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The 21st Century Learning Conference is an annual event in Hong Kong where teachers, staff, and school leaders come together to learn, share and discuss current & emerging topics in education with thought leaders, technology, and learning experts, and their peers. With over 650 attendees from 33 countries, it is the event of choice for a diverse international audience. The event blends together inspirational keynotes, practitioner-led workshop sessions, and fun networking opportunities.
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Andrew Torris

Avenues: The World School
Head of School
China
Andy is a highly experienced school leader who began his career in education in his native Oregon more than 30 years ago. Since 2000, Andy has held leadership positions at international schools across Asia and the Middle East, including the Yanbu International School in Saudi Arabia and the Shanghai American School. Most recently, he served as director of Universal American School in Dubai. He is excited to share the ideas found in the Avenues mission. The Avenues mission is to graduate true global citizens who, in addition to being educated in the history and culture of their home countries, will be “at ease beyond their borders.” To accomplish that, our vision is to build one school with many campuses in the great cities of the world. Already, Avenues New York and Avenues São Paulo (Brazil) are among the leading schools in their respective countries. Andy is excited to share how the curriculum foundations of Avenues allow our students to grow and thrive in a changing and dynamic world.