Arizona State University Announces REMOTE K12 Connected Teacher Summit to Share Best Practices for Online and Blended Learning

Free virtual summit on January 9, 2021 will spotlight innovative approaches

TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arizona State University today announced REMOTE K12: The Connected Teacher Summit, a free, one-day immersive program coming on January 9, 2021 to help K-12 teachers nationwide deliver better online and blended learning experiences.

REMOTE K12 will bring outstanding educators from across the country together to share effective and efficient virtual learning techniques and offer insights on pedagogy, course design, equity, wellness, accessibility, assessment, collaboration, engagement and more. Click here to register to attend for free.

ASU Learning Enterprise and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College will provide an “ASU K12 Remote Teaching Skills Certificate” free of charge for qualifying teachers who attend and complete post-event coursework and verification. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards will utilize educator expertise to partner on content development and speaker selection.

The K-12 focused virtual summit will replicate the format of July’s successful REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit for Higher Ed. More than 25,000 faculty members from 2,000 institutions attended that event, which included 84 fully-interactive short presentations on distance learning and pedagogy, and moderated discussions in 30 live chat rooms.

“Following our REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit, we were overwhelmed with positive feedback, and hundreds of K-12 teachers asked us to extend the REMOTE event format to school teachers across the US,” said David Levin, executive producer of REMOTE. “Today, with online and blended learning fast becoming an essential part of every educator’s toolkit, we are thrilled to announce REMOTE K12. It will provide an essential source of intelligence on how to teach in schools across the country in our new world.”

Peggy Brookins, NBCT and CEO/President of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards mentioned: “Our experience makes it clear that teachers everywhere are demanding high-quality professional development to help guide them through this unique school year. Events such as REMOTE K12: The Connected Teacher Summit share best practices, through which teachers can enhance their skill set and enable them to provide what their students need most – engaging, effective, high quality instruction.”

The upcoming REMOTE K12 summit will feature 140 sessions during six hours of programming spread over 15 content tracks. Live Q&As will allow attendees to ask direct questions of speakers and receive answers in real-time. Sessions will be divided into three categories: Discipline will focus on tips and pedagogy by content area; Topic will focus on common subjects across all disciplines, including assessment, engagement, equity and wellness; Surgery will give participants a real time 30-minute Q&A environment with experts on selected topics and disciplines.

REMOTE K12 will also feature more than 30 moderated chat rooms with a mix of environments, inviting structured discussions around disciplines and topics and grade bands. In addition, it will offer sessions to support principals, superintendents and EdTech professionals.

Registration for REMOTE K12 is free for those involved in K-12 education. Click here to register to attend. Video recordings of the sessions will be available free online through the end of June 2021.


The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is a founding partner and will engage accomplished educators to deliver an experience that elevates the instructional capacity of all participants.

Partner organizations at launch include The School Superintendent Association (AASA), Digital Learning Collaborative, Curriki, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), KIPP Foundation, National Math and Science Initiative, Next Generation Learning Challenges and TED-Ed. We expect to expand the network of partner organizations in the coming months.

ASU is the host of REMOTE K12:The Connected Teacher Summit. The University will provide moderators, subject experts, and continuing education certificates. REMOTE is organized by the ASU Foundation, a 501 (c) (3). ASU’s Prep Digital team and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College are contributing content and planning and insights about their innovation experience.


Thanks to our Founding sponsor Pearson and additional launch sponsors including Verizon, Microsoft, D2L, Academic Partnerships, Aramark, Respondus and Twig Education. We expect to expand the sponsor group in the coming months.

We are grateful to our philanthropic donors, in particular from Stanford GSB’87, whose generous seed funding supported the organization of this event.

If you are interested in becoming a partner, email us

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please email us at:

About Arizona State University
Arizona State University (ASU) has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.

REMOTE K12: The Connected Teacher Summit is produced by Questex.

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Questex Announces Sensors Innovation Week Fall and Debuts an Expanded Year-Round Community for Buyers and Sellers Engaged in Sensors and Electronics

Keynotes to Explore the Use of Sensors in NASA’s Human Exploration Campaign, Crop Optimization, Mitigating COVID-19 in Sports Leagues, Winning Gold at the Olympics and Paralympics for Team USA and Everyday Life & Human-Machine Voice Interface

NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Fierce Electronics and Sensors Expo & Conference today announces Sensors Innovation Week Fall, a three-day virtual event that will offer a deep dive into the sensors industry to define, discuss and understand design challenges and sensor solutions. Sensors Innovation Week Fall takes place November 16-18. Register here.

Fierce Electronics and Sensors Expo & Conference is also debuting an expanded year-round community for buyers and sellers engaged in sensors and electronics. The new community is part of Questex’s strategic direction of tying a portfolio of industry leading events with thought-leading content to deliver audiences with the tools they need in one location to make the right connections, understand the trends and discover new opportunities to grow their businesses. With nearly 140,000 subscribers to the Fierce Electronics portfolio of newsletters and over 10,000 attendees to live and virtual events, Questex offers unrivalled access to this influential community. For more information on this community, click here.  

“We’re excited to bring the sensors community together during Sensors Innovation Week Fall to network and learn virtually. We have a spectacular line-up of subject matter experts, practicing engineers, and industry thought leaders who will be speaking on technology and technology trends of vital interest to engineers who are designing with sensors,” said Karen Field, Group Content Director, Fierce Electronics and Sensors Expo & Conference. “Additionally, we have created the largest group of electronics and sensors professionals in the industry with our expanded year-round community, which combines our industry leading websites, virtual and live event audiences into one community. With news, content, insight and opinion from our editors and industry experts, we help our audience navigate the buyer’s journey giving them the information they need, when and where they need it – all in one environment.”

Sensors Innovation Week Fall – November 16-18
Each day of Sensors Innovation Week Fall will feature six hours of curated content from more than 30 speakers sharing their insights and experiences through keynotes, tech talks, breakout sessions, panels and more across three tracks: IoT & Wireless, Industrial, Smart Sensors, MEMS and Next Gen Innovations. 

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr. Kathleen Gallagher Boggs, Capability Integration Strategy Lead, NASA presenting “From Low Earth Orbit to the Moon, Mars and Beyond: Capabilities Needed for NASA’s Human Exploration Campaign”
  • Reinier Van der Lee, CEO, Vinduino LLC presenting “Design Evolution of an Open-Source, Affordable Crop Optimization Technology”
  • Mehdi Bentanfous, CEO, Kinexon NA presenting “Using Sensor Technology to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 in Sports Leagues”
  • Phil Cheetham OLY, PhD., Director of Sport Technology and Innovation, United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee presenting “Turning Technology into Gold for Team USA at the Olympics & Paralympics”
  • Dimitrio Damianos, Technology Market Analyst, Yole Development presenting “The General Pervasiveness of MEMS Sensors on Everyday Life & a Glimpse in the Human-Machine Voice Interface”

The virtual event will also offer networking opportunities and a Sensors Resource Center with relevant content from event sponsors.

Event highlights include:

  • Best of Sensors Awards. Outstanding innovations that are driving improvements and transforming the industry will be showcased during this virtual awards ceremony. This year’s program highlights the best innovations, technologies, and individuals in the sensors industry.
  • Women in Sensors & Electronics. Despite advances in STEM programs and targeted initiatives, not enough women today are choosing—or sticking with—a technical career. Women at all levels make up a distinct minority of the technical professionals working with sensors and electronics. This session will discuss how to achieve diversity in the workplace and to retain and promote women in STEM-related positions.
  • The Spectacular Sensors Smackdown. In quick five-minute videos, engineers who have created gadgets using sensors will present a brief overview of their invention and vie to convince attendees of its design ingenuity. Winners will be determined by audience voting.

To learn more and register to attend the free Sensors Innovation Week Fall, visit

Bluetooth, Omron, Murata, BehrTech, Xidas, Specialty Coating Systems, Bosch Sensortec, and IEEE are just a few of the Sensors Innovation Week Fall event sponsors. Click here to view all sponsors and learn about available sponsorship opportunities.

Stay connected with Sensors Innovation Week Fall on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

The Fierce Electronics and Sensors Community will bring the industry together at events throughout 2021. They include:

  • January: Embedded Innovation Week
  • February: Low Power Technologies Summit
  • March: IoT Technologies Summit
  • April: AI Week
  • May: MedTech Innovation Summit
  • June: Sensors Expo & Conference and Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference – Live events on June 22-24, 2021 in San Jose, CA
  • August: 5G Blitz Week
  • August: Industrial Connectivity Summit
  • September: AI Week Fall
  • October: Autonomous Technologies Summit
  • November: Sensors Innovation Week

For additional information on the 2020 and 2021 events, click here.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

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Questex Enters the Higher Education Market, Launches Fierce Education

Appoints Kathleen Connolly, Market Leader, and Elliot Markowitz, Content Lead

NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — From course design to distance learning and student engagement, the world of pedagogy has been dramatically influenced by the role of education technology. Today, Questex officially enters the education technology marketplace, which is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.1% from 2020 to 2027. (Grand View Research) 

Fierce Education ( is the place where higher education leaders, faculty and those driving technology adoption decisions in education can access proven methods and best practices in distance and blended learning. It covers the intersection where faculty and student needs meet and highlight the people, products and places that are leading the Fierce Education charge. Fierce Education was created with the same “Fierce” tenacity shared by the educators who are fighting their way to build better models for this evolving blended teaching and learning environment.

“Fierce Education will serve as an intelligent information source through digital and virtual solutions and ultimately events. It will also deliver opinions and commentary in this highly disruptive market on the topics of inclusivity, accessibility, administration, best practices, distance learning and pedagogy,” said Rhiannon James, Group President, Questex. “Fierce Education follows the established and successful Fierce content model. We have built a deep and robust audience database in this vertical market and now with the addition of top leadership we have a winning formula. Our proprietary framework of delivering world-class content, strong audience interaction and identifying and launching events allows us to replicate and scale quickly into new verticals organically.”

Fierce Education is targeted to higher education faculty; presidents, deans, provosts and chief academic officers; directors of online, distance, e-learning; and CIO, CTO and directors in charge of online education systems. The content mix and strategy provides the higher education audience with news, analysis, best practices and data. Faculty and educator-focused content will center on the greater good as well as the people making a difference, applied to the higher education market as a follow on to the momentum created with REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit, which showcased more than 100 speakers from 60 universities and institutions. The event drew 50,000 professors, instructors, lecturers, teaching professionals, instructional designers, provosts, deans, department chairs and administrators registered from more than 150 universities and institutions across the world, with 26,000 attending on the first day.

Questex is growing its team with world-class talent. Two senior executives, Kathleen Connolly and Elliot Markowitz have been tapped to lead the Fierce Education Group.

James added, “With a forward-thinking approach, Questex continues to attract top talent with critical skill sets in information services. Kathleen is an accomplished business driver with a track record of growth, while, Elliot is a skillful and experienced editor known for building successful communities. Kathleen and Elliot will help us continue to build on our foundation of Fierce Education.”

As Market Leader of Fierce Education, Connolly will be responsible for growth through new product development, cross-platform strategies, strategic acquisitions and partnerships. A dynamic leader with a track record of achieving award-winning results by bringing teams together collaboratively, Connolly was most recently General Manager of Informa Tech’s Enterprise & Connected Innovation Group managing events, media and marketing services. Earlier, Connolly had a long successful career at United Business Media LLC. Her last position at the company was Executive Vice President of Sales Events and Media where she led a team selling technology events and media products and services.

As Content Lead of Fierce Education, Markowitz will lead the content development and strategy for Fierce Education. Markowitz has been an editor and content specialist with deep experience across all content touch points with specific vertical expertise in technology, business, hospitality and healthcare. He has built content marketing services businesses from the ground up for companies such as Madison Logic, as well as others, and has run countless integrated content programs for top enterprises. Markowitz was most recently the Chief Content Strategist and Founder of EMedia Strategies. He served as SVP, Editorial for Ziff Davis Enterprise overseeing all editorial brands including eWeek, Baseline, CIO Insights and The Channel Insider. Markowitz also was the editor of Computer Reseller News (CRN) and CRM Magazine and launched the editorial webcast and virtual tradeshow businesses for Ziff Davis Media and Nielsen Business Media. He was a weekly technology and business blogger for The VAR Guy (currently Channel Futures) and a contributor to other business media brands. 

To learn more about Fierce Education, visit: To sign up for the Fierce Education newsletter, click here. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Kathleen Connolly at

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

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Hosted by Questex’s Fierce Pharma Marketing, Digital Pharma Innovation Week Taps Heavy-Hitters to Discuss the Full Value Chain of Life Science Marketing

Award-winning journalist and Co-Founder of Katie Couric Media and Stand Up To Cancer, Katie Couric and Associate Vice President, Global Head of Health Communications & Engagement Claire Mulhearn of Merck to discuss how the two organizations have worked together over the past two years to develop meaningful programming for the cancer community

The Five-Day Virtual Event Showcases Life Sciences Digital Innovations October 26-30

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Experts from biotech and big pharma companies are pushing the boundaries with evolved customer engagement strategies, developing campaigns to raise awareness during a pandemic and launching products in a digital world. Questex’s Fierce Pharma Marketing, a year-round network for buyers and sellers engaged in pharmaceutical marketing and commercialization, presents Digital Pharma Innovation Week, a five-day virtual event that will cover in-depth topics across the full value chain of life science marketing and digital health. The event is scheduled for October 26-30. Register here.

Digital Pharma Innovation Week will bring the industry together to discuss digital innovation. Fierce Pharma Marketing’s Senior Editor, Beth Bulik, will moderate a keynote panel with award-winning journalist and Co-Founder of Katie Couric Media and Stand Up To Cancer, Katie Couric, and Claire Mulhearn, Associate Vice President, Global Head of Health Communications & Engagement, Merck, about their successful two-year partnership and how they are working together to reach the cancer community in meaningful ways through programs such as “With Love, Me and “Katie Couric Explores: Cancer During COVID-19.”

Vlad Coric, CEO, Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, Judy Stewart, Senior Vice President, US Vaccines, GSK and Mark Reisenauer, Senior Vice President, Oncology Business Unit, Astellas will deliver the event’s keynote presentations.

In addition, Digital Pharma Innovation Week will feature the following pharma thought leaders:

  • Karan Arora, Chief Commercial Digital Officer and Global Vice President, AstraZeneca
  • Tina Goyal, Global Head Marketing Innovation and Execution, Novartis
  • Michael Jafar, Chief Marketing Officer, Evolus
  • Jeordan Legon, Senior Director, Digital Center of Excellence, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Saad B Saeed, Senior Director, Global Digital/Technology Lead, Pfizer Vaccines & Medical Affairs, Pfizer
  • Roni Chase, Vice President, Global Marketing Lilly Oncology, Eli Lilly
  • Mark Plinio, Chief Commercial Officer, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
  • Alisa Lask, Vice President and General Manager, Aesthetic Business Unit, Galderma

Targeted to brand teams, marketers, and executives in multichannel, commercial operations, customer engagement, innovation, IT, patient solutions and many more, Digital Pharma Innovation Week offers:

  • Five hours of curated content per day
  • 50 live sessions including case studies and practical sessions in five focus areas HCP Marketing; Patient Solutions; Data/Analytics; Omnichannel Engagement; and Media Strategy. Morning sessions will be dedicated to broad topics and big picture thinking, while afternoon sessions offer deep dive discussions
  • 75+ speakers defining their approach to digital innovation
  • Networking and learning opportunities from 3,000+ peers
  • Meetings with leaders one-on-one in the Digital Pharma Innovation Week Exhibit Hall

Rhiannon James, Questex Life Sciences President said, “For over a decade, Digital Pharma East and Digital Pharma West have been the leading events for marketing and digital experts in the life science industry. We’re thrilled to have a virtual setting to continue to share best practices and showcase the latest marketing innovations at companies of all sizes while being able to expand our Fierce Pharma Marketing community.”

“We understand the critical importance of digital innovation to drive the pharma industry forward,” said Miriam Paramore, President, OptimizeRx. “We’re pleased to collaborate with Fierce Pharma Marketing to share insights on communication solutions with the Digital Pharma Innovation Week audience. Our industry thought leaders are excited to discuss how life science companies can streamline connections with both physicians and patients in this ‘all-things-digital’ age.”

The Digital Pharma Innovation Week virtual event was created with guidance from a robust advisory board. They include: Amy West, Head of U.S. Digital Strategy, NOVO NORDISK; Sven Dethlefs, EVP Global Marketing & Portfolio, TEVA; April Lewis Mitchell, Vice President, US and Global CNS Marketing, OTSUKA; Bob Allen, Lead, Digital Operations Global Public Affairs, BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB; John Vieira, US Head of Commercialization, SOL-GEL; and Ana Maria Luque, Global Vice President, Meningococcal/ FSME/Customer Engagement, PFIZER.

A special thanks to the Digital Pharma Innovation Week sponsors: OptimizeRx, Doximity, Sermo, Outcome Health, BioPharm Communications, Swoop, Phreesia Life Sciences, Butler/Till, Cecelia Health, Viseven, AdhereTech, Health Union, LLC, Avant Healthcare, Fingerpaint, Aki Technologies, RxMx, Hale Advisors, Truveris, Celtio, Pandora, Sharecare, Syneos Health, IMRE Health, Aktana, LevelEx and ConnectiveRx.

Learn more about Fierce Pharma Marketing here. To register to attend Digital Pharma Innovation Week, click here. The event is free for pharma, medical device and biotech professionals as well as agencies. The event’s content will be available on demand through Digital Pharma Innovation Week’s partner, Content Hub.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Jennifer Woods at

Stay connected with Digital Pharma Innovation Week on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

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Questex’s Hospitality Insights Unveils “Solidarity with Hospitality,” a Six Month Complimentary Membership for Hospitality Professionals Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hospitality Insights, the forward-thinking membership platform for the global hospitality investment sector, from Questex, launches “Solidarity with Hospitality,” a six month complimentary membership for those who are currently between jobs or have been made redundant due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Katherine Doggrell, Editor-in-Chief, EMEA of Questex says: “The pandemic has cost most of us our freedom to travel and revel in the fruits of the sector we call home. As we try to curtail the spread of the virus, these necessary restrictions are now costing many members of our community their jobs. We want to support the people who have supported us while the industry adapts. It’s always been important to stay informed, but with trends and transactions accelerating during the pandemic, it is now critical.”

Every week on Hospitality Insights, a team of respected editors and contributors break the news on the activity in the hospitality sector, providing “content with purpose,” complete with informed comment and analysis from those involved including global investors, developers, operators and advisors. The platform is a dynamic subscription model providing clients with the tools they need to make the right connections, understand trends, and discover new opportunities and business contacts.

Topical areas included in year-round editorial coverage include adjacent spaces, asset management, destination outlook, development, design, investment, stakeholder alignment and tech.

Recent and most relevant coverage include a “how-to” guide in re-positioning yourself to find your next role in a drastically different and overly competitive market from Chris Mumford, Founder of Cervus Leadership Consulting, a 1:1 video interview with Keith Barr, CEO of IHG, at the recent AHC Reimagined virtual event discussing reopening business in an ever-changing regulatory environment, and an In Focus vodcast on retaining talent during the crisis.

A typical yearly subscription costs £599, but those who qualify for the “Solidarity with Hospitality” package will receive six months of access at no cost. The application form can be found here and questions can be directed to Peter Kealy, Delegate and Subscriptions Sales Representative,

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

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