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#LabOnTheGo: Our favorite travel photos from 2023

The Designers in Residence design team at Northern Virginia Community College completed their ideate and prototype phases in December.
The second Designers in Residence regional design meeting with Delgado Community College (La.) was held at the New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School in December.
Learners enrolled in the Foundations of IT micro-pathway program at Bunker Hill Community College (Mass.) participated in a hands-on IT support skills workshop and engaged with entry-level IT professionals from Citizens Bank to prepare for their upcoming CompTIA A+ certification exam. (December)
Labbies leading the Montana initiative include Elizabeth Ham (left) and Dr. Minzi Thomas (center).
The designing begins for the state-wide micro-pathways initiative in Montana. (November)
The LER Accelerator Convening in November.
EDUCAUSE (Chicago, Ill.): Lauren Conte (left) and Jagir Pipalia presented the Lab's Data Collaborative initiative during the October conference.
Designers in Residence regional design team meeting at Chaffey College (Calif.) in October.
Designers in Residence regional design team meeting at East Los Angeles College (Calif.) in October.
CBExchange (Amelia Island, Fla.): The Lab's Dr. Naomi Boyer (left) and Dr. Tara Laughlin during the "groovy" October conference.
CBExchange (Amelia Island, Fla.): Labbies, including Dr. Lisa Larson (standing left) and Dr. Tara Laughlin (standing right), host a skills simulation during the October conference.
TALENT FORWARD CONFERENCE (Washington, D.C.): Labbies include Laurence Roth (from left), LaSha Norris, Julienne Vinson, Emily Caplinger, Bill Hughes, Laura Faulkner, Don Fraser, Jr.
Designers in Residence session with Northern Virginia Community College in September.
Designers in Residence regional design session at Forsyth Technical Community College (N.C.) in September.
Rural Community College Alliance conference (Dalles, Ore.): The Lab shared insights from work with rural community colleges along with partners College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) and Central Lakes College. Pictured from left: Jimmy LeDuc, Jake Haeberle from CEI, Leslie Daugherty, and Joseph Davis.
Washington, D.C.: Jordan Lin, Senior Manager of Innovation, and Brian Rubin, Senior Education Designer, heard from Latino political, business, and education leaders during a leadership conference hosted by the CHCI (Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute).
San Antonio, Texas: Don Fraser, Jr., Senior Vice President, Design + Innovation, and Stephanie Ogilvie Seagle, Communications Director, visit the San Antonio River Walk for a video project with Lab partner Alamo Colleges.
Home Week (National Harbor, Md.): The Lab team gathered for our semi-annual retreat, where many of us meet for the first time in person.
Lab education designers Ivan Lui (left) and Bryana Ellis (right) with Designer in Residence Paula Dibley at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, N.C.
SHEEO Policy Conference (Denver, Colo.): Dr. Leslie Daugherty, the Lab's Head of Design Programs, and TJ Bliss, Chief Academic Officer at Idaho State Board of Education, lead the session, "Pop-Up Think Tank: How Should We Respond to Growing Public Opposition to Higher Education?"
July design session with the Colorado Community College System team focused on building a full behavioral health pathway from micro-pathway through BAS completion.
Badge Summit (Boulder, Colo.): Labbies and our partners keep the micro-credentials discussion going at dinner.
Badge Summit (Boulder, Colo.): The Lab's Casey Andree (standing) leads a "Design a Digital Credentialing Strategy" workshop with Matthew Aranda (front table) and Dr. Tara Laughlin (not pictured).
T3 Innovation Network's Mid-Year Meeting (Washington, D.C.): The Experience You Demonstration featured Colin Reynolds, a Senior Education Designer at the Lab (standing at the podium), and Bill Hughes, the Lab's President + CEO (pictured second from left).
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T3 Innovation Network's Mid-Year Meeting (Washington, D.C.): Dinner after the Experience You Demonstration. Pictured from left: Julienne Vinson, Naomi Boyer, Laura Faulkner, Colin Reynolds, and Bill Hughes.
The Future of Work (Denver, Colo.): The half-day event was designed to help leaders gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing Colorado's workforce.
Advancing Racial Equity convening (Bentonville, Ark): Matthew Aranda (from left), Miriam Swords Kalk, Don Fraser, Jr., and Julienne Vinson. The June 2023 convening was sponsored by Walmart.
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SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2023 (Las Vegas): Naomi Boyer, Executive Director of Digital Transformation (pictured left), during a June pre-conference session about the Last Mile to Hire project.
JFF Horizons (New Orleans): Lab President + CEO Bill Hughes (left), Deloitte Consulting Principal Steve Hatfield, and Chike Aguh, former Labbie and current Chief Innovation Officer at the U.S. Dept. of Labor. The June 15, 2023, panel was titled, "Designing a Future That Works."
GlobalMindED Conference (Denver, Colo.): Lab Instructional Designer Casey Andree (left) and XCredit project lead Tara Laughlin.
NACE23 (Orlando, Fla.): Lab Chief Program Officer Don Fraser, Jr., and Jordan Lin, Senior Manager of Innovation, attended the National Association of Colleges and Employers Conference + Expo in June 2023.
Designers in Residence Convening + Kick-Off (Washington, D.C.): One of the highlights of the June 2023 convening was a field trip to the Arlington Career Center, a public CTE high school in Virginia. The Designers in Residence helped facilitate a lively, equity-based design session with the students pictured.
Designers in Residence Convening + Kick-Off (Washington, D.C.): DIR 2.0 members who attended in person in June 2023 included Jackie C. Thomas Jr. (from left), Michelle Ceja (representing East Los Angeles College), Tamika Duplessis, Paula Dibley, Anne M. Kress, and Janice Sewell (representing Chaffey College).
Designers in Residence Convening + Kick-Off (Washington, D.C.): Labbies and members of the inaugural DIR cohort gathered in June 2023.
Opportunity@Work design session (Washington, D.C.): Labbies including Caroline DeLeon (from left), Mariza June Avila, Rebecka Ramos, Maureen Isimbi, and Leslie Daugherty worked with STARs (Skilled Through Alternative Routes) to redesign the resume.
Funding announcement (New York, NY): Chandana Mahadeswaraswamy, design lead from CUNY's LaGuardia Community College, speaks during a joint announcement with Citizens bank on May 24, 2023. Citizens has invested $1 million for community colleges in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Rhode Island through the Community College Growth Engine. Also pictured is Citizens Chairman + CEO Bruce Van Saun (led) and Education Design Lab President + CEO Bill Hughes.
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NABCA (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.): The Lab and Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) talked about the GRIT (Growing Rural Infrastructure Together) project at the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA) annual conference in April. Pictured from left: Todd Sloane, Jeanine Eckenrode, and Deborah Corsner (all from FLCC); and the Lab's Dr. Leslie Daugherty.
Accelerate [ED] (Washington, D.C.): Lab education designers Dr. Jessica Lauritsen (far left) and Bryana Ellis (far right) with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation staff Sylvia Symonds and Nate Simpson (center).
ASU+GSV Summit (San Diego, Calif.): Dr. Naomi Boyer, Laura Faulkner, and Dr. Rebecka Ramos led an invite-only session on Redesigning the Resume with Opportunity@Work.
ASU+GSV Summit (San Diego, Calif.): Lab President + CEO Bill Hughes speaks during the session, LEGO Towers, Not Ivory: The Power and Promise of Stackable Credentials in Higher Ed.
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Rural Summit (Charlotte, N.C.): Labbies from left, Dr. Leslie Daugherty, Nalini Ravindranath, Maureen Isimbi, Rachel Kahn, Jagir Pipalia.
SXSW EDU (Austin, Texas): Labbies from left, Larry Roth, Nalini Ravindranath, Andrea Flores, Jordan Lin.
SXSW EDU (Austin, Texas): Labbies from left, Brian Rubin, Andrea Flores, Jordan Lin, Nalini Ravindranath, Ayanna Conway, Matthew Aranda, Larry Roth.
Pima Community College (Tucson, Ariz): Back row pictured (from left): Ivan Lui, Nalini Ravindranath, Jessica Lauritsen, James Palacios, Dean of Dual Enrollment and High School Programs; Kari Middleton, Workforce Development Program Manager; Celina Ortega, Dual Enrollment Program Advisor. Seated (from left): Morgan Phillips, Vice Chancellor for Academic Excellence & Downtown Campus Vice President; Valerie Taylor; and Julie Hecimovich, Workforce and Business Development Program Manager.
Pima Community College (Tucson, Ariz): Learners + Labbies pictured from left: Dr. Jessica Lauritsen, Destiny Kinsey, Nalini Ravindranath, K.A.V.E.T. Grooms, James Stanley (in back), Melinda Bird, River Ruiz, Henry McLemore, Ivan Lui, and Valerie Taylor.
Digital Credentials Summit (Dallas, Texas): Education Design Lab Founder and Board Chair Kathleen deLaski (center), surrounded by Labbies and partners.
Digital Credentials Summit (Dallas, Texas): Pictured from left, Noah Geisel (University of Colorado Boulder), Dr. Tara Laughlin (Education Design Lab), and Dr. Nargas Oskui (University of Michigan) before their session: Considerations for Implementing at Scale.
Digital Credentials Summit (Dallas, Texas): Our partner panelists (from left): Dr. Falecia Williams, President of Prince George's Community College; Dr. Kate Smith, President of Rio Salado College; Dr. Mordecai Brownlee, President of Community College of Aurora; Dr. Rufus Glasper, President and CEO of League for Innovation in the Community College; and Dr. Rick Aman, President of College of Eastern Idaho.

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