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13.11.2020 | Mariah O'Mara

Highlights from the HundrED Innovation Summit 2020

The HundrED 2020 Innovation Summit focused on bringing positivity and innovation to the forefront of the conversation during this challenging year. The three-day event, which took place November 4-6th, covered a range of topics and amplified the voices of education stakeholders from around the world. You can watch the full program on our YouTube channel now.

Thank You to Everyone Who Tuned into the First-Ever Virtual HundrED 2020 Innovation Summit!

In a year like no other, it's fitting that the HundrED 2020 Innovation Summit was also full of firsts - the first time the conference was held completely online; the first time we were able to welcome our entire global community of ambassadors, innovators, teachers, students, and education leaders from across the world; and the first time thousands of our community members came together to celebrate our selected innovators, deepen our understanding the world's challenges, and reflect on the opportunities for accelerating progress towards our shared future.

The three-day event, which took place November 4-6th, covered a range of topics and amplified the voices of education stakeholders from around the world. 

We were joined by talented speakers from over 30 countries with a global audience tuning in from almost 85 countries. Speakers included Vicky Colbert, Founder and Director of Fundación Escuela Nueva; Sarah Bouchie from The LEGO Foundation; and many more! 

You can watch the full program on our YouTube channel now.

We will be releasing a series of articles breaking down each session and the key takeaways in the days and weeks to follow but for now, we would like to share with you a selection of some of our favorite moments from the Summit. 


Community Tribute to Sir Ken Robinson

In August of 2020, the world lost an extraordinary man, Sir Ken Robinson. A New York Times bestselling author, he led national and international projects on creative and cultural education across the world, unlocking and igniting the creative energy of people and organizations. We asked members of the HundrED Community to pay tribute to this great man by sharing how his work has impacted their lives.


Mitchel Resnick on Creativity in Education

Learn from creativity expert and founder of the Lifelong Kindergarten group Mitchel Resnick on the many programs and ways they help foster creativity in children.


Kiran Bir Sethi Solutions for Inclusion & Equity

Founder of Design for Change shares how we can offer children the tools to make their world a little bit more equitable, a little bit more just, and a little bit more beautiful.


Fred Swaniker on the Future of Africa

In this video, Fred Swaniker Founder of the African Leadership Group explores education in Africa and the challenges and opportunities he sees there. Fred is deeply passionate about Africa and believes that the missing ingredient on the continent is good leadership. 


Youth Interview with Andreas Schleicher

Director for Education and Skills at the OECD has a dialogue with students Dustin Liu and Alice Machado on what they would like to see in education.


Kate Robinson's Tribute to her Father Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken is still the most-watched speaker in TED’s history. His 2006 talk ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity?’ has been viewed online over 60 million times and seen by an estimated 380 million people in 160 countries. He was named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN’s ‘Principal Voices’; acclaimed by Fast Company magazine as one of ‘the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation’ and ranked in the Thinkers50 list of the world’s top business thinkers. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts. Sir Ken dedicated his career to promoting creativity, innovation, and a personalized approach to learning. We continue to draw inspiration from his teachings. In this video, his daughter Kate Robinson reflects on his life and legacy. 

Although the HundrED 2020 Innovation Summit is now over you can still watch the entire Main Program Online on our YouTube channel

. We encourage you to watch and share these inspiring sessions! In our next article in this series, we will explore some of the exciting announcements that took place at the HundrED 2020 Innovation Summit.