EDInnovate Live 2022

+Possible selves summit

March 3-6, 2022

University of
San Diego
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EDInnovate Live
March 5-6, 2022

Inspiring Hope
Creating Joy
Igniting Potential

This year's conference theme is inspiring hope, creating joy and igniting potential! How do we evolve our schools and teaching to meet the needs of all learners and educators? How do we work with parents, students and our teams to design inclusive learning experiences that offer hope and a future vision and pathways for every student? What does research tell us about the importance of creativity and community-based innovation to fuel our imaginations and souls? 


Network with leading educational innovators, get inspired by engaging keynote speakers representing leading education changemakers and researchers; participate in informative breakout sessions and our Ignite Talks; experience hands-on interactive workshops and explore new learning technologies in the innovation lab and playground.

  • Student-centered and Whole Child Learning


  • Creativity & learning science

  • Equitable learning experience (LX) design

  • Emerging Learning Technologies & anti-racist Pedagogy

  • learning science & analytics

  • Edupreneurship

Over 450 attendees from around the globe participate in two days of summit activities and two days of EdInnovate Live conference. Our attendees include a cross-section of educational leaders, researchers and faculty, teachers, entrepreneurs, inventors, students and industry supporters. If you identify as an educational innovator, this is your conference!


Possible Selves Summit

Pre-Conference Event, March 3-4, 2022
  • March 3: Immersive Experience
    Cajon ValLey Union School District


  • March 4th: Summit
    University of San Diego

Career development is a human process with the possibility to ignite hope and build dreams. Join education leaders from around the country at the inaugural Possible Selves Summit 2022, to explore the latest research, policy and practice emerging in whole child and early career development, and convene with A National Call to Action that outlines actions to support students in developing their future possible selves. “Why am I here?” is a question central to all humans, yet K-12 education often fails to help students identify their unique interests, skills, and exposure to mentors and possible careers to effectively develop motivation to pursue a fulfilling life pathway. 


Based on a recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD, 2020), today’s students:

  • Struggle to identify their career aspirations

  • Are more uncertain about future occupations

  • Show narrow career aspirations

  • Demonstrate misalignment between their aspirations and awareness of how to prepare for those careers

An Immersion Event is available on Thursday, March 3rd at the Cajon Valley Union School District to observe, participate and hear the voices of students and teachers in their nationally recognized program, “The World of Work,” as it plays out in the school environment. Transportation and lunch are provided.

Some important questions we’ll address include:

  • What is the role of hope, dreams, and motivation in a fulfilling life and career?

  • What is research telling us about whole human development and what data do we need?

  • How do we engage parents in the process with their children?

  • How do we design the learning experience, structure, and environments to support whole-person development? How do we get started?

  • The importance of literacy, and the use of technology, in the development of self

  • How do we share this work among all stakeholders, starting with teachers?

  • When is it appropriate to start this work? How?

Goals of the Summit


  • Learn about the latest research, policy and practice in career and whole child development as it plays out in schools

  • Network and create a culture and mindset of whole child and career development across the K-12 ecosystem

  • Communicate clearly with a common language

  • Explore key questions in whole child and career development

  • Develop A National Call to Action for research, policy and practice in early career and whole child development

University of San Diego

University of San Diego, July 29-30

The chuch of the Immaculata on the USD campus


Call for Proposals Closes November 15, 2021


  • Inspire and network with educational innovators

  • Empower all learners to engage in innovative practice

  • Motivate leaders to create opportunities for innovation

  • Foster educational innovation by showcasing effective curriculum, programs, and practices

  • Advance research and knowledge about innovative learning, teaching, and leadership

  • Enhance ed innovation through the use of emerging technologies and space design

Speakers & Schedule







"EDInnovateLive brought together the who's who of innovative educators from San Diego and beyond. If you want to rethink education, this is the conference to be at!"

- Dr. Connie Liu, Founder, Project Invent & Forbes 30 Under 30

"EDInnovateLive brings together a cross-section of innovators and changemakers in higher education, K-12, Workforce, and Government.  There's literally something for everyone!  Will be there in full force again this year!"

- Dr. David Miyashiro, Superintendent, Cajon Valley Union School District

"EdInnovateLive challenges our thinking while amplifying our progress. It's a few days when we as eager innovators come together to be inspired by big picture possibilities and big picture successes from all parts of education."

- Marisa Thompson, Innovation Support Coach, Carlsbad Unified School District

"EdInnovateLive was one of my favorite gatherings of the year in the education space.  I was able to authentically connect with new voices in the space, enjoy a diversity of viewpoints from pioneers and innovators who challenged my thinking while enjoying some amazing San Diego weather."

- Dr. Erin Mote, Executive Director and Co-Founder of InnovateEDU

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Located in beautiful San Diego, the University of San Diego (USD) was recognized by The Princeton Review as the Most Beautiful Campus in the U.S. Hosting up to 500 attendees, this intimate venue promotes relationship building and hands-on learning with some of education industry's leading innovators. Tickets will sell out early!


We are located overlooking Mission Bay, close to downtown, Sea World, Mariner's Village and other San Diego attractions. Parking will be available on campus for a small fee, however, many people stay nearby in local hotels and use Lyft or Uber for transportation.






University of San Diego

School of Leadership & Education Sciences
(Mother Rosalie Hall) 
5998 Alcalá Park 
San Diego, CA 92110

PARK in the West Campus parking lot, trams arrive every few minutes to bring you up the hill. Onsite registration is in the School of Leadership & Education Sciences building (Mother Rosalie Hall).


University of San Diego School of Leadership and Educational Sciences
The Jacobs Institute for Innovatio in Eduction. Empowering Educational Innovators
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For sponsorship opportunities contact jilearning@sandiego.edu