ABOUT WORLD FUTURE FORUM

World Future Forum is an international conference that provides a platform for research and discussions of student success. World Future Forum brings together a diverse group of educators, administrators, academics, and other professionals to enrich their knowledge of preparing students for their future. 

The Future Institute Research Center (FIRC) organizes the World Future Forum. 

Read a letter from the FIRC Director, Dr. Radhi Al-Mabuk. 

 

WORLD FUTURE FORUM 2019

Transitioning to Tomorrow: College and Career Readiness for Success

The first annual World Future Forum was a success!
Click below to experience World Future Forum 2019 (#WFF2019)

Speakers

World Future Forum 2021 will present high-level speakers, ranging from educators over top business leaders to researchers and policy makers.
TODAY’S WORKFORCE SKILLS AND DEMANDS PANEL
ANTHONY P. CARNEVALE, PH.D

Director of Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University – Washington, D.C., USA

TODAY’S WORKFORCE SKILLS AND DEMANDS PANEL
CATHERINE VOSS PLAXTON, EDD, PPS

Associate Vice President of Health, Wellness, and Student Services, San José State University – California, USA

TODAY’S WORKFORCE SKILLS AND DEMANDS PANEL
JOSEPH B. FULLER

Professor Of Management Practice, Harvard Business School – Massachusetts, USA

PRESENTER
MARK TREXLER, ED.D.

Associate Research Scientist, John Hopkins School of Education – Maryland, USA

PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSITION AND POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION PANEL
IRENE TAN, ED.D

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic for Veritas University College – Selangor, Malaysia

PRESENTER
JENNIFER LAFFIER, PH.D.

Associate Teaching Professor, Ontario Tech University – Ontario, Canada

CALL FOR PAPERS

WORLD FUTURE FORUM 2021

World Future Forum 2021 will cover these interdependent areas
  • Remote/Distance Learning
  • Student Mental Health
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Dropout Prevention and Student-Centered Operations
  • College Alternatives
  • Community Partnerships
  • Student Support Services
  •  School Culture
  • Technology in Education
  •  Teacher Education
  • Access for All

Schedule

Though the conference will be virtual, it will be based on North American Central Time Zone (CT) commonly referred to as Central Standard Time.

*Research papers and best practices will be presented during the breakout sessions and poster presentations will be available during poster sessions and throughout the conference.

Click on “Day 1” or “Day 2” to view the schedule

8:00 am - 8:20 am Central Time (CT)
Virtual Check-in

Whova application familiarization

Paper, Poster, and Best Practices Presenter Videos Exhibit Hall Open

Master of Ceremonies: 

Welcoming Remarks: 

Dan Green  President, Future Institute Board – Illinois, USA

Moderator:
Radhi Al-Mabuk, Ph.D Director of Future Institute Research Center
 
 
 

Panelists:
Cynthia Bice, Ed.D  Dean of Faculty and Chief Academic Officer, Miami Dade College – Florida, USA
 
 
Irene Tan, Ed.D  Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic for Veritas University College – Selangor, Malaysia
 
 
Janette Hughes, Ph.D  Canada Research Chair, Technology & Pedagogy at Ontario Tech University – Ontario, Canada

Virtual Exhibit and Sponsor Booths Open​

Breakout Session A Presenters:

Mark Trexler, Ed.D. John Hopkins School of Education – Maryland, USA
Remote/Distance Learning – The importance of self-determination skill acquisition during COVID-19 for students with disabilities and how the a digital portfolio can assist with that process
 
Giselle Patton John Hopkins School of Education – Maryland, USA
Remote/Distance Learning – The importance of self-determination skill acquisition during COVID-19 for students with disabilities and how the a digital portfolio can assist with that process
 


 
Aalyia Rehman Ontario Tech University – Ontario, Canada
Student Mental Health – An exploration of artistic creation in maker spaces and youth identity
 


 
Breakout Session B Presenters:
Mitch Reed Florence School District – South Dakota, USA
School Culture – The Little Things that Make the Biggest Difference
 
 


 
Seema Agnihotri, Ph.D Amity Institute of Education, Amity University – Uttar Pradesh, India
Access for All – Education for All in India: How much has been covered and how much is left

Breakout Session C Presenters:
Russell B. Olwell, Ph.D. Merrimack College – Massachusetts, USA
Remote/Distance Learning – Early College: Remote but Still Connected
 
 
Isabelle Cherney, Ph.D. Merrimack College – Massachusetts, USA
Remote/Distance Learning – Early College: Remote but Still Connected
 
 
 
Kirstie Dobbs, Ph.D. Merrimack College – Massachusetts, USA
Remote/Distance Learning – Early College: Remote but Still Connected
 
 
 
Odanis Hernandez Merrimack College – Massachusetts, USA
Remote/Distance Learning – Early College: Remote but Still Connected
 
 
Kate Orbon Merrimack College – Massachusetts, USA
Remote/Distance Learning – Early College: Remote but Still Connected
 
 


 
Breakout Session D Presenters:
Jennifer Campbell, M.S. Suwannee Virtual School – Florida, USA
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment – Read the Label: Real-World Applications of Reading in the Classroom
 
 


 
Breakout Session E Presenters:
Stacey Jere McCann Bloomfield Public Schools – Connecticut, USA
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment – Systems Thinking: Creating a Culturally Responsive Professional Learning Community
 
 
James Thompson, Jr. Ed.D. Bloomfield Public Schools – Connecticut, USA
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment – Systems Thinking: Creating a Culturally Responsive Professional Learning Community
 
 
Beryl Irene Bailey, Ed.D., CCC/SLP Bloomfield Public Schools – Connecticut, USA
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment – Systems Thinking: Creating a Culturally Responsive Professional Learning Community
 
 
 
Jesse J. White III Bloomfield Public Schools – Connecticut, USA
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment – Systems Thinking: Creating a Culturally Responsive Professional Learning Community
 
 
Daniel Moleti Bloomfield Public Schools – Connecticut, USA
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment – Systems Thinking: Creating a Culturally Responsive Professional Learning Community
 


 
Breakout Session E Presenters:
Stacy Chang, Ed.D. Centralia Elementary School District (CESD) – California, USA
School Culture – Leading with Trust and Confidence through Complex Times
 
 
Norma E. Martinez Centralia Elementary School District (CESD) – California, USA
School Culture – Leading with Trust and Confidence through Complex Times

Virtual Exhibit and Sponsor Booths Open​

Paper, Poster, and Best Practices Presenter Videos

This panel will highlight the work that is published in Future Review, our publication.
Authors from Future Review’s second and third Issues will discuss their areas of research and will focus on providing new and aspiring researchers with guidance on publishing. The panel features discussion of important areas of research, methods of research, research variables related to post-secondary transition that are important regardless of a specific area of focus. Panelists will also discuss the role of journals in disseminating knowledge, choosing journals, writing to an audience, and sharing their thoughts on the current state of publishing.

Moderator:
John Klatt, Ph.D. Assistant Dean for Student Development in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison – Wisconsin, USA
 
 
 
Panelists:
An-Pyng Sun, PhD, LCSW, LCADC Professor, School of Social Work, University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Nevada, USA
 
 
 
Michele Mahr, Ph.D CRC  Assistant Professor, Department of College of Education, University of California-Sacramento – California, USA

Breakout Session F Presenters:
Jennifer Laffier, Ph.D. Ontario Tech University – Ontario, Canada
Teacher Education – Can future teachers change their mind that creativity can be learned: What does that mean for student learning?
 


 
Breakout Session G Presenters:
Kimberly D. Hellerich, Ed.D. East Windsor High School and New England College – Connecticut, USA
School Culture – Establishing a Classroom Culture: Student Voice
 


 
Harpreet Kaur Dhir, Ed.D Hacienda La Puente Unified School District – California, USA
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment – Instructional Methods Compatible with Developing 21st-Century Competencies

Poster Session 1 Presenter:

Kara Snider Southern Oregon University- Oregon, USA
Gun Violence Prevention: The Unheard Voices
 


 
Poster Session 2 Presenter:
Bahman Ghorashi, Ph.D. Tennessee Tech University – Tennessee , USA
Community Partnerships – On the Self-Limiting Constraints of Regional Comprehensive Universities, Their Challenges and Opportunities
 


 
Poster Session 3 Presenter:
Christopher Hinbest Ontario Tech University – Ontario, Canada
Student Mental Health – Childhood Traumatic Grief & The Death of a Teacher

8:00 am - 8:20 am Central Time (CT)
Virtual Check-in

Whova application familiarization

Paper, Poster, and Best Practices Presenter Videos Exhibit Hall Open

Master of Ceremonies: 

Welcoming Remarks: 
Charles R. Franklin Vice President, Future Institute Board – Illinois, USA

This panel will address some of the critical issues related to today`s workforce demands and how to prepare our students to ensure career attainment and upward mobility

Moderator:
D. Antonio Cantu, Ph.D. Professor and Chairperson of Department of Teacher Education, Bradley University – Illinois, USA
 
 
 
Panelists:
Anthony P. Carnevale, Ph.D. Director of Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University – Washington, D.C., USA
 
 
Catherine Voss Plaxton, Ed.D, PPS Associate Vice President of Health, Wellness, and Student Services, San José State University – California, USA
 
 
Joseph B. Fuller Professor Of Management Practice, Harvard Business School – Massachusetts, USA

Virtual Exhibit and Sponsor Booths Open​

Breakout Session H Presenters:
Renée D. Edwards, PhD Rutgers University – New Jersey, USA
Student Support Services – Student Decision Making about Community College Information Technology Programs and Careers
 
 


 
Yune Tran, Ph.D. Montclair State University – New Jersey, USA
Community Partnerships – A Seamless Transition from Associate’s to Bachelor’s Degrees in Teacher Education
 
 
Sumi Hagiwara, Ph.D. Montclair State University – New Jersey, USA
Community Partnerships – A Seamless Transition from Associate’s to Bachelor’s Degrees in Teacher Education
 
 


 
Breakout Session I Presenters:
Aneta Stolba Educational Informatics Lab (EILAB) University of Ontario Institute of Technology – Ontario, Canada
Community Partnerships – Increasing Employer Capacity for Hiring and Retaining People with Disability
 


 
AJ Marsden, Ph.D. Beacon College – Florida, USA
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment – Differences in Males and Females with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Academic Achievement in Critical Thinking
 
 
Gilbert Franco, Ph.D. Beacon College – Florida, USA
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment – Differences in Males and Females with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Academic Achievement in Critical Thinking
 
Linda Lucas, Ph.D. Beacon College – Florida, USA
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment – Differences in Males and Females with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Academic Achievement in Critical Thinking

Breakout Session J Presenters:
Daryl D. Green, DSL Oklahoma Baptist University – Oklahoma, USA
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment – Wired for Life: Building Learner-Centered Teaching for Generation Z Students
 


 
Janet Bayer Ph.D ASVAB Career Exploration Program – Virginia, USA
Remote/Distance Learning –Adapting to the Virtual Learning Environment: A Case Study
 
Shannon Salyer, Ph.D. ASVAB Career Exploration Program – Virginia, USA
Remote/Distance Learning –Adapting to the Virtual Learning Environment: A Case Study
 
 
Kate McLean ASVAB Career Exploration Program – Virginia, USA
Remote/Distance Learning –Adapting to the Virtual Learning Environment: A Case Study
 


 
Breakout Session K Presenters:
Sam Taylor M. Ed. No Starch Press – California, USA
Access for All – Learn to Code Without a Computer!
 
 


 
Kristen Horton, Ed.D Continental Colony Elementary School – Georgia, USA
School Culture – Creating a Culture of Feedback and Collaboration
 
 
Stephanie Golden-Pack, Ed.D L.P. Miles Elementary School – Georgia, USA
School Culture – Creating a Culture of Feedback and Collaboration
 
 
 


 
Breakout Session L Presenters:
Stacy Chang, Ed.D. Centralia Elementary School District (CESD) – California, USA
Student Support Services – Model Tiered Re-engagement Strategies for Students
 


 
Jerell Hill, Ed.D. Pacific Oaks College – California, USA
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment – Pivot of Pedagogy: How the Pacific Oaks College Community adapted to the COVID-19 Pandemic
 
 
 
Veronica Estrada, Ed.D. Pacific Oaks College – California, USA
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment – Pivot of Pedagogy: How the Pacific Oaks College Community adapted to the COVID-19 Pandemic
 
Carlene Fider, Ph.D. Pacific Oaks College – California, USA
Curriculum Instruction and Assessment – Pivot of Pedagogy: How the Pacific Oaks College Community adapted to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Virtual Exhibit and Sponsor Booths Open​

Paper, Poster, and Best Practices Presenter Videos

Moderator:
Scott Richardson P.T, PhD Graduate Scholarship Chair & Future Institute Research Center Fellow
 
 
 
Panelists:
Yi-jung Wu University of Wisconsin-Madison – Wisconsin, USA
 
 
 
Hannah Rapp University of Wisconsin-Madison – Wisconsin, USA
 
 
 
Jean Parrella Texas A&M University – Texas, USA
 
 
 
Randi Ferguson Rutgers University–Camden – New Jersey, USA

Breakout Session M Presenters:
Leslie Bohon, Ph.D University of Richmond – Virginia, USA
Remote/Distance Learning – Effects of Online Learning on International Students’ English Language Concerns
 
Yiwei Sun University of Richmond – Virginia, USA
Remote/Distance Learning – Effects of Online Learning on International Students’ English Language Concerns
 
 
Jiayi Du University of Richmond – Virginia, USA
Remote/Distance Learning – Effects of Online Learning on International Students’ English Language Concerns
 
 
 
 


 
 
Susanna Henderson Gallaudet University – Washington, D.C., USA
Student Support Services – The Efficiency of Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics, and Public Health Tutoring Center Among Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
 
Quanchen Warmack Gallaudet University – Washington, D.C., USA
Student Support Services – The Efficiency of Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics, and Public Health Tutoring Center Among Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
 


 
Breakout Session N Presenters:
Russell B. Olwell, Ph.D. Merrimack College – Massachusetts, USA
Student Support Services – Using First Year Seminars to Build Community Engagement: Merrimack College and Young Athletes
 
Sarah Cowdell Lynn Public Schools – Massachusetts, USA
Student Support Services – Using First Year Seminars to Build Community Engagement: Merrimack College and Young Athletes
 
 
Rachel Brown Andover Public Schools – Massachusetts, USA
Student Support Services – Using First Year Seminars to Build Community Engagement: Merrimack College and Young Athletes
 
 
 
Margaret Ford Merrimack College – Massachusetts, USA
Student Support Services – Using First Year Seminars to Build Community Engagement: Merrimack College and Young Athletes
 
 


 
 
Curt Baker, Ed.D. Frostburg State University – Maryland, USA
Community Partnerships – THRIVE! – Creating a Replicable Model of Recovery for Rural and Small Urban Communities

Poster Session 4 Presenter:

Karen Alvarez Illinois Institute of Technology – Illinois, USA
Student Support Services – College Transfer Operating System
 


 
Poster Session 5 Presenter:
Kym Acuña, Ed. D. Midwestern State University – Texas, USA
Remote/Distance Learning – Supporting Principal Candidates through the Pandemic via Distance Learning
 


 
Poster Session 6 Presenter:
Melissa Cheese, Ed.D. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania, USA
Remote/Distance Learning – Pandemic Teaching: From Best Practice to Next Practice in Higher Education
 
 
Carolyn Reid-Brown, Ph.D. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania, USA
Remote/Distance Learning – Pandemic Teaching: From Best Practice to Next Practice in Higher Education

Master of Ceremonies:

Closing Remarks: 
Radhi Al-Mabuk, Ph.D  Director of Future Institute Research Center – Iowa, USA
 
 
 

Award Ceremony:

  • Best Paper Presentations
  • Best Practice Presentation
  • Best Poster Presentation

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2021 World Future Forum will take place online via

Registration

The registration fee is a flat rate for 1-day and 2-day conference attendance.
Group discounts are available!

World Future Forum 2019 attendees joined us from across the world!
THANK YOU!

Contact

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World Future Forum
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