The International Summit for the Advancement of Critical Thinking Across Human Societies
Open to the Public with Limited Seating Available
July 26, 2020
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Central Time
The Arkansas Ozarks
About the Summit
The purpose of the summit is to advance discussion about how a robust conception of fairminded critical thinking can be cultivated within all academic institutions, professional organizations, business and government agencies, and throughout personal life - across the world.
The summit will be led by internationally-recognized authorities on critical thinking, Dr. Linda Elder and Dr. Gerald Nosich.
Summit participants will discuss how critical thinking can be fostered in their communities and countries to more effectively solve problems and deal with complex realities, using the highest forms of reasoning.
Admission is complimentary for all who attend.
Tentative Schedule1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Brief introduction to a robust conception of critical thinking by Drs. Elder and Nosich.
2:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Approved presenters will have 5-10 minutes each to explain their best idea(s) for advancing critical thinking across their circles of influence, institutions, countries, or across human societies. (To submit a proposal, please see the instructions below under the heading, 'Call for Proposals.')
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Participants will work together in groups to discuss how to address major questions challenges facing humans, including:
- How can we best bring critical thinking into educational systems at all levels?
- How can we best bring critical thinking into business and government?
- How can we best bring critical thinking into personal life?
- What are the greatest needs for cultivating critical thinking in your home country, and what do you see as the first steps toward this cultivation?
- What are best practices and best possibilities for addressing climate change, pollution, and other forms of environmental damage caused by humans?
- Other questions participants may want to address.
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
A reading and discussion of the Manifesto for the Advancement of Critical Thinking Across Education, Business, Government, and All of Human Life.
Call for Proposals
We are seeking proposals from those wishing to offer a 5-10 minute presentation in which they share their best idea(s) for advancing critical thinking across their circles of influence, institutions, countries, or across human societies. Approved presentations will take place from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at The International Summit for the Advancement of Critical Thinking Across Human Societies. Please note that this is entirely separate from the Call for Proposals issued for the 40th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking. We hope those who submit Conference proposals for Concurrent and Roundtable presentations will also submit proposals for presenting their best ideas for critical thinking at this International Summit. To submit a proposal, please email Jon Kalagorgevich at email@example.com. Proposals must be received by March 31, 2020. Please include your proposal directly in the body of the email, rather than as an attachment. (Supporting attachments are acceptable, but the proposal itself should appear within the actual email.) For yourself and for any co-presenters, please include all of the following information in your proposal:
1. First and last name.
2. The name of your institution and your professional title, if applicable.
3. The title of the presentation you are proposing.
4. A brief abstract.
5. A brief description of your conception of critical thinking. E.g., 'To me, critical thinking is . . .'
6. Your preferred contact telephone number.