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CoSN’s 2013 International Symposium to explore ‘digital inclusion’

The Symposium agenda, which comprises keynote remarks and panel and team breakout discussions, is included below:

Morning Session, 8:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Welcome & Setting Context,” featuring Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN.

Global Visions on Digital Inclusion,” featuring Miguel Brechner, President, Plan Ceibal, Uruguay; and Mario Franco, President, Mobile Communications Foundation, Portugal.

Moderated Discussion Visionary Speakers and Audience,” featuring Bette Gray, Executive Director, Learning and Technology Resources, Alberta Education; and Susan Mann, CEO, Education Services Australia.

The Economic & Education Imperative of Digital Inclusion,” featuring Kathy Hurley, Executive Vice President for Education Alliances, Pearson Foundation, and Co-chair of International Symposium; Francesc Pedro, Chief, Teacher Development and Education Policies, Division for Teachers and Higher Education, UNESCO; Alicia Banuelos, Universidad de La Punta (2005-2012), Argentina; and, Marcel Fukayama, CEO, CDI Ventures Brazil.

Afternoon Session, 12:15 – 5:00 PM

The Political Imperative of Digital Inclusion” (working lunch), featuring Esteban Bullrich, Minister of Education, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Congressman George Miller (CA), Senior Democrat, U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee.

Global Digital Inclusion Challenge: Making the Case” (team breakout), featuring Gavin Dykes, Programme Director, Education World Forum, U.K.; and Laura Motta, Professor, Consejera, Consejo de Formación en Educación, Administración Nacional de Educación Pública, Argentina.

Out of the Mold Strategies,” featuring Ajith Basu, Chief Program Executive, Agastya International Foundation, India; and Zach Leverenz, Chief Executive Officer, Connect2Compete.

Into the Lion’s Den: Making the Case to Policymakers & the Public,” featuring Stacey Childress, Deputy Director of Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Francesc Pedro, Head of Lion Pride, UNESCO.

Held each year during CoSN’s Annual Conference, the full-day workshop pulls from a global perspective and expertise on prominent issues in the industry through a highly interactive curriculum. The 2013 International Symposium is sponsored by Pearson Foundation, Adobe, CISCO, HP and UNESCO.

For more information on this year’s Symposium, please visit: www.cosn.org/internationalsymposium.

For complete CoSN 2013 information, please visit: www.cosn.org/Conference2013.

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