LMU Playa Vista Campus building

LMU Innovation Symposium

Disruptive Technologies and Education
March 18, 2023
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Artificial Intelligence is a rapidly evolving force to be reckoned with, and its power and influence are certain to shape the future of education. Join us for the second annual LMU Innovation Symposium as we bring thought leaders from the tech industry, K-12, and higher education to discuss the confluence of disruptive technology and education. 

About the Symposium

Following the success of the 2022 LMU Innovation Symposium, the second annual LMU Innovation Symposium: Disruptive Technologies and Education brings together industry and academic experts from multiple disciplines to discuss how innovations in technology, education, and ethical decision making have an impact on people, planet and profit. Presented by LMU College of Business Administration, LMU School of Education, LMU School of Education's iDEAL Institute, and LMU MarComm External Relations. Please RSVP to receive additional information and confirmed panelists.


Panel 1: Disruptive Technologies Impacting Education

Panel 2: Educating with Disruption: Using emerging technology in the classroom

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9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:30 a.m.  -  9:45 a.m.

Welcome Remarks - Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas Poon
and LMU School of Education Dean Michelle D. Young

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Morning Keynote - Neil Sahota
10:15 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Transition
10:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Panel 1 - Disruptive Technologies in Education
11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Lunch & Fireside Chat with Vice President for Information Technology Tamara Armstrong
and Talespin Co-founder and Chief Content Officer Stephen Fromkin
12:20 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Afternoon Welcome - LMU College of Business Administration Dean Dayle Smith
and Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics Kala Seal
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Afternoon Keynote - Sabba Quidwai
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Panel 2 - Educating With Disruption: Using disruptive technologies in the classroom
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Closing

About the 2023 Innovation Symposium

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The second annual LMU Innovation Symposium offers a unique opportunity to explore the latest advances in technology and their impact on the education industry. The world is changing rapidly, and with it, the way we teach and learn is also evolving. The conference provides a platform for experts to discuss and showcase the most innovative and disruptive technologies that are reshaping the education landscape. From artificial intelligence to virtual and augmented reality, there are countless exciting new tools that educators can use to enhance the learning experience for students. The conference will also explore the challenges that come with incorporating new technologies into the classroom and how to ensure that all students have access to these resources. Through keynote speeches, workshops, and networking opportunities, the Innovation Symposium aims to bring together educators, innovators, and thought leaders to share knowledge, best practices, and experiences, and to drive the conversation forward on how technology can be used to improve education for all. 

P.S. ChatGPT wrote the above description of our conference with some carefully selected prompts!

Getting Here

LMU Playa Vista Campus map

The Playa Vista Campus is located at The Brickyard complex in the Playa Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles. A free shuttle service from the LMU Westchester campus is open to the public, and is a convenient option for people commuting between campuses. You can board the shuttle at the University Hall flagpoles, or at Lawton Plaza, just opposite the library. The campus is located on the second floor, and is accessible via Elevator Lobby 1 on the east side of the building, opposite Playa Vista Central Park and above Sweat Yoga.  The pedestrian entrance is just west of the corner of S. Lake Center Drive and W. Waterfront Drive.

Free parking will be available at the venue for symposium attendees. Please keep your ticket and bring it with you to the registration table. Public entrances to the parking structure are located on W. Waterfront Drive and S. Lake Center Drive. Free street parking is available around the complex, but may be limited at peak times.