The two-day international festival of ideas, ‘A World of Tomorrow’, will start from Saturday at the Pak-China Friendship Centre in Islamabad. Part of the School of Tomorrow (SOT) Events, organised by Beaconhouse, the festival will be held on March 11 and 12. The event is free and open to the public. The festival has previously been held in Karachi and Lahore in 2015 and 2016. The two-day event in Islamabad will feature over 40 sessions and more than 150 speakers from Pakistan and around the world including scholars, celebrities, thought leaders, policy-makers, artists, performers, environmentalists, social activists and media figures. ‘A World of Tomorrow’ will include panel discussions, celebrity conversations, debates, workshops, an interactive science and art exhibition, comedy, puppetry, a mushaira and a musical concert. These sessions would explore the future of societies and learning through the dimensions of innovation in technology, social inclusion, balanced global development, traditional and global security.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 10th, 2017.
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