Conference Details

Presented by the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation, this 1-day Design Thinking Summit on March 23, 2012, will be an engaging and collaborative gathering that explores the integration of design thinking into a 21st century learning environment.
  • Each participant will hear from leading design thinking experts about the value of design thinking.
  • Each participant will learn the process and approach to design thinking.
  • Each participant will collaborate with a design thinking expert and team of participants on a design thinking challenge.
  • Each participant will be able to ask a panel of design thinking “doers” about implementation post-summit.
7:30-8:30  Registration
8:30  Opening of Summit
8:35  DT Stampede
8:45  ICE Talk featuring DT Headliners
10:30  101 Exchange
12:00  Lunch
12:45  DT Jr.
1:00  Design Thinking Challenge–Discover/Empathy
2:15  King of Pops
2:30  Design Thinking Challenge–Experiment/Produce
3:45  Demo of Doers
4:50  Final Queue
5:15  Conclusion of Summit
IN BUSINESS.  Chris Kasabach comes to the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship program from the intersecting worlds of design, business and technology.
IN HIGHER ED.  Leonard Medlock is co-founder of Inner City Educational Technologies (ICEdT), where he designs casual learning games geared towards urban youth.
IN K12 ED.  Kim Saxe, Director of the Innovation Lab at The Nueva School and lecturer at Stanford University, is a long time educator, and former engineer and R&D director.
IN K12 ED.  As the Design Thinking Coordinator for kindergarten through 6th grade at Mount Vernon, Mary Cantwell developed and designed D.E.E.P., the design thinking process utilized at Mount Vernon which is based on Stanford’s model.
IN ENTERTAINMENT.  Laura Dames is senior vice president of Business Operations for Turner Entertainment Networks (TEN), which includes industry leading television brands TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and truTV.
IN ADMINISTRATION.  Dr. Brett Jacobsen serves as the Head of School at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta, Georgia.