What is Future of Education Conference, Framework and Leaders Group?
In the next 15 years, youths will enter the workforce at a time of profound social, economical, workplace and technological change. 50% of all jobs will be replaced or heavily disrupted. There will be lots of jobs, just not enough youths with relevant skills to fulfill them. As senior educators, we all bear the responsibility to work together and prepare our youths for this change. The Future of Education Conference and platform is dedicated to this mission. Our vision is to dramatically accelerate this transformation by supporting leaders who are working hard to align the future of education with the future of work. That is why this carefully designed conference and platform is invitation-only, purpose-driven and action-oriented.
Our platform brings together some of the most senior and driven leaders committed to education transformation. Each delegate receives tremendous value across the year because our platform is much more than just an event. Once your application to participate is accepted, you will have access to the three valuable tools of Future of Education Conference, Framework and Leaders group. This includes:
Framework: Immediate access to Future of Education Framework including 50+ hours of education transformation videos featuring senior educators from across the world. In addition, you will get 50+ hours of new content on 2nd Oct 2021 after the live conference.
Conference: Future of Education Virtual Conference 2021 brings the energy of the tribe together! This was attended by 188 senior leaders from across the world in 2020 and will be capped at 250 for 2021.
Leaders Group (For Selected Educators Only): Invitation to join Future of Education Leaders group. This platform empowers you to collaborate across the year with other senior educators from around the world.
The Future of Education Tribe
These days, educators are under tremendous pressure to transform education and align it with a future of work that is still rapidly evolving with many unknowns. We are all feeling the pressure to accelerate the transformation but we don't have to do it alone. At Future of Education, we are a tribe of change makers where you will feel truly supported. We have designed a unique and innovative experience focused on connecting you with other like minded senior decision makers. In addition, you will have access to highly relevant content so we can all learn, adapt and shape the future together.
As captured above you will have access to the Future of Education Framework with 50+ hours of content immediately. Senior educators will be invited to join the Future of Education Leaders group as well. In addition, the conference agenda for October is carefully designed to have high impact networking opportunities between the delegates. The conference starts with a live 3 hours keynote session where 50+ senior educators will introduce their talk in about 90 seconds each. After the keynote, delegates will have access to the new videos added to the Future of Education Framework with over 50+ hours of sessions to be consumed at their convenience until 31st December. For educators, the conference experience includes an opportunity to request three 1:1 introductions with other senior leaders whose message resonated with you.
Director Heather Hines
Director Soo Min Toh
Rob Van Der Ende
Director Chris Carter
You will leave this forum with not just ideas but a real tribe of fellow senior educators who are on the same journey of systematic transformation. This is not a theoretical forum on the future of learning - it is a highly interactive platform designed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and establish collaboration opportunities. All of the content is embedded in reality and is presented by your peers that are in decision making positions in the field of education. We have a restricted number of spots per school board and post-secondary institutes to ensure we bring together a wide range of transformation projects and ideas across Canada and the world.
This period of rapid transformation doesn't have to be a threat. It can be an advantage for our youths and the planet if we are willing to accelerate the changes we are making. The team at Future of Education Conference is committed to supporting our educators so that the next generation entering the workforce is driving innovation that helps humanity rather than being the ones disrupted by the future of work. Let's shape the future together. We owe it to our youths.
The conference has two separate streams for K-12 and Post-secondary institutions.
In each of these streams, there are three carefully designed sub-themes (WHAT, HOW and WHERE) to support educators drive change
What we are teaching our youths!
This theme is focused on the curriculum for future skills. You will share and learn about programs being implemented or envisioned across Canada and the world to train our youths on future skills in STEM, robotics, AI, programming, global awareness, sustainability, active listening to public speaking and many others.
This theme is focused on the transformation of learning methods. You will share and learn about the latest innovations in immersive learning, engaging projects, hands-on coding, learn by play and other processes and methodologies aligned with the future.
How we are teaching our youths!
Where we are teaching our youths!
This theme is focused on the transformation of our learning environments. You will share and learn about projects that are helping with youth mental health on campus, building inclusive spaces that are fostering creativity, innovation, diversity, student engagement and student leadership.
The transformation is upon us, but we do not have to do it alone. The sessions in this conference are not theoretical in nature. The conversations will be led by your peers who are senior decision makers in school boards or post-secondary institutes. In addition, your contribution to the conversation and raising awareness of projects in your area of authority will be invaluable for your peers. Deep purpose, interactive peer-to-peer conversations, seniority of delegates and action oriented sessions are what makes this forum unique.
- 2021 Future of Education Conference and Leaders GroupSat, Oct 02Live Event OnlineOct 02, 9:00 AM – 11:59 PM EDTLive Event OnlineFEC 2021 is an invitation-only conference that brings together the most senior educators dedicated to education transformation from across the world. Educators get access to a live event, 100+ hours of on-demand videos and invitation to join a leaders group for collaboration across the year.
Who Should Attend
This forum is focused on business and technical decision makers in post-secondary institutions, K-12 school board administrators, principals and vice-principals, program directors and department leads at colleges and universities and leader in the society who are focused on youth engagement, entrepreneurship programs and future of work.
Senior Decision Makers
We are invitation only to keep the bar high so you will be in the company of those just like you who are responsible for decisions in their organizations. We are all facing the same pressures - this conference is designed to bring us together to share knowledge and collaborate on the most innovative solutions and partnerships.
Access to funding
Programs to fund innovation
There are sessions focused on funding sources and government programs designed to support our educators to make the transformation projects a reality. Many of these programs are under-utilized at the moment.
No Long Presentations!
You are a participant AND you are a contributor. The content is designed to be filled with real projects, real lessons and real stories. It is action-packed in recognition of the seniority of the people in attendance. The forum also provides the opportunity for continued collaboration
Help us empower
We are a purpose driven business. Purpose will always be at the center of our existence. We take a significant portion of the funds from our events and build libraries around the world. We are proud that we have self-funded 95% of the 37 libraries that we have built in 10 countries. Your registration helps us put books in the hands of children who have none. Have a look at and you will see our purpose in action.
Our Team & Our Impact
Our Vision & Team
Our vision is to Our vision is to dramatically accelerate the transformation in education by supporting educators who work hard everyday to change lives. We have committed the next 10 years of our lives to create the most important education conference in the world that drives real change. We will achieve this by working closely with senior educators committed to making a difference. We will always keep the bar high on attendee quality and will always grow without losing the intimate peer-to-peer nature of the experience.
The founder of this conference is Sultan Akif who left his successful 17-year corporate career (World Wide Solution Director for a large multi-national company) to dedicate his life to youth empowerment. He has built one of the largest youth employment events in Canada (www.experienceyourlife.ca) as well as 37 libraries in 10 countries (www.libraryinaweek.com). This expo was selected in the national finalists list of the most prestigious award for community impact by Government of Canada.. He is a proud Governing Community Member at University of Toronto Mississauga, a mentor at Humber College for Entrepreneurship, a past-instructor at Sheridan College and a frequent speaker at universities, colleges and schools around the world. He was ranked in the top 10 global change makers list in education by the Introducer Magazine. Sultan's heart warming speech at the convocation ceremony of Sheridan College will highlight the depth of purpose behind this initiative. Just like our founder, the Future of Education Conference team are a purpose driven group of educators and professionals and this will never be just a job for us! If this resonates with you, join us in the journey. Together - we are unstoppable!
The Future of Education conference is more than an event for us - our purpose is to make a real difference. It is our way of supporting educators that fight everyday on behalf of youths around the world. We will grow to be the most important forum in the world not because of any other reason but because of the fact that we CARE about driving real change through the content we put together and the people we invite to the conference.
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