WISE Announces Key Speakers and Programme for Upcoming 11th Edition of Global Summit
Renowned education leaders, emerging innovators and policymakers will tackle AI’s role in reshaping the global education landscape
More than 100 thought leaders, education innovators and inspiring youth leaders from around the world will convene at the 11th edition of the WISE Summit from 28 to 29 November at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).
Under the theme, Creative Fluency: Human Flourishing in the Age of AI, the Summit organised by WISE – Qatar Foundation’s global initiative for education – will take an in-depth look into the implications of AI on the global education landscape.
In over 20+ core sessions alongside a variety of engaging experiential activities, WISE 11 will tackle six thematic tracks that include:
- Classrooms of the Future – Will AI necessitate a fundamental rethink of teaching and learning?
- AI and Digital Sovereignty – How can education systems preserve autonomy in the face of emerging AI superpowers?
- Building Ethical AI – How can we ensure that AI tools reflect core societal values and culture?
- Rethinking Higher Education and Jobs in an AI-Driven World – How do we equip our graduates with future resilient skills?
- Scaling for Equity and Access – Is AI the answer to the perennial challenge of providing quality education for all?
- Systems Transformations – From curriculum design and teaching methodologies to technology integration and administration, how can we reform education to create more equitable, inclusive, and effective learning environments?
Participants will have the opportunity to hear about the possibilities and challenges of AI integration in education from distinguished voices in industry, academia and government.
Notable educators and trailblazers
WISE 11 will engage with notable educators who will add a diversity of perspectives to understand the impact of AI on learning ecosystems and with several young trailblazers to discuss AI-centric solutions.
In addition to its popular components such as panel discussions, masterclasses, policy roundtables, live podcasts, and the Youth Studio – which hosts sessions curated and delivered by young changemakers – the Summit will see innovative classroom sessions and immersive AI experiences this year.
These sessions will allow participants to enjoy a hands-on experience engaging with the latest AI technologies. Participants will also have opportunities to network and forge meaningful connections via designated networking zones, interactive lounges and social events.
The Opening Plenary will see keynote addresses by one of the first GenAI experts and the founder of Tamang Ventures Limited, Nina Schick, and international media specialist in human rights and media policy as well as the founder of Ethical Journalism Network, Aidan White. HE Buthaina bint Ali Al Jabr Al Nuaimi, Qatar’s Minister of Education and Higher Education, will speak during the Closing Plenary on day two of the Summit.
WISE Prize for Education
The WISE Prize for Education is the first global distinction of its kind to recognise an individual or a team for outstanding contributions to education. As with previous WISE editions, the identity of the WISE Prize for Education Laureate for 2023 will be revealed during the opening session. The six innovative WISE Awards winning projects will also be celebrated on Day 1 of the Summit.
WISE CEO Stavros Yiannouka said that WISE is pleased to bring together globally renowned figures, inspiring innovators and distinct entities to deeply examine the interconnection of AI and learning ecosystems.
Building on the WISE legacy, he said they look forward to delivering a broad, enriching and impactful programme that provides impetus to further collaborative research, highlights new areas of innovation and encourages participants to recognise the role they can play in reshaping the future of education in an increasingly AI-driven world.
Education Above All (EAA) Foundation is the official strategic partner of WISE 11.
For more information about the WISE Summit, visit wise-qatar.org.
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