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Register Now to Hear College of Education Speakers at Concordia Summit

Lexington and UK Young Library skylineThe University of Kentucky College of Education has worked with Concordia to develop the 2022 Lexington Summit. Taking place both digitally and in-person April 7-8, the event features two speakers from the College of Education – Julian Vasquez Heilig, dean of the college, and Joseph Barry, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation.

Barry will speak to a wide variety of issues facing the next generation of leaders during a panel discussion among students sharing their perspectives on the future. Register for a complimentary Concordia digital pass to hear this presentation, taking place at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, April 7.

Vasquez Heilig, one of the nation’s top public influencers in education, will discuss his work, largely focused on equity and inclusion in education, during a panel discussion about partnerships for kids in rural America at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 8. He will also speak during a session on access to education among those living in non-metropolitan areas at 1:40 p.m. Friday April 8. Register for a complimentary Concordia digital pass to hear these discussions.

“The work taking place among faculty, staff, and students at the University of Kentucky College of Education has a core emphasis on equitable and high-quality learning experiences for all students. We look forward to sharing with Concordia’s participants about how our research and knowledge on teaching and learning processes, paired with an emphasis on equitable access to education through our college’s education and civil rights initiative with the NAACP, can advance education for all students,” Vasquez Heilig said.

photo of UK College of Education dean Julian Vasquez Heilig
Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig, UK College of Education Dean

A complimentary digital Concorida pass provides online access to two days of presentations. Other featured speakers at the bipartisan event will include U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sonunu, Black Soil Executive Director Ashley Smith, Visa Head of North America Worku Gachou, Rubicon Founder and CEO Nate Morris, and UK President Eli Capilouto. Visit Concordia Lexington for the full summit schedule.

In addition to the College of Education, the J. David Rosenberg College of Law and Gatton College of Business and Economics are also working with Concordia to develop the event, in partnership with Rubicon.

Concordia is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting and building public private partnerships for positive social impact. The summit will convene a variety of voices across the political spectrum and across sectors to advance civil discourse and understanding between the different socioeconomic worlds present in the U.S., with a focus on conversations related to the future of technology, trade, environmental sustainability, and health opportunities.

A limited number of passes are available for purchase to attend Concordia in-person at the Lexington Marriott City Center.