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Facts and Topics at NEST 2011

One venue. One question. Three round table themes. This was the setting that guided the conversations at NEST 2011 in Hong Kong. Read on to explore the original facts and topics.

On November 11-13, 2011, an extraordinary list of 75 participants gathered to tackle the question: "How ICT can accelerate the evolution of 21st Century learning for everyone, everywhere?" This thought, along with the subjects below, served as the common departure point for their discussions.

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Discussion Leaders

Christine Loh, CEO of Civic Exchange, brings valuable insights into how businesses and governments can collaborate to accelerate the development of learning technologies.
Professor Harry Kroto, Nobel Prize Laureate and Professor of Chemistry, shared his thoughts on how ICT can provide students everywhere with access to the world's most brilliant teachers.
During the inaugural NEST Forum, President Bill Clinton shared his views on the power of creative networks of innovation to empower learning and education in the 21st Century.
Under the discussion theme, Redefining Education, British MP David Miliband shared his thoughts on the evolution - and revolutions - within the field of education.
Leading economist and Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs lends his unique insights into the challenges and possibilities of overcoming educational hurdles in global development.
Professor Mitra's groundbreaking research on new technology-enabled learning methods has earned him a reputation as a leading scholar in the field of Minimally Invasive Education - a theme he explored at NEST 2011.