The Urgency of Now – Public Private Partnerships

2017 Silicon Valley Leadership Group Education Summit

Defining the Future of the STEM Pipeline

SAN JOSE, CA – Silicon Valley has the highest worker productivity with the greatest percentage of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) oriented workers in the workforce according the 2017 Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation Project (SVCIP). According to the same study, 53 percent of 11th grade students fail to meet state standards in math and 33 percent fail to meet standards in English Language Arts.

There is an urgency of now to make a difference before it’s too late. That’s why more than 400 people will descend on Microsoft Silicon Valley Convention Center on Thursday, August 10th to hear the very best thought leaders in the public and private sectors laying out successful strategies to make a difference. Speakers include:

  • Justin Steele, Principal,
  • Tony Thurmond, California State Assemblymember (AD-15), Candidate for State Superintendent of Instruction
  • Frances Teso, CEO and Founder, Voices College-Bound Academy
  • Renee Solari , Senior Program Manager of Education Services, SunPower

Marshall Tuck, Candidate for State SuperintendentThey along with eighteen others will participate in discussions covering K-12 policy on the state and federal level, educating and retraining for the future, effective career pathways, STEM education coalitions, how to tackle the teacher shortage and the future of education. Media interested in attending or covering the event should RSVP to Kimberly Ellis at or call (408) 501-7853.

What: 2017 Silicon Valley Leadership Group Education Summit

Where: Microsoft, Conference Center, 1065 La Avenida (Microsoft Bldg 1), Mountain View, CA 94043

When: Thursday, August 10th, 7:30 am-1:00 pm

Full agenda available here:


On August 15th, 2017, posted in: Press Releases, Uncategorized by