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NEASC Annual Conference and Showcase
Dates: December 5-6, 2019
Location: Marriott Hotel, One Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803 USA
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Ela Ben-Ur

Innovators Compass
Founder, Innovators' Compass and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Olin College
Cambridge, MA
Ela Ben-Ur is passionate about seeing people of all ages articulate and amplify their natural ways of making things better. She has worked and co-experimented deeply with educators and organizations interested in design thinking since 2012. Ela worked 13 prior years at renowned innovation firm IDEO. Her design practice and leadership at IDEO spanned diverse industries, geographies and sectors. She went on to coach teams, facilitate for clients and co-found IDEO’s Leadership Studio for developing project leaders. Ela has taught courses from product design to life design at pioneering Olin College since 2007. She’s led workshops at venues from MIT (her alma mater) to the National Science Teachers’ Association, AIGA, International Development Design Summit, and US Conference on AIDS.  Her 5- and 7-year old daughters are her inspiration. [Image: Dirk Ahlgrim; Text from innovatorscompass.org]