The biennial summit aims to shape new frontiers in education

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) – an initiative of Qatar Foundation (QF) – is inviting the local community to register for its flagship summit taking place in Doha from 19 – 21 November 2019.

This year, WISE aims to address pressing issues affected by rapid transformations in technology and the environment through the theme: ‘UnLearn, Relearn: What it means to be Human.’ It aims to drive discussions and debates on topics such as integrating well-being into school, understanding how our brains learn, what global citizenship is and why it’s important for sustainable development, and leveraging new technology for better learning outcomes.

WISE CEO Stavros Yiannouka said that in the age of exponential technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), there is a need to return to understanding what makes us uniquely human. He said that this will be the key to building a good education that caters to the whole person and fosters lifelong learning.

Delegates will join 2,000 educators, students, decision-makers, and influential experts from the public and private sectors, from over 100 countries. They will participate in engaging plenaries, dialogues, debates, and tailored networking sessions to reimagine, and build the future of education. Guest speakers will include Fred Swaniker of the African Leadership Group; Beth Yu of the Jack Ma Foundation; and Jason Silva, host of National Geographic’s Brain Games.


WISE will also debut its nine research reports anticipating future trends in education. They will be covering topics such as inclusive language policies, internationalisation strategies in higher education, learning eco-systems, athletes’ access to education, and using Artificial Intelligence for learning.

Past keynote speakers at the WISE Summit include then-US First Lady Michelle Obama; former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown; former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard; and HE António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

The summit will be preceded by Doha Learning Days, a week-long celebration of education, which will be held on 14 to 19 November in partnership with ExxonMobil Qatar. This experiential learning festival will convene the local community in an exciting exploration of education through a range of innovative and meaningful activities co-curated with local partners. Doha Learning Days will take place at the Education City Ceremonial Court.

Visit here to register and be part of WISE.