If you’re looking for one more great reason to attend User Group 2017, consider our keynote conversation with former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Monday, October 9. In an exclusive session for User Group attendees, Duncan will share stories of what it was like working with President Obama, his views on education today and his latest endeavors for making a difference in Chicago. Registrants will also have a chance to ask their questions during this fireside chat with Digital Measures CEO and Founder Matt Bartel.
About Arne Duncan
Duncan served under President Barack Obama from 2009 through 2015, Duncan’s tenure as secretary was marked by a number of significant accomplishments on behalf of American students and teachers, including funding for 325,000 teaching jobs, boosting the number of young Americans attending college and receiving postsecondary degrees and reforming student loans, among many others. Prior to being appointed the Secretary of Education he was the chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools.
A native of Chicago, Duncan is currently managing partner at Emerson Collective, working with entrepreneurs to provide jobs and training in underprivileged neighborhoods as a way to attack the city’s crime epidemic. He is also a distinguished senior fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.
It’s not too late to make the trip to Milwaukee and join hundreds of peers from more than 120 universities attending User Group 2017. In addition to Mr. Duncan’s keynote conversation, our agenda is packed with presentations from your university peers. Matt Bartel will share his vision for the year ahead in the annual DM Download. And we have two great evening events: our opening reception in our new headquarters and a visit to an iconic Milwaukee landmark, the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, known affectionately as The Domes. Don’t miss it—register today!