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First Annual Conference

December 3, 2019

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The inaugural FWE annual conference will convene global leaders in business, education, the sciences and the arts, along with next gen leadership for an ambitious and far-reaching discussion of the future of education, serving as a platform for moving thought to action in the transformation of education systems around the world. The event will be in concert with OECD’s formal launch of the 2018 PISA results.

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Program
Day 1: December 3rd PISA 2018 Results Global Launch – Press Conference
Speakers: Angel Gurria and Andreas Schleicher 
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Opening Remarks
Moderators: Tom Fletcher and Tian Wei
Speakers: Andreas Schleicher and Cheng Davis 
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Keynotes and Panel Discussion: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities 

Moderator: Tom Fletcher 

Speakers (Part 1): Jack Ma, Dhanin Chearavanont, Rebecca Winthrop, Andreas Schleicher
Speakers (Part 2): Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands, Jon Schnur, Sir Anthony Sheldon, Vishal Talreja

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Session 2A Panel Discussion: A Different Education for a Better World
Moderator: Tom Fletcher
Speakers: Nick Chambers, Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands, Tiril Rahn, Jack Adeney, Rawan Dareer, Pearl So, Ricardo Vivian, Gary Condon, Anna Prokopenia
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Session 2B Panel Discussion: Young Leaders in Discussion with Business Leaders

Moderator: Tian Wei

Speakers: Dhanin Chearavanont, David Cruickshank, Jerry He, Daniel Leeds, Eric Hanushek, Pam Grossman, Damian Boesalager, Fan Jesse Yang, Dani Bicknell, Maitha Al Memari

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Session 2 Plenary Session: Report from Parallel Sessions 

Rapporteurs: Valerie Hannon and Tony Mackay

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Day 2: December 4th Session 3 Panel Discussion: Part 1: What Does it Take to Change Education?

Moderator: Tom Fletcher
Speakers: Oon Seng Tan, Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Maria Helena Castro, Hekia Parata, Brett Wigdorz, Charlie Stripp

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Session 4 Presentations and Discussion: Part 2: What Does it Take to Change Education? 

Moderator: Tian Wei
Speakers: Rebecca Maynard, Christoph Metzger, Varnnee Ross Chearavanont, Christopher Pommerening, Tiantian Jin

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Session 5 Panel and Floor Discussion: Achieving our Aspirations
Moderator: Tom Fletcher Speakers: Hekia Parata, Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Jon Schnur, Vishal Talreja, Lizhong Yu, Sobhi Tawil, Martin Henry, Andreas Schleicher, and Guanfa Wang
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