We are sorry to hear that professor Ola Erstad has had to pull out of the program, due to unforeseen commitments as department head at the University of Oslo – we know he has tried to combine. We are also extremely pleased to note that Anjum Malik is taking on the role as commentator and Q&A host for Cathy Casserly´s keynote — the role planned for professor Erstad. Anjum Malik has an impressive international project history and will contextualize the Q&A within that global framework. She will bring in several international observers via Skype, to take part in the Q&A. Based on last year´s experience, you are all in for a treat.
Join us for World Learning Summit, June 2017?
Our list of attendees is growing – by now we are more countries represented than last year.
Great speakers, great workshops. But we have room for more. WHAT DE DO NOT HAVE IS MANY MORE HOTEL ROOMS SO PLEASE BOOKS YOURS -- RIGHT NOW. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE HOTEL SPACE VERY MUCH LONGER.
We are, on the contrary, very honored to announce the presence of Dr. Brian Magerko at our summit in June. Take a look at his website and projects; you will see why. We are extremely fortunate to have him visit. Dr. Magerko will give several talks during the conference. Here are some words about his research interest and portfolio:
“Dr. Brian Magerko is an Associate Professor of Digital Media and computational media scholar who studies creativity as a formal sociocognitive phenomenon and how it can influence and be expressed through computational media. The philosophy behind Magerko’s work is that an authentic combination of technical and artistic / creative research can yield results that are greater than the sum of their parts and characteristically different than if one field were privileged over the other. This research trajectory has yielded nearly $12 million in research funding, an online computer science learning environment (called EarSketch) that has over 85,000 individual users and has been adopted as part of the national high school computer science curricular guidelines for AP courses; a 2016 White House press release concerning how EarSketch (co-founded by Magerko) has influenced federal education policy as a cornerstone of contemporary CS education efforts; and tech/arts experiences that have been showcased at conferences, learning institutions, galleries, and museums around the world.”
We are very happy to be able to announce the presence of Mr. Joseph Press for two of our conference days. Josep Press will give a keynote address on June 8th, centering on challenges for leaders and leadership in an age of intensified globalization. What learning challenges emerge?
Posing questions such as there, World Learning Summit also signals a focus on learning and education outside and after school and college. Increasingly, learning is a life-long process with continued adaptation challenges also at work. Building and connecting collaborative visions is key to global leadership, co-creating stories and identities another.
Joseph Press is a global innovator and strategic advisor to the CEO at the Center for Creative Leadership, Zürich, Switzerland. He holds an MA and a Phd degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has formerly taught for three years there and is now a lecturer in the Program for design thinking at St. Gallen.
In addition to his keynote, Joseph Press will meet with an invited group to do a workshop on Creative Leadership as it applies to the concept of Smart Universities.
This is your last chance to submit your scientific paper to LINQ and WLS: The call is still open until 15th of April 2017. “Don’t miss the opportunity to benefit from the extended deadline: Submit your paper and save your participation today!”, says Christian M. Stracke from the Open University of the Netherlands, LINQ chair and co-organizers of the summit. “We also emphasize the opportunity for PhD students to meet and engage with world thought leaders at the main summit and the PhD paper workshops”, says Oddgeir Tveiten from the University of Agder and WLS chair.