Event: Education in the Next 50

National leaders whose work shapes new ideas in education discuss: What is the future we hope to realize for our children 50 years from now? What are the skills today’s children need in order to become the architects of a better world tomorrow? How are new advances in areas such as technology, gaming and brain research opening up exciting new pathways for teaching and learning? How will we make innovations in education meaningful and accessible to all children in the Next 50? How will the investments we make in educating very young children today profoundly affect our community – for better or for worse – in the next 50 years?


  • Jane McGonigal, Ph.D., Creative Director of Social Chocolate, Director of Game Research and Development at Institute for the Future, best-selling author of Reality is Broken, named by The New York Times as one of 10 scientists with the best vision for what’s coming next.
  • Milton Chen, Ph.D., Director Emeritus of Edutopia/The George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • Roger Weissberg, Ph.D., Psychology Professor at University of Illinois and CEO of Collaborative for Academic, Social & Emotional Learning (CASEL)
  • Bette Hyde, Ph.D., Director of Washington State Department of Early Learning
  • Moderated by Kristen French, Ph.D., Director of Western Washington University Center for Education Equity and Diversity

Sponsored by Committee for Children

Thursday, Aug 16 7PM
Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
$10.00 Student/Educator, $16.00 General Admission,
$37.00 Premium Seating/Post-Event Reception

Click here for tickets. For additional information contact Julia Colson – 206.684.7377 or julia.colson@seattle.gov

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