Together with our partners, we develop and facilitate creative solutions for communities, schools, and organizations.

Future of Transportation
November 2017 - March 2018

Aether is partnering with BrightSpark, Bridge Innovate's social innovation organization designed to ignite creative confidence within students and educators. This collaboration launches an exciting design competition to redesign future transportation systems. We are calling on our community to design your own future and protect our regions finite resources as we envision how goods and people move and interact in the decades to come. 

Humanity's Reach
16 - 21 December 2017

This SHiFT experience will challenge your mind and amplify your skills as you work together to solve one of man's greatest mysteries. How far can the human race be pushed? What more can we accomplish? What will our future hold? What does it truly mean to be human? Here you will find lunar habitats filled with new friends, rockets and rovers, simulations and challenges, and of course the chance to immerse yourself into the passion that has pushed the human spirit through the clouds and beyond. 

We deliver our years of experience in project-based collaborations, innovative learning experiences, educational methodology, and strategic community engagement through many different channels. Aether is prepared to engage with your organization through development workshops, group facilitation, consulting, and presentations. We love working with groups and organizations to help create positive culture and social change.

  • Workshop Facilitation 
  • Educational Experience Development 
  • Educational Project Collaboration
  • Daily Learning Labs 
  • Community Activation Strategy Development 
  • Special Project Fellowships
  • Curriculum Evaluation
  • Strategy Retreats
  • Educational Material Development 
  • Leadership Training 
  • Week Long Camps
  • Educator Development Experiences 

What our friends are saying about us.

Gabi
“This was more than just an opportunity to explore design outside the classroom. It served as a way to connect, collaborate, and test my strength as both a leader and a follower.”

Gabi Burton-Rodriguez - Industrial Designer at Kohler

2016-07-26T16:59:06+00:00

Gabi Burton-Rodriguez - Industrial Designer at Kohler

“This was more than just an opportunity to explore design outside the classroom. It served as a way to connect, collaborate, and test my strength as both a leader and a follower.”
Anne Mason
“This definitely exceeded my expectations.”

Anne Mason - Industrial Designer at Consolidated Container Company

2016-07-26T17:12:23+00:00

Anne Mason - Industrial Designer at Consolidated Container Company

“This definitely exceeded my expectations.”
Maddie Smith
“I think every designer needs this type of fresh air every now and then, and get back to the basics of design.”

Madison Smith - Industrial Designer at Pip Tompkin Studio

2016-07-26T17:01:53+00:00

Madison Smith - Industrial Designer at Pip Tompkin Studio

“I think every designer needs this type of fresh air every now and then, and get back to the basics of design.”
Taylor Hester
“I met and connected with so many people that I normally wouldn't have at a regular conference.”

Taylor Hester - Service Designer at IHG

2015-08-20T12:50:12+00:00

Taylor Hester - Service Designer at IHG

“I met and connected with so many people that I normally wouldn't have at a regular conference.”
"It’s easy to find yourself trapped in a bubble, this experience opens up your mind to think and move laterally.”

Mark Wills - Designer at Google

2016-07-26T17:10:21+00:00

Mark Wills - Designer at Google

"It’s easy to find yourself trapped in a bubble, this experience opens up your mind to think and move laterally.”
“I wouldn’t have exchanged this week for anything.”

Natalie Huertas - Student at The University of Wisconsin-Stout

2016-07-26T17:12:57+00:00

Natalie Huertas - Student at The University of Wisconsin-Stout

“I wouldn’t have exchanged this week for anything.”
"Tom Gattis is a badass. Just join. You’ll be glad you did [drop mic]."

Adam Green - Industrial Designer, Home Depot

2016-07-26T17:14:08+00:00

Adam Green - Industrial Designer, Home Depot

"Tom Gattis is a badass. Just join. You’ll be glad you did [drop mic]."