KEYNOTES

Speaking for Change and Humanity

From the Arctic to Africa, Aaron loves to share his story of how he believes technology, design, and adventure can change how we deliver education throughout the world.
Doering is a polar explorer on the scale of a Will Steger or a modern day Ernest Shackleton — but one who is bringing the frozen world into classrooms from Africa to America (and who has not had his ship frozen in an ice floe). He’s the founder of initiatives including Earthducation, North of Sixty, and GoNorth! — arguably the world’s first MOOC. GoNorth! burst onto the educational landscape in 2003, sending live video of husky dogs and Arctic explorers into K-12 classrooms around the globe; more than 15 million students worldwide collaborated in the online environment. UMN, 2013

Selected Keynotes

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2015. Building Community Online: Connecting People, Places, and Ideas through Innovative Design. Association for Information Science and Technology. St. Louis, MO.
CSUed
2015. Innovations in Technology-Enhanced Learning. Minnesota eLearning Summit. Minneapolis, MN.
CSUed
2014. Taking Education and Innovation to the Next Level. CSUed, annual teaching and learning conference. Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW, Australia.
University of Puerto Rico
2014. Adventure-Supported Learning with Technology: A Global Perspective. First Institute of Learning Technologies: Tensions and Trends conference. University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.
Headliners
2014. Explore, Teach, Inspire. Headliners current event series. College of Continuing Education, University of Minnesota. St. Paul, MN.
ICMEI
2014. Transformational Technology-Enhanced Learning: Designing for Experience and Engagement. International Conference on Management and Education Innovation (ICMEI). Paris, France.
Frontiers in the Environment
2014. Narratives of a Changing World. Frontiers in the Environment. Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota.
Minnesota Council for the Social Studies
2014. From the Arctic to the Amazon: How to Connect Students with the Global Community. Minnesota Council for the Social Studies and Great Lakes Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN.
AIGA
2014. From Polar Bears to Pythons: Bringing Real-World Issues Direct from the Field into Classrooms Worldwide through Adventure Learning. AIGA. Minneapolis, MN.
Minnesota Council for History Education
2014. Designing for Experience: Achieving Technology Transformation through Online Learning. Minnesota Council for History Education. Mill City Museum, Minneapolis, MN.
Charles Sturt University
2013. Engaging Millions of Learners: The Role of Design & Aesthetics in Online and Mobile Learning. Technology & Teaching Practice Research Symposium. Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia.
TEL2013
2013. From Apps to Adventure Learning. TEL2013: Technology Enhanced Learning Conference. Singapore.
See Change
2013. With Charles Miller. Exploring the Intersection of Design, Education, and Sustainability. See Change Conference. Minneapolis, MN.
INTED
2013. Designing for Engagement. International Technology, Education and Development Conference. Valencia, Spain.
MADLAT
2013. From Design to Integration: What are the keys to success? Manitoba Association for Distributed Learning and Training Conference. Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
INTED
2013. Designing for Engagement. International Technology, Education and Development Conference. Valencia, Spain.
MN 1:1 Learning Summit
2013. 9.5 Principles to Technology Transformation. Minnesota 1:1 Learning Summit. University of St. Thomas. St. Paul, MN.
E-Learn
2012. Engaging Millions of Voices and Minds through Online Learning: A Quick Look Back & a Huge Expedition Forward! E-Learn World Conference. Montreal, QC, Canada.
MADLAT
2012. Adventure Learning: Bringing Real-World Issues Direct from the Field into Classrooms Worldwide. EDULEARN12. Barcelona, Spain.
TEDx
2012. Adventure Learning: At the Heart of Discovery. TEDx UMN. University of Minnesota.
E-Learn
2012. With Charles Miller. Engaging Millions of Learners: The Role of Design and Aesthetics in Online and Mobile Learning. GlobalTIME. Online presentation.
AERA
2012. Designing for Engagement. American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.
Doering, A. (2011). Designing for Engagement Around the World. Professional Association for Computer Training Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN.
Miller, C., & Doering, A. (2010). Design for Experience: Authenticity in Technology Transformation. College Music Society: Association for Technology in Music Instruction, Minneapolis, MN.
Doering, A., & Miller, C. (2010). 9.5 Guidelines for Technology Transformation. 53rd Annual Meeting of the College Music Society: Association for Technology in Music Instruction, Minneapolis, MN.
Doering, A. (2010). Designing for Learning: Engaging Learners from the Arctic to Australia. Western Technical College System. LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
Doering, A. (2009). Transforming Technology in the K-12 Classroom. Clark County School District. Las Vegas, NV.
Doering, A. (2009). Engaging Learners from Arctic to Australia: Adventure Learning. Invited keynote speaker for the 21st Century Learning Conference. Hangzhou, China.
Doering, A. (2009). Designing for Learning: Engagement and Learning Across the World. Western Technical College System. LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
Doering, A., & Miller, C. (2009). Technology in Education: Transforming the Perspective. North-West University. Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Doering, A. (2009). Engaging Learning through Adventure Learning. National Educational Computing Conference (NECC). Washington, DC.
Doering, A. (2009). Nunavut: Learning through Experience. “A Borderlands Society? Building Knowledge and Understanding about Canada and Canada-U.S. Relations.” Minnesota Humanities Center. St. Paul, MN.
Doering, A. (2009). Designing for Learning: Engaging Students and Teachers from the Arctic to Australia. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference (SITE). Charleston, SC.
Doering, A. (2009). The Arctic Regions of Canada. “Where is America: Landscapes and Cultures in the 21st Century.” Minnesota Humanities Center. St. Paul, MN.
Doering, A. (2008). The Technology Transformation: Envisioning Change through Design and Leadership. GeoFest. Macalester College. St. Paul, MN.
Doering, A. (2008). Adventure Learning for Education and Global Climate Change: Thousands of Miles, Six Countries, and Million of Students. The Truman and Reta Wood Community Scholarship Dinner. Mankato, MN.
Doering, A. (2008). Using Adventure Learning for Sustainability. Sustainability Education Institute. Sustainability Education Institute. Minneapolis, MN.
Doering, A. (2008). Adventure Learning: Transforming Learning Around the World Online. University of Minnesota Foundation. Chicago, IL.
Doering, A. (2008). Second Lives Anyone? Possibilities and Problems for Immersive and Other Transformed Environments. Covenant College Educator’s Conference. Lookout Mountain, GA.
Doering, A. (2008). Nunavut: Up-Close and Personal. Geography of the Neighborhood: Canada and the US Teacher Institute, Minnesota Humanities Commission. St. Paul, MN.
Doering, A. (2008). The Future is Now: Technology Transformation. Minnesota State University-Mankato College of Education Faculty Retreat. Minnesota State University-Mankato University. Mankato, MN.
Doering, A. (2007). Adventure Learning: Bringing Geography to Life in the K-12 Classroom! Basic Skills for Teaching Geography Conference. Hamline University. St. Paul, MN.
Doering, A. (2007). The Technology Transformation: Envisioning Change through Creativity and Leadership! MN Teacher Education Congress. Brooklyn Park, MN.
Doering, A. (2007). What’s to Learn from Adventure Learning? 4000 miles of dog sledding the Arctic… and 4000 more to go! University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Doering, A. (2007). GoNorth! An American Adventure Goes Global. American Educational Research Association (AERA). Chicago, IL.
Doering, A. (2006). Adventure Learning: Motivating Learners at the Next Level. American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Francisco, CA.
Doering, A. (2005). Adventure Learning: Inspiring Learning from a Tent in the Canadian Arctic. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). Orlando, Florida.
Doering, A. (2005). Delivering an Adventure Learning Program to Millions of Students from a Tent. Minnesota State University – Mankato College of Social and Behavioral Sciences 2005 “Mankato and Beyond” Lectureship. Mankato, MN.