E20 Global announced at EduCon Asia 2016 in Singapore.

E20 Global, a new high-level forum for collaboration in education worldwide, launched today in Singapore as a core initiative of EdFutures.org.

Singapore, September 1, 2016 -- Larry Johnson, founder and CEO of EdFutures.org, announced the launch of E20 Global today at EduCon Asia 2016 in Singapore.  The new initiative builds on the former NMC CEO’s 15 years of work on the Horizon Project, and extends it into a new global collaboration among key educational leaders, funders, and policy makers across the globe. 

As the G20 provides a forum for international collaboration in economics, E20 Global is a forum for collaboration in education worldwide, and a catalyst for change that is informed by a uniquely global perspective. 

One hundred thought leaders from twenty countries have been invited to engage around questions essential to formulating national and international strategies, research agendas, policy, and best practices related to technology and learning.  The discussions and shared perspectives of the E20 Global participants will be shared with ministries of education, government, and international organizations in countries around the globe. 

The educational thought leaders that are being invited to join in the E20 discussions include ministry and government officials, respected researchers and professors, heads of NGOs, as well as teachers, educational technologists, bloggers, and journalists. Participation is voluntary and membership in this extraordinary group is only by invitation.

Dr. Larry Johnson, founder and CEO of EdFutures.org, noted, “The primary purpose of the E20 Global Initiative is to build a shared multinational understanding of the essential questions and topics facing educators everywhere in the coming months and years, and their implications in four key areas: strategic leadership, research, policy, and practice.” 

The group will focus its discussions and related efforts in 2016-17 on topics with a high potential to impact learning, especially those for which a wide range of multinational perspectives are a critical part of crafting strategies.


E20 Global Inaugural List of Countries

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, France, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom. Unites States


EdFutures.org is a US-based 501(c)3 not-for-profit with a focus on education across the globe. The organization continuously charts new ideas and emerging technologies, looking for those that could have far-reaching impact on learning - and especially those with high potential for positive disruption or strategic advantage. 

EdFutures’ mission is to help education leaders, institutions, and ministries worldwide to understand the implications of these developments, and to apply that knowledge in four key areas: strategic leadership, research, policy, and practice



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