The ADAPTIVE meeting is an opportunity to discuss an exciting new concept for guiding career choices, particularly as they relate to re- and upskilling in a dynamic work environment. With support from the National Science Foundation, a transdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners from academia (Oregon State University, Arizona State University and Indiana University) and industry (The Boeing Company and Burning Glass Technologies) is developing a career guidance system at a national scale; we are inviting input at this early stage of development, and would like to explore possibilities for collaboration and partnership around this new system.

The meeting will bring together 40 experts from industry, academia, government, and non-profits with interest in skill development, career trajectories, professional learning, big data and learning analytics, education and learning research and workforce development to provide feedback on ADAPTIVE: Analytics-Driven Accessible Pathways To Impacts-Validated Education. ADAPTIVE will create a platform that uses AI-based algorithms to extract future-proof career trajectories from various national databases and provides easy access to career advice via a GPS-like navigation system. This guidance system will identify skills needed for career advancement, but also recommends re- and upskilling courses and other professional learning offerings that best fit an individual’s career trajectory.

Oregon State University STEM Research Center conducts applied research with a broad range of partners and nurtures community engagement toward improved systems of STEM Learning for all. The ADAPTIVE meeting is an opportunity for researchers and faculty to come together to network, learn and share about the process of adaptive teaching in science, technology, engineering and math.


  • February 17: Arrivals
  • February 18: Sessions and breakouts
    • The meeting will be from 9 am -5 pm. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack will be included. After the meeting we will host a reception with food and drinks.
      AM – Introducing our concepts
      PM – Group dialogue and time to work in small teams to workshop our concepts
  • February 19: Departures

*Local participants may arrive and depart on the 18th

A more detailed conference agenda will be posted soon.

Registration – Now Open!

Location & Lodging

The meeting will take place in Washington, D.C. at the Arizona State University Barrett, O’Connor Washington Center on February 18th.  Plan to arrive on February 17th and depart on February 19th


The conference will be paying for your hotel accommodations on the nights of Monday, February 17th and Tuesday, February 18th at the Hotel Lombardy, a 2-minute walk from the Arizona State University Barrett, O’Connor Washington Center. In order to arrange paid lodging, you must fill out the registration form. There is a question in the registration form asking what nights you will need a hotel room booked. You must fill out the registration by January 16th in order to receive paid lodging. Requests made after this date will be approved based on availability. We will reach out to confirm your arrangements after January 16th. Please note, we cannot reimburse rooms booked outside this process. If you have any questions, please email

Note: If you indicated you wanted a hotel room, it will automatically be booked for you for the dates you requested.

Hotel Lombardy

2019 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC  20006

Air Travel

Important: You must be registered for the event in order for air travel to be booked.

The conference will provide travel to the conference. All travel must be booked through the OSU Travel Agency, Azumano Travel, in order to be covered. Below is the contact information for Azumano Travel and the process.

Azumano Travel

Process to book air travel:

  1. Register for the ADAPTIVE Meeting by clicking here.
  2. Call or email Azumano Travel
  3. Identify yourself as part of the ADAPTIVE Meeting Group
  4. Respond to the email request from Azumano to confirm the travel schedule arranged and once confirmed your tickets will be purchased and confirmed with you by email.

Thank you to The National Science Foundation for their generous support