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Tony Wagner

Wagner is an Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University. Previously, he was the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade. His has worked as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility.

A frequent speaker at global education conferences and acclaimed author, Tony has published five books, including Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World and The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—and What We Can do About It. More books by Wagner

Wagner collaborated with filmmaker Robert Compton to create the documentary “The Finland Phenomenon: Inside The World’s Most Surprising School System.”

Wagner earned an M.A.T. and an Ed.D. at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

For more information about Tony’s work, go to www.tonywagner.com/.


Robert A. Compton

Compton has produced eight documentary films on global education and innovation, including the award winning films "Two Million Minutes" and "The Finland Phenomenon."  He has visited more than 45 countries and has researched education in China, India, Singapore, Vietnam, Korea and Finland, as well as top performing U.S. schools such as High Tech High and the BASIS Schools.

Prior to filmmaking, Compton had a successful 20-year career as a new venture investor and high tech executive. He was a General Partner at CID Equity Partners and President of Sofamor Danek, a medical device company acquired by Medtronic.

Compton earned an MBA at Harvard Business School and an BA from Principia College. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.  He has served on numerous corporate and philanthropic boards including as a Trustee of The Kaufman Foundation.

For more information about Bob’s work, go to www.2mminutes.com.