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Craig Vezina

Executive Director, Z School

Craig Vezina is an international education leader, social entrepreneur and futurist. Especially passionate about the future of learning and the future of work, Craig’s global non-profit, Z-School, serves as an education + innovation partner for schools, social impact organizations and brands who seek to engage youth in addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time.

Craig launched Z-School in 2016 after two decades serving as a teacher, guidance counselor and administrator in top international schools. Convinced that real-world, entrepreneurial impact projects represent the most powerful type of learning experiences, Z-School helps young people hone their strengths and interests towards the problems that most concern them. Z-School does this through partnerships with brands and organizations to offer Design Challenges and project-based learning opportunities for youth to wrestle with authentic, real-world problems.

A sought after speaker at conferences around the world, Craig helps executives and organizations think strategically about Generation Z, the future of learning, future of work and technology for good. He has a special interest in virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) and serves as the lead education advisor for Realcast AR as well as Uptale VR, winner of the Global EdTech Award for 2018. Craig also is a founding member of the IEEE AR/VR in Education working group, President of France’s chapter of the VR AR Association and co-chairs the Global Committee for Tourism & Culture.

Craig has also served as Senior Advisor for Strategic Partnerships with the international journalism collaborative Global Student Square and received summer fellowships from the National Association of Independent Schools, Office of Overseas Schools and Harvard’s Project Zero, among others. Most recently, he was awarded the Innovation Fellowship by the Educational Collaborative of International Schools. Craig received his Ph.D in international diplomacy from the Centre des Etudes Diplomatique et Strategique in Paris after earning his BA at Bowdoin College and an MA at Columbia University in NY.

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