The WISE Summit

The WISE Summit

The WISE Summit

The next global Summit will take place in Doha in November 2017.

Since 2009, the WISE has brought together decision makers, influential experts and practitioners in Doha to explore, share ideas, and collaborate to improve education worldwide. The WISE Summit is the premier international, multi-sectoral gathering dedicated to creative, purposeful  action in rethinking education.  

WISE has shifted to a biennial cycle of summits in order to focus attention and resources in research, expanded outreach, and collaboration in smaller events. The next global Summit will take place in Doha in November 2017; dates will be announced in coming months.

The Summit brings together diverse participants from all fields of public and private sectors. Together they harness expertise, ideas, and solutions to address the evolving challenges of education. The Summit offers a collegial environment for intensive, open discussion among speakers and the diverse WISE community.  Summit participants will find a wide range of session styles including Interactive Plenary Sessions and Debates, as well as more intimate Focus and special interest sessions, and dynamic hands-on Workshops facilitating collaboration. Attendees have opportunities to interact with representatives of WISE Awards winning projects, the WISE Accelerator enterprises, members of the Learners' Voice, and with WISE authors. The WISE Majlis, a central gathering and exhibition space, encourages informal interaction, and includes hands-on activities, sponsored booths, and the popular Learners’ Voice Café.

A highlight of the Summit has been the announcement of the WISE Prize for Education Laureate. The WISE Prize for Education, established in 2010, is awarded to an individual or a team in recognition for an outstanding contribution to any field of education. The six WISE Awards winning projects are also celebrated during the Summit.

The Summit offers a unique opportunity for participants to deepen their knowledge of cutting-edge practices in education, interact with a richly diverse community representing all parts of the globe, and to join in building the future of education through empowerment and collaboration. 

Visit the 2015 WISE Summit Portal