The Futures Institute

takes on the most rapidly accelerating technology in human history, Artificial Intelligence. AI is the new electricity and the currency of the 21st century. We make sure education is ready to tackle this opportunity and the challenges that will come with it.

Why Attend?

If you are a K-12 or higher education administrator curious about the impact artificial intelligence, augmented or virtual reality will have on the future of learning then The Futures Institute’s two events are designed for you. If you are an ed tech company or entrepreneur looking to showcase your solution and build lasting relationships with educational leaders, then our two events are the perfect place to connect and grow.

Whether you’re a novice to the worlds of AI, AR, or VR or you have in-depth experience with these emerging technologies and are looking to connect with industry experts our events are designed with both in mind. Our programming offers a variety of ways to engage in the content from our signature Spark Stage keynotes to panel discussions and breakout sessions. Come connect with colleagues from around the globe and participate in conversations about the implications AI will have on the classroom of the future.


The Futures Institute’s two events, our Fall Futures Fest and our Spring Summit provides leaders and organizations exploring the impact of AI, AR, and VR in education.
• District and Higher Education Leaders exploring software solutions using AI, AR, and VR in their organizational strategy.
• Ed tech companies looking to build long-standing relationships with district and higher education leaders.
• Entrepreneurs looking to connect with educational leaders to showcase their ed tech solutions.
• Ed Tech AI startups
• Capital contributors and investors looking to engage with the ed tech AI startup community.
• Designers and developers looking to engage with the emerging AI, AR, and VR ed tech community.
• AI researchers looking to present and distribute their research on AI.


Who Should Attend?

• K-12 District Administrators and Senior Executives

• Higher Education Administrators

• Higher Education AI Researchers

• Ed Tech Executives & Sales Executives

• Ed Tech Entrepreneurs

• Capital Contributors & Investors


Here's what people are saying

  • "A fantastic event! It’s a must if you are either an educational leader or ed tech company."
    Pat La Morte, Zoom & Former High School President
    Pat La Morte, Zoom & Former High School President
  • "An incredible three days of learning, questioning, and thoughtful discussions."
    Donna Wright, Director, Wilson County Schools, TN
    Donna Wright, Director, Wilson County Schools, TN
  • “The format worked exceptionally well and the mix of thoughtful, innovative leaders made for meaningful conversations. I came away with new partnerships and insights and I am excited for the next stages of this meaningful work.”
    Cathy Cavanaugh, Microsoft
    Cathy Cavanaugh, Microsoft

What you’ll discover at

the Futures Summit

10 Spark Stage Keynotes


Working Groups on AI Policy & Standards



Network with Leaders from Across the Globe


Hear from Superintendents & AI Subject Matter Experts



Ed Tech Entrepreneurs Pitch to World Class Investors


Evening Receptions


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