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Derek Woodgate to keynote at D-TEL 2016 Symposium in Norway

Our President, Derek Woodgate will provide the keynote for the second Plenary Session at the D-TEL Symposium that will be held in Kristiansand, Norway on 8th and 9th December2016.

This symposium aims to present and discuss best practices on innovative use of digital technology in co-creation of knowledge. It will attract national and international partners, with a focus on “Learning and Education for the Future”.

The overarching theme: is How can emerging digital technology enhance co-creation of knowledge?

Woodgate’s presentation is titled: Optimizing student interaction, engagement and collaboration through blended learning.

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TFL’s President, Derek Woodgate to speak at the World Learning Summit 2016 in Norway

TFL’s President, Derek Woodgate will speak and be a panelist at the World Learning Summit 2016, which will be held on 14th-16th June in Kristiansand, Norway. Amongst o26823_109047562455115_100000496162647_196872_5754057_nther subjects, Derek will discuss STEAM-based projects, as well as the potential impact of emerging multimedia technologies on the future of experiential learning.

Keynotes include: Peter Norvig, Chief scientist at Google, who pioneered the first MOOC, Michael Shanks, professor of Archeology at Stanford University and a long-time participant in various Stanford centers and labs focused on design, digital media, and technology and Keith Devlin is the Executive Director of H-Star Institute at Stanford University.

The Summit is the 6th annual conference meeting, promising to be a valuable event for academics, entrepreneurs and education leaders interested in the changing landscape of learning and education. Together we will explore the lifelong learning arc for those across the globe, and the role of networks and community in that journey. 

The event is hosted and convened by the Future Learning Lab international research network – in collaboration withNorwegian Trade Association/Abelia, the City of Kristiansand, Norwegian School of Business, Oslo StartUp Lab, Oslo EdTech, Digin, Aftenposten, The Freedom of Speech Foundation, and the Arkivet Peace FoundationConference host is University of Agder in South Norway, in collaboration with the HStar Institute at Stanford University

TFL’s President Derek Woodgate Making Sense of the Future of Learning

TFL’s President, Derek Woodgate participated in a two-day workshop titled “Making Sense of the Future of learning,” designed for higher education leaders and innovators to explore implications raised by KnowledgeWorks’ new ten-year forecast, “The Future of Learning: Education in an Era of Partners in Code.”

The workshop took place at Sparkspace and produced a number of exciting insights about future potential for education and learning.

The workshop was organized by Cincinnati-based social enterprise, KnowledgeWorks, http://www.knowledgeworks.org/- an organization that explores the future of learning to help education leaders and innovators anticipate change, explore strategic possibilities and identify ways of creating better opportunities for all learners.

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Come see us speak on The Learning Remix at SXSW/SXCREATE 2016

10468373_10107223197356470_4168227215007150130_nDerek Woodgate and Maggie Duval are speaking on the Learning Remix at SXSW/SXCreate Rooms 1 & 2 at the Palmer Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX , 11th March 2016 at 3.30 – 4.30 pm.
We will also have a 20×20 ft display at SXCREATE for STEAM³.

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP91916

STEAM3: The Future of Education Comes to Austin, Texas March 1 & 2, 2014

For Immediate Release:  (Austin, TX – January 7, 2014)  STEAM(Science + Technology + Engineering + Art + Math “cubed”), March 1-2, 2014 is an all-age appropriate, first-of-its-kind hybrid of a conference and Interactive Playground featuring speakers, workshops, demonstrations and four immersive environments focused on the future of education.

The event is designed not only for educators and those passionate about education, students, and parents, but also Makers, learning content creators, mobile development, instructional, and 3D/virtual world designers, researchers, entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators.

Create your experience: enjoy two full days of compelling talks and demos in the auditorium (limited to 300 participants), or just explore the Interactive Playground (unlimited participants) with your family and friends.

The conference portion features compelling talks including:

  • Augmented Reality, Storytelling and Education,
  • Digital Storytelling and immersive learning,
  • EarSketch, an approach to teaching computational thinking within the context of music remixing with code,
  • Makerspace, a space for young children to learn about STEAM oriented topics,
  • Changing Minds: The Changing Landscape of Learning,
  • Building a successful STEM education infrastructure and outreach for students raised in lower-socioeconomic regions,
  • Social Learning and Blended Learning,
  • Algorithmic Art,
  • The Gamification of Learning,
  • The social life of MOOCs, integration of MOOCs with social media platforms, and how these forms will combine to redefine the virtual classroom environment,
  • Maximizing the use of avatars to maintain your learners’ attention,
  • And many more!

The Interactive Playground features four delightful, immersive, hands-on areas (think all-ages Exploratorium or modern Children’s Museum on steroids) focused on the Living Classroom, the Game of Learning, Make Magic, and Interactive Storytelling. Exhibits include interactive gaming, augmented reality, a robot lab, algorithmic and nano art, stop motion animation making, a virtual classroom, the Emergent City, science of music simulator, a multimedia oracle, and The Imaginarium.

Over 20 keynotes from experts in the realm of future education include Carolyn Handler Miller, Bryan Alexander, Helen Papagiannis, (Interactive Storytelling); Joey Lopez, Kayla Desportes, Elizabeth Strickler, Stanza, Marvin Niebuhr and Dr. Bruce Niebuhr (Make Magic); Brian Magerko, Eileen Smith, Maria H. Andersen, Steve Harmon, Donna Kidwell, and Jon Lebkowsky, (Living Classroom); and Elaine Raybourne, Chris Orfescu, Benoît Morel, Joel Kahn, and Billy Joe Cain (The Game of Learning).

Contact:  Jo Rae Di Menno, Press Agent at jorae@hardpressedpublicity.com and at (512) 554-2799 for further information regarding jpgs, interviews and on-airs for STEAM 3.

Date: March 1st and 2nd from 9am – 6pm daily.

Event Location: UT Commons at the JJ Pickle Research Campus of the University of Texas (near the Domain), 10100 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX, 78758.

Tickets: $124.95 for the conference plus Interactive Playground plus VIP party on Saturday evening at ATX Hackerspace. Alternately, one and two day Interactive Playground passes only are available at the child/student and adult levels ranging from $7.50 – $25.00 and are available at http://www.steam3.com/buy-ticketsPurchases made using the code “PRCSTEAMATX” before the end of the day on January 20, 2014 will receive a discount of $30 off the full price of the full conference, making it $94.95.

STEAM3homeThe Futures Lab, Inc. presents

For this unique two-day event held in Austin, TX we’ve assembled some of the world’s foremost experts in the field of future education as well as the most innovative and immersive demonstrations and exhibits of emerging educational technologies!

Special topics to include alternative approaches to education,avatars for learning, education is art, art is education, and more!

The event itself is only the beginning of our journey. It will continue through a number of similar events that we are planning for Atlanta, GA, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Manchester, UK, as well as through an online post-event portal and virtual and in-person salons. 

Who is it for?

  • Educators
  • Artists
  • Instructional designers
  • Makers
  • Learning content creators
  • Mobile development designers
  • 3D/Virtual world designers
  • Researchers
  • Students
  • Parents/General public
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Innovators

The Future of Creatives: Thriving in a DIY Economy: A FREE Salon/Discussion Monday, September 30, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT) Austin, TX

https://futurecreatives.eventbrite.com/

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How creatives define work and career in the emerging economy is undergoing an undeniably huge sea change.  If we’re going to do our ourselves and our children a favor, we need to wrap our brains around and collaborate on new ideas to embrace and surf this change or be overwhelmed by it.

Please join our CEO, Maggie Duval of Learning Innovations in Future Education (LIFE) for a spirited salon this Monday, September 30th, to dialogue on how we tackle this. Her special guests will include Jennifer Bullard and Billy Joe Cain from the Captivate Conference and the Independent Game Developers Association (IGDA)Teri Sperry of Alt.Ed AustinAriel Miller of Skybridge Academy and a few surprise guests. The event is FREE and snacks and wine/sparkling water will be provided, but you MUST RSVP at Eventbrite so that we have a good idea of numbers to buy for.

Topics to be explored include:

What constitutes this emerging economy?
What is the “DIY culture?”
Seven careers in one lifetime”: reality or oft-quoted myth

How do I, as a creative, even hope to keep up with the rapid-fire changes in tech development?

How do I remain relevant?

How can I support my child in finding the best educational options that will give them what they need to thrive in this new economy?
Again, this is a FREE event. Please join us for lively and stimulating conversation, wine and refreshments at Skybridge Academy, on their campus at the Stunt Ranch.

Who would enjoy this?

Creatives (artists, writers, musicians, programmers, actors, etc.)
Students who want to have a career (or two plus) in this realm.
Parents who want to help their kids achieve their dream career(s) in the creative industries.

  • What constitutes this emerging economy?

STEAM3

 

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Our FEEL (Future Entertainment and Events Lab) Division has joined forces with our LIFE (Learning   Innovations in Future Education) Division t create STEAM Cubed – a future-focused sense event to explore and develop multiple-dimensional, immersive approaches to the future of education. The event will feature prominent international speakers, panels, workshops, demonstrations, make labs, collaborative design, immersive and interactive installations, entertainment, exhibitions and a technology faire.

It will provide a comprehensive look into the future of experiential learning, focusing on critical developments that will redefine education over the next decade.

For further information contact: Maggie Duval, CEO FEEL and LIFE at mduval@futures-lab.com or on 512 484 9769.

www. futures-lab.com and www.STEAM3.com

 

Steaming into LIFE

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In collaboration with Skybridge Academy and Hackerspace, both located in Austin, TX,  The Futures Lab, Inc. and its recently formed BU, LIFE (Leaning Innovations for Future Education) will present STEAM3 – A future-focused sense event to explore and develop multi-dimensional, immersive approaches to the future of education through experiential learning.

The event will have four separate spaces,

the Living Classroom: which will deal with immersive experiences, simulation, machine learning, learning companions, rich interfaces, learning on demand, Advanced ADL  and personalized learner models;

The Game of Learning: covering social learning, sharable content, virtual world design, gamification, mobility, emerging haptics, etc.;

Make Magic: experimenting with visual, audio and interactive “Make Labs”, focusing on interactive, immersive learning through “Make”;

Interactive storytelling: looking at building social narrative, re-framing language, meaning, perception and context, creating multiple avenues of expression and systems that evaluate students’ emotion and motivation, self-efficacy and interest, etc.

The two day event will be held in Austin, TX on 1st and 2nd March 2014 and will include speakers, panels, workshops, demonstrations, make labs, immersive and interactive installations, entertainment, exhibitions and a technology faire.

For further information: contact Maggie Duval at mduval@futures-lab.com or on tel: 512 484 9769.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TFL Presence at the 10th Annual APF Gathering in Orlando, FL and Austin Mini Maker Faire

935267_10152361868731393_222724713_nThe Futures Lab, Inc. is proud to announce that it is a sponsor for the 10th Annual APF (Association of Professional Futurists) Gathering in Orlando, FL. 2nd – 4th May 2013. The even titled Play: Simulation, Games, The Future will include visits to the Institute for Simulation and Training as well as to The Department of Defense’s Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative Lab. The Conference will conclude with The Simtacular, an immersive experience, in which the participants will bring to life the theories and ideas explored throughout the Gathering.

http://www.profuturists.com/events?eventId=613998&EventViewMode=EventDetails

We are also sponsors of the Austin Mini Maker Faire on May 5th at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, TX. You’ll catch us at booth 39 where we will be talking up our new divisions, educational arm Learning Innovations in Future Education (LIFE) and “sense event” production arm, Future Entertainment and Events Lab. FEEL and LIFE CEO Maggie Duval will be on hand to answer questions The booth will feature a video called “The Future is Ours to Create”  conceived and directed by Derek Woodgate, who is also a speaker at the event – his talk is The Future of Education: Collaborative Maker Spaces as Transformative, Experiential Classrooms.

The Futures Lab, Inc.

391 17th Street NW,
Unit 3011
Atlanta, GA 30363, USA

1-678 595 3302

dwoodgate@futures-lab.com
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