2019 Conference Schedule

All sessions will be at Wharton San Francisco at 2 Harrison St Floor 6, San Francisco, CA 94105.

Curious about what you missed in 2019? Check out our conference schedule and stay tuned for announcements for Innovators 2020!


2019 Speakers & Panelists

We’re honored to have these phenomenal speakers join us for Innovators 2019.

Click the image to read some of Brandon’s work in Forbes!

Click the image to read some of Brandon’s work in Forbes!

Keynote Speaker

Brandon Busteed - President, Kaplan University Partners

Brandon Busteed leads Kaplan’s work serving U.S. colleges and universities, leveraging the organization’s highly-diversified, global educational offerings and insights.  His mission is to help U.S. higher education adapt, grow and thrive.

Prior to Kaplan, Busteed was Global Head of Public Sector at Gallup – serving higher education, government and foundations.  In that role, Busteed led dozens of ground-breaking studies and consulted with hundreds of higher ed leaders. He remains a Gallup Senior Advisor.

An internationally known speaker and author on education and workforce development, Busteed has published more than 100 articles and keynoted more than 200 conferences.  He was named a LinkedIn “Top Voice” in education for 2018, and is a frequent contributor for Forbes.com.

Busteed received his bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University where he was also a two-sport Division 1 athlete. He received an honorary doctorate from Augustana College. He is a trustee emeritus of Duke and has served on the Board of Visitors of the Sanford School of Public Policy.

Additional Speakers & Panelists

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