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

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 learning going 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 Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.

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 a juris 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, visit http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu today.

About KAPx

Kaplan Inc.‘s new KAPx™ 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. KAPx™ 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 participants.

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.com and Tibco. For more information visit www.techonomy.com. Techonomy Media also creates and publishes content there and at www.forbes/techonomy.com.

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