Key Details:

An Active Process:

Instead of another traditional conference — speakers talking at passive audiences; vaguely connected sessions — you’ll join a dynamic 3-day design event focused on imagination and action.

Becoming Part of a Design Team

“Next Chapter” participants automatically become members of 7-8 person design teams.

This will allow passionate, creative, professionally-diverse attendees to collaborate actively with innovative peers and design facilitators in imagining new futures for the K12 library.

Over the course of the 3 days, teams will work closely with their experienced design facilitators to solve a variety of real world case studies in an effort to create new visions for K12 libraries:

  • Listen -> empathize, ask, seek
  • Imagine -> ideate, brainstorm, wonder
  • Make -> prototype, craft, test

‘Big Idea’ Talks

And to add a touch of inspiration along the way, we will have a range of extraordinary voices to share short 10-15 minute ‘big idea’ talks (in the Spirit of TED talks*) as roaming provocateurs–>a traveling band of minstrels, so to speak.

–> *”TED talks” refer to short, inspired talks as shown at


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