Greenermind Summit WEST 2020

A community of change-makers.
A weekend of play | connection | discovery.

Greenermind is a community of change-makers in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Washington, D.C.  We host the Greenermind Summit -- one part adult summer camp, one part unconference, and one part restorative retreat.

Is there a talent show? Yup. Do we make music around the campfire? Yup. Will you learn about cutting-edge ways people are solving wicked problems like sanitation in the developing world, gender bias at work, oceanic plastic pollution, affordable housing policy, and more? Duh — it wouldn’t be Greenermind without some serious nerding out.

At Greenermind you'll meet mission-driven people from diverse backgrounds. We are entrepreneurs, educators, designers, scientists, nonprofit leaders, corporate managers, artists, policy experts, front-line activists, and more.

Your experience is exactly what you make it. You can dive into facilitated activities or relish unstructured time. The entire weekend is sourced from our stellar community; you’re invited to present a workshop, lead a hike, create art, or bring anything you’d like to share.

If you have a passion to share, if you want to grow and explore, if your soul needs a pickup from this crazy world—join us.  We hope to see you this year.


HATCH2020 Mexico

Imagine gathering up a hundred innovators, artists, makers, creators, educators, risk-takers, influencers, and mavericks… people who want to shake the world by its ankles. And are. Imagine them in a room together, teased out of their cocoons, grids off, brains on, glass flying everywhere:

A musician tackles a problem for an entrepreneur. A scientist cracks open an idea for music distribution. An ad-guy delivers insight to a health-care play. An inventor, architect, and educator sketching new models for learning… Imagine that. Or just find yourself at HATCH.

HATCH is a community, movement, and a series of experiences designed to ACTIVATE CREATIVITY to HATCH a better world. Since 2003, HATCH experience is a four-day annual retreat meets summit offered to 100 of the most provocative innovators, inventors, and cultural catalysts, across a wide range of disciplines.

Attendees who are invited each year cover a wide swath of humanity - Oscar-winning filmmakers, Grammy-winning Musicians, CEO’s and Founders of diverse companies and non- profits, designers from IDEO, NASA, Google, and a wide range of hackers, inventors, educators, disruptors, and mavericks.

This cross-pollinated alchemy of global perspectives, allows thought leaders to re-ignite their creative vision... and opens them up to a new a network for life. The outcome has lead to hundreds new projects and collaborations, and ongoing mentorship opportunities.


Building Sustainable Peace: Ideas, Evidence, and Strategies

An interdisciplinary conference on the state of the field of peace research and practice and the nexus between them. 

November 8-10, 2019
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, one of the world's leading academic centers for the study of the causes of violent conflict and strategies for sustainable peace, invites scholars, educators and practitioners to a Fall 2019 conference on the state of the field of peace research and practice, and the nexus between them. The conference is designed to animate conversations about the synergies and the contestations between theory and practice, the field and the classroom, and the different local, national, regional and global orientations towards peace.

The conference is organized around four overarching themes:peace, invites scholars, educators and practitioners to a Fall 2019 conference on the state of the field of peace research and practice, and the nexus between them. The conference is designed to animate conversations about the synergies and the contestations between theory and practice, the field and the classroom, and the different local, national, regional and global orientations towards peace.

  • Understanding Violence
  • Peacemaking
  • Confronting Injustice
  • Building Peaceful Societies

Keynote speakers include:

  • John Paul Lederach, Professor Emeritus of International Peacebuilding, Kroc Institute
  • Séverine Autesserre, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College​​​​​​, Columbia University
  • sujatha baliga, Director of the Restorative Justice Project and Just Beginnings Collaborative Fellow at Impact Justice
  • Sergio Jaramillo, Colombia’s Former High Commissioner of Peace; Ambassador of Colombia to Belgium

The full conference schedule will be published at a later date.

Call for Submissions

The conference planning committee welcomes the submission of single papers, organized panels, and roundtables that focus on one or more of the conference’s four themes and engage with cutting-edge peace research and/or practice. The committee is particularly interested in submissions that explore tensions and/or synergies between theory and practice, the field and the classroom, and different local, national, regional and global orientations towards peace.

Papers will be considered for publication in an edited volume following the conference.

Submissions are due by May 1, 2019, and notifications of acceptance will be sent by July 15, 2019. Conference registration will open on May 30, 2019.

View the full call for submissions

Conference Registration

Registration will open on May 30, 2019. The registration fee will also include all meals served on the Notre Dame campus during the conference (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday breakfast). Limited need-based registration fee waivers are available.

Fees are tiered as follows:

  • Graduate Students: $50
  • Practitioners and NGO employees: $75
  • Junior Faculty Members: $100
  • Senior Faculty Members: $150

Questions? Contact Ariane Woodworth at krocconf@nd.edu.


EDSURGE FUSION: WHAT WORKS

The time for simply finding new tech tools has passed. At this collaborative conference, you’ll learn from and analyze ideas and models that have evidence of success. But that doesn’t mean every model will work for you. At EdSurge Fusion, you will work with educators across the country to ask the hard questions and walk away with next steps.

EdSurge works every day to tell the stories of what works. At EdSurge Fusion, we’ll bring those stories to light. Hear from educators and researchers sharing research-informed and evidence-based models and practices that really work.

EdSurge Fusion will focus on what’s working in these areas:

How are educators changing practice to teach to the whole learner?

How are advances in neuroscience and learning sciences helping us better understand the complex needs of our students?

What tools, resources and practices support the successful implementation of social-emotional learning and whole learner tenets?

How are schools and districts evaluating their technology integration based on evidence and research?

 

How are schools using technology to “redefine” (using the SAMR model) what learning looks like?

How do schools and districts plan for emerging technology?

 

What skills or competencies will future careers require?

How are educators preparing students with skills and knowledge to be continuous learners?

How is technology influencing, changing and creating alternatives to traditional postsecondary pathways?

 

Are innovations in technology enhancing or lessening opportunity gaps for disadvantaged students?

How can technology provide more equitable access to education?

How can technology create educational alternatives to traditional education for students and communities in need?