Laureate International Universities Delivered the World Innovation Forum to Students Around the World

More than 35,000 students in 18 countries had a front row seat

Laureate International Universities delivered the prestigious World Innovation Forum 2013, from the Poliforum Leon in Guanajuato, Mexico, on May 29 and 30, to 33 Laureate member institutions in 18 countries. This was the second time Laureate has broadcasted the World Innovation Forum to its network. More than 35,000 students and faculty from member institutions participated in the broadcast of this two-day event. Additionally, 52 students and faculty members from the Laureate network were on-site at the forum. The live broadcast of the World Innovation Forum was made possible through a partnership with HSM, which created the World Business Forum and organizes many other leading international events.

“We are pleased that students enrolled at Laureate member institutions, along with top business and intellectual pioneers in the field of innovation, will participate in the World Innovation Forum,” said Paula Singer, president and CEO of Laureate Global Products and Services. “Bringing exclusive access to this type of thought-provoking international event gives all our students a unique experience and advantage as they complete their education and advance their careers.”

The forum was broadcasted in both Spanish and English throughout the network. Speakers attending this year’s event included Clayton Christensen, best-selling author and professor at the Harvard Business School; Daniel Pink, author and journalist; Pau Garcia-Mila, entrepreneur and co-founder of eyeOS; and Chris Anderson, former editor-in-chief of WIRED magazine, among many others.

A panel of leaders from Laureate institutions hosted this exclusive broadcast, introduced and discussed the topics raised by the speakers, as well as conducted interviews with business and industry leaders at the forum.

About Laureate International Universities
Laureate International Universities is a trusted global leader in providing access to high quality, innovative institutions of higher education. The Laureate International Universities network includes 70 accredited campus-­based and online universities. Laureate’s more than 780,000 students are part of an academic community that spans 29 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. Laureate universities offer hundreds of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in fields including architecture, art, business, culinary arts, design, education, engineering, health sciences, hospitality management, information technology, law and medicine. William J. Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, serves as the Honorary Chancellor of the Laureate International Universities network, offering advice on social responsibility, youth leadership and increasing access to higher education.

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