Lene is an education entrepreneur, learning space design expert, and founder of Autens, a leading Danish consultancy dedicated to re-imagining education and creating schools of the future. Incorporating student voice, creativity, innovation, co-creation, playfulness and a passionate dedication to people, Autens works with their clients to evolve 21st-century learning practices, vision-driven school development, and a new generation of inspiring learning spaces and school facilities. Although based in Denmark, Lene regularly speaks at international education conferences and connects educators and schools across the globe enabling them to transform education together. In addition to her work with Autens, Lene leads and coordinates The Global Schools Alliance, a worldwide family of cutting-edge, innovative schools, is a mentor and board member for several ground-breaking school initiatives, and serves as an academy member on the Finnish not-for-profit HundrED, an organization dedicated to discovering and sharing impactful and scalable K12 innovations across the world.
Autens’ original workshop, Learning Space Design Lab (c), has twice been awarded among the 100 most inspiring innovations in education by the HundrED. Learning Space Design Lab combines neuroscience, learning research and organizational transformation theories into a playful journey enabling teachers to take a collaborative leap of faith into new powerful ways of teaching.