The virtual AFS Global Conference hosted the worldwide launch of the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) Global Competence Assessment and explore their implications for students, educators, policymakers and other education stakeholders (22-23 October 2020).


The Conference was organized by AFS Intercultural Programs  in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Conference Program

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15:00 – 16:00 OPENING PLENARY **Free livestream on AFS Youtube CHannel

Global Release of PISA Global Competence Assessment Results

16:15 – 17:00 PLENARY

Live Q&A with Andreas Schleicher, OECD

17:15 – 18:15 ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Implications of PISA Global Competence Assessment Results for Key Stakeholders

Policymakers & intragovernmental bodies, teachers & school leaders, students, business & workforce pipeline, academics & researchers, non-formal & international education providers

*All times in GMT+2 (Paris)

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11:30 – 13:00 (RE-PLAY) PLENARY & Q&A HIGHLIGHTS

Global Release of PISA Global Competence Assessment Results & Q&A with Andreas Schleicher, OECD (Re-Play)

13:00 – 14:00 ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Implications of PISA Global Competence Assessment Results for Key Stakeholders

14:15 – 15:15 DISCUSSION GROUPS & NETWORKING

Participant-Led Sessions: Best Practices in Global Competence and What’s next?

15:30 – 16:30 Closing Plenary

Moving Forward to Advance Global Competence Education using PISA Results, Implications: What’s Next? 

16:30 – 17:00 NETWORKING

Post-event Discussions & Networking

*All times in GMT+2 (Paris)

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Conference Speakers

Get to know the education experts and influencers who presented at this year’s virtual AFS Global Conference. Meet the policymakers and representatives of intragovernmental bodies, teachers and school leaders, students, business and workforce pipeline professionals, academics and researchers, non-formal and international education providers.

Meet the speakers

Registration Fees

Registration fees for the AFS Global Conference have been reduced from USD$299 to USD$79.

AFS believes that Intercultural Learning and Global Competence Development are core to 21st century education. To make our educational content, programs and policy discussions more accessible, we are pleased to be able to offer special discounted rates for the 2020 AFS Global Conference.

Your contribution also allows us to make conference participation available at no charge for our student and teacher participants.

We welcome your additional contributions to support student and teacher scholarships for in-person educational exchanges, like the AFS Academies; virtual intercultural learning programs, like AFS Global You Adventurer; and educator programs like AFS Effect+.

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“Global competency is about building curiosity – opening minds, it’s about compassion –opening hearts, and it’s about courage, mobilising our cognitive, social and emotional resources to build a more human world. And that’s also our best weapon against the biggest threats of our times – ignorance – the closed mind, hate – the closed heart, and fear – the enemy of agency.”

Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills

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