The Future of Learning Experience

Accelerating technology change is affecting all industries – the way we adapt to that change is fundamental to a successful future.

Learning is the key – for employees adapting to new ways of working, and to educators preparing students for an uncertain future.

The Future of Learning is a series of experiences designed to:

  • Raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities
  • Highlight emergent learning technologies
  • Examine how organisations are adapting for the future
  • Turn insight into actions with an exclusive Masterclass
  • Ignite a community of action and support – the City of Learning

Register today to join us! Cross-pollinate, share expertise and bring business and education together for the future!

9 – 12 JULY
Monday to Thursday
9 July: The Conference
10-11 July: The Masterclasses
12 July: The City of Learning
WHERE
Ōtautahi, Christchurch

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About The Future of Learning
Who Are We?
Think Beyond and Recalibrate

Organisers of the Future of Learning

Leadership futurist Cheryl Doig of Think Beyond, and technology management strategist Hamish Duff of Recalibrate, conceptualised the idea of this conference after attending an international technology forum, and decided to bring cutting edge technology and education together. Both experts in their field, Cheryl and Hamish are heavily involved in both private industry and the public sector. Together they will present a progressive learning experience to consider how humanity and technology will interact in changing times. Without the techno-hype!

Our Goals
Bring the Change

Take a leap

The Future of Learning is a catalyst for conversation leading to action. These diverse experiences are for all interested in the future of learning – all businesses, organisational development specialists, educators and students.

We want to bring issues of equity and diversity to the fore; provide opportunities for networking and collaborating; and help you be an active participant in creating the future. We believe that technology should enhance humanity.

EVENTS TIMELINE
Conference Schedule and Details

Future of Learning Conference

This one day experience will provide the community, businesses, educators and youth to explore some of the changes anticipated in the future of learning, connected to exponential technologies and the changing world. This conference day is open to all, as learning encompasses all ages, all organisations and all contexts.

With an opening keynote from Knowledgeworks and several keynotes during the day, each speaker will link back to the way in which technology contributes to the future of learning from a deeply human perspective.

Programme

Gathering & Welcome

Registration opens from 8.00am. Please be ready to enter the auditorium by 8.30am for the emerging context of change.

Welcome to Haeata Community Campus
Setting the Scene – Cheryl Doig and Hamish Duff

Theme 1: Learning, Unlearning, Relearning

What is the interaction between people and technology? Exploring our readiness for exponential change and key considerations.

Keynote: The Future of Learning: Redefining Readiness from the Inside Out

 Jason Swanson – Director, Strategic Foresight at KnowledgeWorks

Jason Swanson will explore the rise of smart machines, which include technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and other forms of automation and which are increasingly capable of doing tasks or jobs once thought safe from automation, is changing how many tasks associated with work are completed. He will also explore how work is being organised differently.

Panel: Are we ready?
Panelists will share their personal reflections on readiness for the future of learning and provide provocative challenges to consider during the day.

 Andy Kai Fong – Principal, Haeata Community Campus
 Hannah Hudson – Student, University of Canterbury
 Dr Eruera Tarena – Kaihautu/Chief Executive, Te Tapuae o Rehua

Morning Tea: Hydrate and buckle up for a full day of amazing!

Theme 2: Human-centred Learning

Exploring the skills and competencies needed to thrive. How technologies are being used to change learning experiences – trends and uses. Implications for qualifications, credentials and lifelong learning.

Keynotes:

Faye Langdon – Director, 21C Skills Lab
Victoria Lyons and Tessa Tierney – Spark Tribe

Panel: Qualifications, Credentials and Reputation: Implications for Personal Learning
This panel will share experiences in microcredentials, new learning models and blockchain technology.

 Matt Carter – Director of Business Development, Otago Polytechnic
 Professor Sam Mann – Professor, Otago Polytechnic
 Andrew Masters – CEO and Co-founder, HomeScore and Inductive

Lunch: An opportunity to pick up your lunch and join in a variety of breakout groups:

  • Ask me anything with Jason Swanson in the Auditorium
  • Future schools: The Haeata Experience – a guided tour
  • Action Lab – hands on experiences with some of the technologies
  • Professional Learning Trends and Possibilities
  • Other opportunities coming soon!

Or just relax in our special Chillax Space

Theme 3: Machines as Learning Partners

The impact of AI, robotics and immersive technologies on the way we learn. Implications for today and the future.

Keynotes: Machines as Learning Partners

Elinor Swery – Solutions Architect, Soul Machines
James Hayes – CEO, Virtual Medical Coaching

Panel: How are machines influencing us and what are the implications for learning?
Panellists will share their unique perspectives of technologies from their industry perspectives – what is happening, what should we consider and how should we design learning in this changing environment?

 Amy Fletcher – Associate Professor, University of Canterbury & Executive Council AI NZ Forum
 Margaret Pickering – Co Founder and COO, MTech Games and Stickmen Media
 Eduard Liebenberger – Head of Digital, Jade Software Corporation

Afternoon Tea: Hydrate and move

Panel: An intergenerational response to the themes of the day

April McLennan – Founder & Trustee, Limitless Charitable Trust
Margaret Austin – Vice-President Science Education, Royal Society of NZ
Watch this space for two other extraordinary life long learners

Conclusion

Postcard from the future

 Jason Swanson
 Cheryl Doig
 Hamish Duff

Adult Masterclass – Leading Today

Price: $400+GST

Exponential technologies are changing everything; from the way we teach students at school, to the jobs we will perform in the workplace.

Join us for two day Leading Today Masterclass experience designed for those who want to push the boundaries of learning. Attendees will be armed with understandings, tools and technologies to develop projects that create real momentum for change, and address future learning needs.

This Masterclass is designed to inspire and engage anyone involved in learning, whether in education or business. We will break down the silos and cross-pollinate ideas from all sectors. A Youth Masterclass of Year 7-10 students will run concurrently – ideas and projects will be shared and tested between the groups.

Does the chance to help create the future of learning together with an dynamic and diverse group excite you?

How do I apply?

This is an experience not to be missed – a maximum of 40 spaces are available – register now by clicking on the button below!

The investment for the two-day Masterclass programme is $400+gst.

What does the Masterclass include?

Pre-conference

  • Get to meet other activators via online conference meet up
  • Share ideas via an online ideas space
  • Access to readings and other preparation material so you can hit the ground running

At the Conference

  • It is highly recommended that you register for the Conference (a separate event)  as this sets the scene and ensures we have a common language and understanding
  • A chance to meet other Masterclass participants and share ideas.

The Masterclass

  • Work with futurists Jason, Cheryl and Hamish to explore challenges which need our attention.
  • Form teams around challenges and areas of interest.
  • Be guided through a design process, giving you the tools you need to create a plan.
  • Mentors and technology experts will be on hand to help shape your projects.
  • Teams will design projects and innovations which will you will trial over the following 5 months.

Post-Masterclass

  • You negotiate your project plan with your team.
  • We will keep in touch with support and chances to meet and test ideas.
  • Each team will present its findings in November, showing products developed, lessons learnt or actions taken, to an invited audience.
  • Teams will receive feedback to support any future steps.

Masterclass participants will be selected for their expertise and commitment to truly making a difference to learning in whatever sector they represent. The rich experiences of this event offer opportunities to be an agent of change – in an age of exponential change and challenge.

Don’t miss out – seats are strictly limited.

Questions?

Email us at support@futureoflearning.nz

Youth Masterclass – Leaders of Tomorrow

Exponential technologies are changing everything; from the way we teach students at school, to the jobs we will perform in the workplace.

Join us for two day Leaders of Tomorrow Masterclass experience, designed for those who want to push the boundaries of learning.  Attendees will be armed with understandings, tools and technologies to develop projects that create real momentum for change, and address future learning needs.

This Masterclass is designed to inspire and engage youth in Years 7-10. The Youth Masterclass is designed to inspire and engage all students in the cross-pollination of ideas across all year levels. An Adult Masterclass of will run concurrently – ideas and projects will be shared and tested between the groups.

Does the chance to help create the future of learning together with an dynamic and diverse group excite you?

How do I apply?

This is an experience not to be missed – a maximum of 40 spaces are available – apply now! A panel will review applications and select a mix of people to attend the Masterclass.

The Masterclass will be offered to successful applicants on a scholarship basis (free of charge) thanks to the wonderful support of our partners.

What does the Masterclass include?

Pre-conference

  • Get to meet other youth activators via online conference meet up
  • Share ideas via an online ideas space
  • Access to readings and other preparation material so you can hit the ground running

At the Conference

  • There will be a chance to meet other Youth Masterclass participants and some of the conference speakers at a special event during the afternoon of the conference.

The Masterclass

  • Work with futurists Jason and Rachel and a wider team of experts.
  • Form teams around challenges and areas of interest.
  • Be guided through a design process, giving you the tools you need to create a plan.
  • Mentors and technology experts will be on hand to help shape your projects.
  • Teams will design projects and innovations which you will trial locally over the following 5 months.

Post-Masterclass

  • You negotiate your project plan with your team.
  • We will keep in touch with support and chances to meet and test ideas.
  • Each team will present its findings in November, showing products developed, lessons learnt or actions taken to an invited audience.
  • Teams will receive feedback to support any future steps.

Masterclass participants will be selected for their interest, understandings (expertise) and commitment to truly making a difference and wanting to be part of making Christchurch,Ōtautahi a great place to learn for future generations. You will need to be able to work in diverse teams with other young people you don’t know.

 

If you think this describes you then fill in the application by clicking below.

Questions?

Email us at support@futureoflearning.nz

Conversation with the City

This conversation explores the ways in which a learning city develops, the ecosystem needed and the new opportunities based on the thinking of the previous three days. Jason Swanson will share ideas from Pittsburgh, Knowledgeworks and other examples. We will workshop new opportunities together.

This event will be by invitation with more details available in 2018

Conference Tickets
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FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND FACILITATOR FLYING IN FROM PITTSBURG, USA
Jason Swanson – Knowledgeworks

Jason Swanson is the Director of Strategic Foresight at KnowledgeWorks, where he helps lead the organization’s research into the future of learning, develops publications, and works with education stakeholders to generate actionable insights. Jason holds a BA in Public Policy from West Chester University and an MA in Foresight from the University of Houston. He is a fellow with the Royal Society of Arts, a Remake Learning Council member, and is a board member of the Association of Professional Futurists.

 

Jason has explored how trends and developments such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, augmented and virtual reality might impact learning. He has authored dozens of dozens of articles and forecasts, ranging from the future of work and readiness, the future of credentials, the expansion and diversification of educator roles, and the creation of learning ecosystems.

 

With his current team at KnowledgeWorks, Jason is partnering with mid-sized urban communities in the United States to generate community-specific insights to help plan for the future of learning and work. An experienced speaker and facilitator, Jason has worked with a diverse array of education stakeholders to make sense of the future, including students, teachers, administrators, education innovators, policymakers, and more.

http://knowledgeworks.org/future-learning

Our Conference Speakers
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Hannah Hudson
Hannah Hudson
Student, University of Canterbury
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Dr Eruera Tarena
Kaihautu/Chief Executive, Te Tapuae o Rehua
AndyKaiFong
Andy Kai Fong
Principal, Haeata Community Campus
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Faye Langdon
Director, 21C Skills Lab
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Victoria Lyons
Tribe Lead, Spark Tribe
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Tessa Tierney
Tribe Lead, Spark Tribe
Matt Carter
Matt Carter
Director of Business Development, Otago Polytechnic
Professor Samuel Mann
Samuel Mann
Professor, Otago Polytechnic
AndyMasters
Andy Masters
CEO and Co-founder, HomeScore and Inductive
Elinor
Elinor Swery
Solutions Architect, Soul Machines
James Hayes
James Hayes
CEO, Virtual Medical Coaching
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Amy Fletcher
Associate Professor, University of Canterbury & Executive Council AI NZ Forum
Margaret Pickering
Margaret Pickering
Co Founder and COO, MTech Games and Stickmen Media
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Eduard Liebenberger
Head of Digital, Jade Software Corporation
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April McLennan
Founder & Trustee, Limitless Charitable Trust
Margaret Austin (2)
Margaret Austin
Vice-President Science Education, Royal Society of NZ
Our Masterclass Facilitators
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Dr Cheryl Doig
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Hamish Duff
Recalibrate
Kaila Colbin
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Curator, SingularityU Australia Summit
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Senior Researcher, NZCER
ABOUT US
The Team
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Hamish Duff
Recalibrate

Hamish Duff is a Director at Recalibrate Ltd – helping organisations to successfully take advantage of technology to transform the way they operate. This is achieved through independent review and analysis of technology strategy, developing roadmaps for change, establishing strong technology foundations and strategic positioning to thrive and survive in a world of rapid technology change.

Technology change is the greatest business threat of our age, but also potentially the most exciting opportunity – and Hamish specialises in helping businesses to understand their role in creating the future.

Hamish is a lifelong learner – with qualifications and experience across multiple disciplines, from science, to biotechnology, through to technology and business. He believes that we all need to learn and adapt if we are to thrive in the increasingly digital world we are entering – and we need to prepare both students of the future and existing employees for the change. He is currently a member of the Ministry of Education Technology Advisory Board.

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Dr Cheryl Doig
Think Beyond

Cheryl is a leadership futurist who sees exponential technologies as an opportunity to amplify our human characteristics. She loves challenging organisations to think differently in order to adapt to a rapidly changing and complex world. This world must consider equity, ethics and social impact as our preferred future.

Cheryl has been an award-winning principal and is involved in a number of strategic roles and foresight projects. This includes Grow Waitaha, a project supporting Christchurch schools through the change process. In 2017 Cheryl was a finalist in the Westpac Women of Influence Awards, in the Innovation and Science category.

She is currently a Board Chair of the NZ Brain Research Institute,  Establishment Board Chair of Haeata Community Campus and serves as a trustee for Limitless and Food for Thought Trusts. Cheryl is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the World Future Society.

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