What is LIS

LIS is about taking the next step: moving away from theoretical discussion, and focusing on real, repeatable practices implemented by leading educators from across the country.

When 300 Learning Innovation Summit attendees descended on Melbourne, Australia for LIS17, we didn’t just talk about the possibilities for Innovation in Education and Learning — we brought ideas to life.

Digital Learning Innovation in the Sciences

In 2018, we’ve turned our eyes to digital learning innovation in the sciences. Science education in K12 and Higher Ed faces unique challenges and opportunities, and we’re bringing people together to discuss how we can champion student achievement.

Join us at the NASA Ames Research Center on June 15th to meet and talk with innovative educators from across academia, industry, and government offering diverse perspectives and lessons learned. Hear about and discuss creative solutions that are dramatically improving student learning, and bring your own ideas and stories to share during interactive sessions.

Yet another education conference? Think again. You will leave LIS18 with new ideas, new stratagem, and new relationships with innovative educators.

Who Should Attend

Innovative Instructors of all STEM-related disciplines at all levels (K-20+) excited to connect with and learn from other transformational educators.

Academic Leaders who are serious about finding and implementing innovative pathways to student success, especially in the sciences.

Learning Designers interested in staying on the cutting edge of digital learning design across disciplines and mediums.

The value of an education is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.
—Albert Einstein

Exceptional Lineup of Presenters

Bror Saxberg

Vice President, Learning Sciences, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Ariel Anbar

Professor and Director of Center for Education Through Exploration, Arizona State University

Kristen J. Erickson

Science Engagement and Partnerships Director, NASA

Dror Ben-Naim

Founder & CEO, Smart Sparrow

Bridget Burns

Executive Director, University Innovation Alliance

Rahim Rajan

Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melina Gates Foundation

Alina von Davier

Senior Vice President, ACT Next

Lou Pugliese

Senior Innovation Fellow & Managing Director Technology Innovation, Action Lab at Arizona State University

Michelle Driessen

Distinguished University Professor, General Chemistry Director, University of Minnesota

Mike Lerner

Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University

Wendy Oliver

Senior Learning Architect, ASU Prep Digital

Philip Rous

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Sally Watt

Professor of Astronomy, Glendale Community College

Tom Fikes

Director of Research Operations, EdPlus and Arizona State University Action Labs

Justin Barad

Founder & CEO, Osso VR

Jessica Swann

Community Development Manager, Infiniscope Teaching Network

Erfan Mojaddam

Manager of Academic Technology & Innovation, Stanford Medicine

Stephanie Levi Blumer

Assistant Professor of Biology, Oakton Community College

Philip Regier

University Dean for Educational Initiatives & CEO of EdPlus, EdPlus at ASU

Jacqui Hayes

Director of Studio Innovation and Inspark Product Manager, Smart Sparrow

Why Join?


Lightning talks from learning experts

Learn from educators in 15-minutes or less as they discuss what they're working on to improve science education, including challenges overcome, lessons learned, and next steps.


Interactive demos

Experience learning innovation first-hand and get new ideas to take back to your institutions when educators show off their projects in 'Show & Tell' sessions.


Engaging discussions

Join Q&A sessions, panels, and roundtable discussions with other educators to ask and find answers to the questions on your mind.


Hands-on workshops

Participate in hands-on workshops that will explore new pedagogical practices, innovative learning technology, how to plan for institutional transformation, and more.

Interactive Demos

PhET Simulations

University of Colorado Boulder

Into the Cell

Inspark Teaching Network

Virtual Surgical Training

Osso VR

OSU Interactive Online Chemistry Labs

Oregon State University

Habitable Worlds

Inspark Teaching Network


Infiniscope, A Project by NASA and ASU, powered by Smart Sparrow

Virtual Field Trips

ASU Center for Education Through Exploration

Plan Your LIS

NASA in Mountain View, CA

NASA Ames Conference Center Building 3 at the NASA Ames Research Center

500 Severyns Rd, Moffett Field, CA 94035

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