What is the purpose of the RewirEd Summit?

Our vision is to rewire education for a prosperous and sustainable future. We aim to ensure that education and learning are at the center of human development and investment by bringing in new actors from different sectors and improving collaboration amongst existing efforts, to unlock new solutions and improve existing ones.

Given that the RewirEd Summit will take place during Expo 2020 Dubai, we are uniquely positioned to leverage the platform in order to facilitate collaboration between unlikely allies.

The Summit aims to accomplish the following outcomes:

  • Encourage the demand for change by activating and bringing together new and diverse voices in a global, future-focused debate about education.
  • Engage policy and decision makers by leveraging the platform approach to amplify the voices of system leaders who are willing to take action to meet the shifting demands in education and learning, and encourage receptiveness to change in others.
  • Drive action by showing that a new way is possible by designing and demonstrating a set of provocations and experiments at different levels of the education system, that encourage new collaborations between new actors in a number of different global and country contexts.
  • Align and increase collaboration in the international education ecosystem by bridging divides and galvanizing the ecosystem to work together to drive long-term change.

Who will be speaking at the Summit?

More details on the speakers, can be found on the following link: www.rewired2021.com/speakers-summit

When will the agenda be unveiled?

A provisional agenda will be published in September, during the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. The final agenda will be published in November. Please follow us on our social media platforms to learn about speakers and sessions as we announce them.

How can I be a speaker at the Summit?

If you believe that you or your organization/company can contribute to meaningful conversations in relation to the 3 main themes of RewirEd (Youth, Skills & the Future of Work, Innovation in Education and Education Financing), then we would love to hear from you! Please e-mail info@rewired2021.com to receive further information about what kind of speakers/sessions we are keen to highlight at the Summit, how to share your ideas and the timeframe for submissions.

Please note that whilst attendance at RewirEd is free of charge, we are unfortunately not in a position to pay for speakers travel/accommodation or for speakers fees.

How can I attend the RewirEd Summit?

The RewirEd Summit will take place from December 12th, 2021 to December 14th, 2021 at the Dubai Exhibition Centre. Please register for a free ticket to the Summit by following the link on our homepage. Our team will review your application and get back to you within a maximum of one week. Once we have confirmed your attendance, you will be responsible for handling your accommodation as well as your travel to, from, and within Dubai.

We will soon be providing information on our website regarding hotels and other travel information but in the meantime, please visit this website for the Tourism Board in Dubai if you need help planning your visit.

Speakers And Moderators: Please note if you are speaking at the Summit, you will receive a sperate registration link from the Rewired Team.

Hotels and other travel information will be provided in your confirmation email once your registration is accepted.

Once I register, is my attendance confirmed? If I don’t hear straight away, when can I expect to find out if I’m registered?

Your attendance is not confirmed upon registration. Our team will review your application and get back to you within a maximum of a week but will aim to do this as soon as possible.

When will the registration close?

Registration will close on Monday, 6 December 2021. Please register your attendance before this date to avoid disappointment. Please note that registration is required to attend the RewirEd Summit. Entrance to the Dubai Exhibition Centre will not be granted if you do not have your registration confirmation on arrival.

Do I have the choice to attend only one day of the summit?

Yes, although tickets will be valid for all three days of the Summit, you may attend whichever sessions you choose. Given that we aim to bring in new actors and facilitate collaboration between unlikely allies, we encourage you to explore sessions outside of your interests.

Where the RewirEd Summit 2021 being held?

The RewirEd Summit is hosted at the North Hall of Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC), located on the EXPO 2020 Dubai site

How do I get to Dubai Exhibition Center North Hall?

The RewirEd Summit is hosted at the North Hall of Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC), located on the EXPO 2020 Dubai site. The nearest entrance to the DEC is from the Metro station or DEC parking. Once you clear the Pedestrian Screening Area (PSA), follow signs to DEC North.

Below is a list of transportation options to the EXPO 2020 Dubai site. You can also visit the RTA website for more information:



Expo2020 Metro stop is located in front of Dubai Exhibition Centre. We encourage everyone to take metro on their daily commute to Expo, to avoid traffic and waiting time for a shuttle bus.

The Dubai Metro Red Line from Dubai International Airport connects to Route 2020 line at Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station, which takes you to Expo 2020 Dubai. Metro stations have tactile paving to facilitate access for visually-impaired people. All stations on the Red and Green lines have wheelchair access either via step free routes or lifts.

Station announcements are made both visually and audibly in Arabic and English.

As you exit the Metro and clear screening, please follow signs to DEC North for the Summit

Expo Rider buses

There will be 580 Expo Rider buses operated by the Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA) free of charge for Expo 2020 visitors. These buses have low floors and are capable of lowering to provide ramped access. Aisle widths enable a wheelchair to move down the bus and there are spaces for two wheelchairs.

Bus stop announcements are made both visually and audibly in Arabic and English.


Dubai’s taxis are easily identified by their cream body colour and the colour of the roof signifies which company operates them. Taxis can be booked by phone. Alternatively, there are also two mobile apps you can use to book: Careem and Uber.

Ask the taxi driver to drop you off at the Dubai Exhibition Centre next to the EXPO 2020 metro. From the taxi drop off it is a few minutes walk to the screen area before DEC.

When leaving Expo by taxi, there will be a starting flat fee of AED 20 for rides originating from the Expo site.

Accessible public/private vehicle hire

For those wishing to hire an accessible private car and driver or public Demand Responsive Transit (DRT), also known as Dial-a-Ride-transit (DART), Inclusion Services LLC provides accessible vehicles for Abu Dhabi, Dubai and all of the UAE with pre-booking.

If you are planning to drive your own car, please plan additional 30 minutes in your journey, for walking commute.


We recommend to park at the DEC parking. The DEC Parking is complimentary and provided based on first come first serve. It operates 24/7. Shuttle buses from that parking to the DEC itself are available from 06:00 – 02:00AM. The shuttles go every 5 minutes and it will just take you 3 minutes to get to the DEC entrance. You can scan the QR code on the map below for driving direction to DEC Parking.

When will I receive my RewirEd Event Badge?

Your event badge will be ready for collection from Sunday, 12 December at the DEC North Concourse where we have our RewirEd Registration Desks. An email for your entry pass to Expo 2020 Dubai site will be sent to you on the 10 December 2021. You will need to show this electronic entry pass, along with your ID / passport and PCR or vaccination certificate for Expo security to grant you access to the site. After you clear the Pedestrian Screening Area (PSA), please make your way to DEC North Hall where the RewirEd Summit will be held. One week before the RewirEd Summit we will also be sending your general information for arrival and access to Expo 2020

When will I get my Expo 2020 Dubai ticket?

As part of your registration, you will receive a 3 day Expo pass to visit over 200 country and organization pavilions at the Expo 2020 Dubai site during Knowledge & Learning Week. Your Expo Tickets can be collected at RewirEd Summit Registration Desk after you have collected your Event badge.

Should I save some time to visit EXPO 2020 Dubai?

Absolutely, Yes! With Expo 2020 right at your doorstep from the DEC it would be a shame to not take advantage to visit after the Summit Sessions. Expo is open from 09:00 to 00:00 on Saturday to Wednesday, with last entry at 23:00, and 09:00 to 02:00 on Thursday and Friday, with last entry at 01:00. Pavilions open daily from 10:00 to 22:00. https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en

Are there items I cannot bring to Expo 2020 site?

Yes, there are some items that will not get passed through the Pedestrian Screening Area such as drones, professional photography equipment, and weapons just to name a few. For a full list of restricted items please visit https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en/support/faq and check FAQ ‘which items are not allowed at the site’.

What Food and Beverage is available at the Summit?

During the Summit Food and Beverage will be available throughout the day. The lunch menu provided by DEC has taken into consideration various dietary requirements.

Is Wi-Fi available at the Summit

Yes, there is a dedicated Wi-Fi for the RewirEd Summit. The username and login details will be mentioned on the back of your name badge.

What is the Dress Code for the Summit?

The dress code for the Summit is Smart Casual or traditional attire.

The venue is fully air-conditioned

Do I have the choice to attend the summit virtually or in person?

We appreciate that traveling poses many challenges at this time. Because we believe that education is everybody’s business, we will publish video recordings of our sessions to be available on-demand.

What is the incentive to attend physically if many of the sessions will be online?

Though our sessions will be published online, attending the Summit in person has many advantages. In-person attendees will have the opportunity to network with speakers and other attendees in our networking corners and cafes, and will be able to participate in interactive sessions, including workshops and hackathons. Additionally, all RewirEd attendees will receive a free three-day pass to visit over 200 country and organization pavilions at the Expo 2020 Dubai site during Knowledge & Learning Week.

Will there be a livestream of the event?

Please stay tuned, as we will publish more information about hybrid and virtual models in July.

Will there be a media zone at the Summit?

Yes, there will be a RewirEd media center on the premises.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Please send your questions to info@rewired2021.com

Will I be able to arrange interviews with the speakers and organisers?

All media will be able to interview RewirEd spokespeople and speakers attending the Summit.

Will simultaneous translation be availiable during the three days of the Summit?

Yes, we will provide simultaneous translation in Arabic, Spanish & French.

Please note that Expo 2020 and Dubai Exhibition Centre are taking all necessary precaution to make sure that the Summit is a safe environment for people to visit. Kindly take note of the following guidelines outlined by Dubai Health Authority:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative PCR test taken in the last 72hours for adults 18 and above will need to be presented to enter Expo 2020 Dubai
  • Visitors are required to wear face masks at all times.
  • Seating plan between people and queue dots will be implemented to follow the latest COVID-19 Social distancing guidelines.
  • All venues and common areas are regularly cleaned and sanitised.
  • Hand-sanitiser stations are positioned at regular intervals throughout the site

For More information on COVID Guidelines at Expo 2020 Dubai, please visit


All venues and common areas are regularly cleaned and sanitised.

To see the latest information on the COVID-19 situation in Dubai, you can refer to the following link:


Do I need to take a PCR test to attend the Summit?

You do not need to take a PCR test if you can show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

If you do not have a vaccination certificate, then a negative PCR test taken in the last 72hours for adults 18 and above will need to be presented to enter Expo 2020 Dubai.

PCR requirements for travelling to the UAE is separate to the Expo 2020 entry guideline. If you are travelling into the UAE, please ensure you check with the airline on latest COVID-19 travel and testing requirements.

Do I need to take a PCR test to travel to UAE?

  • As travel regulations are still subject to change, please check current information before departure. The latest COVID-19 UAE guidelines can be found here COVID-19 Guidelines

Even if you have a vaccine certificate, you may still be required to have a negative PCR test in order to enter the UAE. Please see the link here to travelling guidelines. Travelling to and from Dubai Please check back frequently for the latest information about travel and testing requirements.

Do I need a visa to travel to the UAE?

  • If you are a passport holder of this list, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight at Dubai International airport and proceed to immigration. If your country’s passport is not on the list, please check out if you need to apply for a visa before you travel.

Passports should have at least six months of validity when traveling to Dubai.

Are the visa requirements affected by COVID-19?

  • Please check your visa requirements and your country’s travel advisory before going on your trip. More details on UAE’s COVID-19 Travel Requirements can be found here.

Yes, Although this the Summit is an in-person meeting, we recognize that it will not be possible for everyone to travel and attend the event in person.

We are pleased to confirm we will be able to offer virtual participation for the Summit. Almost all of the sessions – with the exception of workshops, training sessions and invitation only events – will be live-streamed and you will be able to engage in the session remotely.

In order to attend the Summit Sessions virtually, you must register and select the RewirEd Summit 2021 | Virtual Registration button. Once your registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email and information on how to attend virtually on the day.

Unfortunately no, the complimentary Expo 2020 tickets are for in person attendees arriving to DEC North only.

Once you have registered as a virtual participant you will receive an email with the link to the attendee hub. To log into the virtual platform, you will need to login with your email address you registered with.

You can sign up on the day to attend virtually. The benefits for registering beforehand is to view the agendas and start planning your session that you would like to view beforehand.

No, once you have registered to for the Summit virtually you can attend the session on the same login.

When you log into the attendee hub your profile will automatically be visible to start making connection. If you would like to change this setting, go to your profile picture and click on view profile. You will see the visibility setting on the top and you can amend this to ‘hidden’.

When you go to view the sessions available, there is an option to add the session to your attendee hub calendar.

No, it is not possible to download any of the sessions.

The link to join live streaming will be emailed to you. You do need to register as a virtual attendee to receive this email and access confirmation.

Yes, you can, as long as your profile is visible and they are visible too. When you log onto the attendee hub your profile will be visible by default.

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