Engage in an ever-evolving dialogue about the topics transforming global education.
Bringing together Avenues leaders and the world’s foremost experts in education, Open.Ed is a global thought leadership series addressing key issues facing students, parents and educators today — with an eye toward their impact on the world of tomorrow. Through Open.Ed, we consider the world into which today’s students will graduate through the lenses of adolescent development, parenting and pedagogy.
Open.Ed events are hosted both virtually and in-person across Avenues’ global network of campuses, including New York, São Paulo, Shenzhen and Silicon Valley. We welcome you to join upcoming conversations, review previous topics, and share your feedback to help us shape future events.
The Intersection between AI in Education and the Changing Professional Landscape
An enlightening discussion about the transformative power of artificial intelligence (AI) in today's ever-evolving professional world and how AI can enrich the K-12 educational experience by equipping our students to thrive in school and beyond.
Imperfect Children, Imperfect Parents:
Raising Successful Humans In a Complex World
From the innocence of infancy to the complicated chaos of teenage years, childrearing is fraught with questions and uncertainty.
Nancy Schulman and Esther Wojcicki, lifelong educators and parents, explore the importance of setting the stage for raising children to be successful adults and calming parental anxiety.
Open.Ed | Messaging the Future:
How Long-Term Thinking Can Help Students Navigate an Uncertain Tomorrow
From nuclear waste warning markers to artifacts on the planet Mars to the Voyager Golden Record, Artist Jon Lomberg has helped design some of the most unusual message artifacts ever made, intended for recipients far off in space and time.
Making Radical Candor Just Work
Whether in the classroom, in the workplace, or in the world at-large, building teams that are capable of collaborating on complex problems requires intention.
In this conversation, New York Times bestselling author Kim Scott will discuss how her innovative Radical Candor and Just Work frameworks — both of which have been adopted by many of Silicon Valley’s leading tech organizations — can be used in service of collaboration and learning.
The Architecture of Community:
Building a Connected Future
This event brings together three industry leaders to discuss the role and transformative potential of architecture, brick-and-mortar as well as digital. In the 21st century, how can we harness the power of architecture to strengthen our sense of belonging, deepen our learning and support the growth of vibrant communities?
Meet the Artist Flávio Cerqueira:
A Sculptor of Meanings
A conversation about the transformative power of art in education with Flávio Cerqueira, resident artist at Avenues São Paulo.
A unique opportunity to hear from an award-winning artist about his creative process, sculpting techniques and professional experience
My Favorite Failure:
How Setbacks Can Lead to Learning and Growth
In this conversation, the authors of the new book My Favorite Failure: How Setbacks Can Lead to Learning and Growth discuss a new take — how sharing stories of favorite failures at the outset of learning can help students anticipate and productively work through setbacks.
Preparing the Next Generation of Worldwise Leaders
The Importance of Inner Wellbeing
This conversation will focus on the preparation young people need in order to become changemakers who flourish instead of burning out. Dr. Chima will discuss the science of how cultivating inner wellbeing directly affects our ability to sustain social innovation work over the long-term.