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TypeCountryRegion/CityOrganizationPeople I want to meet
Level of interest to go this year
Why / notesTags
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Experiments in HE, (disrupting) Universities, Innovative Universities
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IndiaRajastanSwaraj UniversityManish Jain, Reva Dandage3
awesome and deep, radical architecture, powerfull wisdom, likeminded
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USSan FranciscoThiel FellowshipPeter Thiel3unique architecture, maximum freedom
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USRhode IslandCollege UnboundDennis Littky3
innovative learning architecture, evolved towards adult learners, likeminded
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USSan FranciscoMinerva University3
innovative learning architecture, big investment, 7 cities, blended learning
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USSan FranciscoUnCollegeDale Stephens3unschooling ethos, created by unschooled millenial
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USBostonResigned MIT to create a radical universityChristine Ortiz3
how radical does an academic from MIT wants to go?
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USBostonMIT Media Lab - Learning Innitiative3
MIT learning culture, OLPC, Papert, Scratch, Philipp Schmidt, playful systems, entrepreneurship and more
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USBostonMIT Otto Scharmer Th U exp \3
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USCaliforniadSchool - StanfordKevin Kelly3design process, re-design U
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GhanaAccraOpen University of West AfricaJohn Roberts3meet the founders - learning architects
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UgandaMpigiSocial Innovation AcademyEtienne Salborn3
evolved from another program, country env, social entrepreneurship
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ChileEl ManzanoGaia U Latina3blended, action learning, rhythm methaphor
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USBostonOlin College3
project based curriculum, tech, reinvent engineering education from scratch, The Grand Challenge Scholars Program
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USWashington DCOpen Masters
Alan Webb and Sarah Bradley
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open design, radical architecture, simple and elegant, likeminded
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IndiaUttarakhandBija Vidyapeet - Earth UniversityDr Vandana Shiva3Farm; nature connection; learning from nature
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IndiaTejgadhAdivasi Academy3study of tribal communities;
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Australia YirrkalaBuku Art Center - Mulka Project3
Aboriginal controled, harvesting traditional knowledge
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BrazilSao PauloLandless Movement University outside São Paulo3counter-cultural, influenced by Freire
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Argentina Buenos AiresUniversidad de los Trabajadores3social justice, countercultural, popular pedagogy
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Colombia Universidad de la Resistencia3social justice, alternative knowledge
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MexicoOaxacaUniversidad de la TierraGustavo Esteva3friend of Ivan Illich and Zapatistas
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RussiaSaint PetersburgSchool of Engaged Art3art as a form of becoming, underground
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USChicagoExperience InstituteVictor Saad33 exp + expo architecture; 5 subj ...
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USFloridaWest Governors University3competency based
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USArizonaArizona State University3
considered a leader in innovation among public research universities, Global Freshman Academy, ProMod - project based modular learning;
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MexicoMexico CityUniversidad del Medio Ambiente3impact driven
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USBethlehemMountaintop Experiment - Lehigh University3
embed a "complete freedom and autonomy" space inside a university
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USAmherst, MAHampshire CollegeTim Zimmerman3
Learning Commons 3.0 - Reinvent Library; Sustainable; Hampshire College offers students an experience that’s like no other school. In the first year, students take classes in five “schools of thought”; the second year, students study a chosen subject in depth; and the third year, students complete a large-scale project. All of this work is put into a portfolio and no grades are given for work.
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Providence, Rhode Island
Brown College3
founder Francis Wayland who believed that students ought to have a choice in when and what they study; Tri-Lab
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USNew YorkGeneral Assembly3
edu-to-emp; blended; new credentials; many locations;
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USCaliforniaDeep Springs College3
26 people, 3 professors, no tuition, they live on a farm; student run
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USPasadena, CAUniversity of the PeopleShai Reshef3mission to provide free tuition education
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USPalo Alto, CASingularity University3"exponential" ambition
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USSan Diego, CAGraduate School of Education - HTH3
integrated network of schools spanning grades K-12, housing a comprehensive teacher certification program and innovative Graduate School of Education
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BrazilRio de JaneiroEscola Popular de Comunicacao Critica3
Publicidade Afirmativa, favelas environment, eco versities
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CanadaAlbertaRed Crow College2Blackfoot knowledge, wisdom
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PeruLimaPRATEC2different type of knowledge
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ThailandBangkokArsom Slip Insistute of Art2integration of theory, practice and way of living
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New ZeelandRotoruaNZ Maori Arts and Crafts2eco-versity
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New ZeelandŌtaki, AotearoaTe Wānanga o Raukawa2eco-versity
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MyanmarYangonPS Business School2Mya Myo Chel
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IndiaJaipurBarefoot CollegeBunker Roy2engineering for unschooled grandmas
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GhanaAccraAshesi UniversityPatrick Awuah2emphasis on leadership, meet the founder
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CanadaVancouverQuest University2
unique architecture, young liberal arts college, best U in Canada
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USYellow Springs, OHAntioch College2student governance, co-ops, re-thinking initiative
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USFairfield, IowaMaharishi University of Management2
conciousness based edu, vegetarian meals, meditation, block system: one course per month
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USNorth CarolinaBlack Mountain Sole2failed experiment; understand why
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USSan FranciscoUbiquity University2unique architecture
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USSan FranciscoLeap Now2
unique architecture, travel abroad, one year with credits
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USPortland, ORWayfinding Academy2fresh alternative, college profs, starts in fall
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USBostonHarvard - Graduate School of Education2heart of the elite establishment; I have to see this
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USPittsburg
Carnegie Mellon U - Entertainment Technology Center
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famous Randy Pauch master, lots of creativity, 75%+ projects
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USBerea, KYBerea College1no tuition for 10 h of work
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USPlainfield, VTGoddard College1self direction, 70 years of experiments
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USNew YorkBard College2
Bard envisions the liberal arts institution as the hub of a network, rather than a single, self-contained campus.
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USAnnapolis, MDSt John's College1100 great books, rigid, big picture
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USColoradoWatson University2unique architecture
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Learning setups / designs / architectures
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BrazilSao PauloLumiar SchoolsRicardo Semler3
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USSan FranciscoAltSchool3model, 100 M funding
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USSan FranciscoAd Astra SchoolElon Musk 2read biography
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IndiaWest BengalThe School in The CloudSugata Mitra3SOLE experiments arounde the world
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USNew YorkArt of Learning ProjectJosh Waitzkin3
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USChicago, ILLeap Kit Victor Saad3design learning
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MexicoChiapasSchools for Chiapas3zapatista school
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USBoulder, COUnreasonable InstituteDaniel Epstein3
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USSan FranciscoY CombinatorPaul Graham 3
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USPalo AltoIDEOCarin Voskuil 3design - education, ed-tech project
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NigeriaLagosAndela - Reimagining Tech HiringJeremiah Johnson3
(serial) entrepreneur in higher education, social enterprise in education; self-funding education model
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USPennsylvaniaThe CoSpace - Home for Changemakers3
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USCharlottesville, VAHackcville - student run entr center at UVa3
entrepreneurship @ UVA, student run, have a house
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USBig Pine, CASchool of Lost Borders3rites of passage
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USState College, PAChangemaker in Residence2
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USOakland, CaliforniaNew Schools Venture Fund2
investment end education for entrepreneurs in education
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USNew Orleans, LA4.0 Schools2
a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs willing to challenge the status quo in schooling
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USCosta Mesa, CaRoadtrip Nation2
career exploration, super database of videos, project based curriculum for high schools
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VenezuelaCaracasEl Sistema 2
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USRedwood City, CASummit Public Schools2unique architecture
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CanadaAbbotsford, BCDrumeo2
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MexicoOLPC Mexico2
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EgyptCairoSharek2
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Colombia
Santa Sofía - Boyacá
Escuela de sustentabilidad2by nextGEN
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Thailand Children's Village School2democratic school in an ecovillage
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GhanaAccraOmega Schools - Ghana1
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USWashington DCHalcyon Incubator2
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Sonoma County, CA
Weaving Earth - Center for Relational Edu2connection with nature, eco-versity
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USAsheville, NCMycelium - learning communityMatthew Abrams212 week learning journey, eco-versity
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Youth Powered
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USNew York2 billion under 20Stacey Ferreira1
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USOaklandGeneration Waking-up2empowering design?
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USNew YorkCornell Branch - Telluride Ass.2self-governing house for students
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Edtech
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San FranciscoWordpress.orgMatt Mullenweg3
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Open Badges AllianceDoug Belshaw3understand the tech
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Credly / Badge OS3plugin for wordpress
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Learndash.com/2wordpress LMS
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Moodle1
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Khan Academy Salma Khan3Montesori 2.0
ed-tech, blended
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