Speakers

Maryanna Abdo Managing Director, Centre for Evidence and Implementation
Asmaa Al-Fadala Director of Research and Content Development, WISE
Manos Antoninis Director of GEM Report, UNESCO
Ahmed Baghdady Research Manager, WISE
Patrick Brothers Co-Founder & Co-CEO, HolonIQ
Samantha Butters CEO, Fair Education Alliance
Rosie Clayton Co-Founder, Weaving Lab
Vicky Colbert Founder and Director, Fundación Escuela Nueva
Shelby Cosner Professor, Educational Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)
Craig D’Souza Head of Global Security, Intelligence & Investigations (GSII), Executive Protection (GSEP), Facebook
Thana El-Sallabi Program Officer, WISE
Safeena Husain Founder, Educate Girls
Ameena Hussain Chief Curator and Director of Programs, WISE
Amel Karboul CEO, Education Outcomes Fund for Africa and the Middle East
Julia Kirby Manager of Research & Content Dissemination, WISE
Dayoung Lee Associate Partner, Dalberg
Ngoc Nguyen Student, Georgetown University Qatar
Dominic Regester Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar
Jaime Saavedra Global Director, Education, The World Bank
Sidharth Santhosh Student, Sciences Po
Christos Stylianides European Commissioner For Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, European Commission
Matthew Swift CEO & Co-Founder, Concordia
Ruben Vardanyan Co-Founder, Aurora Humanitarian Initiative
Emiliana Vegas Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution
Sherrie Westin President Social Impact and Philanthropy, Sesame Workshop
Fatema Abbas Youth Advocate, EAA
Eman Abdulla Head of Schools, Qatar Children's Museum Project
Manzoorul Abedin Senior Lecturer of Education, University of West London
Ola Abu Hani Alumni, MYCHA
Ahmed Abu Moghessib Alumni, Al-Fakhoora
Kiley Adolph Vice President of Partnerships, Project Lead The Way
Athar Ahmed Alumni, Al-Fakhoora
Mahira Ahmed Miyanji Facilitator, Right To Play
Shawgi Ahmed Youth Advocate, EAA
Pedro Aibeó MSc Architect, MSc Civil Engineer, Gamified Cohousing Oy
Gerard Akindes Program Senior Specialist, Josoor Institute
Nawaal Akram Youth Advocate, EAA
Lana Al-Aghbar Lower Elementary Principal, American School of Doha
Fahad Jassim Al Dehaimi Development Projects Researcher, QFFD
Sarah Al-Dorani Chief Marketing and Corporate Communications Officer, Qatar Financial Centre
Marcus Alexander Research Scientist, Yale University
Noof Al-Jefairi Youth Advocate, EAA
Ajlan Al Kaabi Youth Advocate, EAA
Shahad Alkhair Engineer, QU
Maryam Al-Khalaf Research Associate, WISE
Anood Al Kuwari Youth Advocate, EAA
Khalifa Jassim Al-Kuwari General Director, Qatar Fund for Development, QFFD
Mohammed Saadoun Al-Kuwari SC Ambassador / executive TV presenter, SC / beIN sports
Wijdan Al-Matari Youth Representative, MYCHA
Buthaina A. Al-Nuaimi President, Pre-University Education, Qatar Foundation
Mohammed Alqassabi Robotics & Electronics Coach, Qatar Scientific Club
Sarah Al Ramlawi Alumni, Al-Fakhoora
Fatma Al-Sahlawi Architect and Founder, Atlas Bookstore & Studio Imara
Oweis Al-Salahi Youth Advocate, EAA
Mariam Al-Sersawi Alumni, Al-Fakhoora
Misfer Hamad Al-Shahwani Deputy General Manager for projects development, Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD)
Omar Al-Tal Head of Education, Mercy Corps
Sheikha Hanadi Al-Thani Chairperson, INJAZ Qatar and INJAZ Al Arab
Al Dana Al Thani Youth Advocate, EAA
Noor Al Thani Youth Advocate, EAA
Abeer AlYazji Leadership and Economic Empowerment Specialist, UNDP
Wolfgang Amann Professor of strategy and leadership, HEC
Aurelio Amaral Policy Development and Partnerships Officer, WISE
Anshul Arora CEO, Edvance Group
Nima Ashour Student, Al-Fakhoora
Caroline Assaf Young Speakers
Charles Autheman Managing director, Labo des Histoires
Marwan Awartani Minister, Minister for Education and Higher Education (Palestine)
Patrick Gyimah Awuah Jr Founder and President, Ashesi University
Gilad Babchuk Co-Founder and CEO, Compass
Folly Bah Thibault Journalist, Al-Jazeera English
Ursula Baïgorria Köppel Planning and Development Lead, Fundación Mi Sangre
Julien Barbier CEO and Co-founder, Holberton School
Doreen Bateyunga Pre-production Coordinator, Ubongo
Carmina Bayombong CEO, InvestEd
Alexandra Bennett Deputy Director Learning & Outreach, Qatar Children's Museum Project
Joel Bergner Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director, Artolution
Rajika Bhandari Senior Consultant, Institute of International Education
Muhammad Salman Bin Mohamed Khair Manager, Futures Office, National University of Singapore
Vladimir Borkovic Co-Founder & COO, streetfootballworld
Linzi Boyd Author of Brand Famous, Founder of BoB Group Shifting the world into a new Era through the eyes of brands
Simon Breakspear Research Fellow, Gonski Institute, UNSW
Farooq Burney Executive Director, Al Fakhoora and Together, programmes of Education Above All (EAA)
Lucia Burtnik Chief Learning Officer, Eidos Global CIC
Alejandro Caballero Principal Education Specialist, IFC (the World Bank Group)
Ousman Camara Youth Advocate, EAA
Olivia Cayley Project Manager, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
Alessia Cervone Co-Founder, Recipes for Wellbeing / euforia
Wing Chan Behavioral/Social Scientist, RAND Corporation
Anita Chandra Vice President RAND Social and Economic Well-Being, RAND Corporation
Meia Chita-Tegmark Co-Founder, Future of Life Institute
Timona Chore Student, Strathmore University
Nicholas Christakis Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Sciences, Yale University
Dimitri Christakis Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, University of WA and Seattle Children's Hospital
Gilda Colin Global Design Manager, Generation
Andy Cope Wellbeing expert (aka 'Dr of Happiness'), Art of Brilliance
Esker Copeland Education and Youth Specialist, Education Above All Foundation
Bisher Dayani Youth Advocate, EAA
Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes CEO and Co-Founder, Akilah Institute
Mustafe Deeq Axmed Youth Advocate, EAA
Manjula Dissanayake Founding Executive Director, Educate Lanka Foundation, Inc.
Archika Dogra Student, Interlake High School
Emma Donnelly General Director, DFID Middle East & North Africa
Hamideh Dorzadeh Youth Advocate, EAA
Hamoon Ekhtiari CEO, FutureFit Ai
Hana Elshehabi Youth Advocate, EAA
Amir Fehri Author, Ambassador of Francophonie in the World
Sheryl Foo Director, APAC & EMEA, Vertech Capital
Zoë Gare Counselor, American School of Doha
Maya Ghazal High Profile Supporter, UNHCR
Audrey Giacomini Manager, Innovation for Quality and Access, WISE
Maria Agnese Giordano Global Education Cluster Coordinator, UNICEF
Allan Goodman President, Institute of International Education
Sarah Grant Director of Programmes, Limited Resource Teacher Training (LRTT)
Ger Graus Global Director of Education, KidZania
Randa Grob-Zakhary Executive Director, Insights for Education Foundation
Yalda Hakim Correspondent, BBC
Ross Hall Co-founder, Weaving Lab
Faten Hani Director, University of Oman Project Office
Valerie Hannon Board Director & Co-founder, Innovation Unit
Matthew Hartley Professor, Associate Dean, University of Pennsylvania
Haris Hassabis Managing Director, Universidad Europea
Yvonne Helle Special Representative of the Administrator, UNDP-PAPP
Kaya Henderson Head of Community Impact, Teach For All's Global Learning Lab
Jasmin Higo Student, Technical University of Applied Sciences Ingolstadt
Neagheen Homaifar Director of Admissions, Minerva Project
Tim Howarth CEO, United World Schools
Wadih Ishac Assistant Professor, Qatar University
Shahidul Islam Head of Education Programs, DAM Bangladesh
Wyatt Israel Software Developer, Human Nature Lab, Yale Institute for Network Science
Ian Jamison Head of Education and Training, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
Aly Jetha CEO & Co-founder, Big Bad Boo Productions
Joysy John Director of Education, NESTA
James Jones Director, Global Community Programs and Strategy, ExxonMobil
Kaisa Karvinen Architect, Trojan Horse
Stephen Katende Former Project Fellow, Building Tomorrow
Ahmad Khan Youth Advocate, EAA
Marwan Khraisheh Senior Planning and Research Director, HBKU
Zelmira Koch Polk Managing Director, Hearth Advisors
Souyeth Kret Student, Liger Leadership Academy
Adrian Kuah Director, Future Office, National University of Singapore
Savy Lach Regional Director, Aide-et-Action (AeA) for South East Asia
Jeremy Lamri Head of Innovation, Research and Prospective, JobTeaser
Bola Lawal CEO and Co-Founder, ScholarX
Megan Lees-McCowan Head of Programs, Street Child
Mark McKnight Principal Software Engineer, Yale University
Nisha Ligon CEO, Ubongo
Rose Luckin Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab - UCL Institute of Education; Director, EDUCATE London
Irene Lutwala Youth Advocate, EAA
Steven MacGregor Author and podcaster, Chief Wellbeing Officer, Leadership Academy of Barcelona
Graça Machel Founder, Graça Machel Trust, SDG Advocate
Anthony Mackay CEO, National Center on Education and the Economy
Jemilah Mahmood Under Secretary, International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies
Emi Mahmoud Poet and Author, UNHCR goodwill ambassador
Fadi Makki Director of B4Development / Founder of Nudge Lebanon
Rita Mehanna Rady Facilitator, MENA
Daisy Mertens Teacher, Communityschool De Vuurvogel/ Number5 Foundation
Alexandra Mitsotaki President & Co-Founder, World Human Forum
Sara Montecchiari Business Development Manager, Mobsya Association
Silvia Montoya Director, UNESCO Institute of Statistics
Asma Muhammad Student, Doha British School
Samy Naim Student, Al-Fakhoora
Ben Nelson CEO and Founder, Minerva Project
Deena Newaz Program Officer, WISE
Bayan Nizam Khaled Researcher, HBKU
Simon O’Connell Executive Director, Mercy Corps
Yasmine Ouirhrane Young European of the Year
David Osher Vice-President, American Institute for Research
Richard Paquin Morel Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh
Aldo De Pape Founder, TeachPitch
Louka Parry CEO and Founder, The Learning Future
Paula Pedro J-PAL LAC
Concepcion Pinós Founder, Wellbeing Planet Foundation
Michael Pollack Founder, US board chair of Educate Girls, SCA Charitable Foundation
Thakur S. Powdyel Former Minister of Education, Royal Government of Bhutan
Chris Purifoy CEO, Chief Architect, Learning Economy
Janet Rafner Director of Learning, ScienceAtHome, Center for Hybrid Intelligence
Noor Rajab Al-Esmail Youth Advocate, EAA
Pukhraj Ranjan Head of Community & Media, HundrED
Christine Renaud Founder, e180
Dudley Reynolds Teaching Professor of English, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
B. David Ridpath Associate Professor of Sports Business, OHIO University
Cristina Riesen Founder and CEO, We Are Play Lab Foundation
Stephen Ritz Founder, Green Box
Mark Power Robison Chair of the Global Executive Doctor of Education program, USC Rossier School of Education
Emiliana Rodriguez Co-Founder and Education Director, AtentaMente, Mexico
Mark Roland Program Director, Global Education, Results for Development
Prof. Ana Rold Founder and Publisher, Diplomatic Courier & World in 2050
Alejandro Roldán Psychologist, Business and innovation center Ruta N
Greta Rossi Co-founder, Recipes for Wellbeing
David Roth Chairman, Rock and Roll Forever Foundation
Alan Ruby Senior Fellow and Founding Director of the Global Engagement Office, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
Nichole Saad Senior Program Manager, Education, Wikimedia Foundation
Aida Sagintayeva Dean, Graduate School of Education, Nazarbayev University
Urvashi Sahni Founder and CEO, Study Hall Education Foundation
Xymena Salado Ecosystem and Awareness Manager, The Wellbeing Project
Armen Sarkissian President of the Republic of Armenia
Katie-Jay Scott Co-Executive Director, iACT
Helena Seli Associate Professor of Clinical Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
Matt Serletic Founder/CEO and Owner, Zya, Inc. & Emblem Music Group
Jordan Shapiro Author, The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World
Ibtihal Shurab Alumni, MYCHA
Asna Siddiqui Youth Advocate, EAA
Jason Silva TV Personality, Futurist, National Geographic
Jacksón Smith CTO, Co-Founder, Learning Economy
Peter Smolianov Professor, Salem State University
Caitlin Sparks Board member and advisor, Operting Partner, Cross River Group LLC, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute
Hal Speed Chief of Global Engagement, Micro:bit
James Spillane Professor In Learning and Organizational Change, Northwestern University
Fred Swaniker Founder and CEO, African Leadership Group
François Taddei Director, The Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity
Marine Tanguy CEO, MTArt Agency
Pooja Taparia Founder & Chief Executive, Arpan
Max Tegmark Co-Founder, Future of Life Institute
Marco Teixeira Senior Programme Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Osmar Terra Minister of Citizenship, Ministry of Citizenship (Brazil)
Mohamed Evren Tok  Assistant Dean of Innovation and Community Development, College of Islamic Studies, HBKU
Candelaria Torres Jimenez Student, Macalester College
Amy Tran-Calhoun Director of Programs, Education Opens Doors
Astrid S. Tuminez President, Utah Valley University
Sébastien Turbot CEO and Chief Curator, eko6
Najat Vallaud Belkacem CEO Global Affairs, IPSOS
Paula Valverde Product and Innovation Director, ProFuturo Foundation
Etienne Van der Walt CEO and Co-Founder, Neurozone
Steven Van Zandt Founder, Rock and Roll Forever Foundation
Tony Wan Managing Editor, EdSurge
Alvin Wang Graylin China President, HTC
Gwyn Wansbrough Executive Director, Partners for Youth Empowerment
Kevin Weiwei Gu General Manager of Marketing, Netease Group
Oakleigh Welply Associate Professor, Durham University
Haroon Yasin Co-Founder and CEO, Orenda Project
John Yearwood President and CEO, Yearwood Media Group
Stavros Yiannouka CEO, WISE
Talimka Yordanova CEO, Global Citizen Forum
Dho Young-Shim Chairperson, UN World Tourism Organization’s Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty (ST-EP) Foundation
Beth Yu Executive Secretary-General, Jack Ma Foundation
Yao Zhang Founder and CEO, RoboTerra Inc.
Veronika Zonabend Founder, RVVZ Foundation