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ICDE Leadership Summit 2024

June 5, 2024 – June 7, 2024

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The ICDE Leadership Summit 2024 will be hosted by ICDE Institutional Member, Globethics, and take place 5-7 June 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The conference will explore the theme: “Ethical Leadership in the Age of AI: Rethinking Futures of Education“.

Participants to the ICDE Leadership Summit 2024 can benefit from discounted rates on a selection of hotels in Geneva and flights booked to the event. Find more information here.

ICDE members will receive a 15% discount on the registration fee.
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Take an active role in the programme!

Partnerships and Joint Initiatives Forum

Collaboration and co-creation are important keywords for this event. We want this Leadership Summit to be not only an engaging moment throughout the time in Geneva, but also beyond. Participants will, for instance, have the opportunity to join the Partnerships and Joint Initiatives Forum, focusing on sharing project ideas in selected topical fields:

– AI, emerging technologies and the transformation of learning;
– AI development, diversity of knowledges and solution-oriented innovation; and
– Emerging technologies and models for ethical leadership in education

Engagement and Call for Action

Your voice counts! The theme of this year’s ICDE Leadership Summit is a topic of far-reaching impact for the way humans will live together, care for the planet, and think about and organise education. Participants will be invited to directly contribute their views on the Summit themes. An interactive process will be proposed to gather recommendations, additional questions, and elements for guidelines relevant for the debates to be conducted after the Summit on leadership and education in the age of AI, both globally and in the regions. Contributions from the whole attendance will be gathered and captured in the Summit report.

Confirmed speakers

Borhene Chakroun

Director of Policies and Lifelong Learning, UNESCO

Maha Bali

Professor of Practice, American University in Cairo

Rossana de Souza e Silva

Executive Director, GCUB, Brazil

Ibrahim Al-Naimi

Undersecretary, Qatar Ministry of Education & Higher Ed.

Erin Green

Lecturer and Owner of The Joyful Bot

Additionally, the Leadership Summit will feature the following speakers:

  • Fadi Daou, Executive Director, Globethics
  • Torunn Gjelsvik, Secretary General, ICDE
  • Divya Singh, Regional Director; Member of the Board, Globethics
  • Mark Nichols, ICDE President & Executive Director, Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
  • Cristoph Stückelberger, Founder & President, Globethics


The ICDE Leadership Summit is a leadership-focused international conference which explores contemporary challenges and opportunities facing today’s educational leaders and innovators in the globally connected digital era.

With delegates attending from around the world, the Summit offers a vibrant, inclusive space for unique networking and development opportunities.

Attend the ICDE Leadership Summit to:

  • Engage with high level experts and policy makers on AI in Higher Education
  • Learn more about how AI is shaping the future of education
  • Respond to the Call for Contributions and share your insights around the Summit theme of Ethical Leadership in the Age of AI: Rethinking Futures of Education
  • Contribute to the development of policy recommendations for global and national educational authorities
  • Exchange with peers as part of a global network for ethical leadership in higher education

Be part of a global network for ethical leadership in higher education for a more inclusive future for all: join us at the ICDE Leadership Summit 2024. 

About Globethics

Globethics is an international non-governmental organisation working for ethical leadership through the integration of academic and public engagements.

Registered in Geneva, Switzerland, as an independent, not-for-profit foundation with an international Board, and affiliated centres across the globe, Globethics seeks to be inclusive of diverse cultural, religious, philosophical, and humanist ethical wisdoms, and to be the bridge between the different world views on ethical issues.

Welcome to Geneva in June 2024!

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