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The tenth edition of the WISE summit will be held in Doha, Qatar, November 19-21, 2019

2,000 teachers, decision-makers and experts from more than a hundred countries will meet in Doha next month around the theme “Unlearn, Relearn: What makes us human”.

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DOHA, October 21, 2019 - 2,000 teachers, decision-makers and experts from over 100 countries will meet in Doha next month on the theme "Unlearn, Relearn: What makes us human".

Should school teach happiness? Can the latest discoveries in neuroscience make our children smarter? Are the students really interested in what they are learning? 

These questions will be at the heart of the discussions that will take place next month. at the World Innovation Summit for Education, during which participants will seek to reinvent the future of education around the theme "Unlearn, Relearn: What makes us human".

At a time when technological changes follow one another at a breakneck pace, let's take the time to rethink what makes us human. Over 200 speakers, over 150 sessions, will set the tone for conversations about the future of education and the knowledge and skills to unlearn or relearn to thrive in a changing world.

For Stavros Yiannouka, CEO of WISE: “In education, we naturally focus on what we have to learn. But unlearning is just as essential. We need to question our certainties about our ways of living, working and interacting with one another ”.

Whether it is discussing how to relearn the emotional skills necessary for the learning process, debating the merits of teaching happiness in school or discovering the impact of the latest technologies on the education, WISE 2019 will reflect on the pressing issues facing education. 

Follow WISE on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Youtube, to be kept informed of the latest news on the program and stakeholders, including:

  • HE Armen Sarkissian : President of Armenia, physicist and computer scientist.
  • Jason silva : television man and American futurist, presenter of Brain games, National Geographic's most watched show.
  • Max Tegmark : professor at MIT, president of the Future of Life Institute which campaigns for a positive use of technology. He is the author of the bestseller Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Joysy john : Education Director of Singapore's Innovation Lab.
  • Valerie Hannon : Board member of Innovation Unit (United Kingdom), a global expert whose work has enabled education systems to redefine the meaning of educational “success” in the 21st century.
  • Fred swaniker : co-founder of the African Leadership Group (Ghana), an ecosystem of organizations whose objective is to create and develop a network of 3 million ethical leaders and African entrepreneurs by 2035.
  • Dr Rosemary Luckin : Professor at University College London, whose research combines the theories of educational science and artificial intelligence.
  • Beth yu : Executive Secretary General of the Jack Ma Foundation. 
  • Dr. Andy Cope : teacher, bestselling author; he has spent the past 15 years researching human happiness, well-being and fulfillment.
  • Dr. Nicholas Christakis : 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 : elected Young European of the Year 2019, defender of social and gender justice in Europe.

About the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)

The Qatar Foundation, chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, established WISE, the Global Innovation Summit for Education, in 2009. WISE is an international and multidisciplinary platform designed to foster creativity, reflection, debate and concrete action in education. Through the biennial Summit, collaborative research and a series of programs, WISE is today a benchmark initiative on new approaches to education. WISE 2019 will be held in Doha from 19 to 21 November around the theme: " Unlearn, Relearn: What makes us human ".

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