Thursday 10 October 08.30 - 16.30  New York, USA

DQ FrameworkDQ Day raises global awareness on the need for digital competencies to keep up with rapidly advancing digital technologies. It is a day for local communities, businesses and nations to increase their digital knowledge and pledge to join a worldwide effort to advance universal digital intelligence.

The DQ Institute, IEEE Standards Association and World Economic Forum are pleased to host a day of informative, interactive and inspiring sessions on digital intelligence (DQ). The spotlight is on current and future action to advance the DQ agenda beyond technical skills – like coding – to areas such as accessing technology, addressing digital identity, digital safety, digital emotional intelligence and well-being.

At DQ Day we will explore various aspects of the DQ Framework – a comprehensive set of digital competencies rooted in universal moral values for individuals to use, control, and create technology to benefit humanity – developed by the DQ Institute. There will also be information on new activities and partnerships and new tools to get people involved so they can make a difference.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Agenda (click to download detailed agenda)

8:30 - 9:00   Networking Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30   Opening Remarks
9:30 - 10:00 Keynote Address
10:00 - 10:30 Building Global Standards for Digital Intelligence
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:30 Session 1: Ethical Principles of the DQ Global Standards
11:30 - 12:00 Session 2: Cybersecurity for Teens - Preparing Young Adults for Online Safety and Success in High School and Beyond
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch and a Guided Discussion on “What Will Your Legacy Be?”
1:00 - 2:00 Session 3: The Role of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the Digital Age
2:00 - 2:45 Session 4: Creating a Safer Digital World for Children
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:45 Session 5: Communication and Digital Literacy
4:15 - 4:30 Adjourn


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About IEEE Standards Association

The IEEE Standards Association, a globally recognized standards-setting body within IEEE, develops consensus standards through an open process that engages industry and brings together a broad stakeholder community. IEEE standards set specifications and best practices based on current scientific and technological knowledge. The IEEE SA has a portfolio of over 1,300 active standards and over 650 standards under development.  

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About DQ Institute 

DQ Institute (DQI) is an international think-tank that is dedicated to setting global standards for digital intelligence education, outreach and policies. Working together with international agencies and local partners, DQI builds multistakeholder coalitions that advance its mission and help people worldwide. DQI’s award-winning educational programmes include the #DQEveryChild initiative, which seeks to empower one billion children with digital intelligence education.

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