2021 NSFA National Conference

  • February 23, 2021
  • (CST)
  • February 26, 2021
  • (CST)
  • 4 sessions
  • February 23, 2021, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (CST)
  • February 24, 2021, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (CST)
  • February 25, 2021, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (CST)
  • February 26, 2021, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (CST)
  • Socio App



Re-Imagining Education Foundations in a Virtual World

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn from innovative and highly skilled education foundation leaders and philanthropy experts from across the country-- virtually via the interactive, easy to use and fun app, Socio!

First Keynote Speaker Just Announced!

Gus Schmedlen serves as President & Chief Revenue Officer at a technology startup company currently in stealth mode. He formerly served as Vice President and Head of Worldwide Education at HP where he oversaw a period of rapid expansion, leading to the creation of a multi-billion-dollar global education technology business. During his tenure at HP, Gus also led international efforts to improve access to quality education for students in marginalized contexts, contributing innovation, support, and scale to help realize UN SDG4. Earlier in his career, Gus led education and public sector industry solutions units for both IBM and Lenovo.

He currently serves on the Board of Governors of JA Worldwide, the Leadership Council of the Brookings Institution Center for Universal Education, and the Board of Directors of the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. He previously served in leadership and consulting positions at a range of non-profit efforts, including the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Education project, the UN Education Data Roundtable, and the Public School Forum of North Carolina. Gus was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship by former US Secretary of State, Gen. Colin Powell, to study human capital development systems in the European Union, focused on the democratizing force of pervasive mobile technology. He earned a BA in Classics from Colgate University, an MBA from Duke University, and an EdD from the University of Pennsylvania.

About the App

The 2021 NSFA National Virtual Conference will be hosted on the Socio app, allowing attendees to access all sessions via their mobile devices AND desktop, laptop or tablets.  The app will feature opportunities to interact with other attendees, sponsors and exhibitors.  It will feature games and networking opportunities and allow attendees to interact before, during and after the conference.

Registration Fees

Early Bird - through 12/31/20

  • Member - $225
  • Non-Member - $305


  • Member - $290
  • Non-Member - $370


Interested in sponsoring the Conference? Call 410.527.0780 for more information.

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