200+ educators, design thinkers, entrepreneurs,
government officials, CSRs and technologists
will be here to explore with us

THE FUTURE OF WORK
AND LEARNING.

July 25th and 26th, Bangalore

Early-bird tickets on sale now

THE FUTURE OF WORK AND LEARNING.

Over five million youth are expected to enter India’s labour force every year over the next decade. Getting to the heart of what the future of work will look like requires us to engage with an inherent uncertainty and lack of predictability. It means that we need to understand the ways in which change could affect different groups in different ways. It requires broad-based collaborations to share what we do know, so that the classrooms of today create young people who are able to enter the workplaces of tomorrow.

While the mainstream narrative around the future of work is saturated with the risks posed by widening skills gap and growing inequality, adoption of new technologies can also catalyse positive outcomes, especially for individual development and ensuing societal progress.

A decreased need for old job roles will offset the increased demand for new ones. This necessitates cultivating an agile mindset aimed at acquiring appropriate skills and continuing that pursuit lifelong. This transition will require educators, businesses and even policy makers to reform education, training and labour market systems. It will be critical for individuals to take a proactive approach to their own lifelong learning.

THIS YEAR, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

Inclusive, equitable education for lifelong learning

Inclusive, equitable education for lifelong learning

Reform of the Industrial Training Institutes

Reform of the Industrial Training Institutes

Gender and progress from training to workplace

Gender and progress from training to workplace

The role of artificial intelligence (AI)

The role of artificial intelligence (AI)

New transformations in the world of work

New transformations in the world of work

SCHEDULE

Day 1: Thursday, 25th July 2019

  • 9.00am – 9.45am

    Registration

    Network with other attendees over tea & coffee before the programme starts.
    Explore the Learner Zone

  • 9.45am – 10.45am
    Opening
    Welcome Note

    The Future of Work and Learning

    Aakash Sethi, CEO, Quest Alliance, takes us through the transforming landscape of learning and employment

  • 10.45am – 11.30am
    Keynote

    Challenges & Opportunities in Lifelong Learning for Inclusion & Equity

    Dr. Anantha Duraiappah, Director, UNESCO MGIEP, sheds light on what self-learning entails in the bid for inclusion and equity.

  • 11.30am – 12.00pm

    Tea & Coffee

  • 12.00pm – 1.00pm

    Experiences from Digital Career Platforms

    Explore how these platforms offer workers broader choices, more mobility and flexibility. Hear experiences of young adults who have used digital platforms to navigate their career pathways.

  • 1.00pm – 2.00pm

    Lunch

  • 2.00pm – 3.30pm
    Parallel Track 1: The Self Learning Continuum
    Parallel Track 2: Understanding the School Dropout Problem
    Parallel Track 3: Scenarios of the Future of Work
    Parallel Track 4: Learnings from Digital Career Platforms
  • 3.30pm – 4.00pm

    Tea & Coffee

  • 4.00pm – 5.00pm
    Panel

    Trends & Implications of the Future of Work in India

    Understand the new transformations in the world of work — automation and job displacement, informal economy and social protection, women and work in the digital economy, care-green-gig economy — that impact the global south.

  • 5.00pm – 6.00pm
    Panel

    What Women Want

    Connecting the dots between desires, aspirations and achievements of women to bring them back to work.

  • 6.00pm

    Closing and high tea/dinner for key stakeholders

Day 2: Friday, 26th July 2019

  • 8.45am – 9.15am

    Registration

    Network with other attendees over tea & coffee before the programme starts.
    Explore the Learner Zone

  • 9.15am – 10.45am
    Keynote + Panel
    Levers for Systems Change and Reform in ITI for 21st Century Skills
    Explore the levers for systems-change in government ITIs to ensure meaningful work transitions for youth.
  • 10.45am – 11.15am

    Tea & Coffee

  • 11.15am – 12.15pm

    Scratching the surface

    Listen to girls from government secondary schools who are learning to code, and explore the impact integrating computational thinking & STEM in curriculum can have on building career pathways.

  • 12.15pm – 1.00pm

    Trainer Recognition

  • 1.00pm – 2.00pm

    Lunch

  • 2.00pm – 3.30pm
    Parallel Track 1: Constructing Curriculum for those Beyond Margins
    Parallel Track 2: Reimagine Problem-Solving in Organisations Through Design Thinking
    Parallel Track 3: Building Online Professional Development Experiences for Educators
    Parallel Track 4: Coding and Making as New Literacies
  • 3.30pm – 4.00pm

    Tea & Coffee

  • 4.00pm – 5.00pm
    Panel

    Being Less Artificial and More Intelligent

    Examine the role of Artificial Intelligence in supporting school-to-work transitions to personalise learning and work pathways. Understand opportunities and limitations in designing personalised experiences for learners and educators through adaptive learning, data, as well as counselling services to enable future trajectories.

  • 5.00pm – 5.45pm

    Closing and high tea/dinner for key stakeholders

TICKETS

Q2L 2019 early-bird tickets are on sale now. Get yours today!

Venue

Bangalore International Centre (BIC)
No. 7, 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071

SPEAKERS

  • Aakash Sethi Aakash Sethi CEO, Quest Alliance
  • Dr. Anantha Kumar Duraiappah Dr. Anantha Kumar Duraiappah Director, UNESCO's Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development
  • Rajesh Aggarwal, IAS Rajesh Aggarwal, IAS Director General Training (Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship)
  • Maneesha Chadha Maneesha Chadha Head, CSR & Philanthropic Initiatives, J.P. Morgan
  • Peter Shiras Peter Shiras EVP, Corporate & Foundation Partnerships, International Youth Foundation
  • Hosea Lai Hosea Lai Head, Social Impact (CSR) for Asia Pacific, LinkedIn
  • Urvashi Aneja Urvashi Aneja Founding Director, Tandem Research
  • Vandana Verma Vandana Verma Program Director, IKEA Foundation
  • Harshada Desai Harshada Desai Design Research Consultant
  • Deep Ranjani Rai Deep Ranjani Rai Program Director, Vibha

PARTNERS

UNESCO
Dasra
Accenture
Cisco
IBM
JP Morgan
LinkedIn
Tandem Research
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
Vibha