Haunted Mansion on a foggy hill

From the concierge desk: Unconference takeaways

July 20 - 23, 2021 

Digital Immersion Event 

Recordings now available!

Black Swan Game

Black Swan Game Summary

How do we design in order to thrive in uncertainty? 
What is antifragility? Coming back from a disturbance event better than before.

Scenario: Space Event of 2030
  • If only we had invested in the Arecibo telescope to predict this…
  • So...let’s invest in 10 alternative universities to train the workforce for Black Swan readiness
  • K-12, NGO, Businesses
Act I : DesignAct II : Proposals & COVID Learnings
How do you know this will work?
Act III : Black Swan Event: Series of hurricanes in Freeport, TX
Higher Ed I - Unbound
  • Think -> Learn  -> Do  -> Repeat
  • Modularity for interaction / Multiple connections & pathways
  • Competency-based model -> Reaching out to students that dropped out
  • What already exists? Tapping our networks
Higher Ed 2 - Learn to Learn Academy
  • Cognitive scientists teaching
  • Creativity
  • Complex problem solving
  • Imagination
  • How do I want to help?
  • Helping...Real-world learning
  • Over-dependence on lectures -> meaningful interactions & reflections
Higher Ed 3 - Newton Humanities Institute of Advanced Play
  • Inclusive, playful, diverse, humanities-based sandbox
  • How to be playful during recovery? Community-driven
  • Clear science narrative across media platform
  • Mental health & wellness equity
Higher Ed 4 - Nomad
  • No permanent locations -> essential 21st century skills -> 6-9 month global apprenticeships
  • International perspective & partnerships
  • Shelter, food & job support for existing orgs
Higher Ed 5 - Sol University
  • Apprenticeships via pop-up field campus
  • Resilience center & virtual spaces
  • Self-discovery
  • Coaching
  • Portfolio
  • Inconsistent access to reliable technology: mobile first learning!
Not for Profit - Fill the Gap
  • Work & life skills
  • Childcare - don’t fall through the cracks!
  • Supporting the whole learner
  • Supporting families with services i.e. connectivity
Start Up - Transdisciplinary Content Production
  • Challenge-based learning -> cohorts online
  • Emotions
  • Building an antifragile education system K-12 & beyond

 Grab your digital Participant's Kit

This year we have an exciting and robust kit to make your stay at the Haunted Inn frighteningly comfortable. 

Check out all items at links.asu.edu/unconf2021kit 


Take a look at the Welcome Letter and download your virtual background here




Join the fun on Day 1 at the Masquerade Ball with your own printable masks!


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