Laurie Forcier

Chief of Staff and Director of Partnerships, Educate Ventures

Laurie Forcier

Speaker Bio


Laurie Forcier has spent her entire career in the education sector, working to improve current and future education systems. She is currently Chief of Staff and Director of Partnerships for Educate Ventures, which helps EdTechs and educators make better strategic use of data and evidence for the benefit of all learners.

She was previously chief global content officer for Learnit, a 70K-strong change-oriented education leaders' network, and director of Pearson's programme of global thought leadership, publishing on the future of education, skills and work, and how technology can augment learning and teaching.

Earlier in her career she was a senior advisor and aide to the dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, as well as an evaluation and policy researcher at the Urban Institute, a Washington, DC-based think tank. She is a frequent speaker on the future of education, and an advisor to EdTech startups.