Ira Sockowitz has been working in education and media for over a decade, leading both projects and organizations in the development of evidence-based and engaging educational media. He founded Learning Games Studios in an effort to bring to scale the work of the thought leaders, academics and not for profit groups he has been working with. Previously, Ira was the Executive Director of the Learning Games Network, whose R&D has produced multiple award-winning games; prior to that he managed over $130 million in federal grants for the creation and dissemination of early childhood educational media. His passion for reforming the adult education system is based, in part, from his work at the U.S. Departments of Labor and Commerce as well as state and local government.