Laurie Forcier

Chief of Staff and Director of Partnerships, EDUCATE Ventures

Laurie Forcier has over 20 years of experience in the education sector, most recently as Chief Global Content Officer for Learnit, a 70K-strong education leaders' network focused on change.

She was previously director of Pearson's programme of global thought leadership, focusing on the future of education, skills and work, and how technology, including AI, can augment learning and teaching. She has also been a senior advisor and aide to the dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and an evaluation and policy researcher at the Urban Institute, a Washington, DC-based think tank. She is currently mentoring a cybersecurity education startup for the European Commission-supported IMPACT EdTech Accelerator programme.

She is a skilled chair and frequent speaker at education events around the world, and is co-editor of Improving the Odds for America’s Children: Future Directions in Policy and Practice (Harvard Education Press, 2014), and co-author of Intelligence Unleashed: An Argument for AI in Education (Pearson, 2016).