Beaconhouse School System

The 14th ‘SOT’ conference to host virtual discussions on educational reforms


Posted On November 4, 2021

Lahore – November 4th, 2021: Beaconhouse, the country’s largest network of private educational institutions, is set to launch the 14th edition of its flagship ‘School of Tomorrow’ (SOT) conferences, this weekend on the 6th and 7th of November, 2021.



The two-day virtual event, themed ‘Towards Happier Futures’ will host over fifty global and local thought leaders from various sectors, including education, development, healthcare, and digital media, for insightful panel discussions on the prevailing education system in the country and varying factors impacting the general public.



The conference will be streamed live on the SOT website and social media profiles, and will consist of thirteen individual sessions ranging from discussions on the Single National Curriculum and its impact and restrictions, concerns around Covid-19, parenting and the intergenerational gap, the impact of digital media on young minds, child labour in Pakistan, and much more. There will also be two virtual workshops for the audience – one titled ‘Designing your School of Tomorrow’, and the other on project based learning for those affiliated with the education management sector.



Speaking about the upcoming event, Kasim Kasuri, CEO Beaconhouse, stated, “School of Tomorrow Events aim to build our understanding of local and global perspectives on the intersection between education and multiple other domains. Education lies at the heart of everything we do, and as leaders and decision makers in this sector, it is imperative that we engage, connect, brainstorm, and initiate thought-provoking discussions that advance the global agenda on reshaping our futures.”



Among the many thought leaders speaking at and attending the virtual conference are Arshad Saeed Hussain, Managing Director at Oxford University Press; Dr Mariam Chughtai, Project Director at the National Curriculum Council; Dr Omar Chughtai, Director Operations at Chughtai Healthcare; Sabina Khatri, Founder and Chairperson of Kiran Foundation; actor and producer Adnan Malik; Mehnaz Rehman, Director at Aurat Foundation, and many others.



The School of Tomorrow was initiated by Beaconhouse as a series of events to support the institution’s quest to redefine education in Pakistan. The Beaconhouse Group holds a legacy of 45 years of educational expertise and currently has over 315,000 students enrolled full-time across more than 190 private school branches in eight countries.







Note to editor: To know more about Beaconhouse’s SOT initiative and the schedule for this year’s conferences, please visit https://www.sotevents.com/



Note to editor: To know more about Beaconhouse’s SOT initiative and the schedule for this year’s conferences, please visit https://www.sotevents.com/





About School of Tomorrow: The not-for-profit School of Tomorrow (SOT) Events started as a conference series in the year 2000, organised by Beaconhouse as part of its ongoing commitment to social responsibility. Over the years, the series has evolved and grown, featuring educators, futurists, technologists and scientists, environmentalists, political and business leaders, performing and visual artists, writers, poets, journalists and filmmakers, social activists and many others from around the world. These events have grown in scope and influence since they began, and after being hosted in Pakistan and Malaysia, now cater to a truly global audience as fully virtual conferences.



About Beaconhouse: Beaconhouse traces its roots to the Les Anges Montessori Academy, founded in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1975. Now in its 46th year, the Beaconhouse network caters to the education and training needs of a large and diverse group of individuals of varying ages, backgrounds and nationalities, in Pakistan, the Middle East, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Beaconhouse is a learning organisation that takes pride in its past while nurturing a culture of continuous professional development, self-review and reinvention. It is this quest that drives all SOT Events.