The Israeli American Council (IAC) announces a Global E-Summit to Inspire the Future of Education in Partnership with Tel Aviv University

Jul 11, 2020 by

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Los Angeles, CA – July 10, 2020 — Global educators and EdTech executives will come together digitally to re-imagine the future of education during “Zoom Out,” a global e-summit hosted by the Israeli-American Council (IAC) and Tel Aviv University Online (TAU) – Innovative Learning Center from July 13-14.

The summit, a hands-on virtual experience with live streams, networking tools and interactive sessions, will bring together Israeli and American senior executives from EdTech, leading academics, and social entrepreneurs to examine the pivotal role of innovation in the field of education. Participants include Kristen DiCerbo, Chief Learning Officer at Khan AcademyJohn Schwartz, Head of Enterprise Global Business Development at edXErica Lockheimer, VP at LinkedIn LearningShoham Nicolet, Co-founder and CEO of the Israeli-American Council (IAC)Prof. Ariel Porat, President of Tel Aviv UniversityProf. Katherine E. Fleming, Provost at New York UniversityAdi Altschuler, Founder and CEO, Inclu-Special for All and Founder of Krembo Wings and Zikaron Basalon, among many more.

The two-day program will feature panels and one-on-one conversations, as well as breakout sessions and online opportunities with other summit attendees, with the goal of convening international educators to learn best practices and models to take back and implement in informal and formal classroom settings.

“The current crisis brings great opportunities; by bringing education trailblazers we hope to inspire a new and innovative approach to education. Today, we can and should reimagine education on a global scale, especially in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. We must dream about making it affordable and accessible to anyone, anywhere, in an effort to adapt to the new realities and keep our children connected and engaged,” said IAC Co-founder and CEO Shoham Nicolet. “We can now rethink and re-imagine a stronger and even more meaningful connection between Israel and the global community, just like in this partnership with TAU online that brings educators from both sides of the ocean to examine this important issue.”

Yuval Shraibman, TAU Online – innovative learning center’s founder and CEO: “We see this summit and our partnership with the IAC as an opportunity to stop for a moment during these challenging times and reimagine the future of education. TAU Online is helping professors and students, teachers and pupils reinvent their teaching and learning experience.”

The e-summit marks the IAC’s response to the new realities facing the world in the wake of the coronavirus and the need for innovative leadership in education and virtual learning.  To answer these new challenges, the organization has recently launched a series of virtual learning experiences aimed at enriching the bond between Israeli and American communities. Among the endeavors include OFEK, a state-of-the-art learning hub providing a unique online learning experience with an Israeli twist, where students can learn a variety of subjects ranging from Hebrew to Israeli Innovation from the comfort of their own homes.  Additionally, last month the organization co-hosted “The New Tomorrow” in collaboration with the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, which brought together leading industry giants from Israel and the US to examine the impact of COVID-19 on global communities.

Admission to “ZoomOut” is free of charge for educators and open to the general public. Registration for the summit is required for all participants. Sign up at:

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