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Principled Innovation: a process of becoming

Event purpose

Over the past five years Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has worked collaboratively to develop and operationalize the Principled Innovation Framework. This has been an evolutionary process with many twists and turns along the way. Hundreds of people have been involved in one capacity or another, during that time with each contributing their own experience and wisdom to this initiative.

Our goal is to share our successes and challenges navigating our work to this point, and to immerse attendees in experiences that engage the practices of Principled Innovation (PI).

This convening is made possible by a generous gift from the Kern Family Foundation.


An in-depth agenda and speaker information can be found here.

Airport information

The closest airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor.


There is not a set dress code, but please wear clothes that make you feel comfortable.

Please note that some sessions throughout the convening will include active movement and additionally some will be facilitated outside.

CRP information

Attendees will have the opportunity to apply one of the practices of Principled Innovation, engaging multiple and diverse perspectives, through showcasing their own work as makers through a facilitated Critical Response Process (CRP) session with other attendees participating as responders to provide their feedback and wisdom.

Hotel information

We are encouraging folks to stay at this hotel:

Embassy Suites Phoenix Downtown North
10 E. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Rate: $189

If you would like to see other hotel options in the area, please visit travel information for ASU campus visitors. If you select Phoenix Airport/Downtown Phoenix campus, these hotels are close to the Heard Museum and offer ASU discounted rates.


There is parking available at the Heard Museum. The convening will be starting before the museum opens each day.


There will be a light breakfast provided each morning until 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided from 12 to 1 p.m., and a snack will be offered in the afternoon at 2 p.m.

Coffee and hot tea will be provided during the breakfast and the afternoon break.

Promotional items

There will be table space available to showcase your work and any upcoming events. Please bring any promotional items (i.e. handouts, brochures) you’d like to hand out. There will be approximately 100 guests in attendance.


These are some of our team’s favorite restaurants that are located close to the Heard Museum and the Embassy Suites.

Arizona Wilderness DTPHX – https://azwbeer.com/

Arrogant Butcher – https://www.thearrogantbutcher.com/locations/phoenix-az/

Blue Fin – http://phxbluefin.com/

Chico Malo – https://www.chicomalo.com/phoenix

Clever Koi – https://www.thecleverkoi.com/

Cornish Pasty – https://www.cornishpastyco.com/

Forno 301 – https://forno301.com/

George & Dragon English Pub – https://www.gndphx.com/

Giving Tree – https://www.givingtreecafe.com/

Green New American Vegetarian – https://www.greenvegetarian.com/

Hanny’s – http://www.hannys.net/

Lenny’s Burger – https://lennysburger.com/

Palma – https://www.palmaphx.com/

Pane Bianco – https://www.pizzeriabianco.com/pane-bianco

Postino – https://www.postinowinecafe.com/

Southern Rail Restaurant – https://southernrailaz.com/

Taco Chelo – https://tacochelo.com/

Trap Haus BBQ – https://trapphausbbq.com/

Windsor – https://windsoraz.com/

Transportation options

If you’re flying in, Uber and Lyft are common here and will be easy to use.

For those of you driving in, or If you decide to get a rental car, there will be parking available at the Heard Museum.

Phoenix has a rail system, which the Heard Museum has a stop on, if you choose to not get a rental car or utilize ride share services. https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules/rail

Registration deadline

Thursday, September 29, 2022

If you have missed the registration deadline but would like to attend, please reach out to Kaley Bontrager at kaley.bontrager@asu.edu.

Conference cost

$250 per attendee, lunch is included both days.

Conference location

Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004


As a commitment to ASU’s charter, we value and care for the well-being of our community and encourage everyone to consider their decisions and actions around COVID best practices. We are excited to host this convening and gather our community. With the fluctuating nature of COVID, we are committed to following up-to-date CDC guidelines and nurturing the collective safety and well-being of our community and we encourage you to do the same.