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Jason Swanson

Senior Director of Strategic Foresight

Areas of Expertise: academically trained futurist, design thinking, education foresight expert

“I help people think of change in a different light and broaden their understanding of what’s possible. The future is not a fixed point – we can play an active role in shaping it.”

Jason leads ongoing research into the future of learning and serves as a key contributor to strategic foresight publications and other assets. He also leads KnowledgeWorks’ independent strategic foresight engagement practice – designing and delivering many engagements for clients and cultivating and leading client projects. He supports the implementation of strategic foresight in state and district-level engagements and collaborates with colleagues in implementing insights from the future of learning.

A graduate of the University of Houston’s Master of Foresight program, Jason is also a fellow in the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (the RSA) and a board member for the Association of Professional Futurists (APF) and Write Pittsburgh (Write PGH).