Kathleen deLaski

Founder and President, Education Design Lab,

Kathleen deLaski founded the Education Design Lab after eight years on the Board of Virginia’s largest public university, George Mason. A social entrepreneur, she has launched or co-launched four non-profits in the past two decades, all related to improving the quality of education for non-elite students. With the Lab, she saw the need for a non-profit to help learning institutions and other players design education toward the future of a fast changing world.  As the Lab has supported some 125 colleges, as well as employers, high schools, foundations and government in their innovation design work, Kathleen has been asked to share learnings, prototypes and ideas about the ‘Learner Revolution’, how to help learners be visible in a digital world, data-driven education to work pathways and teaching 21st century skills as they become increasingly sought after by employers.