#FOEN2019 was a truly immersive, global conference about dynamic change, delivered by a school going through dynamic change.
Our rallying call is an invitation to step outside the conventional box, envision environments where boundaries blur, walls move, and attitudes to learning and education evolve.
Our Featured Speakers
Sir John Jones is known to be one of the most entertaining, inspiring and sought-after speakers on the global educational stage. With a reputation for straight talking around leadership and creativity, Sir John retains a very down to earth approach to education, believing it to be about social change, never just about ticking boxes or meeting targets.
Danica Kragic Jensfelt is a Professor at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology and Director of the Centre for Autonomous Systems. One of the world's top Robot Researchers, Professor Kragic shares deep and witty insights into where the world of artificial intelligence stands today and what to expect in the near future.
Brett Schilke is the Director of Impact at Singularity University in Silicon Valley. He is a speaker, educator, and leader at the intersection of techno-optimism and reality. His provocative explorations of technology, society, and the future have inspired thousands of people in over a dozen countries through high-energy keynotes and interactive workshops.
Rosan Bosch is founder and creative director of Rosan Bosch Studio. She is internationally renowned for her designs and inspiring perspectives on learning spaces for the future.
Dr. Jane Goodall is a world-renowned conservationist, UN Messenger of Peace, and long-time friend of WAB. She is famed for her work in primatology and environmental activism.
Student Representatives from a number of international schools in China and around the world spoke on the future of education from their perspective as students and life-long learners.
The future of education is now.
We all know education is changing. There is no one-size fits all solution. We understand why increased student and teacher agency is vital. NOW is the time to share the work you’ve been doing to improve school.
Educators around the world are embracing this opportunity to reimagine, redesign, and re-engineer school. These are interesting times because the future of education is emerging NOW and as we prime young people for a lifetime of curiosity.