News Release

Canadian Education Association and Cisco Systems Canada Brings Together Industry Leaders and Educators with Cross-Canada Technology Summit

Eight-city tour addresses the challenges and opportunities of utilizing technology in the classroom
Nov 13, 2001

TORONTO, ON - November 13, 2001 - In a move to help educators from coast-to-coast better understand and utilize technology in the classroom, the Canadian Education Association and Cisco Systems Canada are bringing together Canadian technology and education leaders from both the public and private sectors to deliver the Technology Summit on Education, 2001. The eight-city road show will address the challenges and opportunities posed by technology and features local education researchers, in addition to education and technology specialists from the Canadian Education Association, Cisco Systems Canada, Sun Microsystems of Canada, Adobe Systems Canada Inc., Panduit Canada and Pearson Education Canada.

"To help educators keep up with the pace of innovation and institute ongoing programs to successfully challenge and prepare students, it is important we facilitate a meaningful dialogue with the technology sector," said Penny Milton, Executive Director at the Canadian Education Association. "The Technology Summit on Education gives Canadian educators access to some of the world's most forward thinking and innovative organizations."

The Technology Summit on Education features full-day conferences in eight cities across Canada, including Halifax, Montreal, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto. Attending the free conference will be a broad range of educators, including directors and superintendents of school boards, IT specialists and department heads, high school and college IT instructors, and guidance counselors.

"Technology is having a profound effect upon education. It is not only impacting what we teach, but how we teach and how we learn," said Anne Miller, Education Marketing Manager, Cisco Systems Canada. "The Technology Summit on Education is designed to provide a perspective on the challenges the education sector faces with respect to technology, explore best practices, discuss the potential for strategic relationships with the technology sector, and identify further opportunities for collaborative solutions."