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2019 ShapingEDU Unconference

The future of learning in the digital age

2nd annual event for dreamers, doers, and drivers shaping the future of learning in the digital age

March 11-13 | Tempe, Arizona

Begins March 11 at 5pm and ends March 13 at 1pm | Hosted by Arizona State University


Promoting access and equity. Connecting education to the future workforce. Bolstering intergenerational leadership. At first glance, the themes dominating discussions about the future of learning in the digital age aren’t about technology -- they’re about empowering people. And it’s people who must create the processes, relationships, and tools to navigate this landscape together. Born out of the inaugural unconference in April 2018, the global ShapingEDU community has committed to addressing these critical themes through focused Actions, collaborating across organizational borders. The 2019 ShapingEDU Unconference will take this work to the next level, seeking participation from founding community members and new voices alike -- with an emphasis on student inclusion.*

Connect with fellow education changemakers around maximizing the design and application of technology to enable solutions, bridge gaps, and open new doors. If you’ve ever left a conference with new friends and ideas, wondering: How can we sustain this momentum to create something big? -- the ShapingEDU unconference will feel like coming home. A vibrant online community awaits all dreamers, doers, and drivers to collaborate year-round on the action-oriented mission of shaping the future of learning.

The unconference is designed to be an intimate event to make it easy for participants to connect and collaborate on a deep level. Registration is being capped at 200 participants, with additional slots exclusively reserved for students.

*Higher education participants are strongly encouraged to bring students to share their perspectives, hopes, and dreams for the future. Students must be registered too. Any student that's in need of travel subsidy can contact sam.becker@asu.edu.



Three blocks of hotel rooms are being held for ShapingEDU Unconference participants to get a discounted rate. Please note March is one of the busiest tourism months for the Phoenix area, and rooms will be filling up quickly. The deadline for taking advantage of the hotel blocks is February 11. Most ShapingEDU events will be taking place on ASU’s Tempe campus, and the Marriott locations (below) are closest with the most rooms available.


2019 ShapingEDU Unconference Sponsor Logos 

Thank you to the following sponsors for making this event possible: ASU University Technology Office | Adobe | AspireAbility | Amazon Web Services (AWS) | Dell | EdPlus at ASU | EDUCAUSE | Northeastern University | Northern Arizona University | The Ohio State University | Open SUNY | Oregon State University | Penn State | Salesforce.org | University of Arizona | University of California, Irvine | University of Colorado Boulder | University of Illinois | University of Nevada Las Vegas | University of Nevada Reno | University of Northern Colorado | University of Wisconsin-Madison | Workday