Thursday, November 17, 2016

Contemporary Issues Summit at Harvard (CIS@HARVARD)

Contemporary Issues Summit at Harvard (CIS@HARVARD)

15-16 MARCH 2017
Martin Conference Center at Harvard University

SUMMIT THEME: Innovation, Inspiration, and Hope in a VUCA World


CIS@HARVARD provides a unique opportunity to bring together stakeholders from academia, government, international agencies, NGOs, non-profits, and social entrepreneurs to explore and share practical, evidence-based solutions to some of the world's most pressing contemporary challenges. The theme driving the 2017 summit is Innovation, Inspiration, and Hope in a VUCA World.

The summit program is comprised of keynote speeches, interactive workshops, panel discussions, oral and poster presentations, and opportunities for networking with a diverse group of global professionals who care deeply about the world's most pressing challenges. Join fellow problem solvers at Harvard in engaging discussions on how to foster innovation, inspiration, and hope in this so-called VUCA world!


ORAL PRESENTER: 25 minutes (20 minute presentation, 5 minute Q & A).

POSTER PRESENTER: 3 hours (held on 15 March from a.m. coffee break through lunch).

ABSENTEE PRESENTER: For those unable to join us in person at Harvard, we offer the opportunity to participate as an Absentee Presenter. Absentee Presenters can: (1) upload a narrated presentation to our website and social media sites; (2) publish his/her abstract in the Conference Program Book; and (3) publish his/her paper in the Conference Proceedings.

NON-PRESENTER (LISTENER): Participate in the various presentation sessions.


* Education & Workforce Development
* Information Technology
* Innovation & Entrepreneurship
* International Development
* Energy & Environment
* Public Health


Submission of your abstract proposal (maximum of 3 submissions) should be made in English through our Online Submission System until the final deadline of February 17, 2017.


All papers that meet the Conference Proceedings guidelines will be published in our online Conference Proceedings (ISSN: 2330-1236). The editors of our peer-reviewed Journal of 21st Century Education (ISSN: 2330-1244) select the best papers from the Conference Proceedings to appear in thematic issues of the journal.


Come join us at Harvard in March 2017 for an important discussion of issues challenging people and the planet in the 21st century. Our team is always happy to answer your questions.

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