Tulane University to co-host evening with education innovator Salman Khan

April 30, 2013

Keith Brannon
Phone: 504-862-8789


Education pioneer Salman Khan, founder and executive director of Khan Academy.

Tulane University’s NewDay Social Entrepreneurship Speaker Series will co-host an evening with online education pioneer Salman Khan, founder and executive director of Khan Academy, from 5 – 7 p.m., Monday, May 20, at the University of New Orleans.

“Reimagining Education: A Town Hall Meeting With Sal Khan” will take place in the Grand Ballroom on the second floor of UNO’s University Center, located at 2000 Lakeshore Drive. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve seats, visit

Khan’s lecture is sponsored by Tulane University, Benjamin Franklin High School, 4.0 Schools, Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation and UNO.

Described as Bill Gates’ favorite teacher, Khan is on a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. He started Khan Academy to offer free online educational materials, including instructional videos, assessment exercises, dashboard analytics and teacher tools, that support personalized, mastery-based, interactive education for users of all ages. The Academy, which grew out of a series of online YouTube videos Khan created to tutor nieces and nephews in New Orleans, now has more than 6 million users per month. It has delivered more than 250 million lessons in the last two years, covering subjects from basic math to college-level biology and art history.

Khan has been profiled by Fast Company, Forbes, “60 Minutes” and named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. After his presentation, Khan will answer questions from the audience and sign copies of his new book, The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000