October 7, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Capital One Conference Center
8036 Dominion Parkway, Plano TX
9:00 am – 10:00 am
The Problem Solving Generation
As the world gets more digitalized, it also gets more complex. We now operate on a global scale and our job in education is to help learners develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities they will need to thrive in this new digitalization environment. We need to prepare them to solve problems we haven’t defined yet, using technology that hasn’t been invented, in roles that continue to shift or do not even exist today. To thrive in this new era, learners will need to master critical skills like problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and the ability to continuously learn. What we need more than anything in education is a culture shift to align our education models to the future our students face.
Unlocking Data for Good
10:10 am – 11:30 am
Many organizations find it easy to collect data. However, putting that data into action is more complicated. Collected data can either be a gold mine of useful information, or it can be inadequate for any purpose. This breakout will focus on how we can leverage big data and analytics to structure data for participation so that it becomes both useful and engaging and making it more accessible to create new insights for pressing social challenges. In this hands-on workshop you will not only learn how organizations are leading data-driven decision making in their community. but also work on a pre identified data challenge from your organization with the help of experts in the room.
human centered design
- a creative problem solving method
10:10 am – 11:30 am
Human-centered design has traditionally focused on enhancing the look and functionality of products, but new design techniques are now tackling complex social problems through empathy and understanding the needs of the community. This session will provide an approach to building empathy through design thinking to better understand nonprofit stakeholders’ needs and behaviors to deliver high impact services. Attendees will also put their learnings in action through an interactive expert-led workshop.
11:40 am – 12:50 pm
Leading With Innovation
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Innovation is key to remain relevant in the future. Innovation is a proven way to help organizations advance their missions and create new approaches to solving vexing social challenges. While some nonprofits innovate to catch up to other organizations, others innovate to achieve disruptive change that can lead to a long-term advantage in the field. This session will explore concepts of design-based innovation from nonprofits and business leaders with proven success. Panelists will discuss examples of how they are innovating change in their community and will be able to answer questions to help attendees take their next step in making their organization more innovative.
ai and ml is the new normal
- HOW TO START YOUR JOURNEY
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are transforming a wide range of industries. AI has the potential to proactively use a number of strategies and take action deliberately, significantly enhancing the operations of any organization from administrative tasks to financial processes, fundraising, external communications and more. In this session, listen to an expert group of panelists on how private companies and nonprofits have expanded their capacity and capability to build intelligent business systems powered by AI and ML.
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
This panel will focus on the insights from each of the four break-out panels. Panelists will provide a short recap of their respective discussions on education, workplace evolution, places of opportunity and big data.