Press Release | 2019 WLSA Global Educators Conference

WLSA Global Educator Conference recognizes urgent need to address issues of 21st century students


Leadership from the world’s foremost secondary schools will gather in Prague to address the global issue of student wellbeing, resilience and the cultural shift taking place on campus


Education for the Human Condition


World Leading Schools Association (WLSA) expects attendees from leading secondary education institutions around the world to attend the three day conference on 18-20 July, 2019 at the Marriott Hotel Prague, Czech Republic. The WLSA conference is the only one of its kind to bring together such a diverse group of thought leaders from both secondary and higher education.


There is an urgent need to address the cultural shift taking place on campus and what it means to be a teenager in the 21st century. The conference will address how to help students deal with stress and anxiety, how to cope with fear of failure, what is hindering creativity and how to build healthy campuses for students and faculty. In Prague, how we educate resilient students and our future global leaders will be determined.


The work of WLSA has never been so important’ – James Montoya, Chief of Membership, Governance, and Global Higher Education and Secretary of the Corporation, College Board (USA)


The theme, Education for the Human Condition, will be explored through high-quality speakers and breakout sessions; an array of topics and learning formats; workshops intended to support growth and advancement; a number of socials and receptions to promote networking and an opening launch of the WLSA Charitable Foundation which funds scholarship students. Our five sub themes are: Healthy Campuses; Empowering Students; Holistic Approach to College Counselling & Admissions; Measuring the Unmeasurable; Beyond Access to Success.


The confirmed speakers include:

Eve Jardine-Young | Principal, Cheltenham Ladies’ College | Chair of the WLSA Executive Board

Tony Little | President, WLSA Fudan Academy | Former Eton Head Master (2001-2015)

Dr. Suniya S. Luthar | Founding Director, Authentic Connections | Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University and Professor Emerita at Columbia University’s Teachers College

Dr. Wong How Man | Founder and President, China Exploration & Research Society | ‘China’s most accomplished living explorer’ – Time Magazine

Kelly A. Walter | Boston University |Associate Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admissions

Douglas L. Christiansen, Ph.D | Vanderbilt University | Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs & Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid


The confirmed students speakers include:

Claudio Liam Govender | Westville Boys High School | President of the WLSA Student Council

Caitlin Chung | Harvard-Westlake School| Vice-President of the WLSA Student Council

Tanatsei Gambura | African Leadership Academy (ALA) | WLSA Student Council and the 25th May Movement



The WLSA Conference will take place on July 18-20 at the Marriott Hotel Prague, Czech Republic.

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Tony Little | President, WLSA Fudan Academy | Former Eton Headmaster (2001-2015)


“As so often, it is our students who show us the way. Asked what they thought the most important theme for a conference should be, they responded, ‘Education for the Human Condition’. I look forward to great educators helping to frame answers for our students.’’ –


Miles Cury | Columbia University (USA)


“The 2017 WLSA Conference was forward thinking and proposed tangible solutions to the education sector and its growth in the 21st Century and beyond. Not only did the conference bring elite collegiate admissions deans, professors/teachers, and business people from multiple countries of each continent together in order to sync and push global education forward but the conference also provided an intimate setting, allowing us to network on a more effective level.”




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Note to editors
The World Leading Schools Association is a member driven, international education non-profit connecting leading secondary schools around the world to further cultural understanding. WLSA does this by promoting the exchange of innovative ideas and experiences at both the student and school leadership level, approaching multi-cultural understanding in a holistic way through conferences, exchanges and trainings. WLSA aims to create responsible global leaders by introducing students to cultural differences in the world at a young age, providing the experiences to succeed and empathize in an international market.