to Dec 7

Learning Forward: Virtual Worlds and Immersive Learning

Active workshop:

Virtual Worlds and Immersive Learning: Empathy, Mindfulness, and Storytelling

Explore ways that social media and other online modules, including virtual reality applications, extend learning environments beyond real-life domains. Consider how mindfulness, empathy, and storytelling may deepen the connection between students and the subjects they are studying. Evaluate the user experience (UX#) with current immersive media and virtual learning applications by relating them to models of effective learning.

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CENTER OF WISE LEADERSHIP: Conscious, Creative Voices: Our Invitation to Shine
4:15 PM16:15

CENTER OF WISE LEADERSHIP: Conscious, Creative Voices: Our Invitation to Shine



We are delighted to invite you to the following two unique events on November 7 in Zurich at:

Aletheja, Trittligasse 16, 8001 Zurich

I.              Conscious, Creative Voices: Our Invitation to Shine

Do you ever have a feeling that establishing relational trust and true connection is a big challenge with even bigger rewards, and it’s often achieved through shared stories, creativity, voice and vision? In this context we have been conducting interviews with global leaders across all arenas, from sustainability to inclusion.
In this 2-hour WS you will learn and practice what it means to focus on mindful, conscious leadership, as we empower ourselves, fellow leaders and team members to connect, find creative, authentic voices, and shine.

Focus Topics: Voice, Mindful and Conscious Leadership

Time: 1615 to 1815

Reservations in advance

II.            Center of Wise Leadership – Founding Celebration

We officially launch the Center of Wise Leadership as a place
to connect with similar-minded leaders, to promote wise action in today’s world, and to offer meaningful and impactful development experiences in order to tap into individual and collective wisdom in economy, society and community.
Be part of this important co-creative step for the future.
Time: 1830 – 2100 (max.)

Please let us know before November 5 if you are able to attend one or both of these events by email r.s.v.p. to

Looking forward,

Caitlin E. Krause & Claude Heini, Center of Wise Leadership


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6:30 PM18:30

Mindful Leadership: Presence & Connection, TED-style


The theme of "TED-style" is about curiosity-driven ideas worth spreading. We'll be connecting past, present, and future, with plenty to share. As MindWise ( has gone global, I'm thrilled to have been able to join amazing projects and programs (from TED talks to Fab Labs, Wise Leadership, VR, immersive storytelling, neuroscience, mindfulness, presence, Mindful by Design and more). There are some exciting happenings underway, and news to share. I'll give a semi-formal run-down and make some announcements 18:30-19:00; then, open conversation and enjoyment in a great space.

We're happy to share a prime location, connected to mindful embodiment: A "slow food local legend" will be offering different wines, sparkling wines, beers and soft drinks for drinking (also some snacks on the menu: fish tapas, soups, oysters, and sausages).

As Seth Godin would agree, each talk and connection shared is a true gift. Relational trust, embodied movements, it's all on the menu. Looking forward to this gift of time together!


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to Oct 31

Altitude Experience

View from the deck of Altitude2017.

View from the deck of Altitude2017.

What's Your Why?

“Not enough time/energy/capacity to focus on deepening my presence, voice, story and connection” is something Caitlin E. Krause hears a lot of incredible women share, yet most of us need to use these powerful abilities often in our daily lives, which have become a total life fusion as we grow our businesses, passions and leadership roles. Because life has taken on a frenetic pace, with merging of professional and personal arenas, if we feel we are disconnected from our energy, charisma and true story, we miss opportunities to build connections, relationships and business. And, most critically, we miss the chance to deeply enjoy our own life. Developing these crucial areas is a path to deeper success and fulfillment

The October 2017 Altitude Experiences are for women who are driven by curiosity; who are compassionate and inspired by a cause; who are committed to growth and discovery; who seek the best in themselves and each other.

We will address themes including connecting through story, reaching true happiness, embracing ambition, practicing positive mindsets, using negotiation, the power of presence, time and freedom, and online/offline connections and influence for impact. Read more:

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3:30 PM15:30

Frontend Dev Conf

Flow: «Blitz»

From real life to virtual worlds, modern presence and learning encompasses adeptness in emerging technologies, combined with curiosity and self-awareness. We are constantly faced with the question of what it means to "be present", and also to be human, even as humans and computers become increasingly connected. We use technology such as virtual and augmented reality, as well as practices in mindfulness and presence, to sharpen awareness, focus, and creativity. We are no longer "cogs in a system", operating in a traditional factory input-output schema. We are connected and inter-related, thriving in a "Factory 2.0" neural network of connections, and many different layers of meaning and context. We can now creatively embrace many interactive methodologies as part of complex learning, using them in ways that support engaging, empathetic, meaningful understanding, context and growth. Best of all, for those of us who are “hacks and hackers”, problem-solvers and designers, we adopt solutions-based approaches that keep our own minds empathetic and flexible. We begin to see, quite truly, that no man is an island. The advantage of a connected mindset, with mindful awareness, is core to design thinking and interrelated systems, with a better world in focus.

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3:00 PM15:00

Eduporium VR Event: #VRinEdu

April 13, 2017: Keynote: Virtual Reality in Education: A Gamechanger, Deeper Than Games

While VR is undoubtedly a “gamechanger,” it goes a lot deeper than that. Virtual reality unlocks new realms of possibility. In education, it lets students and teachers create learning environments that stretch to fit their enormous imaginations —and, they drive the curriculum forward with engagement and active agency!

Sign up and join the event:

Sign up and join the event:

VR has been dubbed an empathy enricher, an immersive 3D simulation tool, and a way to break down complex problems, making them visual and more approachable. It has many benefits in the classroom, including encouraging spatial thinking, complex problem solving, and building storytelling skills.

Come discover the latest VR trends, see what’s happening in classrooms around the globe, connect with peers, play with the gear, and learn how to make your own VR experiences come to life.

This premier hands-on event lets you:
• Learn from expert speakers
• Get interactive with hands-on exhibits and demos
• Network with industry leaders and VR enthusiasts
• Discover all the possibilities of immersive engagement in education

We're excited to host the first event of this kind, connecting educators in this arena and illuminating all of the latest developments in this cutting-edge field.

Featured Speaker:

Caitlin Krause, a noted educational industry expert, has been a teacher and curriculum developer for over a decade, leading interdisciplinary programs that make learning authentic and visible. She is an active member of global education initiatives that promote young women in technology, and she is featured regularly as a speaker at EdTech conferences, including MassCUE, ISTE, BLC, and FETC. Her education skills include embedded design thinking and mindful approaches that support creative, positive learning experiences, contributing to a better world by empowering people with technology and helping them to use it as a connective vehicle. VR expands this possibility by democratizing the field of deep experiential learning. Caitlin founded the company MindWise in 2016, and her book Mindful by Design will be published in the summer of 2017. She is also currently developing a VR learning app.

This interactive discussion will examine Eduporium’s views on VR in K-12 and Higher Education and all participants will have the ability to directly work with leading VR technologies, including Samsung Gear VR, zSpace, and Oculus Rift. The discussion will help you consider and prepare for incorporating VR technology into your classroom assignments, activities, or makerspaces.

This event is hosted by Eduporium, whose overall mission is to provide innovative technology solutions for classrooms, schools, colleges, libraries, and makerspaces. We hope you will join us!

Sign-up here

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