Transformative Event SOT 2023 Wraps Up on a High Note

Transformative Event SOT 2023 Wraps Up on a High Note


Edition Sixteen of the School of Tomorrow (SOT) Events, titled ‘Guardians of the Future: Shaping Tomorrow with Generative AI,’ has successfully concluded at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad. This event, is organized by Beaconhouse, Pakistan’s largest network of educational institutions. This event attracted participants from diverse fields, including writers, policymakers, artists, educationists, students, and experts

Opening Session Highlights

The opening session, aptly named “Setting Directions,” delved into topics and actions aimed at making the world a better place for future generations. Moderated by Kasim Kasuri, CEO of Beaconhouse and Chair of SOT Events. The panel featured insightful discussions with figures such as Jamal Shah, Dr. Basit Riaz Sheikh, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, and Paul Hutchings. An exclusive keynote by Mr. Sean Covey, President of FranklinCovey Education and author of ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens,’ added a unique perspective, complemented by an interview with bestselling writer Jeffrey Arthur.

Global Discourse on Critical Issues

Conversations throughout the conference revolved around global and local issues cutting across disciplines. Emphasizing the creation of a more inclusive and peaceful world that values children’s rights. Speakers addressed critical topics, including sustainability, child labor, animal rights, conflict, bullying, and self-image in the digital world.

A Pioneering Move by SOT

SOT in Pakistan introduced AI panelists, breaking new ground and exploring generative AI’s role in shaping the future. With over 40 discussions featuring 150 global thought leaders. The event offered valuable insights into education, healthcare, athletics, and social and environmental development

Reflecting on the Impact

Speaking about the conference, Kasim Kasuri, Event Chair and CEO of Beaconhouse expressed, “It is an honor for us to provide a platform that sparks thought-provoking conversations around the most critical issues facing our future generations. The outcomes of these discussions will undoubtedly inform the direction for our schools and shape our collective futures for the better.”

 Notable Speakers

Over the three days, SOT featured prominent speakers, including Jamal Shah, Mehmal Sarfraz, Salima Hashmi, Vaneeza Ahmad, Ali Safina, Mira Sethi, Syed Mohammed Ahmed, Dr. Sohail Naqvi, Dr. Tariq Banuri, Moeed Yousuf, Kamran Lashari, Muriel Summers, Rashid Rana, Ayesha Chundrigar, Roshaneh Zafar, Wusat Ullah Khan, Munizae Jahangir, Mehmal Sarfraz. Ali Xeeshan, Zara Shahjahan, Muhammad Hafeez, Ali Tareen, and Jose Alonso, among others.

Immersive Experience by SVAD, BNU

An enthralling immersive art experience, curated by Rashid Rana and Risham Syed, was a highlight of the event. The presentation was hosted by the School of Visual Arts & Design, Beaconhouse National University (BNU).

Sponsorship Recognition

This year’s lead sponsor was Google for Education, with Tech Valley. The Titanium Sponsor was UBL. My BagPack and Emkay Books International served as the Gold sponsors, contributing to the success of this transformative event.

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