DOHA:Â The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) â€“ an initiative of Qatar Foundation (QF) â€“ is inviting the local community to register for its flagship summit taking place in Doha from November 19 to 21.
This year, WISE aims to address pressing issues affected by rapid transformations in technology and the environment through the theme: â€˜UnLearn, Relearn: What it means to be Human.â€™ It aims to drive discussions and debates on topics such as integrating well-being into school, understanding our how brains learn, what global citizenship is and why itâ€™s important for sustainable development, and leveraging new technology for better learning outcomes.
Stavros Yiannouka, CEO of WISE, said, â€œIn the age of exponential technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, we need to return to understanding what makes us uniquely human. This will be the key to building a good education that caters to the whole person and fosters lifelong learning.â€
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 Geographicâ€™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, internationalization strategies in higher education, learning ecosystems, athletesâ€™ 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 the Rt Hon Gordon Brown; former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard; and His Excellency AntÃ³nio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The summit will be preceded by Doha Learning Days, a week-long celebration of education, being held from November 14 to19, 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. Taking place at Education Cityâ€™s Ceremonial Court, Doha Learning Days invites the local community to celebrate education and participate in learning labs, enjoy wellness and sporting activities, attend interactive talks, grab coffee with QF alumni, and much more.
Interested participants could register via :Â www.wise-qatar.org/apply/