Join us for the inaugural Future of Learning Community Fest

March 14–15 | Omni Hotel | Tempe, Arizona

FOLC Fest is a two-day intellectual jam session (read higher ed conference) hosted by the Office of the University Provost that brings together   folks in teaching, tech and student success at ASU. In its inaugural year, the conference aims to explore how ASU can realize our Charter commitment of making an ASU education accessible to all students and learners while remaining on the leading edge of technology and academic excellence. 


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What to expect


Thursday, March 14

3–7 p.m.

Opening act (Conference welcome)
Nancy Gonzales
Executive Vice President and University Provost

Headliner (Keynote address)
Announcing in December 2023.

After party (Social reception)
Drinks and snacks
Salt River Ballroom.


Friday, March 15

8 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Full agenda of sessions, discussions and demos announcing in early 2024 on the following themes:

  • Placing students at the center of curricula design.
  • Fostering community (inclusion and belonging in the classroom).
  • Scaling student success innovations.
  • Advancing social impact through teaching.

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Come learn and build community with keynote speakers and the ASU academic leaders and staff who are driving the innovations that power ASU’s teaching and learning.

Take the mic


Have a compelling story to tell about an innovation you’re leading or project you’re a part of that is making an impact on student outcomes? Sign up to speak at FOLC Fest.

During FOLCFEST we will

  • Explore the latest ASU advancements and innovations in technology and their impact on teaching and learning. 
  • Bring faculty and staff together to co-present, acknowledging the full spectrum of teaching, learning and tech professionals at ASU and their involvement in students’ holistic journeys. 
  • Pinpoint the challenges and opportunities of integrating technology into educational practices. 
  • Provide a platform for educators, researchers and technology professionals to share their experiences and best practices in technology-enhanced teaching and learning. 
  • Facilitate discussions on innovative teaching and learning strategies that leverage technology. 
  • Foster belonging and collaboration among educators, researchers and professionals across the field of educational technology. 
  • Build scaffolding across various faculty and staff comfort and experience levels with technology to honor the diversity of expertise at ASU. 

A little bit more about FOLC Fest


FOLC Fest is a new face in the higher education conference world.

Brought to you by the fine folk at the ASU Office of the University Provost, FOLC Fest is a forum that celebrates and advances the technologies and techniques that make the most impact on college student academic outcomes.

True to the ASU Charter, the conference will focus on approaches that help more students from all backgrounds succeed in college.

FOLC Fest is in its beta year, and in true ASU fashion, we’re building it as we fly it. As such, the conference is open to only ASU faculty and staff, with plans to expand nationwide in 2025.

If you’d like to be involved in helping plan and produce FOLC Fest, email Joanna Schlinkert at