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Students, professors, and community members will meet Max Peer and hear his message: that we need a more sustainable culture…that it’s achievable through education…and with resources from IDF on topics like Design Thinking, technology can be simpler and more human-centered, leading to a better run world.

SAP University Alliances, Interaction-Design Foundation (IDF), and Towson University are pleased to announce the Share the Knowledge Tour will stop at Towson on June 14, 2013.

In mid-May in Orlando, IDF’s biker, Max, began a four-year around the world bike and canoe journey. Over the next six months Max will bike and canoe more than 6,000 miles, visiting universities across North America to share his story with professors, students, and local communities. Mile by mile, city by city, university by university Max is promoting open access to quality educational materials. Education is the single most powerful way to lift people out of poverty and change lives, and Max will share this vision at every stop. View this video preview and check out the bike tour website.

Program Agenda

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.:             Registration and refreshments in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) lobby

10:30 a.m.:                            Max arrives on campus via bicycle outside of the CLA grand entrance on University Ave.

11:00am:                               Welcome remarks and Max’s Story in the CLA lecture hall

12:00pm:                               Networking and refreshments

12:30pm:                               Max departs

We encourage you to follow the Share the Knowledge tour online. Videos, photos, and blogs will be posted weekly, and available at and  

Learn more

Tour Video Preview

Share the Knowledge Tour

Interaction Design Foundation

SAP’s Sponsorship of IDF

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About Interaction Design Foundation

IDF is a ten year old transformative non-profit enterprise focused on educating, informing and stimulating the global technology design community. The organization has created a powerful cloud based publishing model, blending free courses with an immersive web site for thought leaders, students, authors, academia, design professionals, futurists and even tech-challenged consumers.

The Denmark based foundation has self-funded throughout its ten years in existence but is now sponsored by SAP Corporation and partly funded by professionals who become supporting Foundation Members, Corporate Sponsorships and Grants. Web: Social Channels: Twitter: FB: ; #sharethetour