Cavendish Global Education Impact Summit


Tuesday, April 5th - Boca Grande, FL

An exploration of trends, developments and opportunities in the changing world of primary and secondary education by some of the nation's most noted educators and reformers.

Featured speakers and full agenda listed below

Featured Speakers:


Tuesday, April 5th - The Island Charter School, Boca Grande, Florida

7:30--8:00am Breakfast and networking

8:00--8:10AM Welcome: Michael Moffat, Chairman and Founder of Cavendish Global

8:10--8:30AM K-12 Change Agenda: context setting by Peter Davis, former President of McGraw-Hill Education and Senior Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group

8:30--9:15AM Keynote on Leading Change: presentation by Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami Dade Schools

9:15--10:15AM High Quality Teaching: interview with Eva Moskowitz, founder and CEO of Success Academy (moderated by Daniel Meyer, Chief Learning Officer Academica)

10:15--10:45AM Break and networking

10:45--11:45AM Interview with Pitbull, Rap Artist and founder of SLAM, and Fernando Zulueta, President of Academica (moderated by Kevin Chavous)

12:00--1:00PM Lunch: Peter Samuelson, producer and social entrepreneur, Founder of the Starlight Children’s foundation

1:00--2:00PM EdTech Innovators: panel discussion with four startups that are generating promising student outcomes (moderated by Gary June)

  • Neesha Rahim, LevelUp Village

  • David Dik, Young Audiences

  • Jeff Ervine, Bridg-it

  • Emily Grad, Edhesive

  • Eric Jones, EdGems

2:00--2:45PM College and Career Readiness: interview with David Coleman, CEO of the College Board (moderated by Peter Davis)

2:45--3:00 – Break & Networking

3:00--4:00 Impact Investing in Education: panel discussion (moderated by Dr. James Benedict, CEO of Cavendish Global)


  • Shoshana Vernick, Partner, Sterling Partners Opportunity Fund

  • Vineet Madan, founder of Junction Education

  • Pearl Johnson Biedron, Founder The Willow SchooL

  • Gabriel Brodbar, Founder and executive director, NYU program in social entrepreneurship



Reception and Dinner - Venue: Gasparilla Inn, Boca Grande, Florida

7:00PM Cocktails

7:15 PM Speaker Molly Melching, founder and executive director of Tostan (interviewed by Kathy LeMay, CEO of Raising Change)

7:45 PM Dinner