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Portland 2017

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A two-day teaching and learning event focused on technology integration strategies for educators.


Portland 2017

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A one-day professional development conference focused on technology integration strategies for educational administrators.

Christopher Dede
Sunni Brown!
Joshua Becker
Leticia Britos Cavagnaro

Envision the future of education.

An afternoon of talks from four speakers whose ideas are at the forefront of digital learning culture. This event invites educational leaders to draw a breath of fresh air and focus on the big ideas.

McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211

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Refreshments Provided
Appetizers and drinks served at 12:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.


  • 10:30 a.m. Check-in
  • 11:00 a.m. Welcome
  • 11:15 a.m. Joshua Becker
  • 12:00 p.m. Refreshments Served
  • 12:30 p.m. Chris Dede
  • 1:10 p.m. Leticia Britos Cavagnaro
  • 2:00 p.m. Refreshments Served
  • 2:30 p.m. Sunni Brown
  • 3:10 p.m. Closing and Social

Christopher Dede

Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies, Harvard University

Chris Dede is the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard University. His fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership; and his funded research includes grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, and the Gates Foundation. He has also recently convened NSF workshops on new technology-based models of postsecondary learning and on big data in the sciences, engineering, and education. Dede was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Foundations of Educational and Psychological Assessment, and the 2010 National Educational Technology Plan Technical Working Group.

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Leticia Britos Cavagnaro

Co-founder and Co-director, University Innovation Fellows Program

Leticia Britos Cavagnaro is the co-founder and co-director of the University Innovation Fellows Program (UIF) and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (a.k.a. Britos Cavagnaro has taught design thinking to hundreds of students, educators, and corporate and nonprofit leaders in the U.S. and abroad. Through the UIF program, she and her team support a movement of students who are co-designers of higher education. In 2013, Britos Cavagnaro engaged thousands of people from over 130 countries, via an experiential MOOC, in learning design thinking and applying it to innovate in their contexts.

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Sunni Brown

Founder and Chief Human Potentialist, Sunni Brown Ink

Sunni Brown is the founder of Sunni Brown Ink, an international consultancy specializing in applied visual, design, game and improv thinking to support organizational problem-solving around communication, creativity and culture. Brown and her team have facilitated hundreds of group experiences in diverse industries and environments around the world. Brown leads a global campaign advocating for visual and design thinking, and her TED Talk on doodling has drawn more than a million views. She is a global public speaker and best-selling author, and she was named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” and “10 Most Creative People on Twitter” by Fast Company.

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Joshua Becker

Founder and Editor, Becoming Minimalist

Joshua Becker is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to intentional living that was named by SUCCESS Magazine as one of the top ten personal development websites in 2015. Based on his thoughtful and intentional approach to minimalism, Becker is one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement, reaching over a million readers every month. Becker is also the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of Simplify: The More of Less, and Clutterfree with Kids. He has contributed to TIME magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Christianity Today, and he is a frequent guest on HuffPost Live.

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