Workshop: Growing Partnerships and Reach in the Connected Wellbeing Ecosystem

Connected wellbeing approaches are situated in a complex ecosystem that includes tech platforms, educational, health, and youth development contexts. Hear from a panel of experienced leaders in these sectors on key channels, constituencies, and markets and how to find your niche to grow your impact and reach.

June 22, 2023

2:30pm – 4:00 pm Eastern / 11:30am – 1:00pm Pacific


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Mimi Ito

Director of the Connected Learning Lab

Mimi Ito is a cultural anthropologist, learning scientist, entrepreneur, and an advocate for connected learning—learning that is equity-oriented, centered on youth interest, and socially connected. She is Professor in Residence and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning at the University of California, Irvine, where she directs the Connected Learning Lab; as well as co-founder of Connected Camps, a non-profit providing online learning experiences for kids in all walks of life.

Joy Ippolito

Social Impact Investment Director for American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact

Joy is a social innovator and a champion of vulnerable youth who live in our communities. 18+ years as an education researcher, professor, clinician, and policymaker. Previously an Executive Policy Advisor with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, currently an investor in startup companies that seek to close equity gaps in the U.S. Ph.D. and Ed.M. from Harvard University; M.A. from University of Chicago; B.S. from Loyola University Chicago.


Kevin Connors

Senior Director at the Susan Crown Exchange

Kevin Connors is the Senior Director at SCE, where he oversees grantmaking, leads new initiatives, and co-develops organizational strategy. Prior to SCE, Kevin served as the Founding Director of Personalized Learning at Chicago Public Schools.

Justin Reich

Director of MIT Teaching Systems Lab

Justin is an associate professor of digital media in the Comparative Media Studies/Writing department at MIT and the director of the Teaching Systems Lab. He is the author of Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education, and the host of the TeachLab Podcast. He earned his doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and was the Richard L. Menschel HarvardX Research Fellow. He is a past Fellow at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society.


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