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Aspen Ideas Festival 2012

"Education Nation On-The-Road" concludes by joining the Aspen Ideas Festival for a week of conversation about education solutions, innovation, and jobs.

Education Nation is proud to have co-presented a number of sessions at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. NBC News journalists moderated a series of conversations on the future of education. You can watch videos of the panels below.

Aspen Ideas Festival

Will College Learning be Transformed by Technology?

Moderated by: Rehema Ellis, NBC News Chief Education Correspondent

On June 28th, Panelists joined NBC News Chief Education correspondent Rehema Ellis for a conversation about the future of education. This event streamed live from the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, CO.

Co-Presented with NBC News' "Education Nation"

  • TITLE: Will College Learning be Transformed by Technology
  • PANELISTS: Andrew Ng, Joanne Weiss
  • INTERVIEWER: Rehema Ellis, NBC News Chief Education Correspondent
  • LOCATION: Paepcke Auditorium, Aspen, CO

Watch the panel here!

Will Technology Disrupt the Way We Learn?

Moderated by: Rehema Ellis, NBC News Chief Education Correspondent

On June 29th, NBC News Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis sat down at the Aspen Ideas Festival with Miles Gilburne, Ted Mitchell, Randi Weingarten and Joanne Weiss to discuss the role that technology can and will play in K-12 education.

  • PANEL: Miles Gilburne, Ted Mitchell, Randi Weingarten, Joanne Weiss
  • MODERATOR: Rehema Ellis, NBC News Chief Education Correspondent
  • LOCATION: Paepcke Auditorium, Aspen, CO

Watch the panel here!

Is College for Everyone?

Moderated by: Andrea Mitchell

On June 29th, Andrea Mitchell sat down at the Aspen Ideas Festival with the Lumina Foundation’s Jamie Merisotis and Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron to explore whether a college degree is the right choice for all students.

  • TITLE: Is College for Everyone?
  • PANELISTS: Jamie Merisotis, Eduardo Padron
  • MODERATOR: Andrea Mitchell
  • LOCATION: Kresge Building, Aspen, CO.

Watch the panel here!

Can Character Be Taught?

Moderated by: Andrea Mitchell

On July 1st, NBC's Andrea Mitchell discussed the role that character, grit, persistence and other non-cognitive skills can play in education with Dave Levin, Dominic Randolph, Russell Shaw, and Paul Tough at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, CO.

  • PANEL: Dave Levin, Dominic Randolph, Russell Shaw, Paul Tough
  • MODERATOR: Andrea Mitchell
  • LOCATION: Doerr-Hosier Center, Aspen, CO.

Watch the panel here!

Arts in Education

Moderated by: Andrea Mitchell

What are the roles of arts and creativity in education? NBC’s Andrea Mitchell hosted a thought-provoking conversation at the Aspen Ideas Festival with Howard Gardner, Jonah Lehrer, and Damian Woetzel.

  • PANEL: Howard Gardner, Jonah Lehrer, Damian Woetzel
  • MODERATOR: Andrea Mitchell
  • LOCATION: Greenwald Pavilion, Aspen, CO.

Watch the panel here!