Get a glimpse into the latest additions to the MidSummit agenda


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  • 27th April 2017

Get a glimpse into the latest additions to the MidSummit agenda

Look forward to the latest additions to the MidSummit agenda, taking place this June 8-9 2017 in Reykjavik:

  • Hear Valerie Hannon from Innovation Unit (UK) present the need for a re-thinking of the fundamental purpose of public education systems in the future: rather than merely aiming for success, we should try to enable everyone to thrive in a transforming world
  • Explore the intersections between digital nomads, global citizens, the technical workforce and education with Jessica Bell from The Washington Post (USA)
  • Can critical thinking be taught? Ben Nelson from The Minerva Project (USA) will be discussing what steps we can take to encourage critical thinking among learners
  • Take part in a discussion about the role of ethics in AI: Inge de Waard from InnoEnergy Europe (Belgium) will lead a provocative session on the connection between ethics, sustainable innovation and AI

MidSummit keynote speakers include Nell Watson, cognitive science and machine intelligence entrepreneur (Poikos, Ireland);  Andrew Keen (author and SalonFutureCast, USA), commentator on the digital revolution;  Audrey Watters (Hack Education, USA), education technology writer; Roger Schank (Socratic Arts & XTOL, USA), one of the world’s leading visionaries in artificial intelligence.

Have a look at the full conference programme here.

More information on how to register can be found here.

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