Panel discussions have been an integral part of EduWeave Expo. This time we showcase some of the best experts who will discuss topics related to education, parenting, careers and much more.

Key Note Speaker

30th October, 2021, 9:30 a.m.

What are the skills that an organization like Google looks at? How can one be future ready ? What can we, as parents, do to equip ourselves and our children with these skills ?

Introducing our Keynote Speaker for EduWeave – The Online Education Expo.
Kiran Mani is the Managing Director and Board Member at Google, who has demonstrated success in scaling the multi billion dollar business and leading large, complex, global operations and teams. Kiran has been with Google for the last 12 years and was with Microsoft and IBM in the past. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Financial Analyst and an alumnus of IBS Hyderabad. Kiran is a much sought-after visiting faculty in Ivy League colleges like Stanford.

The Impact of Music, Dance & Sports in Education

29th October, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

Music, Dance and Sports have been part of our education system for long; but mostly as a small time extracurricular activity in most cases.

We bring to you a stellar panel that will discuss the impact these activities have on your children in general and their education in particular.
Dr Bindu Subramaniam has Master’s in law, is a Montessori trained educator and a GIMA nominated musician. She is the CEO and Co-founder of Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts.
Dr Rekha Raju is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and a renowned Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam artist. She is the Director of Nrithya Dama Temple of Arts.
Saurav Ghosal is India’s number 1 and world No 10 Squash Player. He is an Asian Games gold medalist and is an ambassador for the game in the country.
The panel is moderated by Neha Mathur, the founder of The Missing Piece, a leading image consultancy firm.

Careers in Education - Beyond Teaching

31st October, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Is education only about teaching ? Are there other attractive career options one can pursue in education industry ? How do you become part of this rewarding and enriching industry ?
We have four stalwarts who have made an impact to thousands of careers discuss this very topic with us.
We present ;
Ms Usha Iyer – Managing Director of The Green School, Bangalore,
Dr Dakshayani Kanna – Founder of DK education,
Ms Shanthi Menon, Principal of The Deens Academy,
Ms Kavita Sinha, Head of School- Candor International School.

NEP 2020

30th October, 2021, 2:00 p.m.
NEP2020 has been the most discussed topics in the last 2 years.
We discuss this topic and its impact to pre-schools, schools and higher education.
Dr Swati Popat Vats  is the President of Early Childhood Education (ECA) and Association for Primary Education & Research (APER).
Rishikesh BS heads the Hub for Education, Law & Policy at Azim Premji University and is one of the members of the Karnataka NEP2020 Implementation Committee.
Dr. Chetan Singai heads The Policy School, MS Ramaiah University and is also one of the members of the Karnataka NEP2020  Implementation Committee (Higher Education).
Be part of this enriching panel discussion and have all your queries answered.

Why Do We Need Exclusive Furniture For Children?

30th October, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

How much thought goes into selecting furniture for children, be it at home or school! Do we think beyond aesthetics and ergonomics, if at all? Are there other parameters that one must focus on, considering the amount of time a child uses furniture daily? If so, what are they? How much of an impact do these decisions have on the child’s health and wellbeing ?

We bring two experts from the field, who are passionate about bringing a change in this segment :
Alka Vernekar is an NID alumni who has 19+ years of designing experience, with special focus on children’s furniture.
Venkatesh Ekambara is the founder of Kidspace, specialised in Kids Interiors and Furniture. They design and produce children’s furniture complying to EN 71-3 (European Toy safety standards).
The panel is moderated by , Manoj Thelakkat

Educating Challenges of Relocating Families

30th October, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

Relocating to India ?

One of the toughest challenges that await a relocating family is choosing the right school. What are the key considerations while starting this hunt ? How does one know, which school, syllabus, pedagogy etc would work for a child who has never been in an Indian education system ? How do we ensure the transition is smooth and enjoyable ?

We bring you this elite panel who have the right answers to these questions ;
Pallavi Mishra is an experienced educator and currently the Principal of Oakridge International School.
Bindu Thomas is the Head of Primary at Oakridge International School
Nitassha Bajaj is the admin of Return to India Moms, a community that supports relocating parents.
The panel moderator is Divya Sundararajan, Co Founder of Make.Believe.Be

Mental Health & Children

29th October, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

A panel discussion that will focus on – Why mental health is important ? What are the things parents need to watch out for? What are the key indicators parents need to keep in mind ?
On 29th October, at 3.30 PM at EduWeave – The Online Education Expo, we have our distinguished panel consisting of:
Ruqya Khan, the smile strategist, founder of SMILETASTIC, TedEx speaker, Master Practitioner of NLP and ICF certified coach.
Rashmi Balakrishnan, Creatrix of the Safe Grey Circle, is the Chair of the Creative Movement Therapy Association of India (CMTAI), South Zone and a council member of the Karnataka Mental Health Council, WICCI.
Divya Madhur, the founder of DivyArc, is a Brand Coach by Profession, Spiritual Healer by Purpose, and Storyteller by Passion
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Homeschooling and Alternative Education

29th October, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

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Homeschooling and Alternative Education are the most discussed topics in Education in the last few years. They have become even more important in the current situation. EduWeave – The Online Education Expo brings to you a panel discussion on the same topic with the best experts we have. We will debunk some myths and will open up a whole new perspective for parents and students.

The Panelists :
Sandhya Viswan is an educator, Director of BSEI, the co-admin of Bangalore schools group and the go-to expert on homeschooling. She conducts consulting sessions for parents on choosing schools and homeschooling.
Rythm Aggarwal is the Founder- Director of The Atelier which was founded in 2013. She is also an associate member of the Institute of Actuaries of India.
Prakash V Gudnavar, is the Co-founder Trustee of BeMe an open school based in Bangalore. Prakash co-founded BeMe after 15 years of corporate experience as an embedded software engineer.
Divya Sundararajan, founder of Make.Believe.Be will be moderating the panel.

How to Choose a School

31st October, 2021, 10:00 a.m.

How to Choose the right school for your child? A question that has gone through the minds of every parent! Are there certain things you must look at? What are the Must-Haves and what are the good to haves? Is there a criteria for the perfect school?
We try to answer these questions through this much awaited panel discussion at EduWeave – The Online Education Expo
Time and date: 10.00 AM, 31st October
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The Panelists:
Sarath Vadakattu is the Director of Envision Educare. He has 18+ years of leadership experience in the IT and Education industry. He is an alumnus of XLRI and VIT.
Sandhya Viswan is an educator, Director of BSEI, the co-admin of Bangalore schools group and the go-to expert on homeschooling. She conducts consulting sessions for parents on choosing schools and homeschooling.
Luvena Rangel is the founder of The Curvy Yogi. A qualified medical professional, she has found her calling in yoga. Luvena will be moderating the panel.

It Takes a Village to Raise an Empathetic Child

31st October, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

“Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another.” – Alfred Adler
A panel discussion on how can the community come together to raise our next generation of Empathetic Children! What can we, as a community do, to inculcate this as a way of life!
Time and Date: 11.30AM , 31st October 2021
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The Panelists:
Balaji Pasumarthy is an alumnus of IIM-Bangalore and IIT-Madras. He is the Executive Director of BNI Bangalore, the largest referral organisation in the world, and the founder of Golden Square Serviced Offices. Balaji is passionate about empathy as a way of life.
Suseela Santhosh is the director of Vishwa Vidyapeeth Group of Schools. She is a visionary educator who believes that “At the very core of our humanity is our care for one another”, a mantra that is followed at her school.
Ivy Emmanuel is the Author of the acclaimed book, “The Wheel Spins to your will”. She is the CEO of ClockWork Professional and Organizational Development.

Step into Music with your Family

30th October, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

A special event curated by SaPa for the EduWeave expo – At 6.30Pm on 30th October
SaPa believes in the life-changing power of music for emotional well-being. Join us with your family in this fun online session where you will learn family-friendly songs for all ages, along with musical activities. Stand a chance to win prizes by participating in an online contest during the session.
About SaPa:
SaPa – Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts ( , was founded in 2007 by legendary musicians Dr L Subramanian and Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam and is led by singer-songwriter Bindu Subramaniam and violinist Ambi Subramaniam. SaPa offers an in-school music program which currently impacts over 30,000 students every year. SaPa, also offers personalised and group classes in every music discipline taking in learners as young as three years and helps them fall in love with music.

Empathy Towards all Stakeholders in Education

30th October, 2021, 9:30 a.m.

Empathy is our main theme at this year’s EduWeave. We believe that in these tough times, empathy is an important aspect to being a responsible and helpful citizen. At EduWeave – The Online Education Expo we discuss how and why to create empathy towards all stakeholders in education; the students, parents and educators.
Time: 09.30 AM, 30th October
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Our panelists:
Kiran Mani is the Managing Director and Board Member at Google. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Financial Analyst and an alumnus of IBS Hyderabad. Kiran is a much sought-after visiting faculty in Ivy League colleges like Stanford.
Meera Mudbidri is the Section Co-Ordinator at Inventure Academy, Meera has over a decade of experience with the early childhood space.
Dr Charmaine Kenita, our moderator, is a medical professional, creative conceptualiser & writer. With experience of 10+ years, across niches as diverse as education, IoT, robotics, manufacturing, retail and hospitality.

Technology Intervention in Schools & Education

31st October, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

Technology has made major inroads into education and schooling. In the last 18 months we have seen emergence of EdTech like never before. What is the future and how it is going to evolve?
EduWeave – The Online Education Expo presents a Panel discussion on Technology Intervention in Education and Schooling.
Time: 4.00 PM, 31st October
To register and watch the discussion:
Allan Kjaer Andersen – Director – Chaman Bhartiya School, a distinguished educator with international exposure.
Dr Mohit Hegde, technical expert with close to two decades experience in education technology.
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