2023 Annual Conference – CEU

Accelerating Change

Action | Impact | Optimism

Vancouver, Canada

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March 8-11, 2023
Vancouver, Canada
Bruce Mau

Co-Founder and CEO – Massive Change Network (MCN)

Bruce Mau
Co-Founder and CEO - Massive Change Network (MCN)

Bruce Mau

Designer, author, educator, and artist Bruce Mau is a brilliantly creative optimist whose love of thorny problems led him to create a methodology for life-centered design. Across thirty years of design innovation, he’s collaborated with global brands and companies, leading organizations, heads of state, renowned artists, and fellow optimists. Mau became an international figure with the publication of his landmark S,M,L,XL, designed and co-authored with Rem Koolhaas, and his most recent books are Mau MC24: Bruce Mau’s 24 Principles for Designing Massive Change in Your Life and Work and, with co-author, Julio Ottino, dean of Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering, The Nexus: Augmented Thinking for a Complex World – The New Convergence of Art, Technology, and Science. He is co-founder and CEO of Massive Change Network, a holistic design collective based in Chicago.

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Presentations Category

Presentations provide a forum for the formal presentation of scholarly work. Presentations are typically 20- 25 minutes in length, followed by 5-10 minutes of discussion for a total time of approximately 30 minutes. This category is best suited for a Scholarship that has reached a minimum standard of preliminary conclusions and implications that can be shared with the audience.

Poster (PST)

Poster abstracts provide a forum for presenting material suitable to a graphic format or work that has not yet reached final conclusions. Posters will be presented in a shared setting, allowing the presenter to speak one on one with attendees. Note that this category is open for all submissions.

Abstracts submitted in this category must include a description of/or information concerning the proposed graphic presentation (medium, format, etc.). The poster must be 36″ H X 42″ W. Posters will be presented in an open forum at a designated time(s) during the conference. At least one presenter must be present during the designated time slot. Therefore, only one poster submission per person will be accepted. Please note that any abstract submitted in the poster category (except Undergraduate Student Posters), regardless of SOTL, SODR, or Creative Scholarship, must have an appendix.


Do not use format commands.


Must conform to the current Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association or The Chicago Manual of Style. You are limited to only five references.


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) abstracts must include project outline/statement or student handouts—please remove author name(s) and affiliation(s). These materials will be submitted as a single PDF file. Supplemental materials that reinforce the content of a SODR abstract may be submitted. A maximum of six images/graphs/tables and alike can be submitted as a single PDF file.

Image file format

All images (portrait or landscape) should be 3.25″ wide, maximum height of 4.5″. Graphs or tables cannot exceed a maximum of 6.75″ wide and 4.5″ high and should be submitted as grayscale. Image quality: You are responsible for the quality of your published images. Please include only those illustrations necessary for a complete understanding of the submission.


Indigenous people performing on conference stage.

Eagle Song Dancers & Land Acknowledgement Ceremony
Squamish Nation

Spakwus Slolem, (translated as” Eagle Song Dancers) are members of the Squamish Nation. Geographically located in what is called the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Our traditional territory being the Howe Sound, Vancouver to Whistler area. The Squamish have lived and utilized this area for over 10,000 years, having history traced back to the Great Flood, and an Ice Age.

Spakwus Slolem presentations brings out “Chiax,” the protocol and laws of our canoe culture, for our Longhouses. Some of our Elders today still have memories of early years, traveling across the waters in great canoes to visit Family in distant land , and exercising our Chiax. Spakwus Slolem presents a glimpse into this culture through singing/drumming and dance and audience participation.

2023 Winners

  • Teaching Excellence Award: Kendra Orida
  • Scholarship Excellence Award: Kristi Gaines
  • Book Award: Lisa Waxman
  • Community Service Award: Vibhavari Jani
  • Media Award: Gregory Luhan & Rebekah Radtke
  • Arnold P. Friedmann Educator of Distinction Award: Lisa Tucker
  • President’s Award: Terry Londy
  • Best Poster: Eiman Elgewely
  • Best Scholarship of Design & Research Presentation: Amanda Gale
  • Best Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Presentation: Tina Patel & Jennifer Meakins
  • Best Creative Scholarship Presentation: Hannah Dewhirst
  • Best Creative Scholarship Presentation: Cory Olsen & Linda Zimmer
  • JID Service Recognition: Nam-Kyu Park
  • JID 2022 Article of the Year: Marjan Sterckx
  • JID 2022 Reviewer of the Year: Anna Marshall-Baker
Student Video Competition*
  • Savannah Hinck, Alexis Coleman, Ashley Manzo
Student Design Competition*
  • Undergraduate: Celia Armstrong, Julia Huynh, Andrew Scheetz
  • Graduate: Samantha Kubiak, Deja Carter
IDECF Special Projects Grant
  • Minyoung Cerruti, Mona Ghandi, Ling-Ling Tsao, Shiyi Chen

Sponsors and Exhibitors