Jason Swanson

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 explores the future of learning, helping stakeholders translate future insights into forward thinking visions for transforming education. Jason has explored how trends and developments such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, augmented and virtual reality might impact learning. He has authored dozens of articles and forecasts, ranging from the future of work and readiness, the future of credentials, the expansion and diversification of educator roles and the creation of learning ecosystems. An experienced speaker and facilitator, Jason has worked with a diverse array of education stakeholders to make sense of the future, including students, teachers, administrators, education innovators, policymakers and more.

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).