LXDCON'22 Program

NOTE: LXDCON ran on Amsterdam time (GMT +2).
This was the program of LXDCON'22. You'll notice breaks in the program, we do this to cater to different time zones.

Day 1

Tuesday June 14, 2022

10:00am - 10:30am

Kick off LXDCON'22

Niels Floor | Shapers

Welcome to the seventh annual learning experience design conference LXDCON’22. Together with learning experiences designers from around the globe we will explore this year’s theme "the art of LXD”. Join us for four days of learning experience design activities.

10.30AM - 11:30AM

Inspiration session - Artistry of the Teacher

Patrick van der Bogt | HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

Maybe there is another appeal to who designs for education than the need for technical expertise? Might an artistic source from which our impulse to create something also be the same place that a teacher connects with when exposed to the openness of pedagogical ‘moments’? Can we provide sustenance for more esthetic gestures that give shape to education? What are ways of staging or ‘mis en scène’ that prevent an ‘anesthetic’ experience? Let’s explore the absence of desired outcomes and embrace the inefficiency of creation.

11:30am - 1:00pm

Workshop - Show your shelf!

Irene Pena Abellán | Digital Society School

This session aims to ground, visualise and set your intentions for the coming four days. We will land the workshop through a prioritisation exercise to make your goals actionable.

Break until 4:00PM

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4:00pm - 4:30pm

Talk - LXD in Higher Ed

Dr. Sarah Gretter | Michigan State University

Touching on learning experience design (LXD) as an increasingly critical practice in higher education, this talk presents a constructivist view of designing conversations to tackle higher ed’s challenges like demographic change, the continued defunding of public education, cost pressures, and the opportunities and challenges of educational technologies. This talk is an invitation to think about LXD as a a core internal competency of a university based on the practical experiences of a specific educational design organization at Michigan State University.

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Talk - Extraordinary Experiences and Higher Education

Brian J. Hill, Ph.D. | Department of Experience Design and Management, Marriott School of Business, Brigham Young University.

This session applies the conceptualization and supporting research of extraordinary experiences to examples within higher education. A typology of extraordinary experiences defines and describes ordinary, memorable, meaningful, and transformative experiences. Confirming research highlights the importance of positive and negative emotions to experience types and the influence of close relationships to shared experience emotions. Experience impact measures have been developed to gage the importance of experiences. These concepts can be applied to higher education in typology, connection, and impact.

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Meet Up

Stick around and join the speakers from the previous two talks. Meet fellow learning experience designers from around the world to network and chat. Each year we welcome participants from all continents and bringing all of you together is one of the best parts of LXDCON. See you there!

How to get the most out of LXDCON

These four days in June will be packed with a variety of LX design activities for you to choose from. 

We've decided to not just do 1 conference day, but up to 4 days filled with workshops, meet ups, inspirational sessions and talks.

This is a global event with participants from across the world in different time zones. That's why we arranged the program in a way that enables you to participate in a way that suits your schedule:

Quick and easy: 
Cherry pick the activities that fit your schedule and watch them either live or the recording afterwards. Ideal if you're short on time and you know what you're looking for. 3 to 5 hours in total.

Get active: 
Participate in (some of) the live events like virtual workshops and debates to dig deeper into what matters to you.  5 to 10 hours in total.

Go all in: 
Join us from start to finish. Challenge yourself by actively participating in all live events and connect with the LX design community. We'll see you each day of the week! 10 to 20 hours in total.

Most live events will be recorded for you to watch later so don't worry about missing anything!

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We, Shapers, are pioneers in the field of learning experience design. We believe in the power of well crafted experiences to elevate the quality of learning. That's why we apply, train and promote learning experience design around the globe.