A Gateway to Pioneering Educational Insights and Collaborations

Does the Canadian education system spark your thoughts and ignite the desire for change? Now is the perfect opportunity for you to attend Eduverse Summit Canada 2024.

The Eduverse Summit Series 2024 brings this intriguing conversation to Vancouver, Canada, from June 2nd to 4th at the prestigious Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. This global Summit offers an exclusive forum for all national and international educational leaders to delve into the most pressing issues and trends shaping Canadian education.

Following its successful events in Nigeria and Brazil, Eduverse Summit Canada 2024 is an influential call to action for all education heads. This is your opportunity to join an elite gathering of higher education institute heads, innovators, and policymakers, all dedicated to redefining the future of learning and teaching. We will explore innovative solutions and collaboratively sculpt a new era of educational excellence for Canada.

Spotlight of Eduverse Summit Canada 2024

Dates: June 2–4, 2024

Venue: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

City: Vancouver


Strategic partners

Institutional presence

Dignitaries attending

Honourable Katrina Chen

Honorable Katrina Chen

Member of the Legislative Assembly

Eduverse Speaker Honourable Kevin Falcon

Honorable Kevin Falcon

Leader of the B.C Official Opposition

Our speakers and participants

Eduverse Speaker Omar Karim

Omar Karim

Founder and President

Global Emerging Leadership Programs (GELP)

Eduverse Speaker Parvesh Chainani

Parvesh Chainani

AVP, Operations


Eduverse Speaker Kal Dosanjh

Kal Dosanjh


KidsPlay Youth Foundation

Eduverse Speaker Cal Bartoni

Cal Barton

Global Study Technology

Eduverse Speaker Jalaj Desai

Jalaj Desai

Head of School
Saddle River Day School

Honourable Ramneet Brar

Ramneet Brar

Co-Founder and COO, Wayble

Eduverse Speaker Tamara Goddard

Tamara Goddard

GM, Ela Hultsi Facilities Management GP Ltd.
President, Four Economics Ltd.

Eduverse Speaker Dr. Gordon Binsted

Dr. Gordon Binsted

Neuroscience Program, Centre for Vision Research
York University

Eduverse Speaker Vivek A. Savkur

Dr. Vivek A. Savkur

Founder and President Emeritus

BC-India Business Network

Eduverse Speaker Dr. Olav Krigolson

Dr. Olav Krigolson

Professor, Neuroscience
University of Victoria

Eduverse Speaker Dr. Kent G Hecker

Dr. Kent G Hecker

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary, Canada

Eduverse Speaker Jeff Hopkins

Jeff Hopkins

Founder and Co-Principal
Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry

Eduverse Speaker Robert Obenaus-Emler

Robert Obenaus-Emler

Head of Resources Innovation Center Leoben
Montan Universitat Leoben

Eduverse Speaker Ritika Saraswat

Ritika Saraswat

Founder and CEO

Eduverse Speaker Natasha Mrkic-Subotic

Natasha Mrkic-Subotic

Acting Dean, Faculty of Global and Community Studies
Capilano University

Eduverse Speaker Trevor Koot

Trevor Koot

British Columbia Real Estate Association

Eduverse Speaker Armaan Dhillon

Armaan Dhillon

British Columbia Representative
Canadian Federation of Students

Eduverse Speaker Dr. May Siksik

Dr. May Siksik

The Canadian Innovation Network

Eduverse Speaker Honourable Kevin Falcon

Honourable Kevin Falcon

Leader of the B.C Official Opposition

Eduverse Speaker Sobhana Jaya-Madhavan

Sobhana Jaya-Madhavan

BC-India Business Network

Eduverse Speaker Farhad Dastur

Dr. Farhad Dastur

Faculty Member & Principal Investigator
KPU Virtual Reality Lab, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Eduverse Speaker Natasha Jeshani

Natasha Jeshani

President and CEO
Career Contacts

Eduverse Speaker Dr. Gagun Chhina

Dr. Gagun Chhina

Langara College

Eduverse Speaker Nick Noorani

Nick Noorani

Immigrant Networks

Eduverse Speaker Keerit Jutla

Keerit Jutla

President and CEO
Association for Mineral Exploration (AME), BC

Eduverse Speaker Satbir Singh Cheema

Satbir Singh Cheema

President and CEO
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Eduverse Speaker Raj Hundal

Raj Hundal

Senior Director of Employment, Planning & Program Development

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Exclusive accommodation offer
for Eduverse Summit delegates

The Eduverse Summit team is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the prestigious Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, also the venue of the Summit, to provide our delegates and guests with a seamless, comfortable stay and premium experience.

Reserve your stay at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel at discounted rates reserved exclusively for Eduverse Summit Canada attendees.

How to avail the discount?

You can only reserve your accommodation at exclusive Eduverse Summit Canada rates through our dedicated corporate booking page. Click on the link below to avail of the discount.

Why stay at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel?


Prime location
Stay at the venue Hotel


Exclusive rates
Enjoy special rates curated just for Eduverse Summit attendees.

Luxury amenities

Luxury amenities
Access to top-class amenities to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

Network with delegates

Network with delegates
Stay where other delegates are staying, enhancing opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Last day to book your accommodation is May 3, 2024

Agenda highlights:

Day 1 - Illumination day

Unveil the Summit with inspiring keynotes and engage in dynamic discussions. Connect with fellow attendees at a networking reception amidst Vancouver’s stunning vistas.


Day 2 - Exploration day

Delve into global education trends through expert panels and workshops, capped off with a gala dinner celebrating educational milestones.


Day 3 - Visionary day

Focus on the future with sessions on policy innovation and explore EdTech advancements. Leave the summit empowered and ready to implement the changes for a better future of education.


Agenda overview

June 2, 2024

05:00 PM


6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Opening prayers by the Indigenous Community in the presence of honoured leader - Chief Gibby Jacob, Hereditary Chief, Squamish Nation

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Opening Plenary by Ricardo Arredondo, Consul General of the Argentine Republic in Vancouver

7:45 PM onwards

Welcome Drinks Reception
June 3, 2024

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Welcome Session - Empowering Youth for Future Global Economic Growth
  • Kal Dosanjh, CEO, KidsPlay Youth Foundation

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Informative Session: Innovative Governance in Education: Bridging Policy and Practice for Sustainable Development
  • Honourable Kevin Falcon, Leader of the B.C Official Opposition

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Experiential Session: Education with Purpose: How Experiential Learning Can Transform Learners
  • Sobhana Jaya-Madhavan, President, BC IBN

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Building Future-Ready Communities: The Intersection of Real Estate, Innovation, and Education
  • Trevor Koot, CEO, British Columbia Real Estate Association
  • Ritika Saraswat, Founder and CEO, Re-Defined
  • Tamara Goddard, General Manager, Ela Hultsi Facilities Management GP Ltd.
  • Jeff Hopkins, Founder & Co-Principal, Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Experiential Workshop:
Improving Teaching with Virtual & and Augmented Reality
  • Dr. Farhad Dastur, Faculty Member & Principal Investigator, KPU Virtual Reality Lab, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Interactive Product Demo and Presentation by Cal Barton, CEO, Global Study Technology Limited

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Keynote Session by Honourable Katrina Chen, Member of the Legislative Assembly, British Columbia
  • Topic - Empowering Future Generations: Integrating Quality Childcare and Education Systems for a Thriving Society

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Hydration Break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Recognizing the Skills Gap - Retraining to Retain Talent
  • Natasha Jeshani, President and CEO, Career Contacts
  • Ramneet Brar, Co-Founder and COO, Wayble
  • Omar Karim, Founder and President, Global Emerging Leadership Programs (GELP)
  • Parvesh Chainani, AVP Operations, Innivec

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Informative Session Gamification in Education – International Education Market Perspectives
  • Robert Obenaus-Emler, Montan Universität Leoben, Austria

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Summit Break

7:30 PM

Networking Gala Dinner
June 4, 2024

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Fireside Chat:
Using Neuroscience to Improve Classroom Learning
  • Dr. Olav Krigolson, Professor, Neuroscience, University of Victoria
  • Dr. Kent G Hecker, Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
  • Dr. Gord Binsted, Professor, Neuroscience Program, Centre for Vision Research, York University

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Session -
From Education to Employment - Using technology to speed up the process
  • Nick Noorani, CEO, Immigrant Networks

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Panel Discussion - Forging the Future: How Cross-Sector Collaboration in Education and Industry Drives Innovation and Sustainability
  • Keerit Jutla, President and CEO, Association for Mineral Exploration (AME), BC
  • Dr. Olav Krigolson, Professor, Neuroscience, University of Victoria
  • Dr. Gagun Chhina, Faculty, Langara College

12:00 Noon – 12:30 PM

Expo and Speed Networking

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion - AI and Ethics in Education: Crafting the Future with Responsibility and Innovation
  • Dr. May Siksik, CEO, The Canadian Innovation Network
  • Armaan Dhillon, National Deputy Chairperson (Year 2023-24), Canadian Federation of Students
  • Dr. Natasha Mrkic-Subotic, Acting Dean, Faculty of Global and Community Studies, Capilano University
  • Jalaj Desai, Head of School, Saddle River Day School, USA
  • Fabiana Martinez, Stakeholder Relationships Manager, Pearson Test of English

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Expo and Speed Networking

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Experiential Session - A SWOT analysis of the use of AI and ICT in teaching and learning Mathematics
  • Dr. Bernard Dumont, Global ICT Expert, France

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM:

Hydration Break

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Closing Plenary: "Global Education Trends and Future Directions"

Global networking galore

Connect with the crème de la crème of the educational world. Exchange ideas, forge alliances, and spark lasting collaborations.

Seize the opportunity to be at the forefront of educational excellence.


Get in touch

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Looking forward to collaborating for a transformative global educational experience at Eduverse Summit 2024.