Kaplan University Marks Third Consecutive Year as Official Education Partner for Annual Techonomy Conference

  Kaplan University Marks Third Consecutive Year as Official Education Partner
  for Annual Techonomy Conference

Business Wire

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- November 12, 2012

Kaplan University marks its third consecutive year as the official education
partner of the annual Techonomy Conference being held November 11-13 in
Tucson, Arizona. Leaders from Kaplan will be in attendance to join the
discussion around emerging trends and how today’s student can plan for success
in a global, digitized society.

This year, through its new KAPx interactive platform, Kaplan is streaming live
all plenary sessions of the conference along with providing real-time Twitter
updates of the event. Additionally, the University will conduct special
interviews as part of its Visionary Voices webinar series with executives from
Citi Ventures, MIT Center for Digital Business, Microsoft, EMC, Carnegie
Mellon, Center for Large Scale Innovation, International Game Technology,
Mashable, TIBCO, and Jive Software. These interviews will be archived and made
available to students and the general public on the University’s website and
social media channels.

“As a higher education leader in the continued transformation of
learninggoing digital, Kaplan University is excited to be a part of the 2012
Techonomy Conference,” said Kaplan, Inc. Chief Information Officer Edward
Hanapole. “The exchange of ideas from leaders representing the effective and
innovative use of technologies to improve their operations and services as
well as how technology may impact our economy and new fields of growth will
help prepare our students for success in an increasingly competitive
employment market.”

Hanapole will be a guest panelist at this year’s Techonomy education session,
which asks the question, “Is This How the World Gets Educated?”

Founded by journalist and best-selling author David Kirkpatrick, the
conference was created to gather global leaders in technology, education,
economics, and business to share insight about technology’s expansion and how
it is transforming the world.

About Kaplan University

Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education.
It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a
practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some
of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus
in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The
Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North
Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves nearly
50,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in
Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Center in

Kaplan University is one of Kaplan, Inc.’s higher education institutions,
which serve approximately 73,000 students online and approximately 70
campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan’s higher education
schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and
diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including ajuris doctor
degree. Kaplan, Inc. is a leading international provider of educational and
career services for individuals, schools and businesses. It is a subsidiary of
The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), and its largest division. For more
information, visithttp://www.kaplanuniversity.edutoday.

About KAP^x

Kaplan Inc.‘s new KAP^x™ learning platform (www.kapx.net) provides for
student-instructor interaction with live feedback tools in an online “hangout”
format, which can be used to engage participants across the country or around
the world. KAP^x™ is designed to promote student success and includes such
features as allowing the presenter to remotely control the view that
participants see in their course materials. The platform allows the presenter
to webcast the sessions live, leveraging YouTube and Google+ Hangouts. It also
permits participants to sign up in advance and allows the presenter to capture
user data. Other functionalities include: real-time polling;
question-and-answer sessions; and real-time chat between speakers and

About Techonomy

The Techonomy conference is organized by Techonomy Media Inc.
(www.techonomy.com). It brings together invited global leaders to explore how
technology and innovation can accelerate progress in business and society.
Techonomy is not a tech conference. It's a conference about how tech is
changing everything else. The 2011 event takes place November 13-15 at the
Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Hotel near Tucson, Arizona. Attendees will include
Marc Benioff, Jack Dorsey, Sean Parker, Jim Breyer, Steve Case, Jeffrey
Katzenberg, Dan Hesse, Marissa Mayer, Craig Mundie and Hamadoun Toure.
Sponsors and partners include HP, Forbes, Ashoka, Citi,FedEx, Haworth, Hill &
Knowlton, Kaplan University, McKinsey & Co., QlikView, Qualcomm, RightNow,
RSA,Salesforce.comand Tibco. For more information visit www.techonomy.com.
Techonomy Media also creates and publishes content


Kaplan University
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