Quest 2 Learn Summit 2021

This year, the Annual Summit will be a digital convening, and will aim to answer a key question: How to enable successful school-to-work transitions for young people in a VUCA World?

Highlights

Inspiring Stories of self-learning

Live Visual Experiences

Report launches and Knowledge Sharing

Insightful Dialogues and Panel Discussions

100+ Organisations

Discover Successful School-to-Work Transition models

Speakers

  • Abhishek Gupta

    Chief Operating Officer
    YuWaah (Generation Unlimited) at UNICEF

  • Akanksha Bapna

    Founder and CEO
    Evaldesign

  • Apar Gupta (He/Him)

    Executive Director
    Internet Freedom Foundation

  • Anurag Pratap

    CSR Leader
    Capgemini India

  • Chitra Iyer

    Founder
    Space 2 Grow

  • Dilip Chenoy

    Secretary General
    FICCI

  • Dr. Indira Vijaysimha

    Lead Researcher
    Bhoomi College

  • Dr. M. Jayaprakasan, I.S.D.S

    Joint Director, Head IT Cell,
    DGT, MSDE, Govt of India

  • Dr. Nisha Mendiratta

    Advisor and Scientist G, Head, WISE & CCP, Department of Science and Technology,
    Govt. of India

  • Guncha Malik

    Cybersecurity Advisor
    IBM

  • K. Veera Raghava Rao, I.A.S

    Director
    Department of Employment and Training, Tamil Nadu

  • Kavita Anand

    Co-Founder
    Adhyayan Quality Education Services

  • Komal Sapra

    Industry Connect Fellow
    Quest Alliance

  • Kumkum Arora

    APJC Partner Manager
    Cisco Social Innovation

  • Maneesha Chadha

    Head of Grant Programs, APAC
    J.P. Morgan

  • Manish Jain

    Co-founder
    Shikshantar Andolan

  • Manoj Balachandran

    Head, CSR
    IBM India & South Asia

  • Maya Menon

    Founder, Director
    The Teacher Foundation

  • Megha Bhagat

    Co-founder
    Project Defy

  • Mohana Rajan

    Senior Engagement Manager
    Sattva Consulting

  • Neha Bhatia

    Head of Operations, North
    SEE Learning India

  • Nikhil Nadiger

    Programme Manager
    Samagra

  • Nita Aggarwal

    Programme Manager
    Porticus

  • Prerna Kumar

    Senior Technical Specialist
    International Centre for Research on Women

  • Prof. Rajaram Sharma

    Former Director
    Central Institute of Education Technology, NCERT

  • Radha Ganesan

    Faculty
    Stony Brook University

  • Ravi Viswanathan

    Vice President, CSR National Grant Programs
    Accenture

  • Rishikesh B.S.

    Faculty
    Azim Premji University

  • R. N. Velumani

    Divisional Manager
    Ashok Leyland Ltd.

  • Sabina Dewan

    President & Executive Director
    Just Jobs Network

  • Shashank Pandey

    Co-founder
    Convegenius

  • Shalini Menon

    Global Director of Training
    Change.org Foundation

  • Shri Sanjiv Sharma

    Joint Director,
    Skill Development & Industrial Training Department, Haryana

  • Shri B. Kalyan Chakravarthy, I.A.S

    Principal Secretary, Education,
    Govt. of Assam

  • Shrutika Jadhav

    Transformation & Impact Manager
    Dasra

  • Shri Raghuram R. Iyer

    Additional Secretary, School & Mass Education Dept.
    Director, Directorate of Secondary Education and Additional Director General, OSEPA, Govt. of Odisha

  • Subbu Parmeswaran

    Co-Founder
    Learning Curve Foundation

  • Suchetha Bhat

    CEO
    Dream a Dream

  • Sweety Thomas

    Programme Manager,
    H.T. Parekh Foundation

  • Aakash Sethi

    CEO
    Quest Alliance

  • Angela D'Souza

    Program Manager
    Quest Alliance

  • Bindia Vishwanath

    Content Coordinator
    Quest Alliance

  • Namrata Agarwal

    Associate Director, Business Development
    Quest Alliance

  • Neha Parti

    Director, Schools Program
    Quest Alliance

  • Nikita Bengani

    Director, Youth Program
    Quest Alliance

  • Priyanka Krishna

    Specialist, Research
    Quest Alliance

  • Senthil Kumar

    Associate Director, Youth Programs
    Quest Alliance

  • Sushmitha Sridhara

    Manager
    Quest Alliance

Sessions

Day 1

25th Aug 2021

Emerging patterns with COVID-19 and its implications for education ecosystem.

Welcome Address

11:00AM - 11:20AM

Speaker

Aakash Sethi

Panel Discussion

11:30AM - 12:45AM

Radical changes in learning environments and reimagining delivery mechanisms

Moderator

Megha Bhagat

Panellists

Shashank Pandey
Rishikesh B.S.
Manish Jain

Panel Discussion

3:15PM - 4:15PM

Young Learners as Digital Citizens: Parent and school systems collaborations to ensure digital safety and ethics

Moderator

Neha Parti

Panellists

Apar Gupta (He/Him)
Chitra Iyer
Guncha Malik
Manoj Balachandran

Paper Launch & Funder CoLab - By Invite Only

4:15PM - 6:45PM

STEM Mindsets in Secondary Schools

STEM Mindsets in Secondary Schools

Neha Parti
Namrata Agarwal

Panellists

Mohana Rajan
Dr. Indira Vijaysimha
Shri Raghuram R. Iyer, Additional Secretary, School & Mass Education Dept.Director, Directorate of Secondary Education and Additional Director General, OSEPA, Govt. of Odisha
Shri B. Kalyan Chakravarthy, I.A.S, Principal Secretary, Education,Govt. of Assam
Dr. Nisha Mendiratta, Advisor and Scientist G, Head, WISE & CCP, Department of Science and Technology,Govt. of India

Day 2

26th Aug 2021

Role of education technology in self learning environments.

Panel Discussion

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Preparing and engaging with teachers and children for Social Emotional Learning in a digital environment

Moderator

Nita Aggarwal

Panellist

Subbu Parmeswaran
Shrutika Jadhav
Neha Bhatia

Panel Discussion

12:00PM - 12:45PM

Identifying educator competencies for the future of learning

Moderator

Rohan J.

Panellists

Maya Menon
Prerna Kumar
Kavita Anand

Experience

12:45PM - 1:00PM

Virtual tour and launch of course on ‘Skills for Online Facilitation’ on Quest App

Facilitators

Bindia Vishwanath
Rohan J.

Photo Contest Session

2:30PM - 3:30PM

Portraits of Self-Learning

Panel Discussion

3:35PM - 4:35PM

Adoption of blended learning models for classrooms: A way forward!

Moderator

Shalini Menon

Panellists

Radha Ganesan
Prof. Rajaram Sharma
Anurag Pratap

Day 3

27th Aug 2021

The future of work and successful transitions for India’s youth.

Future Skills Track

11:30AM - 1:00PM

System level readiness to adapt to the change from a cultural and infrastructural lens: How do we engage with the potential to facilitate & accelerate adoption of blended learning practices?

Moderator

Nikita Bengani

Panellists

Senthil Kumar
K. Veera Raghava Rao, I.A.S, DirectorDepartment of Employment and Training, Tamil Nadu
Dr. M. Jayaprakasan, I.S.D.S, Joint Director, Head IT Cell,DGT, MSDE, Govt of India
Kumkum Arora
Nikhil Nadiger

Panel Discussion

2:00PM - 3:00PM

21st century skills for successful work transitions

Panellists

Shri B. Kalyan Chakravarthy, I.A.S, Principal Secretary, Education,Govt. of Assam
Suchetha Bhat
Akanksha Bapna
Sweety Thomas
Abhishek Gupta

Moderator

Priyanka Krishna

Panel Discussion

3:00PM - 4:30PM

Skills Strategies for Addressing Market Demands

Moderator

Sabina Dewan

Panellists

Dilip Chenoy
Ravi Viswanathan
Aakash Sethi

Future Skills Panel

4:30PM - 5:50PM

Building Women’s participation in the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) ecosystem and Industry

Moderator

Angela D’Souza

Panellists

Komal Sapra
Maneesha Chadha
R. N. Velumani
Shri Sanjiv Sharma

Closing

5:50PM - 6:15PM

Speaker

Nikita Bengani

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Knowledge & Outreach Partners