18/03/2017
07:30 - 08:15Day 1 Registration [More Info]
07:30 - 08:15Day 1 Registration [More Info]
08:30 - 10:45
Welcome and Opening Address [More Info]
08:30 - 10:45
Welcome and Opening Address [More Info]
11:30 - 12:00
EdTalk with Sonia Medina - Why Climate Change is the Intergenerational Equity Issue of Our Times [More Info]
11:30 - 12:15
Art Experience With Celebrated Artist Sacha Jafri [More Info]
11:30 - 12:30
Debate Chamber - This House Would Ban Low-Cost Private Schools in the Developing World [More Info]
11:30 - 12:30
Focused Energy: Mid-Morning Day 1 Meditation & Mindfulness [More Info]
11:30 - 12:30
Meet the Mentor - Thomas Friedman interviewed by Justin Cooper [More Info]
11:30 - 12:30
Meet the Top Ten Global Teacher Prize Teachers [More Info]
11:30 - 12:30
Policy Pitch - Harry Patrinos, World Bank & Miniya Chatterji, Jindal Steel and Power [More Info]
11:30 - 13:00
Alternative Models for University Alliance - Private Meeting [More Info]
11:30 - 13:00
Education's White Elephant: A Briefing On Technology in the Classroom Presented by UCL Institute of Education [More Info]
11:30 - 13:00
Ensuring that Learning Continues: Delivering Education in Emergencies - A Briefing Brought To You By Plan International, Dubai Cares and the UN World Food Program [More Info]
11:30 - 13:00
Global Citizenship Alliance - Private Meeting [More Info]
11:30 - 13:45
How Do We Increase The Number Of Women Pursuing Studies In STEM? A workshop brought to you by SOLVE @ MIT [More Info]
11:30 - 17:00
The Future Zone Curated By Carnegie Mellon University [More Info]
12:00 - 12:45
Art Experience With Celebrated Artist Sacha Jafri [More Info]
12:15 - 12:45
EdTalk with Anupam Sibal - How to Communicate With Young People in an Era of Constant Noise [More Info]
12:45 - 13:15
Teacher Masterclass with Salima Begum (Pakistan) [More Info]
12:45 - 13:45
Debate Chamber - This House Believes that the Primary Purpose of Education is to Help Young People Get Jobs [More Info]
12:45 - 13:45
Meet the Mentor - Julia Gillard interviewed by Bobby Ghosh [More Info]
12:45 - 13:45
Policy Pitch - Maria Paz Medeiros, Elige Educar & Tony Jackson, Asia Society [More Info]
13:00 - 13:30
EdTalk with Fernando Reimers - Connecting the Dots: Building the Future of Teaching and Learning [More Info]
13:00 - 13:45
Art Experience With Celebrated Artist Sacha Jafri [More Info]
13:00 - 14:30
Public Private Partnership Alliance - Private Meeting [More Info]
13:00 - 15:45
Climate Change Alliance - Private Meeting [More Info]
13:15 - 14:45
All Change! Education reform in the United Kingdom, 2010 to 2015 [More Info]
13:30 - 14:00
Teacher Masterclass with Boya Yang (China) [More Info]
13:45 - 14:15
EdTalk with Dr Abdulla Al Karam [More Info]
13:45 - 15:30
How can children and adults access quality life-long learning opportunities giving them the skills needed for today and tomorrow’s jobs? A Workshop On Continous Learning Brought To You By SOLVE @ MIT [More Info]
14:00 - 14:45
Art Experience With Celebrated Artist Sacha Jafri [More Info]
14:00 - 15:00
Debate Chamber - This House Believes that Free Speech at Universities is More Important than Political Correctness [More Info]
14:00 - 15:00
Meet the Mentor - World Class Athletes interviewed by Nicky Cox [More Info]
14:00 - 15:00
Policy Pitch - Emiliana Vegas, Inter-American Development Bank & Lucy Crehan, Author, Teacher [More Info]
14:15 - 14:45
Teacher Masterclass with Raymond Chambers (UK) [More Info]
14:30 - 15:00
EdTalk with Leah Lommel - Digitizing Global Education Gaps [More Info]
15:00 - 15:30
Teacher Masterclass with Maggie MacDonnell (Canada) [More Info]
15:00 - 15:45
Art Experience With Celebrated Artist Sacha Jafri [More Info]
15:00 - 16:15
An Audience With Michael Gove and Arne Duncan: Education Past Present and Future [More Info]
15:00 - 16:30
Teachers Alliance - Private Meeting [More Info]
15:15 - 15:45
EdTalk with Amile Samarakoon - Augmented Reality: How it Can Change the Way We Learn and Create [More Info]
15:15 - 16:15
Debate Chamber - This House Believes that 21st Century Learners Need Their Heads Filled with Pure Facts [More Info]
15:15 - 16:15
Meet the Mentor - Geoffrey Canada and Fred van Leeuwen interviewed by Hala Hanna [More Info]
15:15 - 16:15
Policy Pitch - Wendy Kopp, Teach for All & Scott Weber, Interpeace [More Info]
15:15 - 16:45
Girls Education Alliance - Private Meeting [More Info]
15:30 - 16:30
Renewed Energy: Day 1 Late Afternoon Meditation & Mindfulness [More Info]
15:45 - 16:15
Teacher Masterclass with David Calle (Spain) [More Info]
16:00 - 16:30
EdTalk with Dr Naif Al Mutawa - Superheroes Can Fight More Than Crime: How The 99 Smashes Stereotypes, Battles Extremism, and Bridges Divides [More Info]
16:00 - 16:45
Art Experience With Celebrated Artist Sacha Jafri [More Info]
16:00 - 17:30
Impact and Assessment in Development Alliance - Private Meeting [More Info]
16:30 - 17:30
Debate Chamber - This House Believes Schools Should Teach National Values Over Global Values [More Info]
16:30 - 17:45
Cultivating Creativity and Curiousity: A Briefing on Arts Education [More Info]
16:45 - 17:15
EdTalk with Erin Gruwell - The Freedom Writers and Creating Catalysts for Change [More Info]
17:30 - 18:00
EdTalk with Armando Persico - Teaching for the Gig Economy: How to Prepare Students to Thrive in a Rapidly Changing Labour Market [More Info]
18:30 - 21:30
Italian Cultural Soirée [More Info]
 
19/03/2017
07:00 - 08:30
Global Citizenship Alliance - Private Meeting [More Info]
08:30 - 10:30
Day 2 Plenary [More Info]
10:30 - 11:15
Art Experience With Celebrated Artist Sacha Jafri [More Info]
10:30 - 11:30
Focused Energy: Mid-Morning Day 2 Meditation & Mindfulness [More Info]
10:30 - 17:00
The Future Zone Curated By Carnegie Mellon University [More Info]
10:45 - 12:15
Building Blocks: How Do We Get to Universal High-Quality Early Childhood Education: A Briefing brought to you by GPE & Dubai Cares [More Info]
10:45 - 12:15
How can we limit technology’s negative disruptions, and maximize its benefits? A Workshop Brought To You By SOLVE @ MIT [More Info]
11:00 - 11:30
Edtalk with Brett Wigdortz - From Idea to Impact: How Teach First Grew to Become one of the UK’s Most Successful Education Social Enterprises [More Info]
11:00 - 11:30
Teacher Masterclass with Wemerson da Silva Nogueira (Brasil) [More Info]
11:00 - 12:00
Devex Den - James Arinaitwe, Teach for Uganda & Daniel Dotse, Teach for Ghana [More Info]
11:00 - 12:00
Meet the Mentor - Sadhguru interviewed by Sean Coughlan [More Info]
11:00 - 12:00
Triumph Against Adversity: How a Team of Refugees Achieved the Pinnacle of Sporting Excellence [More Info]
11:30 - 12:15
Art Experience With Celebrated Artist Sacha Jafri [More Info]
11:45 - 12:15
EdTalk with Prof Oon Seng Tan - Leading the Way: How Singapore’s World Class Education System Prepares and Develop Teachers [More Info]
11:45 - 12:15
Teacher Masterclass with Marie-Christine Ghanbari Jahromi (Germany) [More Info]
12:00 - 12:45
Debate Chamber - This House Believes International Aid Should be Used to Promote the Donors' Own Interests [More Info]
12:15 - 13:15
DevEx Den - Suha Tutunji, Jusoor & Sameer Sampat, Global School Leaders [More Info]
12:15 - 13:15
Meet the Mentors - Wendy Kopp and Brett Wigdortz interviewed by Matthew Bishop [More Info]
12:30 - 13:00
EdTalk with Omar Samra - Reaching the Summit: How Adventure, Risk, and Excitement are Critical in Shaping Young People’s Lives [More Info]
12:30 - 13:00
Teacher Masterclass with Tracy-Ann Hall (Jamaica) [More Info]
12:30 - 13:15
Art Experience With Celebrated Artist Sacha Jafri [More Info]
13:00 - 13:45
Debate Chamber - This House Believes Education Technology in the Classroom is a Waste of Time and Money [More Info]
13:15 - 13:45
EdTalk with Olivier Oullier - Learn, Apply, Unlearn, Repeat: The case for cognitive and social flexibility in the future of education [More Info]
13:15 - 13:45
Teacher Masterclass with Michael Wamaya (Kenya) [More Info]
13:30 - 14:15
Art Experience With Celebrated Artist Sacha Jafri [More Info]
13:30 - 14:30
DevEx Den - Amy Shocker, Invincible Me & Andrew Cunningham, Aga Khan Foundation [More Info]
13:30 - 14:30
Meet the Mentor - Andrea Bocelli interviewed by Vikas Pota [More Info]
13:30 - 15:00
Peace and Post-Conflict Alliance - Private Meeting [More Info]
14:00 - 14:30
EdTalk with Tej Samani - Why Students Fail: Performance Learning's 9 years of research in 9 minutes [More Info]
14:00 - 14:30
Teacher Masterclass with Ken Silburn (Australia) [More Info]
14:00 - 14:45
Debate Chamber - This House Believes that Academic Selection is the Best Way to Help Poor Children [More Info]
14:30 - 15:15
Art Experience With Celebrated Artist Sacha Jafri [More Info]
14:30 - 16:00
Empowerment, Equality, and Impact: A Briefing on Girls' Education [More Info]
14:45 - 15:15
EdTalk with Dr Bálint Magyar - Public Policy Vs. Power Policy: The Case of Hungary before and after 2010 [More Info]
14:45 - 15:45
DevEx Den - Katarina Pazmanyova, Zivica & Michael Nyarku, UCSOND [More Info]
15:00 - 15:45
Debate Chambers - This House Welcomes the Rise of the Robots in Education [More Info]
15:00 - 16:00
Meet the Mentor - Andreas Schleicher interviewed by Vandana Goyal [More Info]
15:30 - 16:00
EdTalk with Damien Lanfrey - The Warm Side of Innovation: Lessons from the National Plan for Digital Education in Italy [More Info]
15:30 - 16:15
Art Experience With Celebrated Artist Sacha Jafri [More Info]
15:30 - 16:30
Renewed Energy: Day 2 Late Afternoon Meditation & Mindfulness [More Info]
16:00 - 16:45
Debate Chamber - This House Believes that the Rise of Populism is the Result of the Failure of Education [More Info]
16:00 - 17:00
DevEx Den - Keren Ruth Wong, BEAM & Doreen Kessy, Ubongo [More Info]
16:15 - 16:45
EdTalk with Boya Yang - Addressing Emotional Strain: How Counseling Can Be Leveraged to Reengage Young Learners [More Info]
17:30 - 18:00
Doors Open For The Global Teacher Prize Ceremony
18:00 - 22:00
Global Teacher Prize Award Ceremony

Programme

In 2017, through the theme of ‘How do we make ‘real’ global citizens?’, the Global Education & Skills Forum is challenging its delegates to consider what we need to teach our children and how we can move those lessons to action.

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EdTalks

Join a series of powerful short talks, where special guest speakers share their unique point of view, and real life experience. Including an open Q&A, these 30 minute EdTalks will inspire and challenge delegates in the ways we can each create 'real' global citizens. 

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Debate Chamber

Choose from a series of thought-provoking debates with expert speakers taking opposite sides of the Chamber. Over each one hour debate delegates can expect strong interests and fierce questioning on topics ranging from whether schools should teach national values, to whether robots can solve the global teacher recruitment crisis. Will you agree with the motions of the House?

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Policy Pitch & Devex Den

This innovative format provides opportunities for GESF delegates to pitch their policy and scaleable education development ideas to a panel of education ministers and business leaders. Join the session to see how public, private and social sectors can solve today's greatest education challenges.

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Briefings

Join Global Education & Skills Forum partners for detailed briefing sessions to help answer the question of this year’s GESF – “how?”. Each year the Forum brings together leading practitioners to build and share solutions that can scale. Delegates can hear not only best practices from around the world, but gain a detailed understanding of these as they have been implemented in programmes and national systems. 

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Teacher Masterclass

Take a class with one of the Top Ten finalists of the Global Teacher Prize. Each extraordinary teacher will share a live 30 minute lesson with the Forum. Their methods and outstanding contribution to the profession are sure to encourage the pivotal role of teachers in public education everywhere.

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Meet the Mentor

Connect with some of the world’s most influential thinkers and leaders as they share their deep experience and current public education thinking. This intimate one hour allows delegates to ask direct questions of each mentor and hear some of their personal secrets to success.

Sessions and times subject to change. Check back for live updates.