Learning as a journey

Learning can be an extraordinary journey that takes a lifetime to complete. It can be about developing a better understanding of who we are and our engagement to others.

At certain times, it may imply abandoning our  comfortable set of beliefs and adopting new ideas that place us in an uncomfortable zone. Learning may involve the transition from surrender and resignation to hope and discovery. The whole self is compromised in a continuous unravelling of fixed beliefs, fossilized routines and old paradigms.

This conference will inspire attendees to rethink their educational beliefs, rekindle vocational choices and become catalysts for change.


keynote Erin Gruwell Founder of the “Freedom Writers Foundation”
keynote Ian Gilbert Founder of Independent Thinking
keynote James Reilly Former NASA astronaut/ STEM Education
keynote Tristian Stobie Director, Education at Cambridge International Examinations
keynote Tony Wagner Educator & Researcher
guest Ann Burgess Educational Leadership Expert
guest Derek Devine International Consultant, GL Education


Shortest way to explore what will happen

Simultaneous interpreting will be available at Los Girasoles 2 & 3 rooms.

09:15 - 10:15
Los Girasoles 2 y 3

Becoming a Catalyst for Change

Erin Gruwell helped 150 of her students – many of whom were written off by the education system – to use the power of education to write a book, graduate from high school and attend college. In her inspiring presentation, Gruwell tells the story of this extraordinary journey – ...
10:45 - 11:45
Los Girasoles 2 y 3

Humans in space: why?

Humans in space: why? Flying in space is a risky and expensive venture.  Why would we put humans at risk? We’ll take a trip to the International Space Station to see what it’s like to live in a research laboratory where everything is weightless.  We will then return to ...
12:15 - 13:15
Los Girasoles 2 y 3

Learning how to learn for the journey of life

This session will reflect on what we know about teaching and learning practices that foster life-long learning. Learning to learn myths will be distinguished from facts and the most powerful practices considered.
13:15 - 14:30
16:00 - 17:00
Los Alamos

An Introduction to the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4)

Derek Devine, International Consultant at GL Education, will provide an introduction to The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4). He will outline how the data from the assessment is used by leading schools to establish benchmarks, set realistic but challenging targets and identify underperformance. Derek will also run a follow on ...
16:00 - 17:00
Girasoles 1

Young children, emotions and learning

This session will focus on how to manage the emotions of young learners in order to maximize their learning. It will attempt to translate educational research into some practical approaches for teachers in the classroom. It may also interest middle and senior leaders who are considering how this may ...
16:00 - 17:00
Los Girasoles 2 y 3

Is STEM Education Dead?

The global society needs more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) students than we are producing today.  How do we interest our children in the STEM subjects and change the future?  The biggest challenge is to make STEM relevant and personal to the student.  How do we do this?  ...
17:30 - 18:30
Los Girasoles 2 y 3

Nurturing the Leader Within

Since teaching the original Freedom Writers in Room 203 at Wilson High School, Erin Gruwell has worked diligently to create a methodology that will universally allow teachers across the globe to empower their students in the same life-changing ways that she was able to empower the Freedom Writers. The Freedom ...
09:00 - 10:00
Los Girasoles 2 y 3

The changing landscape of international education and Cambridge’s response to it

 This session will consider what international education is and how it has evolved.  The consequences are profound for all schools, teachers and educational bodies like Cambridge and the second part of the presentation will consider these as well as developments at Cambridge intended to improve our service offer.  
10:30 - 11:30
Los Girasoles 2 y 3

Creating Innovators (Videoconference)

When information is ubiquitous and free, and when basic education is available to billions of people worldwide, only one set of skills can ensure this generation’s economic future: the capacity for innovation. What must parents, teachers, mentors, and employers do to develop the capacities of many more young people ...
12:00 - 13:00
Los Girasoles 2 y 3

Why Do I Need a Teacher When I’ve Got Google?

In a world when facts no longer seem to count, developing independent thinking in our children is more important than ever. Building on some of the ideas introduced in the previous session, we will see how great teachers do more than just prepare young people for exams, they build ...

Simultaneous interpreting will be available at Los Girasoles 2 & 3 rooms.





Buy your ticket and register

Early Bird Closing July 15, 2016

  • Members / Affiliates $ ARS 2.800
  • Exams Schools $ ARS 3.080
  • International Affiliate Members $ USD 420
  • Non-affiliates $ ARS 3.390
  • International Delegates $ USD 500

Full Price Closing August 31, 2016

  • Members / Affiliates $ ARS 3.360
  • Exams Schools $ ARS 3.700
  • International Affiliate Members $ USD 480
  • Non-affiliates $ ARS 4.070
  • International Delegates $ USD 570


Travel & Hotels information

Should you wish to make a booking, please refer to Helen Kraft: helen.kraft@gmail.com