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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.


Monday, October 24, 2022

8 a.m. – Registration opens

9 a.m. – Convening commences: introductions and welcome

10 a.m. – Principled Innovation round tables

12 – 1 p.m. – Lunch

1 p.m. – Critical response process (CRP) sessions

4 p.m. – Conference ends for the day

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

9 a.m. – Convening begins

10 a.m. – PI immersive experience sessions

12 – 1 p.m. – Lunch

1 p.m. – PI immersive experience sessions

3 p.m. – Closing remarks

4 p.m. – Convening concludes

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.

For more information about these sessions and to express your interest, please complete this form by Thursday, August 18, 2022.

Hotel information

There is a room block set up at the Embassy Suites listed below. The room block rate is available until September 23, 2022.

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

Book here: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/asu-innovation-fall-convening/

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.

Airport information

The closest airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor.

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

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 150 guests in attendance.

Register now

Registration deadline

Thursday, September 22, 2022

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.