Ed panelFew organizations have seen such dramatic change in the past decade as education institutions. Between battling significantly reduced budgets, to a shift in the ways we educate young people across the globe, education institutions are facing a diverse and difficult set of challenges. Institutions are now struggling to evolve, embrace new technologies and increase efficiency so that they can continue creating the future leaders of tomorrow.

This topic was explored in depth during the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference during the highly anticipated Trends and Controversy in Education Technology panel. This panel featured an impressive slate of visionaries in the education space discussing the state of the industry and viewpoints on emerging technologies, business models and education trends.

These visionaries included Dr. Ángel Cabrera, the President of George Mason University; Gene Riechers, the Vice Chairman of EverFi, Inc.; Fred Singer, the CEO of Echo360; and Donn Davis, the Co-Founder and President of Revolution, LLC, who served as moderator.

The Corporate Growth, Capital Style editorial team was able to capture the panel discussion. In this first video, the panelists address the challenges facing higher education institutions today and the changes they’re seeing in the industry:

We’ll be featuring the video from the rest of the panel discussion in our next post. We’ll also feature videos from Len Forkas, Ted Leonsis and other exciting panel discussions from the Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!