Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined





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Apr 08, 2020
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Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined

Salzburg Global teams up with WISE to host two-day virtual convening (April 15 to 16) on the future of education, post-coronavirus crisis

The United Nations has described the global scale and pace of education disruption from COVID-19 as “unparalleled”. Across the world, over a billion students are out of school, with numbers increasing each day. Education officials at all levels, in addition to parents and caregivers, are attempting to keep students engaged and learning at home through a variety of modes.

However, amid all the fear, panic and unknowns, new channels of innovation, creativity and systemic transformation are also accelerating at unprecedented levels. School systems have been forced to rethink traditional learning models, and rapidly build, test and pilot new structures to accommodate a completely different reality. When the dust settles, COVID-19 may present itself as a microcosm of what’s to come.

Online Convening

A conference in four parts, this joint WISE – Salzburg Global Seminar virtual convening, will unpack the consequences of COVID-19 on the traditional school model and consider how we best optimize this time of crisis to rapidly innovate and embed system-wide change in our schools and education systems. The program is part of Salzburg Global's Education for Tomorrow's World series.

Participation in this event is free. 

Day one of the event – April 15 – will look at how leaders, policymakers and practitioners around the world are currently responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Day two of the event – April 16 – will consider the opportunities the current situation presents to accelerate system-wide innovation for the future.

Please note: when registering for this event you will be asked to register by day and by session. Each day we are offering a morning session and an afternoon session to accommodate different time zones and offer perspectives from different regions of the world.


Day 1: April 15, 2020

Education Disrupted: how leaders, policymakers and practitioners from around the world are currently responding to the COVID-19 crisis
Featuring Keynote speeches from Vishal Talreja, Co-Founder of Dream a Dream, and Marc Brackett, Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

More details on the program agenda are available on the WISE website

Reigster for Conference Session 1: 09:00 - 12:15 Doha (UTC +3)
Register for Conference Session 2: 18:00 - 21:15 Doha (UTC +3)

Day 2: April 16, 2020

Education Reimagined: how innovation and system-wide change is being accelerated during the current crisis
Featuring Keynote speeches from Kiran Sethi, Founder of Design for Change, and Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the OECD

More details on the program agenda are available on the WISE website

Register for Conference Session 3: 9:00 - 12:15 Doha (UTC +3)
Register for Conference Session 4: 18:00 - 21:15 Doha (UTC +3)