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Spartanburg Community College Regional Workshop

The Age of Artificial Intelligence and Learning

Workshop Description

This workshop explores how Conversation Design and Artificial Intelligence Technology will impact tomorrow’s classrooms. During the workshop, participants delve into the various aspects of AI and Conversational Design and consider how these power elements influence the creation of learning content and learning experiences.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or are able to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of how Chat Bots are influencing learning environments.
  • Explore current examples of how conversational design and AI are changing learning environments.
  • Understand how your classroom interactions and conversations are linked to the creation of AI Chat Bots.
  • Explore ways to integrate new AI technologies to enhance classroom engagement and retention.

Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completing the workshop.

Preliminary Schedule

March 6, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Workshop
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Provided by NISOD


Spartanburg Community College / Central Campus
Dan Lee Terhune Building
Commissioners’ Dining Room (G-03 - Ground Floor) 
107 Community College Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29303


Registration Type
Early Registration
on or before
February 7, 2020
Late Registration
February 7, 2020
Host College (Member)$129$179
Member $159 $209
Non Member $209 $259

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund requests must be received prior to February 21, 2020. A refund of the workshop fee, minus a $100 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by February 21, 2020. NISOD also regrets that refunds will not be given after February 21, 2020 or for no-shows. However, we are pleased to credit your registration toward another workshop. In addition, substitutions are gladly accepted. A transfer of your full registration is permitted prior to the workshop by submitting a written request to Annecy Liddell by February 21, 2020. The individual requesting the transfer is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with the transfer.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NISOD meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendees’ image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities by NISOD.

About the Faciliator

Dr. Judith Cardenas’ academic background includes a doctorate in education administration, as well as a doctorate in training and performance improvement. She has completed a variety of postdoctoral trainings, including leadership development at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and human performance improvement at the American Society for Training and Development and Human Capital Analytics. In addition, she holds a certification as a Registered Business Coach, is a Certified Professional for Return on Investment from Villanova University, Certified Neuro Coach in the areas of change, transformation, and agility from Harvard University, and is a Certified Professional in Innovation of Products and Services from MIT.

Dr. Cardenas’ background includes roles in executive management and oversight of large public institutions where her duties entailed leading a $146 million operational budget plus an additional $30 million of federal funds, $10 million foundational endowment, and a 3,000-employee base. In addition to her diverse expertise in higher education, she has created and delivered training to organizations such as World Bank, United Nations, QVC, Inc., Phillips Semiconductor, the United States Navy, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Agency, and the United States Army.

Hotel Information

Residence Inn Spartanburg
9011 Fairforest Road
Spartanburg, SC 29301
(864) 576-3333

Courtyard Spartanburg
110 Mobile Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29303
(864) 585-2400

Comfort Suites at Westgate Mall
458 West Blackstock Road
Spartanburg SC  29301
(864) 642-0609

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