Creativity Forum – Bay Area Discovery Museum

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Creativity Forum 2021 starts at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, May 21.

Creativity Forum

Join us for the Bay Area Discovery Museum's Creativity Forum, a fundraiser and thought leadership event for educators, parents, business leaders, and the research community.

"The New Science of Learning" featuring Dr. Dan Schwartz, I. James Quillen Dean and Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Educational Technology at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, in conversation with Kelly McKinley, BADM CEO. Dr. Schwartz will highlight imagination and discovery as primary tools for learning, and how this understanding can help caregivers and teachers address educational challenges.

Friday, May 21, 2021
12-1 p.m.
*Join us before the program at 11:45 a.m. for a special pre-show

The Impact of Your Gift

We believe that providing children with the high-quality, research-backed early learning experiences they need to be successful is the best investment we can make as a society. We also recognize this is an especially critical moment for low-income children and families who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. BADM is uniquely qualified to respond to this need because of our expertise in designing STEAM experiences for the very youngest learners.

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About Our Speaker

Daniel L. Schwartz is the I. James Quillen Dean and Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Educational Technology at Stanford Graduate School of Education. He leads Stanford’s Transforming Learning Accelerator, a major interdisciplinary effort advancing the science and design of learning to create effective and equitable education solutions. An expert in human learning, Schwartz and his lab design pedagogy, technology, and assessments that prepare students to continue learning. He has taught math in rural Kenya, English in Los Angeles and multiple subjects in Kaltag, Alaska. He is co-host of the SiriusXM radio show School’s In and author of The ABCs of How We Learn.

Contact Us

For more information about supporting Creativity Forum by becoming a Host Committee Member, about making a gift via donor-advised fund, wire transfer, or gift of stock, please contact Sarah Hauser at


For Corporate Sponsorship inquiries, please reach out to Madeleine Crow at

Sponsors as of May 12, 2021.

Event Co-Chairs

Rameez Dossa, Board of Trustees
Allison Eisenhardt, Board of Trustees
Nicole Elliott-Karvosky, Board of Trustees
Alix Rogers Flynn, Board of Trustees
Rachel Templeton, Board of Trustees

Corporate Co-Chairs

Vijay Mohan, Board of Trustees
Josh Peck

Host Committee

Gold Level

Samantha and Rameez Dossa
Dana and Bob Emery Family
The Faber Family
Elizabeth and Todd Fox
Helene and Paul Kocher
Audrey and Vijay Mohan
Aey Phanachet and Roger Evans

Silver Level

Vickie and Phil Barret
Kristin and Craig Beacock
Tina and Joe Bou-Saba
Lindsay and Tim Brown
Celine and James Colgan
Carolyn Dewar and Thomas Czegledy
Lauren and Matt Dillard
Allison and Jesse Eisenhardt
Nicole Elliott-Karvosky and Mark Karvosky
Jessica and Matt Farron
Alix and John Flynn
Jennifer and R. Kyle Forster
Catherine and Robert Hale
Lesley Hathaway and Pablo Cagnoni
Fumiko and David Hoeft
Katie Hyde and Mark Schrumpf
April Kupper and David Geib
Kelsey and David Lamond
Jessica Marantz and Kurt Yip
Dana Marohn Spiliotis and Charles Spiliotis  
Katie and Justin McCarthy
Betsy and Ed McDermott
Julie and Ian McGuire
Emily and Michael McKinnon
Laura and Mark Nichol
Eve Niquette and Charles Pohl
Angela Nomellini and Ken Olivier
Anna Nordberg and Brant Thompson
Rynn Pressick and Christian Sowul
Alexis and Sam Sellers
The Strandberg Family
Tahlia and Joseph Tartakovsky
Holly Tate and Scott Clark
Rachel Templeton and Jamie Freundlich
Lacey and Jay Traeger
Julia Wong and Roger Kuo
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