Conferences

3rd NISA School Leaders Summit

Event Date: 27 Sep 2014; Time: 9:00 AM -6:00 PM
Venue: Multi - Purpose Hall, India International Centre, New Delhi, India
The Annual School Leaders Summit (SLS) is an initiative of National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) that brings together multiple stakeholders representing diverse interest groups — investors, thought leaders, education service providers, affordable school leaders, and private schools association heads from more than 20 states — to discuss challenges and deep dive into issues that confront the budget private schools (BPS) sector in India. Through formal and informal interactions between these stakeholders, the Summit aims to collectively identify
opportunities and avenues for growth and improvement of BPS in India.
 
The central theme for third annual NISA SLS 2014 is Advocacy for BPS. This year’s Summit will bring government, media and regulatory bodies together to share their perceptions with respect to private education in general, and the BPS sector in particular. NISA’s close interaction with BPS shows that these three stakeholders have the maximum potential to have long-lasting impact on the sector. Therefore, the Summit will deep-dive into issues and strategies to enable these stakeholders to work independently, and collectively towards ensuring that every child has the choice of quality education at an affordable price.
 
SESSION 1: GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVES ON BPS
To understand the scope and focus of advocacy with government, identify areas for collaboration and take one step forward towards narrowing the divide between the Central and State governments and BPS
 
SESSION 2: REGULATORY CHALLENGES FOR BPS
To understand the current legal framework such as RTE Act and various State-level ed-ucation laws governing BPS, identify the space to work towards improving the regu-latory environment and shifting its overall focus towards outcomes in education
 
SESSION 3: MEDIA AND BPS
To identify the potential role of local and national media in creating a favourable image of BPS by highlighting their contribution towards enhancing access to education at affordable prices for poor children in the country

Asia Liberty Forum: Advancing Liberty & Markets in Asia

Event Date: 07 Jan To 09 Jan 2014; Time: N/A
Venue: The LaLit Hotel, New Delhi

Asia Centre for Enterprise (ACE) will host a public celebration of liberty aimed at Advancing Liberty & Markets in Asia, by bringing together 200 change makers, including some of the best liberal minds from Asia and around the world. The second Asia Liberty Forum will provide a much needed platform to identify critical issues plaguing Asia, explore strategies to face the challenges ahead, and generate ways to strengthen the liberal movement in this part of the world. ACE aspires to make the Asia Liberty Forum a crucial catalyst for connecting and supporting intellectual entrepreneurs in Asia.

Visit Asia Liberty Forum website for more details and registrations.

Are Markets Moral?

Event Date: 04 Jan To 05 Jan 2014; Time: N/A
Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Centre for Civil Society and the LeFrak Forum and the Symposium on Science, Reason, & Modern Democracy, a privately funded research center in the Political Science Department at Michigan State University are organizing this two day conference in New Delhi, India from 4-5 Jan 2014 to explore the complex relation between moral values and free market economics.

How does capitalism affect morality? What values does it elevate and empower? What values does it violate or undermine? Most importantly what values does it require in order to arise and flourish, and where are they to come from? These questions are not new. But neither are they stale or settled. They are kept alive by their complexity, by the continual shift of thought and of moral/economic circumstances, and by the inescapable importance that they have for our lives.

For more details and registration visit conference website.

5th School Choice National Conference

Event Date: 20 Dec 2013; Time: Starts at 09:00 am
Venue: India International Centre, New Delhi

School Choice Campaign (SCC) is a policy reform initiative of Centre for Civil Society (CCS) that aims to move India’s education system towards a school choice model that brings affordable and quality education of choice to all children. SCC is organising its fifth annual School Choice National Conference on Friday, 20 December 2013 at The Multi–Purpose Hall, India International Centre, New Delhi, India.

SCNC will provide a much needed platform to identify critical issues in the education sector, review existing programs, explore strategies to face the challenges ahead and ideate on ingenious solutions to provide quality education to all children in India.

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NISA School Leaders Summit

Event Date: 01 Dec 2012; Time: 9:30-18:00
Venue: Silver Oaks, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

India’s National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA) is organising its 1st annual School Leaders Summit on 5 December 2012. The Summit will bring together 175 budget private school leaders representing over 12,000 budget private schools to discuss challenges and existing gaps in the education system, and learn innovative practices to improve quality of schooling and student performance. The Summit will host a cross section of stakeholders such as investors, financial institutions, thought leaders, education service providers, principals of affordable school, proprietors and association heads.

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