January 5-7, 2021 | Digital Immersive Experience
First we build smart campuses, then smart regions - then worlds.
The Winter Olympics may have been postponed, but ASU is hosting our own global games. At this free, virtual event from January 5-7, 2021, join an international community of changemakers (educator leaders, smart city experts, students, faculty and technologists) engaged in a breadth of activities designed to surface the best in emerging approaches for shaping the future of smart campuses, cities and education -- during and after the pandemic.
Examples include sessions with an Olympic athlete that applies lessons learned on the track to the classroom, a deep dive into how cities can partner to optimize resources, a digital learning strategies hackathon and more. What connects this vibrant Olympic Village of activities across three days? All sessions are about actively shaping the future, often exploring disruptive tech and trends for their role in enabling the best of humanity. Three tracks allow participants to choose one course or adventure across them all, and sessions are either breakouts (45 min), hackathons (105 min), values-led gatherings around key topics (like equity) and social events.
We're also leveraging this as an opportunity to host our annual Smart Region Summit at the Winter Games through a specialized track (designed by The Connective) about smart city and region planning. This gives you the chance to work globally to achieve the goal of creating smart campuses, smart cities, smart regions …and a smarter world. We're getting the slopes ready for you! The Winter Games is the closing event of ASU's Innovation Quarter.
Each day over the course of three days will feature an open plenary (keynote) and set of current breakout sessions afterward centered around the below tracks. Each day will conclude with a plenary around the ice rink followed by an evening social activity.
All times below are in U.S. Mountain Standard Time.
Bulletin Board : Special Activities