FAQs

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 four weeks. 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.

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 four weeks.

When will the registration close?

Registration is ongoing but places are limited and we therefore encourage you to register sooner rather than later.

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.

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.

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