As educators, one of the most common calls to action heard is “schools must change” and “we can’t continue to deliver education using the same old model”. But change and innovation in schools is not an easy process. If it were then everyone would have already changed.
Starting in 2017 we started a unique leadership conference called the Global Leadership Summit (GELS) where innovative schools from around the world shared their stories of change – including the challenges, mistakes, surprises, and rewards they have encountered along the way – with educators who are interested in the idea of change.The conference equipped them with ideas & strategies that they could implement to lead innovation initiatives at their institutions.
Along with inspiring short talks, incisive panel presentations participants have the opportunity to attend workshops focussing on network leadership, applied learning, experiential learning, schools-within-school programs and entrepreneurship education.
Now this conference is integrated into the 21CL Conference. In Bangkok in May you will hear from a variety of schools in short keynotes, presentation and incisive panel presentations
What is an innovative school?
A school with a clear mission to redesign how students learn and to prepare them for an uncertain and ever changing future.
An innovative school breaks from familiar, traditional education practices and structures to deliver novel, replicable and scalable education that improves student learning
Innovative Schools Sub Themes
Apply to Be An Innovative School
Are you interested in sharing your school profile?
Complete the presentation submission from and we’ll be in touch. Be sure to select “Innovative School Profile”. Those coming to the face to face conference will generally be expected to do a short 7m keynote and then a longer 1 hour presentation.
For the online conference a shorter presentation and then Q&A.