ASU + GSV Summit 2023
Cooley is proud to sponsor the ASU + GSV Summit 2023, a collaborative event between Arizona State University and Global Silicon Valley that attracted 5,000+ leaders from across the learning and talent spectrum, including leaders from the enterprise, investment, higher education and pre-K – 12 communities. The summit connected top minds around education and skills to ensure a new era in which all people have equal access to the future.
Featured agenda items
Monday, April 17, 2023 | 2:50 – 3:30 pm PDT
M&A Is White Hot: Addressing Buy Versus Build in Edtech
Cooley partner Rishab Kumar was the moderator for this panel.
Leading edtech companies are maniacally focused on improving and extending the products and services they offer to deliver more value for learners. CEOs and corporate development leaders shared how they consider opportunities to “buy versus build” when exploring these new markets and/or product offerings. Where are the greatest opportunities for strategic M&A in the coming period? How do leaders ensure acquisitions are successfully executed and integrated?
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | 11:00 – 11:40 am PDT
Innovation Meets Oversight: The Tug of War Between Regulation and Higher Ed Progress
Cooley special counsel Vince Sampson was a featured speaker.
Regulation and government oversight in higher education exists to protect students and the health of our institutions. Some might argue, though, that it also protects the status quo and slows innovation in a sector that so urgently needs it. Led by a group of experts, this discussion provided valuable insights around the complex relationship between regulation and innovation in higher education.
Wednesday April 19, 2023 | 11:00 – 11:40 am PDT
Decoding the Dear Colleague Letter – What’s a TPS?!
Cooley special counsel Kate Lee Carey was a featured speaker.
On February 15, 2023, the US Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague letter with a new definition of third-party servicer that appears to radically expand the department’s regulatory scope to encompass any service or product touching a Title IV program. The impact on companies and organizations that sell to colleges and universities, including edtech providers, could be significant. This panel featured journalists and lawyers who have been on the frontline covering and analyzing this issue and will provide guidance on what has been proposed and the range of potential outcomes.
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