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2021 Digital Trust Summit

June 15-17, 2021

Digitally Immersive Event

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Learner agency and trust are at the center of our universe. The virtual Digital Trust Summit will convene global Digital Trust leaders, changemakers, students, faculty and technologists to learn about and collaborate around the latest DT projects and programs, connect directly with learners and educators, and advance a collective agenda towards cultivating Digital Trust in our education and education-to-workforce systems.

Join us online from June 15-17 in a series of interactive breakouts, inspiring presentations and community-building activities to shape the future of Digital Trust. 


Tuesday, June 15, 2021 

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Welcome + KeynoteJoanna Grama and Jim Siegl

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Student Panel
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Keynote: Adah Parris and Marques Anderson
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Neighborhood BreakoutsPick one of the multiple sessions to sit in on
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Neighborhood BreakoutsPick one of the multiple sessions to sit in on
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Innov8: A speaker Series

Thursday, June 17, 2021 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynote: Ann Cavoukian
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Skills of the Future
10:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m.  TLN Unconference 2.0 Workshop
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Neighborhood BreakoutsPick one of the multiple sessions to sit in on
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Future Committing to Action + Closing

Download a PDF version of the agenda here. 

All times are in MST.

5 Key Themes

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Topics in Digital Trust

Exploring digital trust ideas, projects and initiatives that address privacy and privacy by design, learner agency, transparency, and governance, compliance and regulation.

Future of Trust-Based Careers

Engaging with learners and employers around the next-generation of the DT workforce, including emerging skill sets, markets, and job opportunities.

Partner to Protect

Best practices and emerging themes in cybersecurity, including equity & inclusion and threat intelligence.

Community Engagement: Networks of action and design

Communities of practice and networks of action centered around digital trust, distributed technologies, learner agency and information security.

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Emergent Technology Enablers: New designs to engage learners

Demonstrations and discussion on identity and learner empowerment technologies, as well as distributed ledger technologies, that increase agency, transparency and individual power in the learning and development space.

Learn more about our speakers and their sessions! 

This is the global event for learning about the latest digital trust work and conceptualizing the future of this field and its impact on education and the workforce.

An industry-spanning term, Digital Trust centers on the confidence, flexibility and empowerment in the relationships between individuals and organizations when it comes to their data. Digital Trust encompasses everything from cybersecurity to technology enablers like blockchain, digital hyperledger and identity & access management. Paramount across this rapidly growing field is fostering of communities of practice and education that prioritize ethics and individual agency. In education, learner voice must be considered in every facet of building an institution’s digital infrastructure.

Bringing areas together including: 

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Trusted Learner Network


Technology solutions in development like Pocket


Blockchain-related efforts

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Vital dimension of cybersecurity throughout 

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Previously, digital trust efforts were seminal at ASU (via UTO and EdPlus) but now there are several key initiatives and projects under the umbrella of Digital Trust, creating a compelling case to bring this burgeoning global community together.

 Digital trust is of growing interest and ASU recently hired their first-ever Chief Information Security & Digital Trust Officer, Donna Kidwell.

Donna Kidwell

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Gold Co-convener

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Silver Co-Convenor

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Palo Alto Networks

Community Partner

Leonardo The international Society for the arts, sciences and technology
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