PreK-12: International Study Tour

Friday, June 03, 2016
6 PM to
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
4 PM

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Philadelphia, PA

Event Overview

Get schooled on US education - join the first ever International Study Tour (IST) of the US education market hosted by the Association of American Publishers’ PreK-12 Learning Group.

The International Study Tour, taking place 3-8 June 2016, is a unique opportunity to learn firsthand about the US PreK-12 education system and gain exclusive insights into the educational resource market that serves it.

The package includes:

  • Registration for the Content in Context (CIC) conference, including a choice of one of two CIC pre-conference workshops focused on global innovation or ed tech
  • Visits with US educational publishers and educators/administrators
  • Briefings on copyright, trade, and policy issues important for doing business in the US
  • Cultural events and sightseeing, including a tour of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Hotel stay in Philadelphia


Friday, June 3


6:00 pm


Saturday, June 4


9:00 - 9:30 am


9:30 - 9:45 am

Welcome and AAP Briefing
Jay Diskey, Executive Director, AAP PreK-12 Learning Group
Susan Fletcher, Senior Director, AAP PreK-12 Learning Group

9:45 - 10:15 am

Policy Briefing and Information on Entering the U.S. Market
Jay Diskey, Executive Director, AAP PreK-12 Learning Group

10:15 - 11:00 am

International Copyright and Trade Issues Briefing
Lui Simpson, Executive Director, International Copyright Enforcement
and Trade Policy, Association of American Publishers

11:00 - 11:15 am


11:15 - 11:45 am

School Briefing
Dr. Tinnell Priddy, Assistant Principal, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Annandale, VA.  

Thomas Jefferson High School was named the number 2 STEM High School in the U.S. in 2015 and number 3 overall High School in U.S. 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Publisher Briefing
Corinne Burton, President, Teacher Created Materials

12:15 - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 1:30 pm

Publisher Briefing
Eric Cantor, Chairman and CEO, New Mountain Learning

1:30 - 2:00 pm

Educational Technology Briefing
Michael Jay, President, Educational Systemics

2:00 - 2:30 pm

Publisher Briefing
Elissa Tomasetti, Senior VP of Marketing, Scholastic 

2:30 - 2:45 pm


2:45 - 3:15 pm

Education Entreprenuership Briefing
Dr. Jenny Zapf, Director of Education Entrepreneurship and Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania (the US’s first M.S. Ed. Education Entrepreneurship Program

3:15 - 4:00 pm

Case Studies
Two cohorts from the M.S. Ed. Education Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Pennsylvania will present.

6:00 pm


Sunday, June 5

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Constitutional Walking and Historical Site Tour
We will visit historical sites such as Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House, Constitution Center, Carpenters’ Hall, etc.

12:00 - 1:00 pm


2:00 pm

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Guided group tour that will focus on American art, including the Perelman Building and the Rodin Museum

7:00 pm


Monday, June 6

9:30 - 10:00 am

Continental Breakfast

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Global Market Forum at Content in Context

Tuesday, June 7 - Wednesday, June 8

Content in Context (View full agenda.)

*subject to change

Sounds Interesting?

This is a unique and insightful opportunity for any company interested in getting an up-close look at the US educational resource market. For more information contact Susan Fletcher, Senior Director of the PreK-12 Learning Group, at +1 267-351-4314.

Registration information

The cost is $3,699 per person.

Click on continue below to register. After you complete your registration for the Study Tour, you will receive an email with instructions for registering for the Content in Context conference. 

If you have any problems with registration, please contact Rachel Burgos at +1 267-351-4320.