What’s New


Posted Jan 19, 2021

Our Meeting Code of Conduct The Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI) convenes gatherings1 that are welcoming, respectful, inclusive, and collaborative. ILI’s Gatherings Code of Conduct applies to all ILI-sponsored gatherings, as well as affiliated events connected with an ILI gathering, whether in public or private facilities.    Expected behavior  Treat everyone with the same respect you would expect of them.  Be… (Read more)

NOW HIRING: FIELD RESEARCH COORDINATOR (Alameda County, CA and surrounding area)

Posted Dec 10, 2020

Field Research Coordinator Description: We’re looking for someone committed to helping transform the world of learning! The Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI) seeks an organized and dynamic people person to help gather information (via online surveys and conversation) from adult hobbyist gardeners and assist with data analysis and report writing. This National Science Foundation funded… (Read more)


Posted Nov 17, 2020

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOV 17, 2020   BEAVERTON, OREGON-  The Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI) is pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded funding to four very important research projects that are centered around free-choice learning and are designed to expand access, equity, and inclusion for learners of all… (Read more)

Special Announcement

Posted Oct 13, 2020

OCTOBER 13, 2020 – The Institute for Learning Innovation is pleased to announce the addition of two new Senior Fellows, both of whom share our appreciation for the power of lifelong, free-choice learning experiences.   Kimberly Young is the Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington where she is… (Read more)

Fall Conference Announcement

Posted Aug 26, 2020

Virtual Conference SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 3:30 – 5:00 PM ET   Hosted By: Please join your Detroit education colleagues as we gather virtually on a Thursday afternoon to discuss and learn from each other about Family STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths) learning experiences. We will kick-off this one-day, 90-minute virtual conference with a… (Read more)

Is it Actually Possible to put a Dollar Figure on Your Organization’s Public Value?

Posted Aug 4, 2020

(HINT: The answer is yes!) How do you show that your institution provides genuine public value? If you have anything to do with the administration of a museum or cultural organization, this is a question that you and your board of directors find yourselves having to answer continually these days. If you are like most… (Read more)

Now Hiring : Project Coordinator (Remote)

Posted Jul 28, 2020

Project Coordinator (Remote)  Description:  We’re looking for someone committed to helping transform the world of learning!     The Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI) seeks an organized, dynamic, self-starter to help coordinate and facilitate several on-going national and international projects, virtual meetings, and events. The applicant selected will work full-time, remotely from a location of their choosing (with the exception of occasional required travel), and will… (Read more)

A statement from The Institute for Learning Innovation

Posted Jun 3, 2020

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education, and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.”   Dr. Martin Luther King, leader of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, evoked these words during his acceptance speech in Oslo, Norway when… (Read more)

When our community goes digital: reflections on a changing paradigm

Posted May 26, 2020

I travel to carry out research and evaluation studies – and I travel for conferences and workshops. There’s ScienceTalk, NARST, Advancing Research Impacts in Society (ARIS), Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST), the Science Events Summit, and Visitor Studies Association Conference (VSA).   Just to name a few of my favorites.   Particularly in… (Read more)

Social-Emotional Learning is paramount during COVID-19

Posted May 11, 2020

Mommy is everything all right–why do you look so sad? Many of you may have heard a child, grandchild, niece or nephew, or friend’s child, say something like this of late. Possibly, you also may have observed your 4-year-old being “clingy”  or your 10-year-old having nightmares more frequently than in the past. As adults, sometimes… (Read more)