Part 1


 Moderated by Antoni Lacinai

The doors will be opened from 9:00 

10:00 - 10:15

Introduction by Antoni Lacinai (Sweden)

10:15 - 10:25

Opening by Anita Muižniece, Minister of Education and Science (Latvia)

10:25 - 11:00

Keynote by Gerd Leonhard, Futurist, CEO of The Futures Agency (Switzerland)

"Rethinking Education and Work: The next 10 years"

11:00 - 11:30

Keynote by Perttu Polonen, Futurist, CEO of Perttu Productions (Finland)

"From muscles to head to heart"

11:30 - 11:45


11:45 - 12:45

Panel discussion and questions


Daniels Pavļuts, Minister of Health

Prof. Rūta Muktupāvela, Chair of the Council of Rectors, Rector of Latvian Academy of Culture

Prof. Mārcis Auziņš, Physicist, former Rector and Prof. University of Latvia

Prof. Tale Skjølsvik, Vice Dean of Faculty of Technology, Art and Design at Oslo Metropolitan University

Zlata Elksniņa-Zaščerinska, Chairman of Foreign Investors Council in Latvia

12:45 - 13:30

Lunch break

Media interviews with keynote speakers

Part 2


13:30 – 13:40

Introduction by Antoni Lacinai

13:40 – 14:10

Prof. Fernando M. Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice in International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Program at Harvard University (USA) - Video

“Reimagining Our Futures Together: A New Social Contract for Education”

14:10 – 14:30

Dr. M. S. Vijay Kumar, Executive Director of J-WEL and Associate Dean for Open Learning at MIT (USA)

"Towards a new landscape of learning opportunities"

14:30 - 15:30

Panel discussion and questions


Anita Muižniece, Minister of Education and Science of Republic of Latvia

Sanda Liepiņa, Global Lead and Program Manager, International Finance Corporation at WorldBank, Member of Supervisory Board of Riga Technical University

Oskars Kaulēns, Principal of Friendly Appeal Cēsis State Gymnasium

Neils Kalniņš, Director of 5G Techritory, Member of Supervisory Board of Riga Technical University

Elīza Gulbe, Riga Business School “IT Leadership” student, University of Buffalo, Global Leadership Program Candidate 2022

15:30 – 15:45

Closing remarks. Antoni Lacinai and Anita Muižniece

15:45 – 16:00

Ceremonial Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (MIT J-WEL) and Riga Technical University


Cocktail & Snacks