At 2 Conferences, Big Claims Are Staked on Higher Education’s Future

At 2 Conferences, Big Claims Are Staked on Higher Education’s Future 1

Lorenzo Ciniglio

As many as half of all colleges could be in bankruptcy or reorganization within 15 years, said Clay Christensen, 
a Harvard Business School professor whose theories of market upheaval have gained a wide audience.

When it comes to excitement about the role of technology and entrepreneurship in reshaping education, it’s hard to beat the ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit, held last month in Arizona, with 2,100 investors, companies, policy wonks, and even officials from actual colleges and schools attending.

It’s the kind of conference where folks like the founder of the Minerva Project offered previews of the online learning platform for his new institution with the none-too-subtle