November 2014 – Seattle, WA

Four world-class talks on the future of education, one afternoon at Impact Hub. Ideas will fly.

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It takes vision to see the big picture.

Spark is place for big ideas. Spark stimulates a dialogue beyond trendy classroom solutions and cure-all technology campaigns and focuses on far-reaching issues. We've assembled four speakers whose ideas have engaged and inspired audiences around the world. Join other educational leaders and envision the future of education.

Impact Hub Seattle

220 Second Ave South,Seattle, WA 98104

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Appetizers served 12:00 p.m., 2:15 p.m.
Two drink tickets provided.


  • 12:00 p.m. Check-in & Refreshments
  • 12:30 p.m. Welcome
  • 12:45 p.m. Ramsey Musallam
  • 1:30 p.m. Beverly Flaxington
  • 2:15 p.m. Refreshments Served
  • 2:40 p.m. Moe Abdou
  • 3:25 p.m. Horace Dediu
  • 4:15 p.m. Social
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Horace Dediu

Founder & Author, ASYMCO, Airshow

Change more than the methods. For 30 years IT and personal computing has shaped how business is conducted. More recently, new technology paradigms affect what businesses do, not just how they do it. If we look back, we see a pattern of accelerating change. In this talk Horace Dediu, a world-renowned expert on complex data analysis, will examine the question of how long this pattern can last, and what it means for institutions that are unable to adapt.

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Beverly Flaxington

Author, Management Consultant, Coach, Professor & Behavioral Expert

Make the shift. When change occurs, some embrace it while others resist. Do they resist because they don’t want the change, or because they don’t know how to work within it effectively? Beverly Flaxington’s expert knowledge of human behavior has helped her develop the S.H.I.F.T. Model, which empowers individuals and organizations to understand—and teach—effective change management.

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Ramsey Musallam

Educator & TED Speaker, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory

Educators, take action. No one does more field research in education than teachers—we constantly create, assess, and alter our pedagogies to fit our students’ diverse and ever-changing needs. In this presentation, renowned educator and multimedia instruction advocate Ramsey Musallam will talk about his empowering experiences with Action Research. For the benefit of education, Musallam encourages us to organize and share the research we are already doing.

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Moe Abdou

Founder, 33Voices

Ignite imagination. Picture your classroom, for a moment, as a startup. What characteristics would you encourage for a successful business environment? Moe Abdou proposes that education can learn something by looking to successful business models for problem-solving ideas. Experimentation, communication, creativity, collaboration—these are values that empower students just like they help empower professional work spaces.

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