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Additional Speakers Announced

Today we are announcing our second set of speakers for CGMS2017.

We are really excited that Sugata Mitra – one of the most influential thinkers about global education and Anne Longfield OBE – the Children’s Commissioner for England, are the next names to join Tony Hall, Director General BBC and Jeffrey Dunn, CEO Sesame Workshop, in our speaker line up.

Sugata has been a crucial voice in the conversation about global education for decades, and in 2013 was awarded the prestigious TED Prize – a $1m award to kickstart his idea for a ‘School in the cloud’ to share Self Organised Learning Method (SOLE) across the globe. An innovative, creative and provocative voice in the debate about education in a digital age, he is certain to give the summit a unique take.

On discussing CGMS and the fear that many adults have towards digital proliferation, he said ‘We must learn to understand that they are in their time, unlike any we have known. We cannot afford to live comfortably in our past anymore. We need to go with them. They will show us the way.’

Anne has spent 30 years involved in shaping and creating national policy for Children in the UK. She has the daunting task of working on behalf of the 12.5 million young people in England and has been a central voice in the debate about the role of digital within the lives of young people going forward.

Through her recently released report ‘Growing up Digital’ she charted a course for a more active approach to digital engagement within policy, saying that ‘I want all children to be equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to be creator’s not just consumers and I look forward to exploring this further at the Children’s Global Media Summit.”

We will continue to announce speaker names in the coming weeks, so make sure to register for the event now.

Biographies on Anne Longfield OBE and Sugata Mitra and  can be found here.