All sessions will be at the Emory Conference Center, in the Emory Amphitheater located on the Garden Level. Other activity locations are noted in the agenda.


Friday, March 2
8:30am - 9:00 Gathering and registration
9:00 -9:30 Welcome and introductions, Robert L. DeHaan, Candler Professor of Cell Biology Emeritus and Senior Science Advisor, Division of Educational Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
9:30-10:00 Why India, China and America?: Jagdish N. Sheth, Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, Goizueta Business School, Emory University and Founder, ICA Institute
10:00-10:15 Break
Session One: Global Education for Human Development
10:15-11:00 Innovation for Human Development: Redesigning Higher Education: Sir John Daniel, President and CEO, The Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada
11:00-11:45 Knowledge Production and Human Capital: An Indian Perspective: R. A. Mashelkar, President, Global Research Alliance and President, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, India
11:45-12:15 General Discussion: Robert L. DeHaan, Emory University
12:15-1:00 Lunch with Discussions of Guiding Questions
Sesson Two: Knowledge Innovation and Social Policy
1:00-1:45 Exploring “mini-c” Creativity Across Cultures: James C. Kaufman, Director, Learning Research Institute, California State University, San Bernardino, CA, USA
1:45-2:30 Designing Education for Innovation: William F. Massy, Professor Emeritus and former VP for Business and Finance, Stanford University; President, The Jackson Hole Higher Education Group, Inc., Jackson, WY, USA
2:30-3:00 General Discussion: K. M. V. Narayan, Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
3:00-3:30 Break
Sesson Three: Impact of Emerging Technologies on Education
3:30-4:15 Innovation Technologies for Teaching Innovation: Richard G. Baraniuk, Victor E. Cameron Prof., Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Founder, Connexions, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
4:15-5:00 Innovative Teaching to Promote Innovative Thinking: Katherine K. Perkins, Associate Director, Physics Education Technology Project, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA
5:00-5:30 General Discussion: Ronald Frank, Chairman of the Strategic Issues Advisory Committee and former President, Singapore Management University
5:30-6:00 Transportation to Michael C. Carlos Museum
Reception at Michael C. Carlos Museum
6:00-8:00

Reception and viewing of "Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting" exhibit

Saturday, March 3
Session Four: Case Studies
8:30-9:00 Gathering and continental breakfast
9:00-9:15 WIDE World: Qin Jiang, Harvard Graduate School of Education
9:15-9:30 Learning Environments for Innovative Thinking: Revathy Kumar, University of Toledo
9:30-9:45 Innovative Education Programs: Ann R. Cramer, IBM
9:45-10:00 Think Programs: Sara Akbar, Oracle Education Initiatives
10:00-10:15 Discussion: Robert L. DeHaan, Emory University
10:15-10:30 Break
Session Five: Science and Technology Education in the Local Context
10:30-11:15 Higher Education for Innovation in China: Zhou Mansheng, Deputy Director -General, National Centre for Education Development Research, Ministry of Education, PRC
11:15-12:00 China’s Emerging High-end Talent Pool: Challenges and Prospects: Denis Fred Simon, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Levin Graduate Institute, State University of New York, NY, USA
12:00-12:15 General Discussion: Yiping Wan, Dean, Bagwell College of Education, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, USA
12:15-1:00 Lunch with Discussions of Guiding Questions
Session Six: Technology, Education and Global Competitiveness
1:00-1:45 Psychometrics and International Learning Assessment: Barry McGaw, Director, Melbourne Education Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
1:45-2:30 Economics of Education for Innovative Capacity: Maryann Feldman, Miller Distinguished Professor, Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
2:30-2:45 General Discussion: Penny Prime, Director, China Research Center and Professor of Economics, Mercer University
2:45-3:00 Break
Session Seven: Reprise Panel
3:00-3:50

Conference Reprise

Reprise Panel:
Mary Bullock (Chair), President Emerita, Agnes Scott College, and Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Eleanor Main, Director, Division of Educational Studies, Emory University
Penny Prime, Director, China Research Center and Professor of Economics, Mercer University
Nancy Roth Remington, Exec. Director, International Programs, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
Yali Zhao, Asst Prof, Multicultural Education, College of Education, Georgia State University

3:50-4:00 Closing Remarks