How Higher Ed Can Cultivate Students to Lead the Future We Want to Live In - Sponsored by Nureva

Wednesday, February 20 | 8:00AM–9:00AM PT | Pacific Ballroom C, Second Floor
Session Type: General Session
We are rapidly headed toward a future that will be unrecognizable from the world we live in today. While we don't know exactly what the year 2030 will look like, we do know that the careers and the world we are preparing our students to be engaged in will look dramatically different by then. How can higher education help prepare our learners to be culturally fluent and courageous leaders, critical thinkers, and ethical decision makers? Join in this lively session, where we explore the future we are heading toward and challenge each other to think boldly about how higher education can give our students transformative learning experiences, preparing them to lead in a changing global society.

Outcomes: Understand the forces impacting the need for transformative, engaged learning experiences for our college students * Articulate the skills that employers are seeking of our graduates and align those with higher-order thinking skills that higher ed seeks to grow * Evaluate current learning opportunities on your own campus and identify ways to engage with faculty to provide students with experiences that will grow their 21st-century digital citizenship skills


  • Liv Gjestvang

    Vice President &CIO, Denison University
  • Jennifer Sparrow

    Executive Education Advisor, Amazon Web Services