Speakers

Abhas Mitra

Astrophysicist

Alan Lowe

CEO, IOCOM, London

Anil Swarup

Secretary, School Education and Literacy, MHRD

Baroness Usha Prashar

Deputy Chair of the British Council, Chair of the U.K./India Year of Culture Board of Patrons

C.V.R. Murty

Director, IIT Jodhpur

Chandan Gomes

Eminent Photographer

Charles Parker

CEO at Baker Dearing Educational Trust

Dame Asha Khemka OBE DBE DL

Principal and Chief Executive

Schedule

August 5-6, 2017 | Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Day 1 - FUNDAMENTAL HALL
TIME ACTIVITY
10:30-10:35 Emcee Welcomes Guests
10:35-10:40 Lamp Lighting Ceremony
10:40-10:45 Saraswati Vandana by Sairi Rahangdale
10:45-10:52 Welcome Address by Ashok Jain, Hon'ble Chief Secretary, Govt. of Rajasthan
10:52-11:00 Welcome Address by Amreesh Chandra, Group President, GEMS India
11:00-11:15

Keynote Address : Education & Social Development: The Irrefutable Connection

His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, UAE

11:15-11:30 Address by Vasundhara Raje, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan
11:30-11:45 Address by Prakash Javadekar, Hon'ble Union Minister of Human Resource Development, India
11:45-12:05 Address by The Rt Hon. Baroness Usha Prashar, Member, House of Lords, UK and Deputy Chair, British Council
12:05-12:20 Launching of CSR Portal
12:20-13:10 Cultural Performance by School Children - Antaragni
13:10-13:25 Award Ceremony for - Antaragni
13:25-14:30 LUNCH
14:30- 14:50

Proview 1 : Tradition in a Time of Exponential Change Entry by Invitation Only

Tony Little, Group Chief Education Officer, GEMS Education

Moderated by Maria Mathai, Director, MM Advisory Services and Former Director of Canadian Education Centre, India

14:50-15:20

Proview 2 : What We Don't Teach in Schools and Colleges but Every Student Should Know

Sanjay Vijayakumar, Founder and Chairman, Start up Village

Moderated by: Shalini Nambiar, VP Education and Principal, GEMS International School, Gurgaon

15:20-15:35 TEA BREAK
15:35-16:25

Round Robin 1 : How to Improve Govt. Schools Entry by Invitation Only

Anil Swarup, Secretary (SE&L), Ministry of Human Resource Development, India

Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE, Member House of Lords, UK and Senior Advisor to the Vice Chancellor, and University Director of Strategic Partnerships, University of East London

Sir Michael Wilshaw, Professor of Education, St. Mary’s University, London

Urvashi Sahni, Founder, President and CEO, Study Hall Educational Foundation

Moderated by: Dr. Arun Kapur, Director, Vasant Valley School, Delhi

16:25-17:05

Dialog 1 : Radical Unschooling - Future of Education Entry by Invitation Only

Dayna Martin, Author, Speaker & Voice for Change

Moderated by: Maria Mathai, Director, MM Advisory Services and Former Director of Canadian Education Centre, India

15:20-15:35 Day closes in Fundamental Hall
Day 1 - ELEMENTAL HALL
TIME EARTH WIND AETHER FIRE WATER
11:00 - 13:30 Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
14:00 – 14:40 Up Close & Personal 1
Shankar Mahadevan, Composer and Singer Free Entry. No Registrations Required
- - - -
14:40 – 15:20 - FutureWorld 1
Kunal Munshi, Founder, Sunrator Technologies Registrations Closed
Libart 1
JJ Valaya, Designer Registrations Closed
SmartFaces 1
Yasmin Karachiwala, Fitness Trainer
Registrations Closed
Dialogue in the Dark 1

Alan Lowe, CEO, IOCOM, London

Registrations Closed
15:20 – 16:00 Up Close & Personal 2
Raghu Rai, Photographer & Photo Journalist and Avani Rai, Filmaker Free Entry. No Registrations Required
- - - -
16:00 – 16:40 - FutureWorld 2
James Oliverio, Executive Director, Digital Worlds Institute, University of Florida
Registrations Closed
Libart 2
Divya Dutta, Theatre and Film Actor
Registrations Closed
SmartFaces 2
Manish Mehrotra, Chef
Registrations Closed
Dialogue in the Dark 2

Anil Swarup, Secretary, School Education and Literacy, MHRD

Registrations Closed
16:40 - 17:20 Up Close & Personal 3
Shabana Azmi, Actor Free Entry. No Registrations Required
- - - -
17:30 - 18:30 Up Close & Personal 4
Akshay Kumar, Actor
- - - -
Day 2 - FUNDAMENTAL HALL
TIME ACTIVITY
11:00-11:20

Proview 3 : The Criticality of Skill Development and Vocational Training in India Entry by Invitation Only

Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hon'ble Union Minister of State (I/C) of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, India

Moderated by: Bhavik Anjaria, Chief Advisor, GEMS India

11:20-11:50

Proview 4 : Illness to Wellness Entry by Invitation Only

Dr. Bharat Thakur, Himalayan Yoga Guru, Chairman & Founder, Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga

11:50-12:20

Proview 5 : Leading a Skills Revolution - Changing Mindsets, Transforming Lives Entry by Invitation Only

Dame Asha Khemka DBE, Principal and Chief Executive, West Nottinghamshire College Group

Moderated by:

12:20-13:00

Round Robin 2 : Importance of Technical Education in the New Age Entry by Invitation Only

Professor James Oliverio, Executive Director, Digital Worlds Institute, University of Florida

Alan Lowe, CEO, IOCOM, London

Professor C.V.R. Murty, Professor, IIT Madras

Moderated by: Dr. Amrita Vohra, General Manager Education, GEMS India

13:00-14:00

LUNCH

14:00-14:30

Proview 6 : Challenges and Opportunities for Educational Innovation in a Change-Resisting System Entry by Invitation Only

Charles Parker, CEO, Baker Dearing Educational Trust, London

Moderated by: Yogini Joglekar, APAC Director, Corporate and Academic Relations, Mounbatten Institute

14:30-15:20

Round Robin 3 : Re-Imagining Schools Entry by Invitation Only

Lata Vaidyanathan, Principal, Modern School, Delhi

Jennifer Star, Founding Director, Tara.Ed and Manager, Professional Learning, ACER India

Francis C Joseph, Co-Founder, The School Leaders Network

Gowri Ishwaran, Educationist and CEO, the Global Education and Leadership Foundation

Moderated by: Dino Varkey, GEMS Education - MENASA

15:20-15:30

TEA BREAK

15:30-16:20

Round Robin 4 : The Future of Education Entry by Invitation Only

Lina Ashar, Founder Kangaroo Kids Education Ltd.

Hazel Siromoni, Managing Director, Maple Bear India

Timothy Difato, Associate Director of Business Development, Digital Worlds Institute, University of Florida

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson, Chief Learning Officer, GEMS Education - Americas and The Education Partners

Moderated by: Kaadambari Muttoo, VP Education, GEMS India

16:20-16:50

Proview 7 : The School of the Future: Technical Skills and Innovative Delivery Models Entry by Invitation Only

Geoffrey Fowler, Principal and CEO, London Design & Engineering UTC, London

Moderated by: Malini Sen, Senior Editor, Times of India

16:50-17:10

Proview 8 : Transforming Education: Policy through Implementation

Denise Gallucci, CEO, GEMS Education - Americas and The Education Partners

17:10

Day closes in Fundamental Hall

Day 2 - ELEMENTAL HALL
TIME EARTH WIND AETHER FIRE WATER
12:00 - 12:40 Up Close & Personal 5
Vasundhara Raje, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan
- - - -
12:40 - 13:20 - FutureWorld 3
Timothy T Difato, Assocate Director of Business Development, Digital Worlds Institute,University of Florida Registrations Closed
Libart 3
Chandan Gomes, Photographer Registrations Closed
SmartFaces 3
Karishma Sakhrani, Masterchef India 4 Finalist & Culinary Genius Registrations Closed
Dialogue in the Dark 3 Registrations Closed
13:20 - 13:40 - - - - -
13:40 - 14:20 - FutureWorld 4
Rahul Tyagi, C0-Founder, Lucideus Tech
Registrations Closed
Libart 4
Geoffrey Fowler, Principal and CEO, London Design & Engineering UTC, London Registrations Closed
SmartFaces 4
Pooja Makhija, Nutritionist and Author
Registrations Closed
Dialogue in the Dark 4 Registrations Closed
14:20 - 15:00 - - - - -
15:00 - 15:40 - FutureWorld 5
Pranav Vempati, Founder/CEO, Calculus Innovations
Registrations Closed
Libart 5
Prerna Arora, Film Producer
Registrations Closed
SmartFaces 5
Bharat Thakur, Himalayan Yoga Guru, Chairman & Founder, Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga Registrations Closed
Dialogue in the Dark 5 Registrations Closed
15:40 - 16:20 Up Close & Personal 6
Sushmita Sen, Actor
Free Entry. No Registrations Required
- - - -
16:20 - 17:00 - FutureWorld 6
Abhas Mitra, Indian Astrophysicist
Registrations Closed
Libart 6
Hemant Oberoi, Chef
Registrations Closed
SmartFaces 6
Kunal Kohli, Film Director & Producer
Dialogue in the Dark 6 Registrations Closed
17:00 - 18:30 Preparation for Closing Ceremony - - - -
18:30 Closing Ceremony - - - -
CLOSING CEREMONY PROGRAMME
TIME ACTIVITY
18:30 - 18:35 Emcee talks about the Kalpavriksha Activity
18:35 - 18:40 Releasing of Balloons by Hon’bl Chief Minister
18:40 - 18:50 Guests settle in Hall
18:50-19:10 Shillong Chamber Choir Performance
19:10-19:30 Performance by the Winner of Battle of Bands
19:30-19:40 Finale performance by School Students - One young Rajasthan Theme
19:40-19:50 Speech by Sh. Kalyan Singh, Hon'ble Governor of Rajasthan
19:50-20:20

Awards to Winners of Big Data Challenge Competition by Higher Ed. Dept.

Teachers' Contribution Awards by Sch. Ed. Dept.

Recognition of Excellent Workers during Festival of Education by GEMS

20:20-21:10 Headliner Act – Sona Mohapatra
21:10-21:15 Vote of Thanks & Baton Passing
21:15 Festival Closes

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