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Dr. John Moravec is an internationally-recognized scholar and speaker on the future of education and work, lead author of Knowmad Society, and the founder of Minneapolis-based Education Futures LLC.

In a world driven by exponential accelerating technological and social change, globalization, and a push for more creative innovations, how can we ensure the success of ourselves as individuals, communities, and the planet?

What does this mean for school leaders who seek the full development of human potential? How do our schools, companies, and other knowledge-based organizations fit in? More importantly, what do we need to do now? Let’s plot our futures in this new paradigm together!

The Education Futures team has accrued many years of experience around the world in innovation and leadership for new education and business development, and can develop a customized workshop to help your organization build its future. Our approaches include briefing on emerging ideas related to futures for work, organization-specific problem identification, design thinking methodologies for creating solutions, and plotting pathways for next actions.

Call (+1) 612-234-1231 or email us at to book John and the Education Futures team for your event today.

Popular topics

  • Educating in Knowmad Society
  • Principles for evolving learning (Manifesto 15)
  • Invisible learning
  • The “new” work and learning

Clients served

  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Local and national governments

For a full bio, including publications and recent engagements, visit John’s personal page at

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We are researchers, educators, designers, dreamers, and knowmads.

We work around the world, helping learning institutions and governments find meaningful solutions to challenges that face the world of education. We do this through research, training, and consultancies with a perspective toward institutional improvement, community building, and the actualization of human potential.

We explore new paradigms in human capital development, fueled by globalization, the rise of innovative knowledge societies, and driven by exponential, accelerating change. With a strong, networked virtual and physical footprint, Education Futures collaborates with creatives, thought leaders, innovators, and learning organizations (i.e., schools, universities, non-formal networks) to create new opportunities for global human capital development.

Research informed. Independent.

We look at the big picture from a systems perspective and question: What are we educating for? What does a global citizen of the 21st and 22nd centuries look like? And when we start looking hard at these questions, we realize that we need to focus on how to learn, not what to learn, and this refocusing on the how necessitates a more meaningful ecology of options. Where the broadened ecology intersects with purpose, we start to see new pathways to emerging education formats that have incredible potential: invisible learning, democratic education, critical pedagogy, unschooling, etc. This is where we connect research with action.


We are ambitious. We aim to transform schools into vibrant, visionary, hard-charging, front-running, and value-creating centers of excellence that everybody will be proud to attend, work for, and collaborate with. We practice what we preach. We advocate for open dialogue and networking. Whenever possible, we release our original research into the creative domain so that you can get moving now, and invite you to remix and share alike. We want to co-generate value with you.

When working on organizational development, technology planning, curriculum development and internal research, most organizations do not maintain a staff of professional futurists, researchers, and innovation experts — we can help.

Education Futures LLC can partner with you to provide affordable, on-demand, high-quality education and human capital development advising. We aim to connect our partners with the best ideas, resources and solutions possible, including those from our expanding global network. For more information and to get started, contact us at +1 612 234 1231 or send us an email.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Development of theory and methodologies for new educational approaches (i.e., laboratories, digital badging/alternative qualification schemes)
  • Understanding and leveraging the emergence of knowmads – leaders of our creative- and context-driven economy, to help us ensure the success of ourselves as individuals, communities, and the planet
  • Innovative applications of technologies in learning and new, organizational knowledge production
  • Invisible learning: The blending of formal, non-formal, informal and serendipituous learning in innovative contexts
  • Delivery of innovative workshops and seminars
  • Social and organizational futures research
  • Trends analyses and mapping for human potential development

Contact us.