XSEED School of Tomorrow Conference 2014, Mumbai

3 years ago

Held on 11th October at the ITC Grand Central, Parel, the XSEED SoTx conference focused on some pragmatic solutions and provocative ideas on how to re-invent schools for the future. The conference brought together leading experts from international universities, national foundations and leading schools.

Through keynote addresses, research presentations and panel discussions the conference addressed practical issues relevant to schools like

  • What kind of skills and abilities should schools prepare their students to make them competitive in the future?
  • What role can school leadership play in building institutional capability, academic quality and reputation?
  • How can mainstream schools balance the demands of parents, regulators and market while delivering quality learning?
  • What does quality look like inside and outside the classroom and how to sustain it over time?


Speaker SOT
Dr. Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He promotes the work of the Directorate for Education and Skills on a global stage. He oversees the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) for OECD. He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the “Theodor Heuss” prize for exemplary democratic engagement, and holds an honorary Professorship at the University of Heidelberg.
Speaker SOT
Ashish Rajpal is the Founder and CEO of XSEED Education. Over the last decade, Ashish has played a pioneering role in on-ground innovation in Indian school reform, in conceiving the idea of XSEED, and also orchestrating its scale-up across 1200 schools. Ashish has been acknowledged by Education World magazine as one of the top 50 leaders in Indian education and has been invited to speak at MIT’s Legatum . 
Speaker SOT
Dr. Madhura Phadke is the founder Principal of two Pawar Public Schools, in Chandivali and Bhandup in Mumbai, and has been associated with them since 2005. She has a Doctorate in Analytical Chemistry from Mumbai University. She is also the recipient of many National level awards including ‘Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award’ and ‘Young Women Achievers Award’. 

About XSEED School of Tomorrow Conference

The XSEED School of Tomorrow (SOT) Conference brings together a panel of thinking and creative leaders from all walks of life to share provocative ideas and practicable solutions that can seriously impact school quality.