1,000 education experts to attend Miami conference
Manama, February 16, 2014
More than 1,000 of the world’s leading experts and decision makers in higher and further education will take part in the eighth ‘Going Global’ conference, organised by the British Council, in Miami, US, in April.
Last year, the conference was held for the first time in the Gulf region and 1,300 leaders of international education shared experiences and debated how higher education can create knowledge-based economies for 21st century nations.
More than 50 sessions took place at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The conference will bring together leaders from governments, education institutions and business from more than 70 countries to explore how innovation systems are formed, structured and driven globally and transnationally.
Leaders will consider how talent is developed and how countries meet the challenge of providing sufficient high quality tertiary education to ensure the widespread inclusion and participation of their citizens.
The conference will investigate how impact is delivered - and explore the outcomes for policy makers, funders, tertiary education stakeholders and the institutions themselves.
From Bahrain, Tawfeeq Al Rayyash, training affairs advisor, High Council for Vocational Training – Ministry of Labour, will contribute as a panel speaker.
The conference will be held from April 29- May 1 at the Miami Beach Convention Centre in Miami, Florida.
Dr Jo Beall, the British Council’s director of education and society, said: “Talent is now mobile, knowledge transcends national borders – so it is becoming increasingly vital that nations can come together to develop the most effective system that maximises innovation whilst including the broadest sections of our societies. Going Global is an evolving, travelling conference, and it’s highly appropriate that it will now come to the Americas and focus on a theme that has become crucial to international growth and prosperity.” - TradeArabia News Service