KEEN National Conference

February 3-5, 2021 | Virtual


Transform your students, department, and college with an entrepreneurial mindset! This February, join hundreds of leaders, faculty, and staff from top universities at a revolutionary virtual conference for engineering educators. 

Get ready for hands-on, supportive, and collaborative learning at the virtual 2021 KEEN National Conference.

Meet the Keynote Speakers

3 Keynotes. 4 KEEN Talks. 90+ Presenters. 

Enjoy inspiring keynote presenters and KEEN Talks, as well as 36 hands-on sessions that help immediately impact work on your campus. Click to view all the presenters.

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Innovate. Integrate. Motivate.

The #KNC2021 conference theme is Innovate. Integrate. Motivate

In today’s world, an entrepreneurial mindset has never been more important. As faculty, staff, and administrators, you are the change agents responsible for graduating engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset.

  • As Innovators, you are reinventing engineering education - both to increase your students’ impact and to adapt to the new normal caused by the pandemic. 
  • As Integrators, you are implementing and sequencing high-quality student experiences - uniting mindset and skillset to unleash your students’ potential.
  • As Motivators, you are inspiring your colleagues and students - fueling your passions and igniting the passions of those around you.

Join the KEEN Partner Campuses as we share, learn, grow, and co-create the next for engineering education. #KNC2021 will engage your hearts, hands, and minds as we integrate innovative programs, inspire our colleagues, and unleash the potential of the next generation of engineers!

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Build Your Schedule

#KNC2021 includes a set of robust experiences designed just for you! On February 3, explore pre-events like an asynchronous introductory session to customize your conference experience, a live virtual camp to connect you to other attendees, and a personalized set of supplies and materials to leverage throughout this interactive conference.

Then plenary talks, keynotes, and over 30 interactive sessions will delight and engage on February 4-5.

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Here's a sample of the stimulating sessions you can expect:

  • Pandemic Insights. Dig into remote hackathons, use a photography analogy to motivate independent learning, and more. 
  • Supercharging Student Engagement. Make any topic, no matter how dry or technical, more interesting, curious, and engaging.
  • How Entrepreneurially Minded Learning Can Integrate, Innovate, and Motivate Best Practices in Diversity & Inclusion. Courageously confront the changes needed in classrooms!
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset Enhancing Equity. Design a curriculum practice using EM modules, techniques, research, and tools that inspire student curiosity about other people.
  • Adapting EML Activities for Different Modalities. Get tips and strategies to adapt entrepreneurially minded learning activities from in-person to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), MOOC to in-person, and from both in-person and MOOC to online synchronous courses.
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What's next?

In the months following #KNC2021, we'll have dedicated time for you to reconnect with session presenters and expand on takeaways, best practices, and lessons learned, as well as access materials from each and every session.