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Laspau proudly announces the 2021 Higher Education Summit of the Americas with the World Bank as Co-Host and main Sponsor. The virtual gathering will bring together hundreds of university leaders from all over the Americas and the Caribbean. Over two-mornings, presenters and panelists will be sharing their insights leading institutions through these complex times which will be an extraordinary experience for the region’s university leaders. Join us on June 10th and 11th for motivating keynotes, thought-provoking panels and conversations, interactive Exhibitor-Halls, and more!

HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS

Welcome to the Second Higher Education Summit of the Americas

English subtitles available: select the CC option to view

 

Keynote Speakers

Rafael Reif

President, MIT

Jaime Saavedra

Global Director - Education Practice at the World Bank

Panelists, Speakers, and Facilitators include:

Summit Schedule

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SUMMIT SCHEDULE

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June 10th - Effective Teaching Models for Better Results: New Contexts

9:00 - 10:00 AM

10:00 - 10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

12:30 - 1:15 PM

1:15 - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM

3:00 PM

Welcome and Keynote Introduction

Emanuela Di Gropello, World Bank

Angélica Natera, Laspau Inc.

Challenges for higher education in LAC after the pandemic

Keynote Speaker: Jaime Saavedra, World Bank

The Changing Ecosystem of Higher Education

Conversation with Paul LeBlanc, Southern New Hampshire University

Moderator: Liz Reisberg, Reisberg & Associates

Break - Exhibitor Halls

Transforming Teaching and Learning at Harvard University

Conversation with Bharat Anand

Harvard University

Moderator: Fernando Reimers

Harvard University

Reimagining Undergraduate Curriculum: New Paradigms

Panel with:

Marcelo Knobel, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

Paulina Achurra, INSPER, Brazil

Chantal Jouannet Valderrama, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Moderator: Omar Arias, World Bank

Closing

Exclusive Session for University Rectors:

Between Risk and Possibility: How Can Universities Advance the Sustainable Development Goals?

Conversation with Fernando Reimers

Harvard University

June 11th - Adapting to Local, National, and International Imperatives 

9:00 - 10:00 AM

10:00 - 10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Welcome and Introduction of invited guest Mark C. Elliott, Harvard University, and Keynote Speaker, Rafael Reif, MIT

Marcelo Becerra, World Bank

Angélica Natera, Laspau Inc.

From Ideas to Impact: Universities as Engines of Change

Keynote Speaker: Rafael Reif 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Job Skills for the Future and the Role of Higher Education

Talk by Matt Sigelman

Burning Glass Technologies

Break - Exhibitor Halls

Strengthening the University’s Connection to Economic Development

Panel with:

María Marta Ferreyra, World Bank

Juan Carlos Navarro, Inter-American Development Bank

Vanessa Gibson, CINDE, Costa Rica

Hernán Araneda, Fundación Chile

Moderator: Dan Levy, Harvard University

2:00 - 2:30 PM

See you soon!

Exhibitor Halls

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OUR PREVIOUS SUMMIT

On November 16 and 17, 2018, the first Higher Education Summit of the Americas was held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. This summit was organized by Laspau, with the collaboration of Jorge Tadeo Lozano University and various entities, such as Microsoft, U-Planner, Territorium, Instructure and the Embassy of the United States in Colombia. In this inaugural summit, Laspau brought together more than 100 leaders and decision makers from higher education institutions, government and the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. The main purpose  of the Summit was to promote a space for participatory discussion on key issues for the region.

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SUMMIT CLOSING REPORT

Download the closing report for the Summit to learn more about the themes addressed, the speakers and the lessons learned from the 2018 Summit.

Photo Gallery 2018

SUMMIT CLOSING REPORT

SUMMIT CLOSING REPORT

JOIN US ON JUNE 10th & 11th, 2021

The Second Summit for Higher Education in the Americas will be held virtually on June 10th & 11th. Register today!

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