Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

Director, Office of Economic Development, City of Santa Fe, NM, USA

Matt Brown has over 20 years’ worth of experience in the business sector, including founding companies, consulting for start-ups and Fortune 500s, and serving as president and C-level executive for prominent publishing, tech and toy companies, notably Scholastic and LeapFrog. In all these areas, Matt’s work emphasizes the science of play…using curiosity, imagination, and creativity to solve problems, build empathy and embrace change. Currently, Matt is the Director of Economic Development for the City of Santa Fe where he and his team work on creating a more humane, thriving, resilient community that honors and advances its history, culture and people.

Plenary Panel P12: Disruptive Innovations in STEM Education

Sir Ken Robinson has said that, rather than an “evolution”, what we need is a “revolution” in education. In line with this statement, STEM Education stakeholders are discovering it is very difficult to do this within existing Higher Education institutions. Some have developed disruptive innovations which may lead to a whole new model for STEM […]

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Science of Play in Action

In this 2 hour workshop, we will dive into three different ways to define play, and how to evaluate the impact of play along a development spectrum. We will talk about the difference between a fun and play, and how a richer understanding of science and practice of play can enhance the work of engineers, […]

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