SOT Conference, Edition XI
A WORLD OF TOMORROW: NEGOTIATING A BETTER FUTURE .
A GLOBAL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE CURATED TO ADDRESS NEW LEARNING PARADIGMS, A BALANCED FUTURE AND A SAFER FUTURE
The first fully virtual School of Tomorrow (SOT) Conference, ‘A World of Tomorrow: Negotiating a Better Future’, reimagines the future of humanity. The world as we knew it in 2019 is a lost world. This 11th full edition of SOT Events aims to structure a response, based on historical contingencies, to the global pandemic. Over 50 global leaders share intellectual, emotional and social competencies to understand this global pandemic that both afflicts us and drives us to create a better world. The 3-day conference features thinkers from around the world speaking live to global audiences in virtual panel discussions, keynote talks, debates, interviews, and workshops on a range of topics shaping an uncertain future for both learners and societies worldwide.
Conference Dimensions .
New Paradigms for Learning
The breathtaking adoption of online schooling leaves many parents, students and governments anxious about what these changes will mean now and in the future. This dimension will address a number of key questions about an education space increasingly codependent on technology.
A Balanced Future
The Covid-19 global pandemic has laid bare the gross inequalities across the globe in health and income distribution, in addition to highlighting links between climate change, global degradation of the natural world, and the outbreak of new viral illnesses including H1N1 (Swine Flu), H1N5 (Avian Flu), SARS, MERS, Ebola, and Covid-19.
A Safer Future
Scientific and technological advances in recent decades have greatly improved our capacity to predict and protect ourselves from many natural and man-made disasters. However, the Covid-19 pandemic illustrates that we still remain vulnerable both to natural elements and to unpredictability created through humanity’s hubris. This dimension seeks to address ways to create a safer future for all.