Game Night: Storymasters (Story Cubes)

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During the last hour of the Exhibit Hall Preview, join the engagement team for Storymasters!  This networking event is designed to bring professionals together in a unique and creative way, using story cubes as a tool to facilitate conversation and connections. Participants will be given a set of story cubes, each containing different images, and will be asked to use these images to create stories and engage in conversations with other attendees.

Throughout the event, participants will be encouraged to swap story cubes and share their interpretations of the images, which will spark conversations and connections. The activity is designed to break the ice and encourage participants to step out of their comfort zone, allowing them to connect with others on a deeper level.

Overall, this networking is a fun and interactive way to meet new people, expand professional networks, and develop creative thinking skills. It is an ideal activity for professionals who want to connect with others in a unique and creative way, while also building their professional network and gaining new insights and perspectives from other attendees. 


Dr. Bryan Aylward is the Senior Director of Academic Operations for the University of Arizona Global Campus. Bryan’s division encompasses the Faculty Scheduling department for the university across 50+ start dates annually, the Contracts & Payroll Compliance department, as well as the Data and Academic Systems department for the university. Bryan has almost 14 years of experience in higher education operations across numerous departments including student services, registrar, curriculum operations, as well as academic operations. In addition to this experience, Bryan has been an associate faculty member for the Forbes School of Business and Technology since 2012 with focused instruction on leadership and management courses. Bryan is an advocate of high-quality education, with experience in the online, traditional classroom, as well as hybrid classroom formats (Online and Classroom), and is well versed in the challenges that exist for both students and faculty. Bryan received his Doctorate in Psychology with a focus on Business & Organizational Leadership from the University of the Rockies in 2017.
I am a bilingual learning experience designer, manager, and facilitator. I help organizations create sustainable, scalable, inclusive, and user-centered practices to leverage knowledge and learning. I have over a decade of experience designing, improving, and managing online programs, processes, and services. I specialize in training and development, instructional design, content creation, inclusive practices, and change-management processes. Advocate for accessibility, equity, and inclusion in online learning practices.

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