Digital Promise Challenge Institute - Digital Promise

Join educators from around the world to investigate the big idea of powerful learning, identify pressing challenges, and design sustainable solutions!

The Digital Promise Challenge Institute 2019 will be a fully immersive, hands-on, professional learning experience that transcends the traditional divide between speakers and participants to create a vibrant and ongoing community.

The Challenge Institute is eligible for funding requests on the platform.

July 8-10, 2019

  • $399 – SUPER Early Bird – ends December 31st, 2018
  • $449 – Early Bird – ends March 31st, 2019
  • $499 – Standard –  until it’s SOLD OUT!

Countdown to the Challenge Institute


  • 9:00-12:00
    Pre-Institute sessions
  • 12:00-3:30
  • 3:30-4:30
    Engage! Defining challenges and creating teams
  • 6:00-8:00
    Welcome Reception and Playground
  • 7:30-8:30
  • 8:30-9:50
    Investigate! Asking big questions
  • 10:00-11:20
    Workshop #1
  • 11:30-12:30
    Lunch and Recess
  • 12:30-1:50
    Workshop #2
  • 2:00-3:30
    Team Time – Sharing out and answering questions
  • 3:40-5:00
    Workshop #3
  • 6:00-8:00
  • 7:30-9:30
    Breakfast and Team Sync
  • 9:40-11:00
    Workshop #4
  • 11:00-1:00
    Lunch and Team Time – Solution Development
  • 1:00-3:15
    Act! Preparing to present solutions
  • 3:30-5:30
  • 5:30-6:00
  • 6:00-8:00
    Closing Dinner and Celebration

Location: Monterey, CA

The Challenge Institute will be hosted at the Embassy Suites Monterey Bay. Book your hotel room here. To book over the phone dial 1-800-Embassy and refer to “Digital Promise 2019” or reference the group code “DPS”.

Book your travel to arrive at the hotel before 4pm PT on Monday, and to depart on Thursday morning. (Please note extra travel time required from airports to Monterey.) See the FAQ for more travel information.

Meet Your Hosts

Marco Torres
Marco Antonio Torres
Director of Story
Nick Schiner
Nick Schiner
Learning Experience Manager
Mark Nichols
Mark Nichols
Digital Promise Fellow, Challenge Based Learning
Karen Cator
Karen Cator
President and Chief Executive Officer
Josh Weisgrau
Josh Weisgrau
Director, Learning Experience
Barbara Means
Barbara Means
Executive Director, Learning Sciences Research
Jeremy Roschelle
Jeremy Roschelle
Executive Director, Learning Sciences Research
Vic Vuchic
Vic Vuchic
Chief Innovation Officer

Frequently Asked Questions

At the Institute, you will:

  • Solve big challenges
  • Explore deeply with experts
  • Inspire and be inspired

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