Digital Badge Summit

Learn and Network at the Digital Badge Summit at FGCU

Florida Gulf Coast University welcomes you to join a two-day Badging Summit on-site at our beautiful campus in Fort Myers, FL. This summit will bring peer institutions together to network, learn, and share about badging programs of all sizes.

Keynote Speakers

Rachel Ludwig

Rachel Ludwig

Vice President of Talent Development for the Future of Work
Florida Chamber Foundation

Dr. Ashley Finley

Dr. Ashley Finley

Vice President of Research
Association of American Colleges and Universities

Pre Conference Workshop: Did you miss last year's Digital Badge Summit? Join us for the preconference workshop from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on January 27. 

Pre-Conference Workshop Registration

Event Details

Dates: January 28, 2025 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. & January 29, 2025 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Location: Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33965

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2-Day Digital Badge Summit:


Register before November 1, 2024 to lock in early bird pricing. 

About the 2025 Digital Badge Summit

Informative sessions will cover considerations for launching a university-wide badging program, including state mandates, transferable skills, best practices, program scalability and more.


Day One: January 28, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

9 a.m.–11 p.m. 

11 a.m.-11:15 a.m. 
Welcome, Kristen Vanelow

11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. 
Keynote Speaker: Rachel Ludwig, Vice President of Talent Development for the Future of Work, Florida Chamber Foundation

11:55 a.m.-12:30 a.m. 

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
Welcome Reception (Cocktail Hour) 

Day Two: January 29, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

8 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ashley Finley, the VP of Research at the Association of American Colleges and Universities

9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Change Location (from Cohen to Water School)

9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

12 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Boxed Lunch

12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Sessions and Closing Remarks

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Questions about the FGCU Digital Badge Summit? Contact the office of Innovative Education and Partnerships.  

Hours | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Questions? | Call (239) 745-4700

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