The Biennial Summit

The Biennial Summit

The next global Summit will take place on November 19-21, 2019 in Doha under the theme “UnLearn, ReLearn: What it means to be Human”. 

WISE has shifted to a biennial cycle of Summits to allow a greater focus on WISE research, expanded outreach, and collaboration through smaller regional engagements. More information about the next global Summit, in November 2019, will be announced in coming months.

Since 2009, the WISE Summit has brought together diverse education stakeholders in Doha to explore and share ideas, and to collaborate toward creative action in education. At WISE, teachers, decision makers, and influential experts from all fields of public and private sectors gather in a collegial environment to harness their experience in addressing evolving education challenges. The WISE Summit has become the premier international, multi-sectoral conference dedicated to building the future of education through empowerment and partnership.

Participants at WISE benefit from a wide range of sessions including keynote and special addresses, interactive panel discussions, dynamic hands-on workshops, as well as more intimate special interest sessions, and informal meet-ups. WISE Plus, a community organizing platform, is available ahead of the Summit to help delegates tailor their programs according to individual priorities, and facilitate connection and collaboration.

With the emphasis on interactivity, participants enjoy opportunities to meet 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 sponsored booths, the popular Learners’ Voice Café, the WISE Research kiosk, and the Learning Labs where local students experience the best in teaching and hands-on doing in the classroom.

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

The WISE Summit is a unique opportunity to engage in the important debates and discussions on the full range of pressing education challenges with a diverse, global community committed to building strong, prosperous, and secure societies through education.

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