Over 2,000 educators, decision-makers, and experts from over 100 countries will gather in Doha next month around the theme “UnLearn, ReLearn: What it means to be Human”

Doha: Should schools teach students how to be happy? Will artificial intelligence make teachers obsolete? Should schools get rid of grading systems?

These questions will be at the heart of the discussions at next month’s World Innovation Summit for Education, where we will reimagine the future of education around the theme “UnLearn, ReLearn: What it means to be Human”.

In the context of a rapidly evolving world with exponential technological changes, it’s time to rethink what makes us uniquely human. More than 200 speakers and 150 sessions will shape conversations about the future of education and the behaviors, skills and traits we must unlearn and relearn in order to flourish in the 21stcentury.

Stavros Yiannouka, WISE CEO, states: “In education, we naturally focus on what we should learn. We also think there’s an important role to play in unlearning. We should challenge some of our assumptions about the way we live, the way we work, and the way we interact with each other.”

From discussing how to relearn the emotional skills we need in order to learn, to debating whether well-being should be taught in schools, to uncovering global ed-tech trends and their impact on innovation, WISE 2019 will address the pressing issues and current trends facing education.

Follow WISE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagramand YouTube for the latest updates on program details and speakers, which include:

· H.E. Armen Sarkissian, Armenia, President of Armenia; physicist and computer scientist.

· Jason Silva,USA, TV Personality and Futurist, the Emmy-nominated host of National Geographic Channel’s #1 rated series, Brain Games.

· Max Tegmark,USA, a professor at MIT who advocates for positive use of technology as president of the Future of Life Institute. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers “Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”.

· Joysy John, Singapore, Director of Education in the Innovation Lab, bringing together work in education across innovation programs, research and investment.

· Valerie Hannon, United Kingdom, Board Director, Innovation Unit; a global thought leader, inspiring systems to re-think what educational ‘success’ will mean in the 21st Century.

· Fred Swaniker, Ghana, Co-founder of the African Leadership Group, an ecosystem of organizations that aim to catalyze 3 million ethical, entrepreneurial African leaders by 2035.

· Dr Rosemary Luckin, UK, UCL Professor whose research involves blending theories from the learning sciences with techniques from AI.

· Dr. Patrick Gyimah Awuah Jr, Ghana, Founder and President of Ghana’s Ashesi University, former Microsoft Program Manager.

· Beth Yu, China, Executive Secretary-General, Jack Ma Foundation, a charitable organization tackling education, environment, public health, and personnel development in the philanthropic sector.

· Dr. Jordan Shapiro, USA, global policy and education thought leader and author of The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World.

· Dr. Andy Cope, United Kingdom, teacher, best-selling author, happiness expert and learning junkie. He has spent the last 15 years researching happiness, wellbeing and human flourishing.

· Dr. Nicholas Christakis, USA, Yale University professor, sociologist and physician known for his research on social networks and the socioeconomic, biosocial, and evolutionary determinants of behavior, health and longevity.

· Yasmine Ouirhrane, France/Italy, Young European of the Year 2019, advocate for social and gender justice in Europe.

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