About the Fall Fest

The Futures Institute’s Fall Fest convenes people and ideas from all walks of life to discuss the implications artificial intelligence will have on the future of learning. Join K-12 and higher education leaders, ed tech companies, entrepreneurs, and investors at one of education’s fastest growing conferences.

Opening Remarks from The Futures Institute’s Executive Chair, Dr. Shawn K. Smith

Spark Stage Keynote Speaker – Tom Wujec


Global AI Experts

Hear from Global Speakers on Artificial Intelligence in Education.

Network with Innovators

Network with educational leaders, ed tech companies and entrepreneurs, & investors.

Breakout Sessions And Topics

Breakout sessions are a combination of AI, AR, and VR topics and non- AI, AR, and VR topics. These sessions are designed to explore the relationship of Machine-human collaboration. Some sessions will focus on the machine while others will focus on the benefits of powering down these emerging technologies.

Our breakout sessions leverage a range of formats including panel discussions, product demonstrations, policy and research discussions, and working group sessions.


Spark Stage Speakers

Our Spark Stage showcases some of the most respected names in education and artificial intelligence. Designed for 20 minute talks that are engaging, provocative, futurist, informing, and interactive these national and international speakers represent diverse points of view on the future of learning. Past speakers have been best-selling authors, global innovators, ed tech leaders, and K-12 and higher education practitioners.

Additional speakers to be announced soon.


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Make Reservations

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  • Day 1

    Sunday, Sept 27

  • Day 2

    Monday, Sept 28

  • Day 3

    Tuesday, Sept 29

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    Spark Stage

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    Networking & Receptions

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