Hobsons Kicks Off Inaugural Hobsons Summer Institute 2018

Hobsons Brings Together Over 1,000 K-12 and Higher Education Leaders at HSI 2018 to Advance Lifetime Student Success

PALM DESERT, CA - July 16, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, today hosts the inaugural Hobsons Summer Institute, the premier conference that brings together over 1,000 K-12 and higher education leaders from across the country. The three-day event is being held at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California.

For many years, Hobsons has hosted two seperate conferences - the Naviance Summer Institute for the K-12 community, and Hobsons University for the higher education community. Hobsons Summer Institute 2018 is the first event that Hobsons has hosted to bring together both sides of the education industry.

“Hobsons is honored to host both the K-12 and higher education communities at our inaugural industry conference ,” said Kate Cassino, Chief Executive Officer of Hobsons. “At Hobsons, we continually strive to provide the best solutions to push the bounds of student success. I would like to thank all HSI attendees for joining us in our mission to further advance lifetime student success.”

The dynamic 3-day conference is packed with ongoing networking opportunities, interactive forums, and over 80 engaging best practice sessions led by industry experts. The conference also features keynote speeches by best selling author Wes Moore, and Professor of Higher Education & Sociology at Temple University, Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab.

Nine K-12 and higher education institutions will be celebrated as finalists of this year’s  Hobsons Education Advances Awards. The Hobsons Education Advances Awards recognize the innovation that is possible when an institution combines people, process and technology to make a difference in the lives of students. Three finalists will be chosen as winners and will receive a donation of $2,500 to use in continuing their efforts in helping students succeed.


About Hobsons

A global leader in education technology, Hobsons helps more than 15 million students to identify their strengths, explore careers, match to best-fit educational opportunities, create academic plans, and reach their education and life goals. More than 13,000 K-12 and higher education institutions partner with Hobsons and leverage our expertise and our solutions -- Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish -- to improve college and career readiness, college recruiting and admissions, and higher education student success to support millions of students around the world.

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