference also will offer various breakout sessions throughout the day, and attendees can choose areas of focus and dive deeper into issues currently facing the education community.

EDspaces is the conference advancing the conversation about the future of learning environments. It is where innovations are unveiled and collaborations form, bringing together education’s creative change agents who plan, design and manage innovative learning environments. Leaders from school districts and colleges, architects, interior designers, dealers and exhibitors engage and participate in the ongoing transformation of the learning environment. This growing event was honored in Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 for three categories in 2017. For more information or to register, visit