Equinox Summit: Learning 2030 hopes to “draft a blueprint for the School of the 21st Century”

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Equinox Summit: Learning 2030 is happening in Waterloo from September 29th – October 3rd and aims to “draft a blueprint for the School of the 21st Century.” This event is in partnership with the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI), Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Michael Brooks, conference curator, says “It’s absolutely vital that we have the voice of the younger generation in this conversation – they are the ones with the recent experience of how the system is working, and where it is falling short. That’s why we want a global group of young people who have big, positive, creative ideas about education. We want the innovators, the disruptors, those who are able to ask difficult questions. Most of all we are looking for those with a passion for and an appreciation of just how empowering and fulfilling learning can be.”

The 3-day event will form new education strategies based on the most promising learning models, communities, technologies, and emerging resources from around the world. If you’re between the ages of 18 – 30 then you can now apply to join Equinox Summit Learning 2030’s Forum of young leaders. Best of all, the successful applicants will have their travel, accommodations and meals paid for by the WGSI.

“This Summit is about making sure that, by the time the children born this year graduate high school in 2030, things are different,” says Dr. Brooks. “We want to give them the tools they’ll need to thrive in a world that may be very different from ours. We want to foster their creativity and ingenuity, and allow them to put it to use in any sphere they choose.”

Learn more here at WGSI

Ian Hardy

Ian Hardy

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