Monday, September 10, 2012

Sebastian Thrun on Ed Tech Panel at DisruptSF with Sal Khan and Joel Klein


Sebastian Thrun, CEO of Udacity was a guest speaker at this year's TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, a four day event that brings together the world's leaders in innovation. TechCrunch's Disrupt events are hosted in both San Francisco and New York City -- they are the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. As part of this year's lectures, Thrun spoke today about the future of education, alongside Joel Klein, CEO of the Education Division for News Corporation, and Sal Khan, Founder and Executive Director of Khan Academy.

The panel focused on engaging students and empowering teachers. Sebastian spoke about careers being the ultimate outcome in higher ed, citing our Career Team's work, as well as our new courses -- particularly How to Build a Startup: The Lean LaunchPad taught by Steve Blank, starting this Friday -- as means of addressing this outcome.

Check out some photos from the event on our Flickr Set.