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Dates: November 19-21, 2019 | Apply here
Prices: starting from USD 1,500,-
Location: Doha, Qatar

WISE Summit 2019

In our constantly changing world, it’s more important than ever that we unlearn and relearn the skills and knowledge that will allow us to thrive as individuals and societies.

This extends to the way we teach, the way we learn, and how knowledge is shared.

Join over 2,000 educators, decision-makers, and influential experts from the public and private sectors from over 100 countries who will gather in Doha for engaging plenaries, dialogues, debates, and tailored networking sessions to reimagine and build the future of education.

Why attend?

Pitch your project, crowd-source solutions to a challenge you are facing, share your inspirational story or offer a workshop by applying to present at one of our Get Involved sessions.

Explore what makes us uniquely human in the age of exponential technological transformation as we reconsider what constitutes a good education, how to educate the whole person, and how to foster lifelong learning.

What to expect

  • Global audience
    Over 12,000 delegates from 100 countries have attended a WISE Summit. There’s nothing quite like being surrounded by diverse people who surprise and challenge you.
  • Playful innovation
    Engage with trending ideas and topics through hands-on labs and creative installations at the Majlis, the heart of the action where you can meet with experts.
  • Purposeful networking
    Braindates and Meet the Authors sessions are at the core of the WISE experience. Build meaningful relationships with other delegates using these popular formats.
  • Cultural quest
    Networking dinners are organized at the iconic Doha landmarks of the National Museum of Qatar and Souq Waqif; an opportunity to meet other delegates and discover the Qatari culture.
  • Recharge and energize
    Take a break and practice mindfulness and reflection at the dedicated sessions.
  • Original Insights
    Deep-dive into the WISE community’s expertise and knowledge, with engaging talks, plenaries and front line research findings.

Program at a glance

From discovering how to turn whole cities into learning campuses, to debating how students could fund their higher education, to uncovering global ed-tech trends and their implications on innovation. WISE 2019 will address current trends and urgent challenges.

Among many other topics, here is an initial glimpse at some of the current trends and urgent challenges this year’s summit will address:

  • Lifelong Learning for Teachers
    Ensure that educators are equipped for a journey of learning to advance how we impart knowledge to the next generation
  • Understanding our Brain
    With technology deeply integrated into our lives, how do we nurture our minds and enhance our ability to learn?
  • Well-Being
    It’s time to think holistically about students and integrate well-being into the foundation of every learning curriculum
  • Integrating and Leveraging Technology for Positive Learning Outcomes
    Could we use the same technology to increase quality, provide equal access, and maximize teacher-student interaction?
  • Harnessing Collective Intelligence
    How can we break institutional silos to collectively tackle global priorities and pool resources and ideas to build a better future?
  • Skills and Values
    Skills and knowledge are the core of a principle education. We can teach skills for work, but how do we also instil values such as respect, honesty and commitment to educate students to be responsible, contributing citizens of society?

Interested in applying for the WISE Summit 2019? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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