22nd January 2015

Conference program

H-Star at Stanford University

Future Learning 2020 Summit

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Main program

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Friday Optional Workshop

Friday, May 29th, 2015: 3:00-5:00PM:

VENUE: Nordic Innovation House

For those interested we will hold a small workshop that will focus on engagement through mobile.

Welcome, Keynote and Networking with Dinner (5PM until 9PM)

Friday, May 29, 2015:

Venue: Nordic Innovation House — 470 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA

The program will begin at the Nordic Innovation House in downtown Palo Alto, a short walk from the hotel. A reception will be followed by dinner, and include a short program. Mostly, we'll eat, talk and mingle.

5:00PM- 6:00PM

Reception and Networking

6:00PM - 7:00PM


Keith J Devlin

Executive Director H-Star Institute, Stanford University,

Oddgeir Tveiten

Professor University of Agder-Norway,
Professor NLA University College - Norway,
Director @ Future Learning Lab

Opening Remarks

Karl Mehta

CEO, EdCast

Kickoff Talk

Shigeru Miyagawa

MIT, Professor of Linguistics & Kochi-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture & University of Tokyo (Joint Appointment) Project Professor and Director of Online Education

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Reception and Networking continues

Other pre-summit workshops

In addition to the formal program, especially overseas visitors will be invited to a more comprehensive workshop program, starting on Thursday morning, and relating directly to networking in Silicon Valley and research proposal work.

Information about this will be posted here on this website. Please feel free to ask for more details through email: otveiten@stanford.edu

Three sessions will be set up: 

AM: Thursday May 28th:
  • Imagine Classrooms of Tomorrow -- Frameworks for an EU Horizon 2020 consortium
PM: Thursday May 28th:
  • Planning and tasking up our June 2016 Europe Summit: World of Learning
AM: Friday May 29th:
  • Nordic Collaboration in Silicon Valley -- Mapping and Enhancing the Eco Systrem

Summit Sessions

Saturday, May 30th, 2015:

VENUE: Paul Brest Hall — Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Saturday morning will mount a full day examination of the future of education and lifelong learning. We have gathered a fantastic group of speakers and we will meet in the beautiful surroundings of the Stanford campus. Keynote addresses and panels will offer ample opportunity for conversation and exchange.

8:30 AM

Registration, Light breakfast with coffee and tea

9:00 AM

Welcome : Keith Devlin, Director of HStar Institute, Stanford University

9:10 AM

Conference Kickoff : Oddgeir Tveiten, Professor University of Agder (Norway), Professor NLA University College (Norway), Director Future Learning Lab Cathy Casserly, VP Learning Networks, EdCast

9:20 AM

Keynote : Empowering Knowledge Networks for Lifelong Learning Susan Singer, Division Director for Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation and Laurence McKinley Gould Professor, Carleton College

10:00 AM

Lightning Round : TED-style talks from innovators in education across the globe (Europe, India, Australia, US, UN)

10:40 AM


11:00 AM

Panel Discussion with Q&A : Moderator, Matt Bowman, Co-founder of EdSurge and the Zephyr Institute. The future of higher education: Emergent models?

11:50 AM

Reflection on the Morning : Floor remarks

12:00 PM


1:00 PM

Roundtable : Creativity, learning and the global horizon

5 themes : Motivation/Engagement, Mobile Tech, Networking, Analytics, X Factor Moderator: Cathy Casserly, VP Learning Networks, EdCast

2:00 PM

Panel : International View on EdTech Innovation

Moderator : Donna Kidwell, University of Texas, Austin & St. Edward's University

2:45 PM

Lightning Talks : Corporate/ Employers View of Innovation in Learning Six speakers - TED-type talk

3:45 PM

Wrap up

4:00 PM


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