Alex Rappaport

Co-Founder & CEO, Flocabulary

Since co-founding Flocabulary in 2004, Alex has been responsible for defining the company’s strategic vision and building the business from the ground up. A musician by training, Alex has bootstrapped Flocabulary into a rapidly-growing, mission-driven edtech company that now reaches millions of students in more than 20,000 schools around the world. Dedicated to a mission of increasing achievement and bringing joy to learning, Flocabulary’s songs, videos and instructional activities are designed with engagement, accessibility and cultural relevancy in mind. 

A regular author and speaker on education and entrepreneurship, Alex has written for The Hill, Pop Sugar, Entrepreneur and EdSurge, and has spoken at conferences and events including Smart Cities, Creative Mornings, TedX and Learn Launch. Alex is a member of the Nationswell Council and has served as a mentor for 4.0 Schools and the StartEd Accelerator. He is also the creator of Big Idea Week, a community-driven learning program for elementary and middle schools. Alex graduated from Tufts University and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

OUR SPEAKERS

Anant Agarwal

CEO, EdX

H.E. Dr. Ahmed AI Eissa

Minister of Education, Saudi Arabia

Richard Baraniuk

Founder and Director, OpenStax

Cherie Blair CBE, QC

Chancellor, Asian University for Women; Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Stanley Buchesky

Partner and Founder, EdTech Fund

Dr Charles Chen Yidan

Founder, the Yidan Prize

Vicky Colbert

Founder, Fundacion Escuela Nueva

Ryan Craig

Co-Founder, Managing Director, University Ventures

Yves Daccord

Director-General, International Committee of the Red Cross

Carol Dweck

Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

Michael Gold

Editor, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Matt Greenfield

Managing Partner, Rethink Education

Lord Jim Knight

Chief Education and External Officer Tes Global Ltd

Martin Lau

President, Tencent Holdings

Clive Lee

Chief Executive Officer, Yidan Prize Foundation

Peter Lewis

Presenter of “Money Talk”, RTHK Radio 3

Li Yuan

Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

John McDermott

Public Policy Editor, The Economist

Sandeep Murthy

Partner, Lightbox

Ellen Pinchuk

Deputy CEO, Mikhailov & Partners; former correspondent for Bloomberg News TV and bureau-chief for CTV Canada in Moscow

Prof Fernando M. Reimers

Professor of the Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Bruce Rodrigues

Deputy Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education

Jaime Saavedra

Senior Director, Education, The World Bank Group

Koichi Saito

Founder & General Partner, KK Fund

Anthony Salcito

VP of Worldwide Education, Microsoft

Jonathan Schor

CEO, CodeMonkey

Jan Smejkal

Head of China and APAC, Startup Grind

Miho Taguma

Senior Policy Analyst/ Project Manager of the OECD Education and Skills 2030, Early Childhood and School Division, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD

Dr Qian Tang

Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO

John Wood

Founder, Room to Read

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