Upcoming LSC Meetings

LSC events and activities are grounded in the LSC goal to shape an emerging national community of practice: one that recognizes its responsibility to work toward a common language about learners and learning as a critical step in shaping 21st century learning spaces that serve 21st century learners.

The LSC involves a diverse cadre of stakeholders. LSC events and activities are designed by and intended for this diverse community of academic administrators, faculty in all disciplines, architects and other design professionals, representatives of national educational and professional societies.

March 25, 2018

Participants in this 2018 “broadening the discussion” VentureWell/Learning Spaces Collaboratory roundtable will bring their individual experiences as academics and design professionals to address audacious questions about the future of spaces for making. These discussions will be sparked by questions emerging from the 2016 VW/LSC roundtable on spaces for making. The discussion will be enriched by the diverse perspectives that participants bring to the roundtable. As with all LSC roundtables, there is a flow through the discussions, something like a Mobius strip, of back and forth between common conversation and small working groups, with show and tell along the way.  A set of papers will be drafted, outlining rationale and strategies for establishing a vision and goals for a campus as an ecosystem of spaces for making and identifying initial steps toward that end.


OPEN 2018: VentureWell Annual Conference
March 22-24, 2018 
Austin, TX

April 13, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This LSC Roundtable is hosted by Harvard’s HILT Affinity Group for Learning Spaces, a university-wide interest group convened this year by Anu Vedantham (Director of Learning and Teaching Services for the FAS Libraries) and Annie Rota (Director of Academic Technology for FAS). It will include participants from several schools and departments around Harvard, including staff from the Office of Physical Resources and Planning.

Friday, May 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


  • Jeffrey Ashley, Director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning - Jefferson 

  • Danuta A. Nitecki, Dean of Libraries, and  Professor, College of Computing & InformaticsDrexel University Libraries



Tuttleman Center, Room 209
Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) East Falls Campus

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



  • Beth McCullough, Director, Learning Environment Integration – Stanford University

  • Robert Emery Smith, Director of Classroom Innovation – Stanford University


June 20, 2018
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Host: Richard Vaz, Director, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Center for Project-Based Learning

An LSC Roundtable at the 2018 Institute on Project-Based Learning