Career Ready   English Ready  Future Ready

Join National Geographic Learning, 80 other educators and thought-provoking speakers at our exclusive event in Abu Dhabi to discuss the challenges posing education and employment providers in today's society.

We can share ideas on how to best prepare students for their lives and careers ahead.

10th - 12th November 2022

Meet The Speakers

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CEO, Cengage Group

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National Geographic Explorer

John Hughes

ELT Author

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   National Geographic Explorers


Executive Editor,
National Geographic Learning

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VP, Technical Product Management
Cengage Group

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Executive Editor,
National Geographic Learning


(Local Timings)

Day 1

3pm - 3.15pm            Welcome


3.15pm - 4.30pm     Opening Workshop


4.30pm - 5.30pm   Opening Plenary

                                       Developing career skills in the English classroom                                   

                                      John Hughes, DipTEFL, MA, ELT Author 


7pm - 9pm               Welcome Reception & Dinner

Day 2


9am - 10am             Education for Employment: Solving the Skills and Talent Gap

                                     Michael Hansen, Cengage CEO


10am - 10.30am     Break

10.30am-11.30am  Power of Data – in research development, in teaching, in results

                                     Matt Nespoli Vice President, Technical Product Management                                            Cengage Group

11.30am-12.30pm Exploring using future technology with the mindset of the past

                                    Hugo and Ross Turner – The Turner Twins

                                    National Geographic Explorers

12.30pm - 1.45pm Lunch

From 2pm                UNIQUE NGL EXPERIENCE  

Day 3 

9am - 10am               Using language as a tool for advocacy

                                       David Harrison

                                       National Geographic Explorer

10am - 10.30am      Break

10.30am - 11.30am Preparing Students with Global Competencies

                                       Laura LeDrean and Sean Bermingham

                                       National Geographic Learning 

11.30am - 12 noon   Closing remarks


 12 noon                      Lunch and departures

We’d be delighted if you would join us in Abu Dhabi in November, to share your own thoughts and experiences.

RVSP as soon as possible as spaces are limited

Event Location : Intercontinental Hotel Abu Dhabi

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