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JULY 13TH-14TH, 2020



The Israeli American Council (IAC) and

Tel Aviv University Online (TAU) - Innovative Learning Center invite all educators to a two-day E-Summit to reimagine the future of education.


Together with senior executives from EdTech and education innovation, leading academics and practitioners of soft skills development, we will learn best practices and models to take back to our informal and formal classroom settings.




Kristen DiCerbo, Ph.D.

Chief Learning Officer, Khan Academy

Daniel Serfaty

Founder & CEO, Aptima, Inc. Chairman, Aptima Ventures, IAC Council Member, Boston

Shoham Nicolet

Founder & CEO, Israeli-American Council (IAC)

Yuval Shraibman

Founder & CEO, Tel Aviv University Online

Prof. Katherine E. Fleming

Provost, New York University

Dr. Michal Tsur

Co-founder & President, Kaltura

Manette Mayberg

Trustee of the Mayberg Foundation

Inbal Chameides

Co-founder & Managing Director, P.I.E Challenge

Yael Biber Aviad

Principal of Alonim school, targeting the 21 century challenges

Mor Gilboa

Staff Technical Program Manager, LinkedIn Learning

Noa Oron

Director of Global Business Development, Kaltura

Sharon Freundel

Managing Director, Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC)

John Schwartz

Head of Global Business Development, edX

Erica Lockheimer

VP, Software Engineering, LinkedIn Learning

Prof. Yoav Shoham

Professor emeritus, Stanford University, Co-founder AI21 Labs

Gabe Zichermann

Author, Host, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Gamification.co. Co-Founder, Onward

Ben Nelson

Founder, Chairman & CEO, The Minerva Project

Maayan Yavne

Co-founder & CEO, Tailor-ED

Bradley Heilman

Co-founder & CEO, Exploros

Dr. Goren Gordon

Head of the Curiosity Lab, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tel-Aviv University

Ady Sukkar Kayrouz

High Tech High Graduate, School of Education Program Coordinator, Founder, Teenroots

Prof. Zvi Galil

Frederick G. Storey Chair in Computing & Executive Advisor to Online Programs, Georgia Institute of Technology

Eran Raviv

Director, Campus-IL

Jeremy J. Fingerman

CEO, Foundation for Jewish Camp

Prof. Barbara Oakley

Instructor for the MOOC "Learning How to Learn," Professor of Engineering, Oakland University

Prof. Ariel Porat

President of Tel Aviv University

Adi Altschuler

Founder & CEO, Inclu - Special for all, Founder, Krembo wings & Zikaron Basalon

Dr. Hila Korach

Israeli Journalist, Television Hostess, Radio Presenter & Physician

Prof. Uri Asheri

Head, Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University

Ariel Raz

Head of Learning Collaborations | K12 Lab | Stanford d.school

Dr. Ricardo Tarrasch

Behavioral Neuroscientist , School of Education & Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel-Aviv University

Ruth Polachek

Founder & CEO, she codes

Elie Wurtman

Co-founder & Managing Partner, PICO Venture Partners

Prof. Liad Mudrik

School of Psychological Science & Sagol School of Neuroscience

Tikvah Wiener

Head of School of The Idea School & Institute



Data Driven Education & Personalization

Disruptive Innovation in Education

From Soft Skills to Core Skills

Algorithms today can analyze learners’ behavior both online and offline. What are some of the issues regarding privacy and data reliability – let alone access to resources – that educators need to consider?

Online courses, educational software, social networking tools, and other emerging technologies are disrupting the traditional classroom environment. Which learning management systems or collaborative platforms are you looking at for your educational setting?

What skills do students need to succeed once they are in the workforce?  How can we help students develop interpersonal and communication skills? And what about time management and creative problem solving?

The Future of Higher Ed

Innovative Education for Social Change

Gamification In Education

What is the right balance between online and offline learning? Do students really need a four-year residential experience? What training efforts are required for faculty and students to facilitate changes in learning and teaching mindsets and behaviors?

Innovative education increases social mobility and diversity.  Promoting STEM learning for all genders and/or including students with special needs in public school settings to name a few.  What are some of the issues that you are wrestling with? What are the most pressing?

The explosion of apps and programs are dizzying! What is the role of gamification in education? How can students and educators navigate this field? How can students learn the benefits of failing through this modality?


DAY 1 - July 13th

DAY 2 - July 14th

Opening Notes | 12:00 pm (EST)

Harnessing the Perfect Storm: Higher Ed Leadership Post Covid-19 | 12:10 pm (EST)

Ben Nelson, Prof. Katherine E. Fleming, Prof. Ariel Porat; Moderated by Yuval Shraibman

Changemakers: Education for Social Change | 12:40 pm (EST)

Adi Altschuler; Moderated by Elie Wurtman

Disruptive Innovation in Education: Challenging Traditional Models | 1:00 pm (EST)

Lifelong Learning | 1:20 pm (EST)

Erica (Ewing) Lockheimer; Moderated by Mor Gilboa

The New Frontiers: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, and Education | 1:40 pm (EST)

Prof. Uri Asheri, Daniel Serfaty; Moderated by Dr. Hila Korach

The Power of Data: Data Driven Education & Personalization Startups | 2:00 pm (EST)

Maayan Yavne, Bradley Heilman; Moderated by Clement Erbmann

Zooming in: The Future of Education in the Jewish World | 2:20 pm (EST)

Manette Mayberg; Moderated by Shoham Nicolet


Opening Notes | 12:00 pm (EST)

The Trailblazers: Educating with Technology | 12:10 pm (EST)

Kristen DiCerbo, Ph.D., John Schwartz; Moderated by Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman

Realtime Learning Experience Keeping Students Engaged in Digital Learning | 12:30 pm (EST)

On the Move: From Soft Skills to Core Skills | 12:50 pm (EST)

Dr. Ricardo Tarrasch, Dr. Goren Gordon, Prof. Barbara Oakley; Moderated by Prof. Liad Mudrik

Focusing on Solutions | 1:20 pm (EST)

Inbal Chameides, Ruth Polachek; Moderated by Eran Raviv

Expert Talk - Gamifying Failure | 1:40 pm (EST)

Gabe Zichermann

Expert Talk - The Art of Successful Educational Videos | 2:00 pm (EST)

Noa Oron

The Spotlight is on Principals | 2:20 pm (EST)

Ady Sukkar Kayrouz,Yael Biber Aviad, Tikvah Wiener

Expert Talk - Design Thinking | 2:50 pm (EST)

Ariel Raz

Within the System: Driving Change at Traditional Institutes | 3:10 pm (EST)

Within the System: Driving Change at Traditional Institutes


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IAC and Tel Aviv University bring you the most hands-on virtual experience with live streams, leading networking tools, and interactive sessions. Each attendee can create a personal profile with social media links, a bio, and a post of skills so other attendees may get to know them better.

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July 13th-14th, 2020 

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