Innovation Summit 2020 Program

November 4th - 6th

November 04

15:00 EET

Creativity in Education

Why is it more important now than ever? 

 In the discussion of how to educate children for the future there is one fundamental skill everyone mentions - creativity. Almost everyone seems to agree that we need to be a lot better in teaching this fundamental skill to future generations in all continents. During this showcase we will be highlighting some of our leading education innovations focused on cultivating this skill around the world.

Mitchel Resnick
Professor of Learning Research,
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Sarah Bouchie
Vice President, Global Programmes,
The LEGO Foundation

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17:00 EET

HundrED Global Collection 2021 Launch

What are the World’s Leading Innovations in Education? 


There seems to be a consensus that we should be teaching and learning a wide range of skills from; lifelong learning to co-operation, curiosity to critical-thinking skills, empathy to adaptability. But the real question is: how do we make the change happen so that every child succeeds, teachers feel empowered, and parents support the process? 

This is where HundrED steps in. Instead of being frustrated with the slow process of change, we try to be optimistic by highlighting how positive educational change is already happening around the world. Every year we research thousands of global education innovations leading meaningful improvements across five broad focus areas: skills, teachers, assessment, environment and/or systems, and leadership. We then select 100 of the top innovators from around the world based on their impact and scalability. 

Join us live as we announce the 100 inspiring innovators selected for the HundrED 2021 Global Collection! 

During this 100 minutes of celebration you will hear from: 

  • Opening Keynote
  • Talk Show hosts
  • Innovator Life Lessons
  • HundrED Community


Kiran Bir Sethi

Founder of The Riverside School and  Design For Change


Saku Tuominen 

Creative Director & Founder of HundrED

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November 05

15:00 EET

Quality Education for All

What if the Education revolution comes from the most challenging learning environments? 

 We are currently living through the largest shock to the global education system in modern history. Interruptions to education happen but not to this magnitude. To quote the World Bank’s Global Director for Education, Jaime Saavedra, “We were already living a learning crisis pre-COVID. We were saying that in the low and middle-income countries, only 53% of children were able to read and understand a text by age 10.” During this 100 minute showcase, we will focus on lessons learned and discuss how to leverage the knowledge learned from COVID to help reach the most vulnerable students and truly provide quality education for all.

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Vicky Colbert
Founder, Fundación Escueala Nueva
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Fred Swaniker
Founder, African Leadership Group

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17:00 EET

HundrED Special: Tribute to Sir Ken Robinson

How his legacy continues to impact education? 

This past August 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 organisations. 

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. This year at the HundrED Innovation Summit, we will be hosting a special program to honour his life’s work and the impact he has had on the global education landscape.

Kate Robinson
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Dido Balla 
Director of Educational Innovation & Partnerships,
Goldie Hawn Foundation & MindUP

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Pasi Sahlberg,
Professor & Author 


Kanya Balakrishna
Founder, the Future Project 

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November 06

15:00 EET

Education 2030

How do we help every child to flourish? 

 What are the skills one will need in 2030? The task of preparing today’s learners for the uncertainties and complexities that arise from that change can be daunting. Many of the jobs that await today’s young people will likely require work that has yet to be invented. Moreover, the problems that communities face — from hunger to environmental destruction to profound inequity — will not be solved by content knowledge alone. In this showcase, we will unpack what we want education to look like in the year 2030 and how we are going to get there. And what better way to start then by giving young people the stage. To open this discussion, we will have Alice Madhado, HundrED Youth Ambassador from Brazil and Dustin Liu, US Youth Observer for the United Nations interview Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the OECD. They have collected questions from young people around the world and have used this opportunity not just to ask Andreas his predictions for the future but also share their hopes and dreams for the future of education.

Dustin Liu
US Youth Observer,
United Nations
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Alice Machado
Youth Ambassador
Andreas Schleicher
Director for Education and Skills,
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Mercedes Mateo
Lead Education Specialist,

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