The 100 Year EdTech Project

At the Design Summit, participants will consider scenarios 50 years into the future — from the predictable to the extraordinary. Each scenario is represented by a protagonist, who has lived through the full decades. Their scenarios, stories, and lives are all intertwined. Participants will explore the ways in which education and technology, powered by our human values, are key enablers.

February 28-March 1, 2024

SkySong at Arizona State University | Scottsdale, Arizona

Global education changemakers will gather for the 100 Year EdTech Project Design Summit 2024, a highly interactive, invitation-only event.

Leaders, educators, futurists, designers, students, lifelong learners, visionaries –  all will be invited to explore the last 50 years of technology’s impact on education, observe where we stand today, and imagine the future of education for generations to come.

Participation in this event is by invitation only.

Questions we'll answer include:

  • What will the world look like 50 years from now?
  • What conditions do we need to create across education for community empowerment?
  • What role should technology play?
Collectively, participants will create a groundbreaking resource that will serve as a guide for the next 50 years of education.

Guided Storytelling Activities

will enable us to envision the next 50 years and beyond. These will be both imaginative and realistic explorations.

Working design Sessions

will create a designated space to form guidance for approaching. emerging technologies, such as generative artificial intelligence (AI) and human-computer interfaces. 

Inspirational panels

on future scenarios that include the potential of impact of e emerging technologies on societal shifts, will encourage us to expand our perspectives on the course of influence on education.

Join us for a unique participatory model to assist us in our efforts to create a positive life journey for the students of today.  The model has us creating roadmaps for the youth of today to navigate their way to 2074.  

Sample “scenario” stories will be provided, but each group will be challenged to chart a new story for an imaginary character.  Inside of three rounds of 45 minute sessions, sub-groups will work up a “road map” —  essentially a life for a character — with random options of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges set before their characters from each decade going forward.  

What they will need to do, what they will need to learn, what they will need as values, emotional strength, health and well being, will be addressed by each group. The issues inherent in these challenges will be summarized and a report on the character — and what policies, principles, and processes will need to be in place — will be shared at the end of the conference.  The total summary will be shared with the larger education community. 

Travel Info

As you make your travel arrangements, know that there will be an opening reception on the evening of February 28, a full day of work at the Skysong ASU Scottsdale innovation Center on February 29, and a half day on March 1. Please book your flights accordingly, and make your hotel reservation as soon as possible. See suggested booking locations below:

Located next to the Summit venue

1345 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

From $255/night

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3 miles from venue, <10-minute drive

601 E. 6th Street Tempe, Arizona, 85281

From $229/night

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There is a $100 registration fee that will go toward scholarship to ensure all invited guests are able to participate.

Living Agenda

Check out the packed schedule for the Design Summit! We hope you’ll be able to join us from our Opening Reception through Closing Commitments. With the exception of the Opening Reception on February 28th, all activities take place at Skysong – The ASU Innovation Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.

All times below are MST. 

6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Opening Reception at Wonderspaces Arizona

8:00 – 9:00 A.M.

9:00 – 9:50 A.M.

10:00 – 11:30 A.M.

11:30 – 12:30 P.M.

12:30 – 3:15P.M.

3:15 – 4:00 P.M.

4:00 – 4:30 P.M.

5:00 – 6:45 P.M.


Keynote Panel – Students!

Introduction to Gamified Activity + Design Group Work


Design Group Work

Youth Reflection Panel

Closing Ritual + Preview of Tomorrow

Leap Day Celebration at Skysong (Includes Dinner)

8:00 – 9:15 A.M.

9:15- 11:00 A.M.

11:10 A.M – 12:10 P.M.

12:10 –  1:30 P.M.

Breakfast + Introduction

Design Group Work

Final Share-outs

Lunch + Closing Commitments