AGC’s Executive Director Moderates “Future of Education” Roundtable Among World’s Founders, Including Bono and Elon Musk

9 Nov

The Academy for Global Citizenship’s Founder and Executive Director, Sarah Elizabeth Ippel, had the opportunity to moderate a roundtable discussion on the “Future of Education” among some of the world’s leading young company founders and CEOs in Dublin last week.  In addition to sharing the Academy for Global Citizenship’s vision for reimagining education, Sarah Elizabeth facilitated dialogue with founders from across the globe regarding the role of technology in education in addition to its application for scaling innovations that are currently being incubated at AGC and around the world.

The invite only event is known as Founders and is an annual gathering of 100 of the world’s most influential young company founders and CEOs.  Among the participants included Bono (U2), Elon Musk (Tesla), Jack Dorsey (Twitter), Chad Hurley (Youtube), Niklas Zennstrom (Skype) and Adam Cheyer (Siri).

Sarah Elizabeth was joined by some of the world’s leading investors and most recognizable leaders and thinkers including the Chief Economist of the World Bank, Dr. Justin Lin; the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Dr. Mary Robinson; and campaigner and musician, Sir Bob Geldof.  Ireland’s Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, was also in attendance.  Over two days, the group discussed a range of issues including philanthropy, entrepreneurship and investment.

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