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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

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.
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.
Jan Eliasson, Advocate of the UN Millennium Development Goals, served as a key discussion leader in NEST's third forum session: Bridging the Education Gap.
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.
Hong Kong-based journalist Lorraine Hahn served as the moderator for on-stage discussions at the inaugural NEST Forum.
At NEST 2011, Professor Richard Fletcher of MIT Media Lab explored the possibilities of new user interfaces and innovative business models in the field of learning.