2013 LEC Call for Presentations - Deadline Extended

The Lean Educator conference (LEC-2013) will provide a forum for educators, trainers and lean implementers to share best practices to improve delivery of lean curriculum. The Lean Educator Conference requests submissions for presentations on topics related to lean education including: curriculum and courses; exercises and simulations; innovative pedagogy; case studies; examples from practice; research findings; effective training methods; and assessment methods.

Keynote speakers, panels and contributed presentations will be organized by value streams (aka tracks). Planned value streams include:

  • Improving Public Sector
    Success stories in government, public schools and  others make this a growth sector for lean education.
  • Developing Lean Degree Programs
    Compared to 10 years ago, there are many lean courses. Integrated programs?  Not so much.  Discuss how to build a popular program
  • Teaching Lean in Health Care
    Lean healthcare is growing by leaps and bounds.  How do we teach various constituencies who make up lean healthcare?  

This year’s conference focuses on creating a comprehensive lean curriculum, so contributions relevant to teaching lean to students aiming for employment in specific settings are especially welcome. Contributions emphasizing creating tomorrow’s lean leaders, thinkers and teachers, including the role of leadership, are also desired. There will be a special session on teaching lean by going to gemba to one of Fisher College’s most innovative programs – Master of Business Operational Excellence.

Key Dates
August 16 FINAL Abstract deadline
August 16 Notice of acceptance (for papers submitted by original July 31 deadline)
Continuing Acceptance of papers submitted after July 31 - space permitting!
August 23 Registration deadline for authors/presenters
October 3 Conference presentations due



Abstracts should be 400 - 500 words, and should include complete contact information. A brief summary with the key objectives of the work should be clearly stated. Highest priority will be given to contributions that enable or stimulate sharing among lean educators and conference participants. Lowest priority will be given to contributions that advertise programs. Accepted speakers will have 20 minutes for presentation, followed by a 10-minute Q&A period. Presentations will be posted on the conference website if desired by the authors. Presenters are expected to register for and attend the Lean Educator Conference.

Abstracts can be submitted by uploading a document. A template is available at the submission site (Note: Abstracts should be in .pdf or .doc format). Questions or comments should be addressed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .