Leading practitioners, educators, design thinkers, technologists, entrepreneurs and community investors will be here to re-think the Education and Employability sectors to provide young learners a meaningful and integrated experience that helps them find meaning and purpose.


Over the last year, conversations about the future of work and the uncertainties of rapid technological change have picked up pace, bringing the implications of the education-skills divide to the front.

The concept of Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone Learning — which over 200 stakeholders from the education and skills sector came together to focus on at Quest2Learn 2017 — is an important starting point to these conversations. But getting to the heart of what the future of work and learning will look like requires us to understand how technological change could affect different communities in different ways. It requires broad collaborations to share our learnings and insights, so that the classrooms of today create young people who are able to enter the workplaces of tomorrow.

What we need to keep in mind, is that, every month until 2030, one million Indians will turn 18 years old. Also, even without technological disruptions, job growth has been slow. Over 30% of India’s youth were neither employed nor in education or training in 2015. Research based on World Bank’s data has predicted that the proportion of jobs threatened by automation in India is 69%.

What we need to establish is what opportunities are likely to open up, and what jobs, and which populations are likely to be threatened.

We are convening 200+ government officials, educators, design thinkers, CSRs and technologists to explore the future of work and learning.


Day 1 – June 28th, 2018 Future of Work & Learning: Building Perspectives

8.00am – 9.00am Registration
Network with other attendees over tea & coffee before the programme starts.
Explore the Learner Zone
9.15am – 10.15am Opening

Welcome Note
Today’s Classrooms, Tomorrow’s Workplace
Aakash Sethi, Executive Director, Quest Alliance takes us through the journey of a young learner embarking on their professional, adult journeys.
10.15am – 11.45am Keynote
Future of Learning
Punya Mishra, Associate Dean & Professor, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers’ College, Arizona State University, expounds on the reshaping of learning experiences.
11.45am – 12.45pm Showcase
Learnability: Innovations In Education Technology That Enable Self Learning
21st century learners and educators share how they are using new ways from concept to practice to enhance learning experiences.
Anyone Can Code| Make to Learn | Blended Learning | My Learning Networks
1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch
2.15pm – 3.30pm Engage
Learnability: Innovations In Education Technology That Enable Self Learning
Get a hands-on experience on innovations in technology that are helping make learning better.

Sign up for any one of the parallel tracks on:
Anyone Can Code | Make to Learn | Blended Learning | My Learning Networks

3.30pm – 4.00pm Tea & coffee
4.00pm – 4.40pm 10 years of Accenture-Quest Partnership
A conversation on the Accenture – Quest journey
4.40pm – 5.20pm Panel
Future Of Work: New And Emerging Jobs
Join the discussion on how young people move on from ‘just another useless job’ to find a sense of fulfillment and identity.  
5.20pm – 6.15pm Closing and high tea/dinner for key stakeholders

Day 2 – June 29th, 2018 Future of Work & Learning: Building Solutions

8.00am – 9.00am Registration
Network with other attendees over tea & coffee before the programme starts.
Explore the Learner Zone
9.00am – 9.30am Opening
10.00am – 11.00am Keynote
Building Students With An ‘I Can’ Mindset
Kiran Bir Sethi, Founder, Riverside School and Design For Change, shares how building aware, enabled and empowered young people who graduate with a ‘I can’ mindset can transform communities.
11:00am – 11:30am Only Thriving Educators, Build Thriving Classrooms: Recognizing trainers and good practices
11.30am – 11.45pm Tea & Coffee break
12.00pm – 1.00pm Panel
Culture and Leadership Building for a Self-Learning Organization
Education | Youth Employability | Facilitator Capacity Building
1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm – 3.30pm Engage
MasterClasses + Learner Zone + Networking
Sign up for any one of the parallel tracks on:

  • Technology and Innovation
  • Career Development Models
  • Building Government Partnerships
  • Building Learning Environment
  • School Dropout Prevention

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3.30pm – 4.00pm Tea & Coffee
4.00pm – 5.00pm Panel
Bridging the gender gap in 21st century workplaces in India
Join the conversation on how women can be equal contributors, creators and architects of India’s workforce and economic growth.
5.00pm – 6.00pm Closing


Tickets for the 2018 summit are closed.


National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore
Indian Institute of Science Campus,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560012
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  • Aakash SethiExecutive Director, Quest Alliance
  • Punya MishraAssociate Dean & Professor, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers’ College, Arizona State University
  • Kiran Bir SethiFounder, Riverside School and Design For Change
  • David Jul
    Learning Designer, Kaospilot
  • Kshitija Krishnaswamy
    Director – Corporate Citizenship, Accenture – India
  • Santhosh BabuFounder and Chairman of OD Alternatives
  • Manisha GuptaFounder and Director, Start Up!
  • Shailja Mehta
    Lead, Dasra Adolescents Collaborative
  • Nuneseno Chase
    Manager, Learning & Development and Talent Management, YouthNet
  • Jeevika Shiv
    Co-Director, ANANDI – Area Networking and Development Initiatives
  • Priya Agrawal
    Founder-Director, Antarang Foundation
  • Yogesh Kumar
    Founder, Even Cargo
  • Maya Chandrasekaran
    Principal, Menterra Venture Advisors
  • Sheetal Lydia Prasad
    Associate Manager – Impact | Career Connect Programme, Dream a Dream
  • Kapila Sebastian
    Learning Consultant, LinkedIn India
  • Amitav Nath
    Associate Director – Anandshala, Quest Alliance
  • Niall Walsh
    Project Manager – ‘I Can’ School Leadership, Riverside School
  • Sridhar Gowda
    Junior Training Officer, Pragathi ITI, Bangalore
  • Vivek N.
    2nd year Electrical Student, Government ITI, Bangalore
  • V R Vachana
    Senior Associate – Advocacy and Reforms, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy
  • Sindhuja
    Grade 10, Zilla Parishad High School, Hyderabad
  • Fr. George Matthew
    Assistant Director – Finance, Don Bosco Tech
  • Sr. Rosaline Rejina Pereira
    Project Manager, Sahayini Social Development Society
  • Vir Kashyap
    Co-Founder, Baba Jobs
  • Arati Deo
    MD – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Capability, Accenture


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