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Customize The Class with Michael Horn Keynote

June 6, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


May 21, 2013
Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or

Education Innovator Michael Horn Keynotes June 6 Foundation Event

Atlanta – When is disrupting class a good idea? When you’re trying to disrupt the current factory-based education system to transform learning into a student-centric approach where all students can achieve their full potential.

michael-horn_201002-300x261Michael B. Horn, co-founder and executive director of the education practice of the Clayton Christensen Institute, knows just how to do that. Horn will keynote, “Customize The Class,” a Georgia Public Policy Foundation Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The co-author of the book, “Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns,” Horn will explain how to employ innovation in education that personalizes the learning experience and maximizes academic achievement.

This event is $25 to attend. Register by Tuesday, June 4, 2013, online at http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk.

Horn’s team at the Clayton Christensen Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation, educates policy-makers and the public on how to encourage innovation in education based on its ongoing research.

Horn’s 2008 book, “Disrupting Class,” was co-authored with Harvard Business School Professor Clayton M. Christensen, the father of disruptive innovation theory, and Curtis W. Johnson, president of the Citistates Group. BusinessWeek named the book one of the 10 Best Innovation & Design Books of 2008 and Newsweek declared it No. 14 of “Fifty Books for Our Times.”

Horn has written for numerous publications and outlets including Forbes, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Economist, the American Enterprise Institute, the Center for American Progress, and Education Week. Tech&Learning magazine named Horn to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. He is an executive editor of Education Next.

He serves on the boards of Fidelis, inBloom and the Silicon Schools Fund, is a member of the Education Innovation Advisory Board at Arizona State University and is on the advisory committee for The Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Horn holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA in history from Yale University.

This event is $25 to attend. Register by Tuesday, June 4, 2013, online at http://tinyurl.com/7ldaqnk.

Media interested in attending must contact Benita Dodd at or 404-256-4050. (Difficulty registering? Contact Benita Dodd.)

Who: Michael B. Horn
What: “Customize The Class,” a Leadership Breakfast
When: 8 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2013
Where: The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta, GA 30339
Directions: http://tinyurl.com/4cf9yy2
Attire: Business, Business Casual. No jeans, cut-offs, tennis shoes, collarless sport shirts, shorts or athletic attire.

About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is an independent, state-focused think tank that proposes practical, market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. The Foundation’s regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Weekly publications are the Friday Facts and Friday Idea commentaries. Visit our Web site at georgiapolicy.org. Join The Forum at forum.georgiapolicy.org. Like the Foundation’s Facebook page at facebook.com/GeorgiaPolicy and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/gppf.