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World Learning Summit 2017

Welcome to our 7th Annual Summit - Smart Universities

Technologies are changing the face of learning, education and society. A surprisingly small number of companies own that world change. So, is the future of learning and education open? Do we foresee a sustainable future learning space available to all? Is learning and education the last digital frontier in a world of disruption and change foreseen by few – if any?

How do we respond, as citizens, learners and custodians of education? How do knowledge institutions collaborate in and with their regions? How do we find meaningful relations with the growing number of great EdTech companies and thinkers? How do we foster entrepreneurship and innovation in world learning? What is a future smart university?

Our key note speakers are:

  • Catherine Casserly, Former CEO of Creative Commons, Research affiliate, Institute for the Future Pioneer in Open Education 
  • Sir John Daniel, Pioneer in MOOCs, for FutureLearn, Adviser to UNESCO on Open Educational Resources, Former President and CEO of The Commonwealth of Learning
  • Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić, Former Chief of the Higher Education Section of UNESCO, International leader in education reform and innovation

Our world class session speakers will include

  • Keith Devlin, Executive Director H-Star Institute, Stanford University, Serial Entrepreneur, Silicon Valley, Founding Developer of BrainQuake
  • Janet C. Walkow, Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Co-founder Leading Women Project
  • Marques D. Anderson, Founder and CEO World Education Foundation
  • Anjum Malik, Co-founder, House of Tutors, Entrepreneur and founder of mentorship programs for immigrant women
  • Jane-Frances Agbu, Assistant professor of Clinical Psychology, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Chair of the Open Education Resources initiative at NOUN