Moravec, John (USA, Minneapolis)

John Moravec is a scholar on the future of work and education; a global speaker; editor of the Knowmad Society project; a co-director of the Invisible Learning project; and I am the founder of Education Futures LLC.
He is a speaker and trainer with 100+ invited engagements across four continents, including four TEDx talks. External consultant and trainer for the Inter-American Development Bank.​
 
Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., comparative and international development education, University of Minnesota
  •  Master of International Management, University of St. Thomas;
  •  B.A., international studies, American University.

 
 John Moravec is concerned about human capital development as society approaches an increasingly complex and ambiguous future. Technological change drives social change, and the impact of these changes is accelerating exponentially. Modern schools, universities, and other knowledge-based institutions must leap ahead of this curve for all people to compete in highly globalized, knowledge- and innovation-based societies.
 
Doctor Moravec’s research and action scholarship agendas are focused on exploring the convergence of globalization, innovation society, and accelerating change in human knowledge development; and, building positive futures for knowledge creation systems in an era of exponential uncertainty. His work focuses on exploring the emerging “Knowmad Paradigm,” and the new approaches to leadership and human capital development required. His work is global, and he is most actively engaged in research and collaborations in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. In addition to editing Knowmad Society (2013, Education Futures), he is the co-author of the book Invisible Learning (2011, University of Barcelona Press).
 
John Moravec has been invited to connect with and collaborate with many institutions around the world, including:
 
World Bank Group (USA), Inter-American Development Bank (USA), Girls in Tech (Ecuador), Simon Fraser University (Canada), Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico), National Society for Experiential Education (USA), Universidad de Cundinamarca (Colombia), European Democratic Education Community (Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Finland), National Research Tomsk State University (Russia), Plain Ceibal (Uruguay), Universidad Nacional de la Plata (Argentina), Turkish Private Schools Association (Turkey), World Confederation of Private Education (Portugal), J.W. Fulbright Commission (Czech Republic), Ministry of Education, Chubut Province (Argentina), Universidad Francisco Marroquín (Guatemala), Ministry of Education (Peru), University of Minnesota (USA), Ministry of Education (Ecuador), Ministry of Education (Chile), Estonian Information Technology Foundation (Estonia), Hogeschool HAS Den Bosch (Netherlands), Husin Group (Indonesia), Knowmads Business School (Netherlands), Haaga-Helia School of Vocational Teacher Education (Finland), Fundación Telefónica (Argentina), Universidad Santo Tomás (Chile), Instituto Normal de Enseñanza Técnica (Uruguay), University of Potsdam (Germany), Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Germany), European Council of National Associations of Independent Schools (Slovakia), NHL Hogeschool (Netherlands), Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation & Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (Netherlands), Hogeschool van Amsterdam (Netherlands), Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (European Commission Joint Research Centre, Spain), International University of Andalucia (Spain), De Baak (Netherlands), Charles University (Czech Republic), Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (Ecuador), University of Oxford (UK), Masaryk University (Czech Republic), Anqing Teachers College (China), Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (Mexico), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico), Northeast Normal University (China), FLACSO (Mexico and Ecuador), University of Debrecen (Hungary), University of Hawaii (USA) …

TOPIC OF THE REPORT:
How can we better ensure the success of the campus, its individuals, and the community it serves?

ABSTRACT:

In a world driven by exponential accelerating technological and social change, expanding global connectivity, and a push for more creative and context-driven innovations, how can we better ensure the success of the campus, its individuals, and the community it serves? This session is focused on the university’s place in a knowledge- and innovation-generative community and designing spaces for learning and human potential development, driven by accelerating technological and social change, continuing globalization, and the emergence of a knowmad society. This talk further explores architecturally-relevant ideas for designers and leaders to plan for a rapidly changing university; and, plots a pathway for maximizing the creativity and innovation capital for a knowledge-based community.

Scholar on the future of work and education; a global speaker; editor of the Knowmad Society project; a co-director of the Invisible Learning project; and I am the founder of Education Futures LLC.
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