Juratė Stanišauskienė, Vice President of Operations and a Managing Director @ Western Union's Lithuania
Artūras Vasiliauskas, Pro-rector for Partnerships @ Vilnius University
Remigijus Šimašius, Mayor @ Vilnius City
At Uncommon.org, we believe that a high quality technology education is a basic, human right. As an EdTech nonprofit, our mission is to build a sustainable and scalable model for making access to tech education and employment opportunities ubiquitous. Brilliance is everywhere, opportunity is not. Our goal is to combine the best practices of the for profit and non-profit sectors to build an organization and movement that is truly uncommon.
Anna Csernus & Adrian Muller
In these unprecedented times, companies both big and small are experiencing significant changes in how they operate. New challenges forced businesses to create innovative measures, processes, and strategies, including rethinking how employees learn and develop. Many workplaces across the globe have successfully adapted to new ways of working, using innovative techniques and technologies to support learning. Western Union is a great example of how organizations can rise to these challenges, adapt to the ‘new normal’ and shape a ‘new possible’. Join us in conversation as we share our reflections, best practices and lessons learned in our journey of transition.
How do we define EdTech? Challenges in education and inspiring success stories in Lithuania
(Open Stage: presentations of challenges, 1 min. each)
Deadline for Checkpoint #1 on Wednesday. Team formation.
The impact of ongoing pandemics globally is enormous. Sudden transition to online classes has become a challenging journey to schools and universities. Educators, students, scientists, business, parents have become innovative creators of learning environment. After almost two years "flexibility" is a new century motto in education sector. And the question remains how we will shape education?
Challenges we faced when we had to move to the remote Internship program. Benefits and success of remote Internship. The future of hybrid Internship programs.
Global pandemic became an opportunity to rethink the way we learn at school. In this light, we want to turn Vilnius into an open learning space where a substantial part of learning takes place outside the classroom using all possible city’s resources.
What is hybrid and blended learning and how they differ? How to increase learner engagment during hybrid learning sessions? How to approach blended learning and not get lost in a see of different tools.
We are on the verge of new digital era. The near future is where virtual reality equipment is used by masses, where digital “Metaverse" concept is alive and big part of our social and leisure time, where our wellbeing and health care is being constant surveilled and adjusted using VR devices. What does that mean for the educational system? Should we innovate and challenge the system now or wait and adjust to the inevitable digital change?
The future of education is based on several core pillars:
Let's look at the future of work: is there a way to exploit disruption as an opportunity, how to shift a day to day organizational behaviors and influence enterprise mindset, what are skills of tomorrow and is Lithuania any different from the rest of the world?
The industrial age is a history today. Post-industrial reality and the new data age era affect organizations and their DNA - people. To survive, the organizations must adapt. How does it look like in this new era?
Birutė Miškinienė, Director of VU Business School
Inga Langaitė. CEO of Unicorns LT Association
Mindaugas Sinkevičius. President of Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania
Sergej Sidorov. President of Western Union Foundation Lithuania
Eglė Radišauskienė. Director of Lithuanian Business Confederation
Mariano Andrade Gonzalez. Director @ Moody's Lithuania
Deadline for Checkpoint #2 on Thursday. Problem-Solution Fit.
Eimantas Bekėža CEO and co-founder @ Memby/ Digiklasė
My background is education. I have started teaching others when I was in 8th grade, and haven't stopped ever since. At Memby/ Digiklase we help top educators share their skills in an accessible manner. For this, we created Europe's first online live large class tutoring platform