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2017 Global Learning Council Summit

29th – 30th  June 2017

Allianz-Forum, Pariser Platz 6, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Follow this link for a live-stream of the 2017 GLC Summit while in session on  June 29 – 30

You can also participate in the GLC Summit online in two ways:

  1. Submit Questions for the Panels Online using the GLC Summit Pigeonhole site
  2. Follow the Summit on Twitter using #glcberlin17

NEWS: GLC and Summit Organizers Release “Berlin Consensus: Cornerstones of a Successful Digital Transformation of Education” 

The document, which was prepared as part of the lead-up to the 2017 GLC Summit and released during the opening session, outlines five key areas of focus and recommended action for education leaders and practitioners to effectively leverage technology and digitization to improve educational access and outcomes.

Event Overview:

The digital transformation pervades each and every aspect of society. Digital inter-connectivity, machine learning and automation allow for fundamental changes of the way we live and work. Some of these changes are already under way, illustrating both the potential as well as the challenges that these pose to education and the labour market.  The promise of technology-enhanced learning to improve learning outcomes for people everywhere has the potential to change the face of humanity, helping people around the world to reach their full potential.

Learning sciences have shown that learners need to be engaged in active exchange with learning materials as well as with other learners in order to process information effectively. Taking these insights into account, the best educational technologies actively engage individuals both with the material and with one another. Courseware adapted to technologies caters to the needs of each learner, matches learners in ways that result in ideal learning communities, and creates opportunities for learning-by-doing. This way, instruction is tailored to individual skillsets as well as pre-existing knowledge and competencies, resulting in dramatically improved learning outcomes and an increase of completion rates. At the same time, learning systems are scalable to millions.  However, at every turn, there are important economic, sociological and cultural considerations to be made and challenges to overcome.

At the 2017 Global Learning Council (GLC) Summit in Berlin, international experts and key stakeholders will come together to share ideas and perspectives on important questions related to the digital transformation of education and its connection to the labour force.  What is required to leverage the full potential of a successful digital transformation throughout the entire education chain? How can individual solutions and existing best practices be integrated into a holistic picture of the digitally enhanced education landscape of the future? The GLC Summit provides a platform to find answers to these questions.

Capacity is Limited, Attendance and Participation is By Invitation Only

Final Program

The 2017 GLC Summit will also feature a presentation on the outcomes of the pre-event workshop: “Reinventing Education in the Digital Era”

The aim of this workshop is to bring together a selected group of students from different parts of Germany and Europe who will work together to investigate the impact of digitisation on education. During the workshop, they will develop concrete ideas how they envision the future of learning. We aim to create concrete results for ideas and approaches that will be presented at the main Global Learning Council Summit.

For more information visit the workshop website.

For more information, email

Journalist Registration

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the GLC Summit 2017 in Berlin.

Due to the limited space we kindly request you to register by sending your contact details to You will then receive an invitation and be given access to the registration portal.

Co-organized by:

Acatech: National Academy of Science and Engineering

DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service

Deutsche Telekom Stiftung







Supported by:

Robert Bosch Stiftung