David Citadel Hotel

King David 7

Jerusalem, Israel

September 26-27 2016

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David Citadel Hotel

Jerusalem , Israel

September 26-27 2016

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Global Education Industry Summit

Jerusalem, 26 - 27 September 2016

Educating for Innovation and Innovation in Education

Jointly organised by the OECD and the Israeli Ministry of Education

Venue: The David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem


Sunday 25 September 2016 - OPTIONAL

10:45 - 17:30

Visits presenting "The Secrets of Israel's Innovation System"


DAY ONE – Monday 26 September 2016

10:00 - 11:00

Registration / Light Breakfast

11:00 - 12:00

Opening Session:

·         Welcoming address by Naftali Bennett – Minister of Education, Israel

·         Address by Andreas Schleicher, Director, Education and Skills, OECD

·         Address by Martine Reicherts – Director General, Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission

·         General facilitator – Anthony Mackay, Executive Director – CEO, Centre for Strategic Education (Australia)    

12:00 - 12:55

Keynote speaker – Daphne Koller, President and Co-Founder of Coursera (USA)


Group Photo (Ministers and Heads of Delegations)

13:00 - 14:30


14:30 - 16:00

Session 1: The Teacher in the Innovative World

Facilitator: Vicki Phillips, President of TeachingPartners (USA)

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:00

Session 2: Educating for Entrepreneurship (Start-Up Nation in Education)

Facilitator: Saul Singer, Co-Author of “Start-Up Nation”(Israel)

20:00 - 23:00

Official Dinner at the David Citadel Hotel

·         Toast speech by Naftali Bennett

·         Speech by Andreas Schleicher

·         Artistic performance


DAY TWO – Tuesday 27 September 2016

08:30 - 09:00

Registration / Light Breakfast

09:00 - 10:30

Session 3: Educational Technology (Ed-Tech)

Facilitator: Avi Warshavsky, CEO of MindCET (Israel)

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

Session 4: Technology in Education as a Tool for Developing Innovation

Facilitator: Okhwa Lee, Professor and CEO of SmartEducation Ltd. (Korea)

12:30 - 13:00

Closing Session: Conclusions and Next Steps





Site Visits  - "The Secret of Israel's Innovation System"

Sunday - 25 September 2016  Jerusalem



Pick-up from hotels (David Citadel and Eldan)

11:10 - 12:20

Yeshiva (Himmelfarb High School)

·         Explanation and watching havruta study (peer learning)


·         Meeting with socially involved students from Himmelfarb and Boyer high schools 


IASA High School


Lunch + musical interlude

Guest of honor: Professor Yisrael Aumann, Nobel Prize Laureate




Presentation of IASA High School teachers and students:  three programs leaders/winners of international prizes



Presentation of  social pedagogy model


Creative thinking and decision-making: meeting with young leaders and entrepreneurs


Presentation of new technologies in learning  (OrCam Israel)





View of Jerusalem from Armon HaNatziv promenade  


Topics for discussion

Theme: Educating for Innovation and Innovation in Education


Topics of Sessions:


 1. The Teacher in the Innovative World: role of the teacher in the new era; adapting teacher's

    skills, the teaching force; required changes in teacher's role; required skills for teachers   

    educating students for entrepreneurship and innovation; recruiting high quality people to

    the education system from the industry / high tech / academic field; developing teacher's skills  

    required for the use of technology.


2. Educating for Entrepreneurship (Start-Up Nation in Education): educating for

    entrepreneurship; developing creativity; "chutzpah" for levering innovation and creative

    thinking; meaningful learning and relevant learning.


3. Educational Technology (EdTech): teacher's influence on successful integration of learning

    enhancement technologies; successful technology versus unsuccessful technology; creating an

    interface between EdTech companies and schools; level of  autonomy required for this



4. Technology in Education as a Tool for Developing Innovation: technological literacy

     learning / technology skills; impact of technology in education for developing students'

     independent learning capabilities; effect of technological changes on education; rapid pace of  

     student adjustment to new technologies; interactions between schools and industry / high-tech



Horizontal Topics for all 4 sessions - factors effecting the culture of innovation:

  1. Partnerships for an innovation Ecosystem
  2. Start-Up Culture
  3. Regulation – discrepancy between regulation in education and innovation, while focusing on
    technology, pedagogy and human capital
  1. Ethics and Technology -  gap between rapid technology development and slow process of
    formulating ethics and education regulations

Practical arrangements



The summit will take place at the David Citadel Hotel:



The Summit's materials and registration form will be uploaded to the website:



The Summit will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation (Hebrew and French)


Bilateral Meetings

There is an option for bilateral meetings during the Summit at the venue. If the Minister of your country wishes to meet with his/her colleagues, please contact Ms. Shoshana Shreiber-

If you already know the topics of interest to discuss in the bilateral meeting, please indicate the discussion themes with your request for a bilateral meeting.



Meals during the meeting and official dinner will be provided by the Israeli Ministry of Education.

If you have any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian, religious or medical requirements) of which we were not advised on your registration form, please let us know before your arrival. This is very important, as caterers normally require advance notice of special requirements.


Travel and Accommodation

Participants shall bear their travel expenses and accommodation. We suggest you book your accommodation at the David Citadel Hotel or nearby hotels, as early as possible. A list of hotels is provided below as well as special rates of the David Citadel Hotel.


Airport Transfer                                                   

Country delegates may arrange airport transfer with their Embassy. If our assistance is requested, please note this in the registration form.



In September, temperatures during the day in Jerusalem may vary between 26-30° C, and at the evening drop down to 18-22° C


Contact persons:



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Contact details



In order to make a reservation, please go to our website, click on promo and enter your dates and the special conference code -  OECD2016.

Ms. Naomi Bruce, reservation center specialist will be your main contact for any assistance or questions mainly in regard to accommodation.

Naomi can be contacted either by telephone on +972-2-6212121 or by e-mail at

7 King David Street

The David Citadel Hotel



The David Citadel Hotel Rates:

The below rates include Israeli breakfast, free access to the gym and pool, complimentary Wi-Fi, and complimentary bottled water replenished daily.

Room Types 

Room Size



Superior Room with New City View

30 sq.m



Deluxe Room with Balcony and Old City View

38 sq.m



Junior Suite with Balcony and Old City View

Including access to the Executive Lounge

48 sq.m




Room capacity:

  • Maximum 3 persons in a room
  • Possibility to host 2 adults and 2 children in Alcove Superior room and Mini Suite


Special Remarks:

  • Private meals and meeting spaces can be booked upon availability at an additional fee
  • Check-In time is 3:00 p.m. or 2 hours after sunset on Saturdays and Holidays
  • Check-out time is 11:00 p.m.
  • For late check-outs before 6:00 pm a 50% room charge will apply and late check-outs after 6:00 p.m. a 100% room charge will apply


General Remarks:

  • Rates are per night including breakfast and tax (Israeli citizens are subject to VAT)

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to your reply.


Tel: +972.2.542 3333 
Fax: +972.2.542 3330

26-28 Gershon Agron Street


Waldorf Astoria Hotel


Tel: +972.2.548 2222
Fax: +972.2.548 2220

11 King Solomon Street

Mamila Hotel



Tel: +972.3.740 8966

Fax: +972.3.548 0111 

23 King David Street


King David Hotel


Tel: +972.2.675 6666

Fax: +972.2.675 6777

Liberty Bell Park

3 Jabotinsky Street

Inbal  Hotel



Tel: + 972.2.567 9777

24 King David Street


Eldan Hotel


Tel: +972.3.740 8966

Fax: +972.3.548 0111

6 Shama Street

(at the corner of 13 King David street)

Beit Shmuel Hotel