IC3 Presidential Forum

28 & 29 August 2024

Held annually since 2017, the IC3 Presidential Forum brings together the most prominent thought leaders in education, spanning schools, higher education, and industry. Taking place during the Annual IC3 Conference & Expo, this two-day event offers an unparalleled opportunity to connect and learn from senior education leaders worldwide.
The 2024 panels, based on the theme 'From Competition to Competence,' will feature distinguished speakers from
universities, schools, organizations, and industry, presenting thought-provoking ideas.
Panel 1
Thinking Big - The Masters of Manifestation
Moderator
Ms. Vanita Uppal OBE
Panel 2
Navigating the Bermuda Triangle - AI, Human Intelligence, Ambiguity
Moderator
Dr. Caroline Pascoe
Panel 3
Self Discovery - The Power Within
Moderator
Nargish Khambatta

Who may attend

Presidents and senior educators of educational institutions, leaders from industry, businesses, and government from around the world are invited to participate in the IC3 Presidential Forum.
Senior global university leaders including presidents, chancellors, vice chancellors
Top senior global high school leaders and principals
Senior government and trade organization leaders and media personnel

Past Presidential Forum Speakers

• Dr. Alan Shepard, President & Vice-Chancellor, Western University London, Ontario, Canada
• Dr. Angel B. Pérez, CEO, NACAC, U.S.
• Dr. Barry Craig, President and Vice-Chancellor, Huron at Western University, Canada
• Dr. Francisco Marmolejo, Higher Education President, Qatar Foundation (QF), Doha, Qatar
• Prof. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon, President and Managing Director, City Montessori School, India
• Garret Westlake, Associate Vice Provost for Innovation, Virginia Commonwealth University, U.S.
• Michelle Whittingham, IC3 Presidential Committee & Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management, University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S. (Moderator)
• Monica Kennedy, Minister-Counsellor Commercial and Sr. Trade & Investment Commissioner, S.Asia, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), Mumbai, India
• Pramath Raj Sinha, Founder & Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Ashoka University, Founder & Chairman, Harappa Education, India
• Seetha Murty, Chairperson, Hyderabad Sahodaya Schools Complex, & Director Education, Silver Oaks International Schools, India (Moderator)
• Somak Raychaudhury, Vice-Chancellor, Ashoka University, Haryana, India
• Vanita Uppal, OBE, IC3 Presidential Committee Chair & Director, The British School, New Delhi, India (Moderator)
• Dr. Anitha Kurup, Professor, and Head Education Program, National Institute of Advanced Studies, IISc. Campus, Bengaluru, India
• David Moyer, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate, Hyderabad, India
• Ganesh Kohli, Founder, IC3 Movement & Chair, Board of Trustees, IC3 Institute
• Hema Chennupaty, Principal, Oakridge International School, Gachibowli
• Dr. Indu Shahani, President & Chancellor, ATLAS SkillTech University, India
• Dr. John Wilkerson, Associate Vice President, International Services, Indiana University Bloomington, U.S.
• Kavita Gupta Sabharwal, Head of School & Managing Trustee, Neev Academy, India
• Michelle Whittingham, IC3 Presidential Committee & Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management, University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S. (Moderator)
• Dr. Nisha Dhawan, Country Director, India, EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation
• Prof. Kathleen Armour, Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience), UCL, U.K.
• Dr. Pankaj Mittal, Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities
• Prof. Rudra Pratap, Founding Vice Chancellor, Plaksha University, India
• Ravindra Krishnappa, Managing Partner, July Ventures, India
• Rupa Chakravarty, IC3 Presidential Forum Committee Co-Chair & Director, Suncity Schools, India
• Sanjay Padode, President, Vijaybhoomi University, India
• Suheim Sheikh, President, The Yacht Club of Hyderabad, India
• Ms. Vanita Uppal, OBE, IC3 Presidential Committee Chair & Director, The British School New Delhi, India (Moderator)
• Prof. (Dr.) Y.S.R. Murthy, Vice Chancellor, RV University, Bangalore, India (Moderator)
• Dr. Yvette Gullatt, Vice President for Graduate and Undergraduate Affairs and Vice Provost for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer, University of California, Office of the President, U.S.
• Abha Adams, Education Consultant, India
• Abhinay Muthoo, Professor, University of Warwick, U.K.
• Dr. Anju Chazot, Founder-Director Mahatma Gandhi International School, Mahatma Gandhi International School, Ahmedabad, India
• Dr. Darlene Fisher, Fisher, IB Lead Educator, NEASC International Accreditation Leader, New England Association of Schools and Colleges
• Ganesh Kohli, Founder, IC3 Movement & Chair, Board of Trustees
• Col. Gopal Karunakaran, CEO, Shiv Nadar School; Executive Director, Shiv Nadar University, India
• Kunal Bahl, Founder and CEO, Snapdeal, India
• Dr. Kavita Arora, MBBS, MD (Psych), CCST, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Children First Mental Health Institute
• Dr. Kevin House (FCCT), Education Futures Architect, Education in Motion; Associate Professor in Practice, Durham University, India
• Michelle Whittingham, IC3 Presidential Forum & Associate Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management, University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S.
• Monica Sagar, Principal, Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon, India
• Nishi Misra, IC3 Presidential Committee & Principal, Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior; Member, Governing Body, Central Board of Secondary Education; Chairperson, Indian Public Schools Conference; Chairperson, Sahodaya Samiti, Gwalior (Moderator)
• Dr. Rudra Pratap, Vice-Chancellor-Designate, Plaksha, India
• Rupa Chakravarty, IC3 Presidential Forum Committee Co-Chair & Director, Suncity Schools, India
• Prof. Pankaj Chandra, Vice Chancellor, Ahmedabad University, India
• Dr. Stephen Harris, Chief Learning Officer and Co-Founder, Learnlife
• Seetha Murty, Chairperson, Hyderabad Sahodaya Schools Complex, & Director Education, Silver Oaks International Schools, India (Moderator)
• Prof. Sudhir K. Jain, Director, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
• Ms. Vanita Uppal, OBE, IC3 Presidential Committee Chair & Director, The British School New Delhi, India (Moderator)
• Dr. Anunaya Chaubey, Provost, Anant National University, India
• Dr. Barry Craig, President, Huron at Western University, Canada
• Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli, India
• Craig Alan Johnson, Head of School, American School of Bombay, India (Moderator)
• Prof. Dishan Kamdar, Vice Chancellor, Flame University, India
• Prof. Elizabeth Croft, Professor and Dean Faculty of Engineering, Monash University, Australia
• Ganesh Kohli, IC3 Founding President & 2019 Annual IC3 Conference Chair
• Jayashree Janardhan Ashok, Founder and Director, Creative School, India
• Michelle Whittingham, IC3 Presidential Forum Committee Co-Chair & Associate Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management, University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S. (Moderator)
• Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha, Founding Provost, Anant National University, India
• Rajita Kulkarni, President, WFEB & President, Sri Sri University, India
• Dr. Randall C. Deike, Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, Drexel University, U.S.
• Rupa Chakravarty, IC3 Presidential Forum Committee Co-Chair & Director, Suncity Schools, India (Moderator)
• Dr. Samir H. Dalwai, Developmental Pediatrician, New Horizons Child Development Centre, India
• Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy, Vice Chancellor, Krea University, India
• Abha Adams, Education Consultant, India
• Prof. Brad MacKay, Vice-Principal, International Strategy and External Relations, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, U.K.
• Ganesh Kohli, IC3 Conference Chair, India
• Dr. George R. Blumenthal, Chancellor, University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S.
• Prof. Janaka Ruwanpura, Vice-Provost International, University of Calgary, Canada
• Dr. K. Darshan Singh, Chairman, Welham Boys' School, India
• Dr. Kenneth G. Furton, Provost and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Florida International University, U.S.
• Ira Gupta, Head, HR, Microsoft India, India
• Leena Aparajit, Executive Director, Shiv Nadar School, Gurugram, India
• Meetul Patel, COO, Microsoft India, India
• Michelle Whittingham, Associate Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management, University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S.
• Prasenjit Bose, Head, IT, Microsoft India, India
• Prof. Pankaj Chandra, Vice Chancellor and Chairman, Board of Management, Ahmedabad University, India
• Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Vice-Chancellor, Ashoka University, India
• Dr. Randall C. Deike, Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, Drexel University, U.S.
• Raghuvesh Swarup, CMO, Microsoft India, India
• Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy, Vice Chancellor, Krea University, India
• Dr. Vinnie Jauhari, Director Education Advocacy, Microsoft India, India
• Michelle Whittingham, Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management, University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S.
• Dr. Pascal Chazot, Principal, Mahatma Gandhi International School, India
• Prof. Pankaj Chandra, Vice Chancellor, Ahmedabad University, India
• Prof. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University, India