imageKicking off this weekend is the second annual NBC News 2011 Education Nation Summit on education aimed at addressing the challenges and opportunities faced in this country. The intent is for this initiative to act as a catalyst toward sparking meaningful change within our education system. On Sunday, September 25th at 12:00-2:00pm (EST) there will be a nationally-televised, live Teacher Town Hall hosted by Brian Williams on MSNBC and moderated online by Rehema Ellis via a live web chat on their site.

As a sponsor of this event Microsoft is hosting special viewings of the Teacher Town Hall at the 11 Microsoft Stores across the country. Each store will host educators and others in the community who would like to join this important conversation while it happens. If you would like to attend this unique in-store event, see a list of the stores and register here. (Insider tip: the Microsoft Friends & Family discount will be offered for all attending.)

For those who cannot attend a store event, during the broadcast you can connect to the live conversation on www.EducationNation.com when it is on-the-air as well as engaging in the conversation using the hashtag #TeachersEdNat.

@TeachTec will be tracking, please join us at a local store if you can.

Regards,

Rob