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Day 1 29/05/2021

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: Lost in Translation: SNC from Ideas to Implementation
Moderator: Fasi Zaka
Panellist: Dr Mariam Chughtai, Arshad Saeed Husain, Ch Faisal Mushtaq TI, Dr Ayesha Razzaque

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: Inclusive Future
Panel Discussion: Vaccine Safety, Efficacy and Access: Covidopoly?
Moderator: Dr Saulat Fatimi
Panellist: Dr Omar Chughtai, Dr Faisal Sultan, Dr Faisal Mahmood, Dr Nawal Salahuddin

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: Unknown Future
Panel Discussion: Beyond Reopening Schools: Emerging Priorities
Moderator: Afshan Khalid
Panellist: Nadeem Ghani, Attiya Noon, Suhail bin Aziz, Baela Raza Jamil, Shehryar Salamat

19:00 - 20:00 PKT15:00 - 16:00 BST16:00 - 17:00 CET18:00 - 19:00 GST14:00 - 15:00 GMT22:00 - 23:00 MST07:00 - 08:00 PST10:00 - 11:00 EST

Dimension: Expressive Future
Workshop: Holding Young People in a Digital Space: Keys to Creating a New Generation of Jedis
Host: Kanwal Malik
Workshop facilitator: Thom Markham

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

Dimension: Expressive Future
Panel Discussion: Deepfakes: Seeing is No Longer Believing
Moderator: Sonya Rehman
Panellist: Nikhil Chandhok, Ajit Punj, Yaser Khan, Ayesha Nasir, Badar Khusnood

20:15 - 21:15 PKT16:15 - 17:15 BST17:15 - 18:15 CET19:15 - 20:15 GST15:15 - 16:15 GMT23:15 - 00:15 MST08:15 - 09:15 PST11:15 - 12:15 EST

Dimension: Inclusive Future
Panel Discussion: Censorship, Human Endurance, and Crossfires
Moderator: Syed Muzamil Hasan Zaidi
Panellist: Usama Khilji, Nighat Dad, Ahmed Alnaouq

20:30 - 21:30 PKT16:30 - 17:30 BST17:30 - 18:30 CET19:30 - 20:30 GST15:30 - 16:30 GMT23:30 - 00:30 MST08:30 - 09:30 PST11:30 - 12:30 EST

Dimension: Expressive Future
Panel Discussion: From Room to Zoom: The Changing Landscape of Education
Moderator: Iain Riley
Panellist: Adrian Kearney, Sadaf Rahman, Riaz Kamlani, Deepanshu Arora

Day 2 30/05/2021

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: It's OK not to be OK: Brewing Toxic Positivity
Moderator: Iram Naqvi
Panellist: Amy Green, Dr Salma Siddiqui, Sayeda Habib

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: Unknown Future
Panel Discussion: Lights, Camera, Covid! Producing Big Hits or Taking a Big Hit?
Moderator: Mehmal Sarfraz
Panellist: Mariam El Bacha, Salman Iqbal, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Sajid Hasan

14:15 - 15:00 PKT10:15 - 11:00 BST11:15 - 12:00 CET13:15 - 14:00 GST09:15 - 10:00 GMT17:15 - 18:00 MST02:15 - 03:00 PST05:15 - 06:00 EST
Interview: Happier Futures for All - Pipe dream or Possibility? Munizae Jahangir in Conversation with Hina Rabbani Khar
Interviewer: Munizae Jahangir
Guest: Hina Rabbani Khar

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: Digitally Intelligent Future
Panel Discussion: Unleashing the Potential of AI in Education
Moderator: Paul Keijzer
Panellist: Ali Nomani, Dr Wayne Holmes, Dr Umar Saif, Dr Khurram Jamil

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: Expressive Future
Panel Discussion: #CancelExams - Top Trending Tweet or Necessity?
Moderator: Narjis Haider
Panellist: Mustafa Mir, Omer Shamil, Mariya Mazhar, Arham Ahmed

19:00 - 20:00 PKT15:00 - 16:00 BST16:00 - 17:00 CET18:00 - 19:00 GST14:00 - 15:00 GMT22:00 - 23:00 MST07:00 - 08:00 PST10:00 - 11:00 EST

Dimension: Expressive Future
Workshop: Power of Simple: Strategies for School Transformation Post-Covid
Host: Sarah Muneeb
Workshop facilitator: Kyle Wagner

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

Dimension: Digitally Intelligent Future
Panel Discussion: Bitcoin: Symbol of a New World Order?
Moderator: Omar Javaid
Panellist: Moneeza Butt, Jens Zimmermann, Davinci Jeremie

Our Speakers .

 Dr Faisal Sultan

Special Assistant to PM, National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination
 Hina Rabbani Khar

Former Foreign Minister of Pakistan
 Thom Markham

Educator, Psychologist, & Global Entrepreneur
 Salman Iqbal

President & CEO, ARY Digital Network
 Dr Mariam Chughtai

Assistant Professor, LUMS School of Education, Project Director National Curriculum Council
 Badar Khusnood

Cofounder at Fishry.com, ex-Google, Facebook & Twitter in Pakistan
 Ayesha Nasir

Founder, Scaryammi
 Munizae Jahangir

Broadcast Journalist & Anchorperson
 Nighat Dad

Digital Rights Advocate, Member Facebook Oversight Board
 Usama Khilji

Director, Bolo Bhi
 Mehmal Sarfraz

Journalist
 Riaz Kamlani

EVP, The Citizens Foundation
 Davinci Jeremie

CEO Davinci Codes, Founder Pandora's Wallet, & Crypto Influencer
 Kyle Wagner

Founder & Lead Trainer, Transform Educational Consulting Limited
 Dr Umar Saif

Leading Technology Advisor & Entrepreneur
 Dr Wayne Holmes

Innovation Researcher, Consultant on Artificial Intelligence
 Dr Omar Chughtai

Director Operations, Chugtai Healthcare
 Sonya Rehman

Arts & Culture Journalist
 Ajit Punj

Principal Software Engineer
 Dr Saulat Fatimi

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon & Professor of Surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital
 Dr Faisal Mahmood

Consultant, Section Head for Infectious Diseases, Aga Khan University Hospital
 Nikhil Chandhok

Senior Director, AR Platform & Products, Facebook
 Ch Faisal Mushtaq TI

Founder & Chairman Roots Millennium Education
 Dr Nawal Salahuddin

Director, Covid Unit, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases
 Dr Ayesha Razzaque

Education researcher & consultant
 Arshad Saeed Husain

Managing Director, Oxford University Press, Pakistan
 Amy Green

Teacher and School Wellbeing Expert Facilitator
 Adrian Kearney

Director, IB World Schools
 Ahmed Alnaouq

Advocacy and Outreach Officer, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor
 Ali Nomani

Advisor, Knovva Academy & Co-founder, Out-Class
 Baela Raza Jamil

CEO, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi
 Sayeda Habib

NLP Master Practitioner & Life Coach
 Paul Keijzer

Co-Founder & CEO, The Talent Games
 Deepanshu Arora

Co-founder & CEO, Toddle
 Suhail bin Aziz

Assistant Educational Advisor
 Dr Khurram Jamil

President, Strategic Initiatives, area9 Lyceum
 Dr Salma Siddiqui

Clinical Psychologist, Chairperson, Department of Behavioral Sciences, NUST
 Nadeem Ghani

Dean, Nixor College
 Fasi Zaka

Columnist
 Kasim Kasuri

CEO Beaconhouse, Chair SOT Events
 Jens Zimmermann

PE/VC Investor & Entrepreneur
 Mariam El Bacha

CEO, Cinepax Cinemas
 Iain Riley

School Head, TNS Beaconhouse
 Yaser Khan

Principal Product Manager Tech, Amazon Alexa
 Mikaal Zulfiqar

Pakistani Actor
 Omar Javaid

President Nexmo, API Platform, The Vonage Group
 Narjis Haider

Deputy Head Middle Section, Beaconhouse Jubilee Campus
 Iram Naqvi

Psychotherapist
 Shehryar Salamat

Executive Director, SEML
 Sadaf Rahman

Co-founder Codeschool.pk
 Afshan Khalid

Deputy Director, School Evaluation Unit, Beaconhouse
 Kanwal Malik

Senior Manager Education Operations, Beaconhouse
 Moneeza Butt

Partner, KPMG Pakistan
 Sajid Hasan

Pakistani Actor
 Syed Muzamil Hasan Zaidi

CEO, one8nine Media & digital media specialist
 Sarah Muneeb

Senior Manager, Beaconhouse
 Attiya Noon

Academic Lead, Central Region, The City School
 Mariya Mazhar

Student, Beaconhouse Jubilee Campus Karachi
 Arham Ahmed

Student, Beaconhouse Gulshan Campus Karachi
 Omer Shamil

Student, Beaconhouse Margalla Campus, Islamabad
 Mustafa Mir

IB student, TNS Lahore

Conference Dimensions .

digitally intelligent future

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.

A World of Tomorrow .

2021 and Beyond: Towards Happier Futures