PROGRAMME 2020

3 November 2020: Grand Opening Ceremony


  • Future Talk & Worlddidac Award

  • 17.30 CET

    Door opening

  • 18.00 CET

    Greeting Words● Worlddidac Association, Steven McKee, President● Patronage Swiss Government, Martina Hirayama, State Secretary
    Keynote Gerd Leonard, Futurist
    Award Ceremony & Gala Dinner● Worlddidac Foundation, Danny Gauch, President● Worlddidac Award, Peter Gloor, Chairman of the Jury

Live stream: The Grand Opening Ceremony, Future Talk & Worlddidac Award will be streamed live for our online participants.

4 November 2020: STEAM 4 Education

  • 12.00 CET

    Door opening

  • 13.00 CET

    Greeting Words● Worlddidac Association● Swiss Government Representative, Josef Widmer, Deputy Director SERI● Embassy Host Canada, Susan Bincoletto, Ambassador
    Keynote● Raúl Valdés-Cotera, Deputy Director, UNESCO UIL
    Impulses● Gerd Leonhard, Futurist

  • 14.00 CET

    Talk with the Private Sector● Peter Ziswiler, Head Corporate HR, Georg Fischer AG

  • 14.15 CET

    Panel IHow does early exposure to STEAM education drive economic and social growth of countries at different levels in the era of business, work, and economy 4.0?
    ● Denise Amyot, President and CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada● Taha Bawa, Co-Founder and CEO, Goodwall● Alexis Georgacopoulos, Director, University of Art and Design Lausanne ECAL● Hans Hess, President, Swissmem

  • 15.15 CET

    Break

  • 15.45 CET

    Panel IIHow do we mobilize STEAM education in the era of digitalization to advocate future generations in mastering fundamental post-pandemic changes of the 2020s?
    ● Beatrice Boots, Chairwomen, European STEM Coalition● Paolo dal Santo, HP Education Lead EMEA, HP International● Günter Koch, President, Humboldt Cosmos Multiversity● Lieselot van Gysel, STEM Educator, EU Ambassador, GTI Beveren

  • 16.45 CET

    Worlddidac Take-Aways & Session Closing Words


  • Seated VIP Apero (by invitation only)

5 November 2020: Green Education

  • 12.00 CET

    Door opening

  • 13.00 CET

    Greeting Words● Worlddidac Association● Swiss Government Representative, Liliana de Sà Kirchknopf, Head of Private Sector Development SECO● Embassy Host Republic of Korea, Hae-Ryong Kwon, Ambassador
    Keynote● Soo-Hyang Choi, Director, UNESCO-UNEVOC
    Impulses● Gerd Leonhard, Futurist

  • 14.00 CET

    Talk with the Private Sector● Avi Kahn, Member of the Executive Board, Hilti Group

  • 14.15 CET

    Panel IHow does the New Normal impact greening education and the possible set-up of TVET to advocate the change-makers for greening economies towards inclusive eco-systems?
    ● Philipp Aerni, Director, Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability CCRS● Andreas Hart, Managing Director, Lucas Nülle GmbH● Nazrene Mannie, Executive Director, Global Apprenticeship Network GAN● Kathryn Rowan, Vice President, Human Resources, Nestlé S.A.

  • 15.15 CET

    Break

  • 15.45 CET

    Panel IIHow does digitalization help to ramp-up greening education and the institutional TVET greening plan for employability, purpose economies, and new business models?
    ● Stephan Howeg, Chief of Staff and Communications Officer, The Adecco Group● Olga Strietska-Ilina, Senior Skills and Employability Specialist, Team Leader, ILO● Gabriela Uriarte, Lead of LEAP Project & Leading Women Area, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WSBD)

  • 16.45 CET

    Host City AddressSmart Cities Approach● Alec von Graffenried, Mayor of Bern

  • 17.00 CET

    Worlddidac Take-Aways & Session Closing Words


  • Seated VIP Apero (by invitation only)

6 November 2020: Artificial Intelligence

  • 12.00 CET

    Door opening

  • 13.00 CET

    Greeting Words● Worlddidac Association● Swiss Government Representative, Mauro Moruzzi, Ambassador, SERI● Embassy Host Finland, Timo Rajakangas, Ambassador
    Keynote● Cecilia Ugaz Estrada, Chief Advisor, UNIDO
    Impulses● Gerd Leonhard, Futurist

  • 14.00 CET

    Talk with the Private Sector● Hans Jörg Stotz, Member of the Board, Festo Didactic

  • 14.15 CET

    Panel IHow does digital education and artificial intelligence impact economies, societies, and work 4.0 in the 2020s?
    ● Sergio Fasce, Head of learning and development, Nokia● Michelle Mitura, Head of HR for Headquarters, Schindler Aufzüge AG ● Jan Mischke, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)● Marc Vontobel, Founder and CEO, Starmind

  • 15.15 CET

    Break

  • 15.45 CET

    Panel IIHow do we organize education 4.0? How do we shift and digitalize teaching and learning towards the needs of future industrial and social skills, employability, and growth?
    ● Caroline Codsi, Women in Governance, Canada● Pierre Dillenbourg, Professor of Learning Technologies, School of Computer and Communication Sciences (EPFL)● Thomas Pletscher, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)● Taina Tukiainen, Professor, Aalto University

  • 16.45 CET

    Worlddidac Take-Aways & Session Closing Words

  • 17.00 CET

    Future Talk DeclarationWorlddidac Association, Nader Imani, Vice President
    Conference Closing Remarks


  • Seated VIP Apero (by invitation only)