2017 WISE Summit: "Co-Exist, Co-Create: Learning to Live and Work Together"

2017 WISE Summit: "Co-Exist, Co-Create: Learning to Live and Work Together"
The 2017 WISE Summit will convene November 14-16 2017, in Doha, Qatar.

This year’s theme, Co-Exist, Co-Create: Learning to Live and Work Together reflects the commitment of WISE to address important education challenges in times of disruption and economic uncertainty stemming from conflict, mass migration, growing inequality, on-going, rapid technological change and other forces.

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The world is facing an unprecedented confluence of disruptions. Conflict and war have triggered widespread dislocation and migration of people on a scale not seen since the end of the Second World War. The refugee crisis, coming amid political turmoil and growing inequality, has hastened a retreat from globalization and international collaboration, particularly in regions that were once their most ardent champions.

The long-term challenges of climate change and the global spread of pandemics no longer occupy distant future horizons, but have become increasingly stark, present-day realities.

The pace of scientific and technological development, all the while, continues unabated. Constant advances in artificial intelligence, automation and biotechnology have the potential to dramatically overturn long-held assumptions about what it means to be human.

Yet in education, challenges also present opportunities to break down old assumptions, and bring forth the new ideas that are paving the way for positive disruption.

The 2017 WISE Summit will be an opportunity to rethink and reorganize the way we deliver learning in an age of disruption.

Participants will explore and discover a host of topics that are shaping the future of teaching and learning including the impact of artificial intelligence on education, transforming roles of teachers, leveraging social entrepreneurship for innovation, changing mindsets toward migrants, reimagining higher education in the connected world, the impact of nudging, connecting private and public actors and strategies to build future knowledge societies.

A 3-pillar program

New perspectives and practices
in teaching and learning

Discover new and emerging teaching and learning approaches that help learners develop a relevant cognitive, social and emotional skills to live and work in the age of disruption.

Developing skills, attitudes and
values to shape tomorrow

Explore the role of innovation in education to cultivate values, behaviors and attitudes to address complex challenges, advance cultural cohesion and nurture global citizenship in our rapidly evolving world.

Transitioning from knowledge economies
to knowledge societies

Examine strategies, policies and practices to empower individuals to become highly skillful innovators who can drive economic development, contribute to social good and design our future world.

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More than 50 sessions

Learning to learn

New perspectives and practices in teaching and learning

  • Education in the post-truth world
  • Teachers: Transforming roles in changing times
  • New models of learning: lessons and practices
  • Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality: The Next Giant Leap in Education?
  • Why is media literacy a core 21st century skill?
  • To succeed, does intelligence really matter?

Co-existing in a changing world

Developing skills, attitudes and values to shape tomorrow

  • Lifelong learning in the innovation economy
  • Migrants: Turning Challenges into Opportunities
  • Early childhood development in Qatar
  • Behavioral Strategies: Nudging for Right Education Choices
  • Inclusive quality education: focusing on education of children with disabilities
  • How design thinking supports innovation in K-12 education

Co-creating knowledge societies

Transitioning from knowledge economies to knowledge societies

  • From knowledge economies to knowledge societies
  • Rethinking Higher Education in the Connected Age
  • A Balancing Act: Equity versus Excellence
  • Can Social Entrepreneurship Lead Innovation in Education?
  • New Actors and Perspectives in Funding Education
  • Developing High-Impact Leaders
  • Apprenticeship systems across different national contexts

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Program at a Glance

Why Attend?

The World Innovation Summit for Education is a multi-sectoral platform offering the global education community a unique opportunity to meet, share experiences, build new partnerships and identify concrete innovative practices to address education challenges.

The biennial global WISE summit gathers policymakers, educators, entrepreneurs, corporate and government leaders from around the world to explore current trends and share their visions for co-designing the future of education.

A diverse range of interactive, creative sessions offer participants numerous opportunities to share their work, achievements, network and work together. WISE 2017 is an ideal opportunity to meet local and regional partners for future collaboration.