The Flexible Learning Environments eXchange (FLEXspace): A Global Collaborative and Community-Sustained Resource

Friday, October 29 | 12:15PM–1:00PM ET
Viewing Location: Online
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Facilitated Discussion (the Flexible Learning Environments eXchange) is an open repository with hundreds of diverse classroom examples, detailed specs, planning and design resources, and a global community of over 6,000 members from over 70 countries that enables educators at institutions around the world to reimagine and redesign their learning spaces. Since its creation in 2012 as an internal resource for the SUNY system,, which includes LSRSv3 scoring data, has become an award-winning and trusted international community and resource fueled by unprecedented collaboration across higher ed, K–12, professional organizations, and industry partners representing diverse roles and perspectives, including AV/IT and systems integrators, facilities and campus planners, learning designers, faculty developers, instructors, researchers, architects, industry experts, and more. Four panelists from three countries will share their perspectives on learning space challenges and priorities, discuss how they leverage the FLEXspace platform and community to improve collaboration, and find inspiration and practical guidance for effective, innovative, and inclusive spaces. They’ll share learning spaces and research from their own campuses and discuss how FLEXspace should evolve to best support learning space challenges worldwide. Participants will learn how to tap into FLEXspace to collaborate, share and find resources to ideate, plan, benchmark, and assess learning spaces.


  • John Augeri

    Program Director / Researcher, CSIESR
  • Lisa Stephens

    Asst. Dean - UB Engineering, and Sr. Strategist, SUNY Academic Innovation, SUNY System Administration
  • Briony Supple

    Senior Lecturer, Design Thinking Pedagogy & Praxis, University College Cork
  • Joe Way

    Director, Learning Environments, University of Southern California