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Call for Speakers Open for One Globe 2014: Uniting Knowledge Communities

Salwan Media’s 3rd Annual Conference explores linkages between Innovation, Technology, Higher Education, Skills Development, K-12 and Urbanization in building a 21st century Knowledge Economy in India and South Asia

New Delhi, October 24, 2013: Salwan Media’sOne Globe Uniting Knowledge Communitiesis a premier conference focusing on global education in India and South Asia. A multidisciplinary dialogue is core to every forum One Globe convenes. This year, One Globe 2014 (#OG14) Conference will be held on February 7th and 8th, 2014 at the Imperial Hotel in New Delhi, India.

The One Globe series fosters conversation between leaders from government, academia, investors, policy makers, entrepreneurs, universities and NGO’s. Weaving a holistic thread across the education spectrum to deliberate, debate, design and decide the future of education and the skills requirements for a growing South Asian population. According to India Knowledge @Wharton “Some 54% of India’s 1.2 billion people are under the age of 25. The National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) is already grappling with the challenge of providing training and retraining to 500 million people by 2022” One Globe highlights and explores the manifold ways in which information, connectivity and urbanization has a transformative impact on building Knowledge based economies in India and South Asia.

Those interested in participating as a speaker are requested to share their details on speaker@salwanmedia.comby January 6th, 2014. The speaker should clearly highlight their expertise in the areas of higher education, K-12, Skills Development, Technology, Innovation or Future Cities/Physical Infrastructure for creating knowledge cities/hubs. A brief biography of the speakers along with the soft copies of previous speaking engagements should also be included. Due to limited speaking slots for the conference, preference may be given to industry leaders, academia and policy makers. If your ‘Call for Speakers’ is not accepted, please consider sponsoring a break out session.

The previous speakers included global leaders like: Dr. Pallam Raju-Minister of Human Resource Development; Montek Singh Ahluwalia – Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission; Dr Karan Singh-President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (IICR); Dr. Shashi Tharoor-Minister of State for Human Resource Development; Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister, Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations; Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs -Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon; Dr. RK Pachauri -CEO for TERI & Nobel Prize Recipient(2007); IPCC; Lord Loomba -Founder Chairman, The Loomba Foundation; Lise Grande-The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, India; Jerry M Hultin –President, NYU –Poly; Pranay Gupte – International Author, Editor, Foreign Correspondent Teacher and Senior Strategist for Commercial and New Media International; Dr. Madhav Chavan – CEO and President, Pratham Education Foundation; Claire Banks – Program Officer, Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education, Institute of International Education(IIE); Khozem Merchant –President, Pearson India; Nickhil Jakatdar –CEO and Co-Founder Vuclip; Paul Brennan- Vice President, Association of Canadian Community Colleges; Stavros N.Yiannouka-CEO, World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE); Mr. Fumio Isoda- Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo; Nancy Silberkleit-Co-CEO, Archie Comics Publications; Lisa Heydlauff – Chief Executive Officer, Going to School; Hitendra Wadhwa – Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Business; Heather Timmons – Reporter, The New York Times; Dr Torsten Fischer – Director, German Research Foundation(DFG), Founder, Coordinator, German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH-New Delhi); Chhavi Rajawat – Sarpanch, Village Soda, Rajasthan; Riku Makela-Director, Finnode India Counsellor (Innovation), Embassy of Finland to name a few .

To view the Conference Report of One Globe 2013, please click here

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