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A Digitally Intelligent Future

The global educational space has become a battleground for vested interest groups. Governments, non-governmental agencies, and the private sector, including the world’s largest technology corporations are all vying for influence and the right to decide which skills and competencies should or should not be embedded in a curriculum model.

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An Expressive Future

Our world would be unimaginable if not for the philosophers, artists and musicians who have upturned the debate on what constitutes society, culture, expressive arts and valued social behavior. This realignment has shaped our moral compasses from that of considerations based purely on religion and ethnicity and the expected norms of a society to a movement within popular culture that has re-shaped our minds and our behavior (ACLU, 2020).

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An Inclusive Future

Differences based on race, colour, religion, creed, socio-economic class, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, gender and related issues have been politicised in the ideological narratives of many societies. A genuine commitment to a just and inclusive world should identify and call out examples of oppression, racism and bigotry.

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An Unknown 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. Yet, we remain extremely vulnerable both to natural elements and to the unpredictability of scientific advancements created through humanity’s hubris.

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Day 1 06/11/2021

14:15 - 15:15 PKT10:15 - 11:15 BST11:15 - 12:15 CET13:15 - 14:15 GST09:15 - 10:15 GMT17:15 - 18:15 MST02:15 - 03:15 PST05:15 - 06:15 EST

Dimension: Unknown Future
Panel Discussion: SNC Progress Report: One Education System for all?
Moderator: Fasi Zaka
Panellists: Dr Mariam Chughtai, Faisal Mushtaq TI, Arshad Saeed Husain, Dr Farid Panjwani
Venue: Virtual SOT

14:30 - 15:30 PKT10:30 - 11:30 BST11:30 - 12:30 CET13:30 - 14:30 GST09:30 - 10:30 GMT17:30 - 18:30 MST02:30 - 03:30 PST05:30 - 06:30 EST

Dimension: Unknown Future
Panel Discussion: Controversies, Confusions, and Concerns-3 Cs of Covid-19
Moderator: Dr Saulat Fatimi
Panellists: Dr Omar Chughtai, Dr Faisal Mahmood, Dr Farheen Ali, Dr Bushra Jamil
Venue: Virtual SOT

15:30 - 16:30 PKT11:30 - 12:30 BST12:30 - 13:30 CET14:30 - 15:30 GST10:30 - 11:30 GMT18:30 - 19:30 MST03:30 - 04:30 PST06:30 - 07:30 EST

Dimension: Inclusive Future
Panel Discussion: Blame Game: Justice lost or justice delayed?
Moderator: Sidra Iqbal
Panellists: Neelam Hussain, Fauzia Viqar, Adnan Malik, Nida Usman Chaudhry
Venue: Virtual SOT

19:30 - 20:30 PKT15:30 - 16:30 BST16:30 - 17:30 CET18:30 - 19:30 GST14:30 - 15:30 GMT22:30 - 23:30 MST07:30 - 08:30 PST10:30 - 11:30 EST

Dimension: Expressive Future
Workshop: Designing Your School of Tomorrow
Workshop facilitator(s): Nathan Strenge
Host(s): Kanwal Malik
Venue: Virtual SOT

Day 2 07/11/2021

13:00 - 14:00 PKT09:00 - 10:00 BST10:00 - 11:00 CET12:00 - 13:00 GST08:00 - 09:00 GMT16:00 - 17:00 MST01:00 - 02:00 PST04:00 - 05:00 EST

Dimension: Inclusive Future
Panel Discussion: Parenting of the Past: Bridging the Intergenerational Gap
Moderator: Professor Maggie Atkinson
Panellists: Dr Sarah Taylor, Dr Feriha Peracha, Muhammad Yasir Siddique, Omar Tauseef
Venue: Virtual SOT

13:15 - 14:15 PKT09:15 - 10:15 BST10:15 - 11:15 CET12:15 - 13:15 GST08:15 - 09:15 GMT16:15 - 17:15 MST01:15 - 02:15 PST04:15 - 05:15 EST

Dimension: Digitally Intelligent Future
Panel Discussion: Is Digital Media Turning Us Into Dopamine Addicts?
Moderator: Alizeh Valjee
Panellists: Sabina Khatri, Syed Sultan Ahmed, Sanya Nauman , Bronwyn Jacobs
Venue: Virtual SOT

14:15 - 15:15 PKT10:15 - 11:15 BST11:15 - 12:15 CET13:15 - 14:15 GST09:15 - 10:15 GMT17:15 - 18:15 MST02:15 - 03:15 PST05:15 - 06:15 EST

Dimension: Expressive Future
Panel Discussion: Celebrities and Influencers - Social Media's Impact on Youth and Popular Culture
Moderator: Rai M. Azlan
Panellists: Kamil Saroop Khan, Akbar Chaudhry, Safaa Rauf
Venue: Virtual SOT

14:30 - 15:30 PKT10:30 - 11:30 BST11:30 - 12:30 CET13:30 - 14:30 GST09:30 - 10:30 GMT17:30 - 18:30 MST02:30 - 03:30 PST05:30 - 06:30 EST

Dimension: Expressive Future
Panel Discussion: Best in the Field: Reaching New Heights of Sporting Glory
Moderator: Salman Butt
Panellists: Arshad Nadeem, Zainab Abbas, Ian Darlington, Ushna Suhail
Venue: Virtual SOT

15:30 - 16:30 PKT11:30 - 12:30 BST12:30 - 13:30 CET14:30 - 15:30 GST10:30 - 11:30 GMT18:30 - 19:30 MST03:30 - 04:30 PST06:30 - 07:30 EST

Dimension: Unknown Future
Panel Discussion: Wrath of the Elements: Securing a Climate-safe Future
Moderator: Afia Salam
Panellists: Ahmad Rafay Alam, Marnix van Holland, Ahmad Shabbar, Rab Nawaz, Waqar Ahmad
Venue: Virtual SOT

15:45 - 16:45 PKT11:45 - 12:45 BST12:45 - 13:45 CET14:45 - 15:45 GST10:45 - 11:45 GMT18:45 - 19:45 MST03:45 - 04:45 PST06:45 - 07:45 EST

Dimension: Inclusive Future
Panel Discussion: The Exploitation of Child Labour during the Global Pandemic
Moderator: Annum Sadiq
Panellists: Riaz Kamlani, Mahnaz Rahman, Hasina Kharbhih, Hamza Farrukh
Venue: Virtual SOT

16:45 - 17:45 PKT12:45 - 13:45 BST13:45 - 14:45 CET15:45 - 16:45 GST11:45 - 12:45 GMT19:45 - 20:45 MST04:45 - 05:45 PST07:45 - 08:45 EST

Dimension: Expressive Future
Presentation: The Power of Learner Agency: Curiosity, Creativity and Innovation
Presenter: Yahyaa Khan, Ibrahim bin Adnan, Rida Kamal, Najeeb Paracha
Host(s): Iain Riley
Venue: Virtual SOT

17:00 - 18:00 PKT13:00 - 14:00 BST14:00 - 15:00 CET16:00 - 17:00 GST12:00 - 13:00 GMT20:00 - 21:00 MST05:00 - 06:00 PST08:00 - 09:00 EST

Dimension: Unknown Future
Panel Discussion: A House Divided - Skewed Preceptions on Afghanistan
Moderator: Mehmal Sarfraz
Panellists: James M. Dorsey, Dr Taimur Rahman, Edward Davis, Fahd Hussain
Venue: Virtual SOT

20:45 - 21:45 PKT16:45 - 17:45 BST17:45 - 18:45 CET19:45 - 20:45 GST15:45 - 16:45 GMT23:45 - 00:45 MST08:45 - 09:45 PST11:45 - 12:45 EST

Dimension: Expressive Future
Workshop: Building Knowledge Through PBL
Host(s): Sarah Muneeb
Facilitator(s): Drew Perkins
Venue: Virtual SOT

Our Speakers .

 Dr Faisal Mahmood

Consultant, Section Head for Infectious Diseases, Aga Khan University Hospital
 Faisal Mushtaq TI

Founder & Chairman, Roots Millennium Education
 Afia Salam

Journalist, Media Trainer, Advertiser
 Waqar Ahmad

Head of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability at Nestlé Pakistan & Afghanistan
 Ushna Suhail

Pakistani Tennis Player
 Adnan Malik

Actor, Model, Documentary filmmaker, Producer
 Neelam Hussain

Educationist, Activist
 Sarah Muneeb

Head, Assessment & Qualification Operations, Beaconhouse
 Mehmal Sarfraz

Journalist & Co-founder, The Current
 Dr Taimur Rahman

Associate Professor, Political Science, LUMS
 Dr Mariam Chughtai

Director, National Curriculum Council, Federal Ministry of Education
 Fauzia Viqar

Chairperson, The Punjab Commission on Status of Women
 Arshad Saeed Husain

Managing Director, Oxford University Press, Pakistan
 Fasi Zaka

Political Commentator and Columnist
 Iain Riley

School Head, TNS Beaconhouse DHA
 Professor Maggie Atkinson

Educator and former Children's Commissioner for England
 Dr Omar Chughtai

Director Operations, Chugtai Healthcare
 Ibrahim bin Adnan

Student, Beaconhouse Newlands
 Dr Bushra Jamil

Professor of Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH)
 Sabina Khatri

Founder & Chairperson, Kiran Foundation
 Sanya Nauman

President and Founder Khuwab-e-Kishwar Foundation - KEKF Karachi Pakistan
 Hamza Farrukh

Founder & President, Bondh E Shams and Vice President, Goldman Sachs
 Rida Kamal

Student, BCP
 Najeeb Paracha

Student & Deputy Head Boy, BCP
 Fahd Hussain

Journalist, TV Anchor
 Dr Farheen Ali

Head of Department of Infectious Diseases - NICVD
 Arshad Nadeem

Athlete, Olympian
 Zainab Abbas

Television host and sports presenter
 Akbar Chaudhry

Standup Comedian & Artistic Director at LOLWaalay
 Ian Darlington

Former Assistant Director PE & Sports, Beaconhouse
 Safaa Rauf

Influencer, CEO of MadMedia and Mad Talent
 Yahyaa Khan

Student, TNS DHA
 Annum Sadiq

Co Founder of Edkasa Pvt Limited
 James M. Dorsey

Award-winning journalist and scholar
 Nathan Strenge

Senior Learning Designer at Fielding International
 Alizeh Valjee

Co-founder Saaya Health
 Dr Sarah Taylor

Creator of CalmBrain, Clinical Psychologist
 Bronwyn Jacobs

Educationist and Media Journalist, China
 Salman Butt

Director Development- I.A.A.F AND AAA for the Asian Area
 Ahmad Shabbar

Environmental Activist & Founder GarbageCAN
 Rai M. Azlan

Blogger & Sports Social Media Professional
 Muhammad Yasir Siddique

Senior Human Resource Professional
 Nida Usman Chaudhry

Founder of LEARN and Women in Law Initiative Pakistan
 Mahnaz Rahman

Director Aurat Foundation
 Drew Perkins

Director of Professional Development TeachThought
 Omar Tauseef

Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Trainer
 Kamil Saroop Khan

Digital Media Expert, COO Mitchell's Fruit Farms
 Marnix van Holland

Senior Program Development Manager
 Kanwal Malik

DGM, Education Operations, Beaconhouse
 Hasina Kharbhih

Founder, Impulse NGO Network/Impulse Social Enterprises
 Syed Sultan Ahmed

MD & Chief Learner LXL Ideas - Educator | Entrepreneur | Film Maker | Publisher
 Rab Nawaz

Senior Director Programmes, WWF Pakistan
 Edward Davis

Head of Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Find (FCDO)
 Sidra Iqbal

Journalist & TV Host
 Riaz Kamlani

EVP, The Citizens Foundation
 Dr Farid Panjwani

Dean, Aga Khan University - Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED)
 Dr Saulat Fatimi

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon & Professor of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital
 Dr Feriha Peracha

Clinical Psychologist, CEO SWAaT for Pakistan
 Ahmad Rafay Alam

Environment Lawyer, Infrastructure Developer & Planner

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