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Education Summit

Join us as we navigate what’s next with new research, spaces, and solutions to activate learning.

Weeks of October 5th + October 12th


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Summit Schedule

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Session recordings are now available to view.

Emerging Spaces for Learning​ CEU

Made available Wednesday, October 7th
2:00 pm CST (approx. 1 hour)

Social dynamics, technology shifts, and pedagogy influences have a significant impact on the traditional classroom. This course will define the drivers and benefits of new environments for learning and explore emerging spaces including mixed reality, maker spaces, outdoor learning, Esports and learning commons.


Jim Stelter — President, Smith System

Continuing Education Credits Available

Navigating COVID in Remote Education & Teaching

Made available Friday, October 9th
2:00 pm CST (approx. 45 minutes)

COVID impact on the Education sector is significant, in response to this extraordinary disruption such as school shutdowns, the education institutions and teachers are making the shift to remote teaching and online learning at an astounding speed.  In this webinar, you will learn more on:

  • • Challenges institutions face in delivering quality remote teaching and how equipped are they to support remote education
  • • How to effectively engage students to stay attentive for more effective learning
  • • What will be the learning environment post-COVID: blended learning



Auraggzeb Khan (SVP Collaboration Solutions, Jabra)

Ambrose D’Hauteville (APAC Education Director) Steelcase Education

Larry Nelson (Asia Regional Business Leader, Education, Senior Director – Regional GM of Microsoft)

Education Impact: Behind the Design of Flowform and Orbit

Made available Wednesday, October 14th
2:00 pm CST (approx. 30 minutes)

We created Flowform™ and Orbit™ to address a conceptual need that emerged from early design charrettes: freedom.  Students want the physical tools that allow them to take control.  They want fun furniture options that help them fulfill their own pedagogy and functionality, while educators want durability, versatility and value.  Thats where we began.  Go Behind the Design of Flowform and Orbit to learn more about the product and why it was created.


Roger Carr and David Williams

CEU: Cleaning and Disinfecting of Surface Materials

Made available Friday, October 16th
2:00 pm CST​ (approx. 1 hour)

The purpose of this course is to give an overview of cleaning and disinfection practices of surface materials in the built environment.  Knowledge from healthcare environments is considered for application to other interior environments.  The differences between cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing are described, and the process steps for “how to” are discussed.  Specific disinfection practices for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that cause Covid-19) are shared.  The use of technologies like antimicrobials and UV light are also discussed.


Tim Butt (Manager, OEM, Designtex)

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About the Summit

Smith System brought together fellow education and thought leaders for discussions on relevant topics, best practices and solutions as we all navigated whats next for students, educators and staff.

This summit included sessions for educators, education leaders and designers focused on topics including Emerging Spaces for Learning, Navigating COVID in Remote Education, the cleanability of products during COVID, and the designers behind Smith System’s brand new products – Flowform™.

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