The day will be full of FREE events including CEUs, workshops, research, insights, product updates, lunch, raffles, and networking. Feel free to stop in throughout the day for specific events or stay the full day and even log into work if you need. The agenda below will give you the chance to plan your day accordingly! If you plan to take part in any of the CEU events, please arrive at least 30 minutes before the event for IDCEC/AIA number registration.

Make sure to stay around and check out new products from our partners including the Steelcase Karman chair, Smith System Numbers, VS Space, NorvaNivel Genci 2.0, AMQ Amobi and more! Those in attendance can also enter the raffle to win a Smith System Soft Rock! You must attend to enter, but you do not need to be present to win.

Our team will also be hosting a “Snack Pack Drive” to support the non-profit, The Children’s Place. The primary goal of the drive is to collect non-perishable food items for families to take home over the weekend. If you would like to contribute, we will have drop boxes at the event.


9:00 am – 9:30 am: Registration

9:30 am – 10:30 am: Generation Esports

Schools adopting esports as an official school sport or even an extra curricular is leading to engaging at-risk students and helping them find purpose in schools. With 70% of Americans playing videos games, it makes sense that esports can be a powerful tool in engaging your audience remotely or in-person. Esports clubs have rapid growth, and impact the kids that need it.

10:30 am – 11:30 am: David Stubbs, “The Collision of Agile + Messy: Supporting the Requirements of Authentic Learning” CEU Credit available!

Our learners need to be problem solvers, critical thinkers and modifiers of their world and it is our responsibility to provide the most seamless and transparent set of tools as they learn to analyze, question, elaborate, refine and evaluate their own ideas… to create and to Innovate. Unfortunately, within the walls of our educational environments we have long permitted brave educators to clutter classroom environments to a point of discomfort negatively affecting the health, safety and potential of its learners. As designers we sometimes continue the delivery of “kitchen cabinets” within classrooms without the knowledge that this antiquated harboring device is simply not suited for today’s set of resources. Sub-sequential responses of simply removing all available cabinetry, shifting the emphasis on wheels, is placing an additional burden on space. In this session, we will discuss the disconnects that permitted us to arrive at this point in time, indicate rules for appropriate systematic solutions, guidelines and recommendations for stuff, as well as the agile movement and housing of these resources that rarely emerge in portfolio imagery.

This past year our knowledge has been heightened to reinforce emerging pedagogical demands of AGILE environments supporting “simple and easy” pivots. We further understand that authentic learning can be quite messy, thus the necessity to recognize the requirements and disconnects of space as it relates to clutter. We will explore fresh, new innovative concepts for all attributes of educational space that support the disconnects when simply delivering storage on wheels along with a variety of designed solutions, themes and “apparent trends” for the kitchen sink replacement.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Lunch + Vendor Showcase

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Marisa Sergnese, “The Scaling of Active Learning Environments: Building a Taxonomy of Teaching + Learning Spaces”

Education leaders & school board members continue to navigate numerous challenges to promote student success, faculty development, facilities, and infrastructure. Steelcase Learning offers a targeted collection of sprints that provide a holistic and comprehensive approach to the adoption of environments that support active learning methodologies and thoughtfully curated technology integration. Participants will explore measurement tools to support the ongoing development of spaces in response to critical needs and gaps over time, and refresh spaces as new and evolving trends, norms and upskilling initiatives deem necessary.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Jolene Levin, NoraNivel, “How Purposeful Space Design Impacts Learner Autonomy and Engagement”

NorvaNivel is passionate about designing creative and innovative spaces that allows all students’ needs to be met for learning success. Since NorvaNivel was founded in Australia in 2010, Jolene has personally partnered with hundreds education leaders to help their schools navigate from traditional teaching and classroom design to create agile learning spaces to support the pedagogy of today and tomorrow. With a view to the direction of education, Jolene creates the vision of learning spaces of the future. She brings with her hundreds of successful case studies and a commitment to improving education in the United States with inclusive learning spaces. She is inspired by her children and transforming the world in which they learn.






The Children’s Place: Where hurts find hope.

The Children’s Place is a leader – locally and nationally – in trauma-responsive care for children as Kansas City’s specialized trauma treatment agency. The Children’s Place provides four distinct programs to offer a holistic continuum of care and a multi-disciplinary approach to mental health healing. We encourage anyone with a hurt – physical, emotional, or relational – to seek help. We know early intervention has the power to mitigate future health and social issues.

OUR MISSION is to help children and families heal from life’s deepest hurts. We work to restore childhood. We tirelessly pursue, find and celebrate healing for young children in our community who have faced trauma, enabling children to lead happy, healthy, hopeful lives.

Snack Pack Supplies Wish List:

  • Cereal bars
  • Fruit snacks/roll-ups/cups
  • Dried fruit
  • Snack crackers (individual packages
  • Snack mix (individual packages)
  • Graham crackers (individual packages)
  • Instant oatmeal (individual packages)
  • Canned ravioli/spaghettiOs
  • Canned soups
  • Juice boxes (individual packages)
  • Applesauce (individual packages)
  • Fresh oranges, apples, bananas (Thursday only)
  • Boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Pudding snack cups
  • Raisins/craisins (individual packages)
  • Canned tuna/chicken
  • Ramen noodles/pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned vegetables (green beans, peas, corn or mixed)
  • Cereal (Cheerios, Total, Life, Shredded Wheat or frosted flakes)

Link to our wish list:

Amazon Wish List 

For more information on this or other ways you can support our mission, please contact Denton Williams, Community Engagement Coordinator, at or 816-363-1898.


July 21
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Stacy Roth


6889 N Oak Trafficway #400, Gladstone, MO 64118
6889 N Oak Trafficway #400
Gladstone, MO 64118 United States
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