Secretary Duncan, Delegated Deputy Secretary King to visit San Francisco for Multiple Events

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Updated: This advisory has been updated to reflect that the Grantmakers for Education conference is open to registered attendees only.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to San Francisco Oct. 20-21 for multiple events, including a panel discussion on innovative practices in education at Medium headquarters, a discussion on opportunity for all students at the Commonwealth Club and remarks at the annual conference of Grantmakers for Education.

On Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. PT, Duncan will participate in a panel with Evan Williams, CEO of Medium; Kimberly Scott, executive director of the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology; Sandy Speicher, associate partner at IDEO; and Nadya Chinoy Dabby, assistant deputy secretary for the Education Department's Office of Innovation and Improvement. The panel discussion is part of Moving Innovation in Education Forward, an event where Investing in Innovation grantees will join educators and entrepreneurs to share what they're learning. Earlier in the day, John King, senior advisor delegated duties of deputy secretary of education, will deliver remarks at noon PT, and take questions from the audience as part of the event at Medium.

On Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. PT, at the Commonwealth Club of California, Duncan will deliver remarks on opportunity for all students in education and then participate in a question-and-answer session moderated by John Fensterwald, editor-at-large of EdSource. At 1 p.m. PT, Duncan will join the Grantmakers’ annual conference at the Westin St. Francis to deliver remarks about moving teacher leadership forward.