the chief of confusion
JSBI'm a visiting scholar at USC and the independent co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge.

In a previous life, I was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and the director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). I was deeply involved in the management of radical innovation and in the formation of corporate strategy and strategic positioning of Xerox as The Document Company.

Today, I'm Chief of Confusion, helping people ask the right questions, trying to make a difference through my work- speaking, writing, teaching. I've also received a few honorary degrees along the way, and in 2004 I was inducted into the Industry Hall of Fame; I was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009.

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"Imagination Networks" - An Animated John Seely Brown (JSB)


Reimagining libraries & learning for the 21st Century [PDF]
JSB at the Aspen Institute Roundtable on Library Innovation in Aspen, Colorado


Working/Learning/Leading in the Exponential Age [PDF]
JSB at the 2016 AACSB International Deans Conference in Miami, Florida


The Game is Changing - Are We?
w/ Ann Pendleton-Jullian


Navigating Continual Disruption:
A report on the
2014 Aspen Institute Roundtable on Institutional Innovation


WATCH these short VIDEO clips:




Arizona State University Commencement Speech (w/ VIDEO) (May 2015) >>




The Coming Age of Calm Technology
re:form revisits as essay on the future of computing

Calm Tech, Then and Now >> re:form interviews JSB


What would happen if we turned the University inside-out?
What if we moved course content to the outside, as resources to be used? Download>>


Our model of learning is changing. Play becomes a space of invention and permission.
A space to discover and try out new things. Curiosity is a new agent of learning.

A library is a community hub, where thinkers, dreamers and doers can come together
to seek solutions to the grand challenges facing this world.
It offers spaces custom-built for collaboration,
equipped with cutting-edge tools to make concepts oncrete.

Download the slides >>


"The Global One Room Schoolhouse"


Future of Manufacturing

The Future of Manufacturing

Future of Manufacturing

The Maker Movement

Future of Manufacturing

The Retail Transformation

Future of Manufacturing

A Consumer Driven Culture of Health

Future of Manufacturing

The Lifetime Learner

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Book: A New Culture of Learning

new culture of learning

A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change (Jan 2011) by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown


"Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown portray the new world of learning gracefully, vividly, and convincingly." more >> Howard Gardner, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education


The 21st century is a world in constant change. In A New Culture of Learning, Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown pursue an understanding of how the forces of change, and emerging waves of interest associated with these forces, inspire and invite us to imagine a future of learning that is as powerful as it is optimistic.

By exploring play, innovation, and the cultivation of the imagination as cornerstones of learning, the authors create a vision of learning for the future that is achievable, scalable and one that grows along with the technology that fosters it and the people who engage with it. The result is a new form of culture in which knowledge is seen as fluid and evolving, the personal is both enhanced and refined in relation to the collective, and the ability to manage, negotiate and participate in the world is governed by the play of the imagination.

Learn more at newcultureoflearning.com >>

Previous Books


The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion (Basic Books; April 2010) by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison

"The Power of Pull examines the 'how question' – how can we effectively address our most pressing challenges in a rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world?"
- Bill Clinton


VIDEO: JSB and John Hagel discuss the themes covered in their new book, The Power of Pull. Watch >>

see: Braden Kelley interview

jsb stanford

VIDEO: JSB at Stanford - "Collaborative Innovation and a Pull Economy"

read: The Cook Report on The Power of Pull (June 2010)

The Only Sustainable Edge: Why Business Strategy Depends On Productive Friction And Dynamic Specialization, John Hagel and John Seely Brown, Harvard Business School Press; May, 2005 The Edge Series

Storytelling in Organizations : Why Storytelling Is Transforming 21st Century Organizations and Management, John Seely Brown,Stephen Denning, Katalina Groh, Laurence Prusak, Butterworth-Heinemann; August 2004

The Social Life of Information
The Social Life of Information, John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid, Harvard Business School Press, February 2000 (translated into nine languages).

Seeing Differently: Insights on Innovation, J.S. Brown (Ed.), Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing, 1997.

Intelligent Tutoring Systems
D. Sleeman and J.S. Brown (Eds.), London, England: Academic Press, Ltd., 1982.


Selected Videos

New Media Consortium
Closing Keynote, 2010 (slides)


The Entrepreneur and the Cloud, Silicon Valley Leaders Forum, Stanford 2009

Learning in the Digital Age Indiana University, April 2009

Tinkering as a Mode of Knowledge Production, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, October 2008

Institutional Innovation
IIT Institute of Design Strategy Conference, Chicago, 2008

Teaching 2.0 Doing More with Less UC 21st Century Conference, June 2008


Keynote: The Social Life of Learning in a Net Age HASTAC Conference, 2007


McKay School of Education, Brigham Young University, 2009


JSB's Sand Box


The Big Shift: Why It Matters (PDF) John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison

REPORT: Measuring the forces of long-term change: The 2009 Shift Index (PDF)

The Big Shift Index: Uncovering the Emerging Logic of Deep Change (PDF) extended version of the article that appeared in the July‐August 2009 version of the Harvard Business Review. John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, Lang Davison, “The Big Shift: Measuring the Forces of Change”, Harvard Business Review, July‐August 2009)

The Center has also released an industry-specific version (PDF) of its Shift Index, which applies these performance-challenge data to nine key sectors.
  •  Automotive
  •  Consumer Products
  •  Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Health Care
  • Technology
  • Media
  • Telecommunications
DOWNLOAD the industry-specific version (PDF)


(co-authored with John Hagel & Lang Davison)

A Brief History of the Power of Pull 

Are All Employees Knowledge Workers? 

Three Ways to Distinguish an Edge from a Fringe 

The Best Way to Measure Company Performance 

From Do It Yourself to Do It Together 

Open Innovation's Next Challenge: Itself

A Better Way to Manage Knowledge

Networking Reconsidered

Are Your Sources of Strategic Advantage Eroding?

Why We Need Big Organizations

Measuring The Big Shift

What Does Your Facebook Profile Say About You?

Defining Common Collaboration Tensions

Four Ways to Spur Innovation at Your Company

Four Ways to Use "Pull" to Increase Your Success

Three Elements You Need for Successful Creation Spaces

Introducing the Collaboration Curve

Does the Experience Curve Matter Today?

The Strategic Advantage of Global Process and Practice Networks

Tomorrow's Talent Networks

The New Organization Model: Learning at Scale

The Case for Institutional Innovation


Shaping Strategy in a World of Constant Disruption (PDF) by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison

The Shaping Opportunity: Uncovering the Emerging Logic of Deep Change (PDF)
Strategic News Service




Technology: Vanity or Visionary (Financial Times) and our response >>

Transformation Of Software Platforms From “The Edge”: Refactoring To An Outside-In Architecture with Thomas Winans

Cloud Computing – Storms on the Horizonw/ John Hagel (Deloitte Center for the Edge)

See also this series of working papers from the Deloitte Center for the Edge. Download >>

Demystifying Clouds: Exploring Cloud and Service Architectures

Moving IT Platforms to the Cloud: Insights into IT Platform Architecture Transformation

Motivation to Leverage Cloud and Service Grid Technologies: Pain Points that Clouds and Service Grids Address

Presentation: The Entrepreneur and the Cloud – Silicon Valley Rejuvenated, Singapore Coming of Age (PDF)

Presentation: The Big Shift: Clouds, “Pull” and the Changing Nature of Business Innovation (PDF) – Gartner’s Application, Architecture Development and Integration Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 8, 2009.

Web Services 2.0: Policy Driven Service Oriented Architectures
(with Thomas B Winans) May 2008

Global View of Infocomm in 2015 March 2005

nprChina's Technological Leap Forward NPR: Talk of the Nation, August 25, 2005 listen

From Tightly Bound to Loosely Coupled Software Development

Does IT Matter? An HBR Debate Harvard Business Review

Benefits of a long-distance relationship, FT

Silicon Valley's Risky Complacency BusinessWeek

Beware "Berrybite" Blowback JH3's blog

Where Have All the Computers Gone?

Intelligence: We've Lost Our Edge WaPo


Talent is Everything Conference Board, May-June 2009

Breakthough Ideas: The Gamer Disposition Harvard Business Review, (with Douglas Thomas), Feb 2008

The Gamer Disposition Harvard Business Review "Conversation Starter" Blog (with Douglas Thomas), February 14, 2008

Are Gamers Born or Made? Harvard Business Review "Conversation Starter" Blog (with Douglas Thomas), March 5, 2008

The Power of Dispositions ACM Ubiquity, Volume 9, Issue 43, November 25 - December 1, 2008

You Play World of Warcraft? You're Hired! Wired, April 2006

FAST COMPANY Open Debate: in which I debate Shannon O’Brien, a high-school senior >> long version | short version


Warcraft & The Fundamentals of Leadership and the abstract for "Extending the Reach of Games"- a GLS Symposium proposal




Commencement Speeches: ASU (2015), Olin (2014), SMU (2013), Stanford (2011), IIT (2011), N.C. State (2009); University of Michigan 2005 (PDF) and CGU (2004)

Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner in the 21st Century (PDF)


Learning in and for the 21st Century

WATCH: C-SPAN >> Innovation Summit: “Reimagining Education: Empowering Learners in a Connected World" | slides

Re-imagining Libraries, Learning and Innovation for the 21st Century (Ontario Library Association) 2015

Re-imagining the University(USC Provost's Retreat) 2015

How World of Warcraft Could Save Your Business and The Economy (big think)
see also: Play of Imagination (PDF) w/ JSB's highlights

VIDEO "The Big Shift: From Scalable Efficiency to Scalable Learning" at Singapore Management University (2013)


Blended Learning Revisited
JSB, Dava Newman, John Belcher (MIT World - March 2010)

Learning for a World of Constant Change: Homo Sapiens, Homo Faber & Homo Ludens revisited Douglas Thomas & John Seely Brown University of Southern California (paper presented at the 7th Glion Colloquium, June 2009)

Deep Listening (PDF) Simon Chadwick talks to John Seely Brown, independent co-chairman of the Center for the Edge and ex-director of Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center, about why researchers should step out of their comfort zones.

Presentation: Re-Imagining Dewey for the 21st Century: Learning in/for the Digital Age

From Transactional Markets to Relational Networks: Amplifying the innovation Potential of High Tech Regions (PDF) with John Hagel

Relational Networks, Strategic Advantage: New Challenges for Collaborative Control (PDF) with John Hagel and Marian Jelinek

Entrepreneurial learning in the networked age: How new learning environments foster entrepreneurship and innovation (PDF) with Max Senges and Howard Rheingold

Why Virtual Worlds Can Matter (PDF) with Douglas Thomas

How to Connect Technology and Passion in the Service of Learning, The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 2008

Learning 2.0 - The Big Picture (PDF)

The Play of Imagination: Beyond the Literary Mind (PDF) with Douglas Thomas

Interview: John Seely Brown on Web 2.0 and the Culture of Learning (School 2.0, Part 6) from Steve Hargadon's blog

Architecting School 2.0 from Wesley Fryer's blog: Moving at the Speed of Creativity

Ex-PARC chief urges shift in engineering schools itworld.com

New Learning Environments for the 21st Century: EXPLORING THE EDGE Change Sep/Oct 2006

Five Questions... for John Seely Brown
eLearn Magazine

New Learning Environments for the 21st Century

Minds on Fire (co-authored with Richard P. Adler) Educause, January - February 2008

Presentation at KM Asia 2005

Foreword from Judy Breck's 109 Ideas for Virtual Learning

University of Colorado System's 2005 Teaching with Technology Conference podcast + presentation jsb

Keynote: From Push to Pull: Higher Education in the Digital Age Ohio Digital Commons for Education (ODCE) 2006 Conference The Convergence of Libraries, Learning and Technology

Classic: Stolen Knowledge John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid, 1996

Classic: The University in the Digital Age John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid, 1996



Playfulness and Innovation (Bedley brothers interview) Feb 2015

Re-imagining Libraries, Learning and Innovation for the 21st Century (Ontario Library Association) Jan 2015

The Evolution of Innovation: An Interview with JSB (Research-Technology Management)

Innovating Innovation (PDF)

Creation Nets: Harnessing the Potential of Open Innovation with John Hagel

From Push to Pull - Emerging Models for Mobilizing Resources (PDF) offers a preview of some of the research for our next book...

Connecting Globalization & Innovation: Some Contrarian Perspectives Prepared for the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland January 25 – 30, 2006.edgeperspectives.com

VIDEO: Is business waking up to wiki? Socialtext CEO Ross Mayfield and I discuss the emerging role of the wiki in the evolution of corporate collaboration. CNET, April 2006

From push to pull: The next frontier of innovation McKinsey Quarterly

Innovation blowback: Disruptive management practices from Asia McKinsey Quarterly

Control vs. Trust: Mastering a different management approach (PDF) with John Hagel

Supernova 2005 Podcast (MP3) jsb

Cook Report (PDF): A Review of Supernova and The Only Sustainable Edge

Letter to A Young Researcher JSB at PARC

John Hagel and John Seely Brown: Friction can be Good - Esther Dyson

The Innovation/Productivity Quotient Optimize

Don't Resist Offshoring, Exploit It FT

Mind Bugs or why "seeing" is so damn difficult (PDF)

Innovation on the Edge

(co-authored with John Hagel)

The Next Wave of Open Innovation April 08, 2009

Does the Experience Curve Matter Today? April 03, 2009

Peer-to-Patent: A System for Increasing Transparency March 18, 2009

How World of Warcraft Promotes InnovationJanuary, 2009 [CIO case study: our colleague Stephen Gillett]

Harrah's New Twist on Prediction MarketsDecember, 2008

Innovation for Hard Times
November 2008

How SAP Seeds Innovation
July 2008

Changing the World from the Edge
May 2008

Institutional Innovations: > A Silicon Valley nonprofit fostered the development of a radical open-source platform for top-level health research May 2008

Life on the Edge: Learning from Facebook April 2008

Learning from Tata's Nano February 2008

Catching the Innovation Wave January 2008)

Phoning from the Edge: What companies can learn from Google's efforts to reshape the U.S. mobile communications business January 2008

Embrace the Edge -- or Perish
November 2007

Funding Invention Vs. Managing Innovation February 2006

A Broader View of Offshoring
(interview) May 2005


Knowledge@Wharton: Can Your Firm Develop a Sustainable Edge?

WIRED: Innovation and Technology: An Interview with JSB

Seth Kahan: Storytelling and the Art of Science

Marcia Conner: Linking, Lurking, Listening, and Learning, an interview from Learning in the New Economy Magazine

Lawlor Review: High Tech, Higher Ed, and the New World Order

David Gill: The IBTE Conversation Ethix

Storytelling: The Scientist's Perspective
John spoke on this topic at a symposium called "Storytelling: Passport to the 21st Century," arranged by the Smithsonian. Slides here >>

Interview with Sandra Higgison


Board Activities

I'm also involved on Boards, Advisory Boards and Editorial Boards, all manner of boards.

See my CV...


I love talking (and listening) on these topics:

The Big Shift & The Power of Pull
It is understandable that all of us focus on short-term economic events as they play out—particularly in times of crisis and recession.  At the same time, however, it is dangerous to lose sight of the deep changes that will continue to unfold long after the current economic downturn is a memory. We face a long-term performance challenge that continues to intensify. The steps we take now to address this challenge will not only help us to weather the current economic storms but will position us to create significant economic value in an increasingly challenging business landscape. The power of pull provides a roadmap for the practices and institutions required to harness knowledge flows and create significant economic value. More generally, the emphasis on the pivotal role of the individual in catalyzing the next wave of institutional changes helps to remind us that the difficult but rewarding journey ahead begins with each of us. more>>

Rethinking Globalization
The intensity of global competition calls for a review of your business strategy. Your company's sustainability depends on your ability to develop a constantly evergreen set of capabilities before anybody else does. How do you accelerate your firm's capability-building processes? Your talent development strategy? Is it possible to learn even faster? more>>

Innovation Blowback
Emerging markets such as China and India have become breeding grounds for new management processes and practices that help companies to maintain or even improve the quality of their products and services while simultaneously slashing prices. The disruptive impact is now confined to developing countries, but "blowback" from this surge of innovation windcould quickly be unleashed on the rest of the world. To meet the challenge, established businesses must learn new skills—not least important, an ability to orchestrate complex networks of specialized enterprises. What steps must you take to protect your company's future? more >>

Value Creation at the Edge
madeIt is not just corporate training that is important but rather rich participation with partners who are at the edge.Ask: how do you learn as much from a partner as you learn from creating something yourself? How does distributed collaboration around the world become a critical strategy for survival? What are the most effective ways to convert your existing global supplier networks into new nodes of innovation? more >>

Learning in the Digital Age
digRethinking how today's kids that grow up digital learn, think, work, communicate and socialize. Perhaps our generation focused on information but these kids focus on meaning - how does information take on meaning ... more>>

Why IT Matters More Today than Ever Before
To understand how to achieve a sustainable competitive edge from IT, we must understand how Web services or, more generally, service-oriented architectures, enable a new kind of corporate strategy to become enacted. more>>

Cloud Computing & Service Grids
We are at a strategic juncture which brings two separate developments together - cloud computing and service grids - providing the radicalopportunity to slash capital expenditure and TCO on the one hand and enabling a degree of radical adaptability - both in terms of computer utilization AND business flexibility, on the other hand. This confluence is unprecedented and opens up a host of strategic possibilities but this also requires new skills for the CIO and potentially a new positioning of CIOs before the full potential of this confluence can be realized... more >>

Creating a Culture of Learning
Organizational learning shareand knowledge sharing have held out great promises but have failed to deliver the goodies. Why? And what can be done about it? more>>

Managing Radical Innovation
Let's be clear; you can't manage invention, just nurture it ... but you can manage innovation, the pathway to the market. more>>

The Will to Innovate
I am tired of everyone pointing their fingers at the other guys -- corporations at unions; universities at government; and so on. Start by looking at your organization. What has your organization undertaken to innovate your own innovation processes?

I am distressed at how bad most CEOs are today in thinking out of the box. Boards aren't much better. And, of course, most institutions and foundations tend to be hesitant to re-invent themselves...

constitutionIt's time to be bold; it's time to innovate innovation. The 21st century demands it...

Design, Design, Design
Why can't we keep things simple? Sure, we all complain, but why can't we design stuff that mere mortals (like you and me) can use? more>>




Panel: City Innovate Summit: Academic and Industry Engagement in Civic Innovation, June 18, 2015

BigThink Influencer Breakfast Speaker, June 18, 2015

Closing remarks: City Innovate Summit, June 17, 2015

Panel: Asia Vision 21, 2015: "The Age of Service Domination in the Global Economy" - June 6, 2015

Keynote address: Denmark's Internet Week - June 1, 2015

Commencement Speech - Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, May 11, 2015.

"The New Culture of Learning" - Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2015, Ontario, Canada, January 30, 2015.

"Cultivating Resilient Learners for the 21st Century" - UCSB 30th Anniversary of CITS. Santa Barbara, California, October 23, 2014.

"Leveraging the Edge" - IRI Member Summit. Denver, Colorado, October 14, 2014.

"Leveraging the Edge" - CCI, Inc., CEO Roundtable. Santa Clara, California, October 1, 2014.

"Learning and Leading in a World of Constant Change" - Duke University Corporate Education at Baker Hughes. Austin, Texas, September 11, 2014.

"Learning and Leading in a World of Constant Change" - Deloitte CIO Academy. Deloitte University, Dallas, Texas, June 10, 2014.

"Learning in the New Normal" - Duke University Corporate Education at Cisco. Santa Clara, California, June 2, 2014.

Olin College Commencement Speech. Needham, Massachusetts, May 18, 2014.

"The Big Shift: How We Learn, Work and Innovate in a Digital World" - Fung Scholars Leadership Conference. Li & Fung, Shanghai, China, November, 23, 2013.

"Community and the New Culture of Learning" - Urban Library Council's Partners For Success 2013 Conference. Seattle, Washington, November 12, 2013.

"Learning and Leading in a World of Constant Change: The Big Shift Changes Everything" -Duke University Corporate Education, CEO Roundtable. Durham, North Carolina, November 11, 2013.

"Learning and Leading in a World of Constant Change" - Deloitte Next Generation CIO Academy. Deloitte University, Dallas, Texas, November 4, 2013.

"Reimagining Learning for a World of Constant Change" - Innovative Learning Conference: Shifting the Paradigm. The Nueva Gifted School Conference, Hillsborough, California, October 18, 2013.

"Reimagining Learning for a World of Constant Change: The 21st Century Entrepreneurial Learner" - Aspen Institute's Aspen Dialogue on Public Libraries Working Group, Aspen, Colorado, August 4, 2013

"Preparing Leaders for a World of Constant Change: Thinking in a World of Constant Flux as Entrepreneurial Learners" - Markle Initiative for America's Economic Future in a Networked World Conference, Aspen, Colorado, July 29, 2013.

Singapore Management University 2013 Commencement Speech - Singapore, July 25, 2013.

"The Big Shift: Rethinking Innovation, Learning and Work in a Pull-based Economy (vs. a Push-based economy)" - Aspen Institute's Socrates Seminar on Innovation and Techology, Aspen, Colorado, July 5, 2013.

"A New Culture of Learning for a World of Constant Change: Edge Dwellers and Entrepreneurial Learners" - Harvard's Learning Innovations Laboratory Summit, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 12, 2013.

"Reimagining Learning for a World of Constant Change: The 21st Century Entrepreneurial Learner" - Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet, Washington DC, June 10, 2013.

"Reimagining Learning for a World of Constant Change: The 21st Century Entrepreneurial Learner" - Department of Education/MacArthur Foundation Reimagining Education Summit, Washington DC, May 28, 2013.

"A New Culture of Learning for a World of Constant Change: Entrepreneurial Learners" - American Society for Training and Development's International Conference 2013, Dallas, Texas, May 21, 2013.

"A New Culture of Learning for a World of Constant Change: The Entrepreneurial Learner in 2028" - NewSchools Venture Fund Summit 2013, San Francisco, California, May 1, 2013.

"The Big Shift – working, learning and identity in exponential times" - American Express Global Senior Management Summit, New York, New York, February 26, 2013.

"Innovating Innovation: Accelerating Value Creation and Learning - the Big Shift" - North Carolina State University Transformation Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, February 25, 2013.

"New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination and Play in a World of Constant Change" - Brain & Learning: Creative Brains Conference, San Francisco, California, February 16, 2013.

"Public, Not Public: Making Humanities Count" - Panel, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, January 23, 2013.

"New Culture of Learning - Cultivating Imagination for a World of Constant Change" - Professional Lecture, National Institute of Education, Singapore, November 22, 2012

"Scalable Learning in the Networked Age" - Seminar for National Institute of Education, Singapore, November 21, 2012.

"Reimagining Healthcare from An Ecosystemic Perspective" - AMIA 2012 Annual Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, November 4, 2012.

" A New Culture of Learning: The Entrepreneurial Learner in the Network Age" - Humber Polytech Summit, Humber College, Toronto, Canada, October 25, 2012.

" A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating Imagination for a World of Constant Change" - Educational Computer Organization of Ontario Annual Conference, Ontario, Canada, October 25, 2012.

"Entrepreneurial Learner: A new culture of learning considers knowledge management in the network age" - KM World 2012, Washington DC, October 17, 2012.

"Changing How We Think About and Lead Change: 20th Century Push Economy --- 21st Century Pull Economy" - Association of Research Libraries Fall Forum, Washington DC, October 12, 2012.

"Cyberlearning Infrastructures – Building Human and Technological Capacity" - Panel, Wireless EdTech Conference, Washington DC, October 11, 2012

"Cultivating the Imagination: Creating the Resourceful, Resilient Learner" - PLP Live: Inspire. Connect. Shift Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 28, 2012

"Reimagining Learning for the 21st Century: Disruptions and Opportunities - Push --Pull"- President's Roundtable for Pearson Learning Solutions, Half Moon Bay, California, September 26, 2012.

"The Human Side of the Social Enterprise" - The CCO and the Social Enterprise, the Arthur W. Page Society, San Francisco, California, September 11, 2012.

"New Models of Learning, New Modes of Engagement - Cultivating Resilient Learners, Designers and Researchers for the 21st Century"-Champlain College Active Learning Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 4, 2012.

"A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating Imagination for a World of Constant Change" - University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 21, 2012.

"A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating Imagination for a World of Constant Change" - InterActivity 2012: The Wonder of Learning: Association of Children's Museum, Portland, Oregon, May 10, 2012.

"The New Rules of Innovation and Corporate Ingenuity: Adapting to a Changing World" - Panel, Milken Institute Global Summit 2012, Beverly Hills, California, May 1, 2012.

"Shaping Strategies & Big Shift: 21st Century Push Economy → 21st Century Pull Economy: Bringing Coherence to A World of Constant Flux" - Digital Entertainment Group Executive Summit, Beverly Hills, California, April 10, 2012.

"Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner for The 21st Century" - Digital Media & Learning Conference 2012, San Francisco, California, March 1, 2012.

"New Models of Learning, New Modes of Engagement - Cultivating Resilient Learners, Designers and Researchers for the 21st Century"- DeLange Conference VIII: The Future of the Research University, Rice University, Houston, Texas, February 27, 2012.

"Cultivating Imagination for a World of Constant Change" - Nueva Gifted School Conference, Hillsborough, California, October 21, 2011

"Technology in the Human Context" - A Purpose Driven Company Series, OpenText Conference, San Francisco, California, October 18, 2011.

"A New Culture of Learning for a World of Constant Change" - Internet Librarian and Digital Strategy Summit, Monterey, California, October 17, 2011.

"A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating Imagination for a World of Constant Change" - Civil Service College of Singapore, Singapore, September 23, 2011.

"Ubicomp - Mark Weiser - PARC" - Panel at Ubicomp 2011, Beijing, China, September 20, 2011.

"Enacting the Future - The Entrepreneurial Leader" - The Churchill Club, San Jose, California,
September 16, 2011.

"Preparing Leaders for a World of Constant Change" - The Conference Board, Chicago, Illinois, September 15, 2011.

"The Future May be Cloudy, but Needn't be Hazy - Prepare Now" - Chief Information Officers Summit, Santa Clara, California, August 19, 2011.

"Higher Education & The Changing Game of Innovation" - National Governor's Association Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 15, 2011.

Commencement Speech -Stanford University Department of Communication,Stanford, California,
June 12, 2011.

"Cultivating the Imagination in a World of Constant Change" - Forum for the Future of Higher Education, Aspen, Colorado, June 8, 2011.

"Collaborative Innovation and the Pull Economy" - Wharton School's Impact Conference: Face of Innovation: Next Challenges for Practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  June 3, 2011.

Commencement Speech - Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, May 14, 2011.

Institute of Design, Strategy Conference - Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois,
May 13, 2011.

"The Power of Pull: How smart moves, smartly made, can set big things in motion" - Axway Connections 2011 Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, May 12, 2011.

"A New Culture of Learning For a World of Constant Change" - webinar, Calgary Board of Education, March 11, 2011.

"Changing the Game Through the Power of Pull" - CoDev 2011 Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona,
January 26, 2011.

"A New Culture of Learning - Cultivating the Imagination in a World of Constant Change" - Public lecture, Kelvin Grove, University of Queensland, Australia, November 26, 2010.

"The Shift Index and its Implication for Higher Education" - Vice Chancellor's Forum for Senior Leadership, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, November 26, 2010.

"Research on the Edge - high payoffs but risky" - OzCHI 2010 Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, November 24, 2010.

"Open Source, Open Learning and Co-creation the next CHI practice"- panel discussion, OzCHI 2010 Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, November 24, 2010.

"Big Ideas - Pathways for Efficacy" - Rudd Family Foundation Big Ideas @ Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley, California, November 18, 2010.

"A New Culture of Learning in a World of Constant Change" - DevLearn 2011 Conference, San Francisco, California, November 3, 2010.

"Creating a New Culture of Learning for a World of Constant Flux" - USC, Institute for Creative Technologies Open House, Los Angeles, California, October 28, 2010.

Panel for the Forum on Global Technology, Annual meeting of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Washington DC, October 4, 2010.

"The New Culture of Learning in a World of Constant Flux" - Convocation, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, September 7, 2010.

"The Power of Pull:  A Platform Approach to Learning"- Gov 2.0, Washington, DC,
 September 7, 2010.

"Forging Ahead: Navigating the New Normal/ Thriving in a World of Flux" Burton Group Catalyst Conference - San Diego, California, July 27, 2010.

"Forging Ahead: Navigating the New Normal/ Thriving in a World of Flux" Burton Group Catalyst Conference - Prague, June 21, 2010.

"A New Culture in a World of Constant Flux" - 2010 New Media Consortium Conference, Anaheim, California, June 12, 2010.

"Learning in the Digital Age: Where Engagement Matters Now More Than Ever" - 2010 Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, Maricopa Community College, Tempe, Arizona, May 18, 2010.

"The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things In Motion" - Arizona State University, Public Lecture, Tempe, Arizona, May 17, 2010.

"Exploiting Emerging Platforms: Moving from Push to Pull" - Strategic News Service, FiRe Conference, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, May 12, 2010.

"Collaborative Innovation and a Pull Economy" - Stanford University's Entrepreneurial Though Leadership Series, Stanford, California, April 14, 2010.

"Challenges and Opportunities for Universities in the 21st Century" - University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, March 11, 2010.

"Blended Learning Revisited: Info for the Networked Age" - MacVicar Day, MIT, Boston, Massachusetts, March 10, 2010.

“Learning in The Digital Age” – Memphis City Schoool’s Mid-South Technology Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, December 9, 2009. 

“The Big Shift: Clouds, “Pull” and the Changing Nature of Business Innovation” – Gartner’s Application, Architecture Development and Integration Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 8, 2009.

“The Social Basis of Scalable Learning in the Digital Age” – 19th Annual Pegasus Conference, Now More Than Ever:  Critical Skills for Courageous Organizations, November 4, 2009.

“The Big Shift: The Emerging Logic of the 21st Century” – Frontiers in Service Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 30, 2009

“How to Connect Technology and Passion in the Service of Learning in the Digital Age” – Tech It Up International 2009 conference, Kamloops, Canada, October 24, 2009.

“Leading the Creative Enterprise” – Coach K Leadership Conference, Duke University, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 20, 2009.

“Learning Models and Supplementation.  Twice Exceptional Learners, Trends in the 21st Century” – Nueva School Gifted Learning Conference, Hillsborough, California, October 16, 2009.

“The Big Shift” – Center for Corporate    CEO Summit, San Jose, California, September 30, 2009.

“The Entrepreneur and the Cloud – Silicon Valley Rejuvenated, Singapore Coming of Age” – SPRIE Silicon Valley Leadership Forum, Stanford, California, September 24, 2009.

“Re-imaging Dewey in the 21st Century and the Questing Dispostion” – 21st Century Learning Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, August 21, 2009.

“Learning in the Digital Age” – 2009 Annual Midwest Regional Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, South Bend, Indiana, 3 April 2009.

“Learning in the Digital Age” – Edward C. Moore Symposium on Teaching Excellence, Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2 April 2009.

“Learning in the Digital Age” – Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2 April 2009.

“Innovation in the Open Environment” – Open Forum for Higher Education Executives, Palm Springs, California, 8 December 2008.

“Organizational Design and the NetGen Gamer” – nGenera Talent 2.0 Conference, Orlando, Florida, 20 November 2008.

“Some Thoughts about Graduate Education in the 21st Century” – USC Joint Provost/Academic Senate Retreat on Innovative Approaches to Ph.D. Education, Santa Monica, California, 7 November 2008. 

“Constructing the Tacit in Work and Play” – Western Behavioral Sciences Institute’s, International Leadership Forum, La Jolla, California, 5 November, 2008.

“Embracing a World of Constant Change and Re-thinking the Workspace for the 21st Century” – Deloitte & Touche, Technology Media and Telecommunications Summit, Phoenix, Arizona, 6 October 2008.

“Innovating Innovation – Transforming the accelerating pace of change from a challenge to an opportunity” – Singtel’s i.Luminate 2008, Singapore, 24 September 2008. 

“Media 2.0 – Welcome to the 21st Century” – Singapore Press Holdings Conference, Singapore, 23 September 2008.

“Web 2.0 to Learning 2.0:  Key to net-gen work force” – Gartner’s Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit, Anaheim, California, 19 September 2008.

“The Spirit of Entrepreneurism and the Gaming Disposition” - Singapore Management University’s iJam 2008, Singapore, 1 September 2008.

“Learning and Literacy in the Digital Age” – Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 26 August 2008.

“Teaching, Learning and Technology:  Past, Present and Future” – UC Systemwide 21st Century Conference, UC Davis, Davis, California, 20 June 2008.

“ Learning 2.0:  Striving for New Forms of Productivity, Leveraging the Social Basis of Learning and The Net” – Moodle Moot 2008, San Francisco, California, 10 June 2008.

“Institutional Innovation“ – Institute of Design’s Strategy Conference, Chicago, Illiniois, 22 May 2008.

“The Expanding Roles for the CIO in a Rapidly Changing World” – CRITO’s CIO Roundtable, UC Irvine, Irvine, California, 31 March 2008.

“Innovating Innovation:  A Social Dynamic Perspective: - MITRE Corporation Senior Staff and Corporate Officers, McLean, Virginia, 10 March 2008.

“Born Digital, Learning Differently” – CSULA’s Teaching the 21st Century Student:  Technology, Information Literacy and Student Learning, Los Angeles, California, 29 February 2008.

“Born Digital, Learning Differently” – American Council on Education’s 90th Annual Conference, San Diego, California, 12  February 2008.

“Envisioning the Future of DIY” – Panel discussion, DIY Conference, USC, 9 February 2008.

“State of Research” – Panel Discussion, DIY Conference, USC, 8 February 2008.

“NSFNET:  Impact on Teaching and Learning” – NSFNET:  The Partnership that Changed The World:  An event celebrating 20 years of Internet Invention and Progress, Arlington, Virginia, 30 November 2007.

“The Future of OCW and Education” – Panel Discussion, MIT OCW Conference:  Unlocking Knowledge, Empowering Minds:  A Milestone Celebration, Boston, Massachusetts, 28 November 2007.

“Learning 2.0:  New Modes of Learning and Scholarship” – Open University’s Open Learn Conference, Milton Keynes, England, 31 October 2007.

“Life in the Networked Age:  Technology, Science, and Society” – RES Advisory Board Roundtable, Avignon, France, 12 October 2007.

“Learning 2.0 – New modes of Learning and Scholarship” – Colgate University’s Celebration of Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 5 October 2007.

“Born Digital:  New Leaders, New Leadership Models” – New Paradigm E 2.0 Conference, Napa Valley, California, 18 September 2007.

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