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2019 Sustainable Impact Education Unconference

Date: 18-19 December 2019

Location: Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Register for the Unconference here


About the Sustainable Impact Education Unconference

This Unconference will bring together educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and NGO partners to discuss sustainable impact through education. How can we strenghten impact-focused collaboration in Asia-Pacific and beyond? How can we better encourage and facilitate student-led projects? What role can the Sustainable Development Goals play in leveraging these projects? How can we design programs that empowers students to become creative problem-solvers?

Discuss these questions and more, and get inspired by meeting other changemakers who are passionate about teaching and learning for impact. During the 2 days at Lingnan University, participants will share best practices, discuss new initiatives, and develop collaborations for achieving greater impact through higher education.


What is an Unconference and why should you join?

An Unconference is an informal discussion format with a high degree of flexibility for participants to bring up relevant topics on the fly. Participants have focused conversations in small breakout sessions lead by knowledgeable moderators on themes that the participants decide on together. This format can rapidly establish connections, trigger purposeful discussions, and facilitate setting up concrete collaborations.

This Unconference will connect you with a community of peers who are passionate about achieving impact through higher education, and will allow you to learn from best practices, set up joint initiatives, and connect with old and new friends. It is especially pertinent for educators working on impact-focused projects in Asia-Pacific as there are lots of exciting initiatives in the region, but there is lots of room for strenghtening collaboration.


Key topics (participants will have plenty of opportunities to propose other topics to discuss)

1. Designing impactful learning opportunities

2. Guiding students to become creative problem-solvers

3. Collaboration in Asia-Pacific and beyond

4. Faculty development and institutional change

5. Leveraging SDG education ecosystem

6. Achieving impact through the Liberal Arts



Date: 18-19 December, 2019

Location: Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Registration Fee: Free

Contact: Dr. Jasper van Holsteijn (+852 2616 8065 /

Register for the Unconference here

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