This April, what happens in Vegas, won’t just be staying in Vegas--but likely coming to a classroom near you. The perfect storm of enlightening sessions (including a virtual workshop with Sebastian Thrun), exhibits, and mild weather will land at Planet Hollywood from April 9-11 at the Sloan-C 6th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning. And for the first time, attendees will be treated to a Launch Pad showcase, highlighting some of edtech’s rising stars as they strut their stuff at the special Launch Pad exhibit floor. (Get all the latest updates @ET4Online.) EdSurge’s Tony Wan will (gently) grill a representative group of participants about their insights into education ecosystem and the creative ways they’re going about breaking down learning barriers for students and teachers alike. Make sure these folks are on your radar.