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Discover the transformative sessions presented by Lavanya Jawaharlal, an esteemed entrepreneur in education technology, at the 2023 ACELing In Leadership Conference. In “Embracing Challenges: The Entrepreneurial Journey” Lavanya explores the benefits and challenges of entrepreneurship. Participants gain raw insights into the initial stages of entrepreneurship, co-founding with family, and navigating growth struggles. The workshop culminates in a hands-on brainstorming session to identify skills and niche markets, turning potential into reality.

In “Breaking the Barrier & Scaling to $1M,” Lavanya shares essential steps to scale businesses to $1 million. Drawing from her experiences, she offers invaluable lessons in overcoming obstacles and fostering innovation. Lavanya’s vision and dedication to equity in education are evident through her work co-founding STEM Center USA, impacting migrant students nationwide. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from her expertise and take your entrepreneurial journey to new heights. Be part of this transformative experience at the conference.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER –  Lavanya Jawaharlal is a leading entrepreneur in education technology, known for her visionary leadership and dedication to promoting educational equity. Her primary focus is on addressing inequities in STEM education, especially for migrant students and English learners.

Co-founding STEM Center USA with her sister Melissa, Lavanya created a bilingual STEM curriculum benefiting over 15,000 migrant students across five states. Their work gained recognition from the Obama Administration and was featured on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” receiving investment offers from Lori Greiner and Chris Sacca.

A two-time TEDx speaker and co-author of “The Technical Alphabet,” Lavanya’s impact in the AAPI entrepreneurship community is significant. She serves on the national board of ACE NextGen and pursues a PhD in K-12 Education & Equity, striving to create a brighter future through accessible and inclusive education.

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ACEL Member Early Bird Rate Before 7/22/2022Early Bird Rate Before 7/22/2022General Registration After 7/22/2022
WELCOME RECEPTION: (Fri, 08/19, 5:00-8:00pm | Keynote Speaker: TBD)$30.00$35.00$45.00
Conference GALA: (Sat., 08/20, 5:00-8:30pm | Keynote Speaker: TBD)$150.00$175.00$225.00
DAY PASS: Friday Conference (Fri., 08/19) Access to 12 Workshops/Seminars, Lunch & Reception$285.00$325.00$425.00
DAY PASS: Sat. Conference (Sat., 08/20) Access to 12 Workshops/Seminars & Lunch & Conference Gala$335.00$375.00$475.00
ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS: Best Deal!** (Friday, August 19 - Saturday, August, 20)   Full Access to Reception, Conference and Gala Event$399.00$499.00$599.00
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