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WEBINAR: Re-thinking the conference

Join us Wednesday, March 23 at 1pm (EDT) for a webinar with Simon Fraser University‘s Shawn Smith and Groundswell‘s Gilad Babchuk to discuss the design of SFU Surrey’s ReSchool event as a model for a hands-on conference + design sprint.
A gathering of education innovators, ReSchool was designed to build an education innovation community across sector boundaries, to push bold thinking, and prototype new models, collaboratively. We invite individuals thinking about building community around education innovation—or those generally re-thinking conference models as opportunities for innovation and hands on community building—to learn about the ReSchool model. Shawn and Gilad will also share partnership and planning decisions, event outcomes and learnings, and materials/resources to support others doing this work.
Connect with us at if you’d like to participate, and join the webinar via webex here (access code: 926 908 024; audio connection: 1-855-749-4750).

Shawn Smith is the founding director of RADIUS SFU, a social innovation lab and venture incubator based at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. As an educator and entrepreneur, he has developed and run a number of innovative courses and educational experiences focused on the nexus between entrepreneurship and social change, and worked on, in and with many social ventures on three continents over the past decade. He completed his MBA at the University of Oxford as a 2009 Skoll Scholar in Social Entrepreneurship and was recognized as a 2013 Business in Vancouver Top 40 Under 40 recipient.

Gilad Babchuck is the co-founder and director of Groundswell, an inclusive community of people working together to build a regenerative, democratic economy in a supportive social ecosystem. He has extensive experience establishing, developing and running a whole range of enterprises: from businesses, non-profits and social enterprises, to schools and educational institutions. He is an educator and social entrepreneur who was named one of the 50 most influential people in the field of education in Israel.

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