Beyond Disruption 19: Education and Beyond with Taddy Blecher and Dr. Matt Prineas

June 7, 2019

In this episode of the Beyond Disruption podcast, we’re at the SingularityU Canada Summit 2019 with Dr. Taddy Blecher, CEO of the Maharishi Institute and the Imvula Empowerment Trust, and Dr. Matthew Prineas, Provost and Vice President Academic at Athabasca University.

You’ll discover:

  • What does the future of education look like?
  • Transforming underserved individuals into world leaders.
  • The only virtual university in Canada.
  • Paradigm shift: learning about yourself through academia.
  • In 2045, how intelligent will robots be compared to humans?

Connect with Dr. Taddy Blecher

Dr. Taddy Blecher (LinkedIn) is CEO of the Maharishi Institute and the Imvula Empowerment Trust, CEO of the Community and Individual Development Association, and former Chairperson of the SA National Government task team on Entrepreneurship, Education, and Job Creation. He is a pioneer of the free tertiary education movement in South Africa, creating six free access institutions of higher learning.

Connect with Dr. Matthew Prineas

Dr. Matthew Prineas (LinkedIn, @mprineas) is in his first term as Provost and Vice President Academic at Athabasca University. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Rochester and has a far-reaching academic record. Before his current role as Provost at Athabasca University, Dr. Prineas served in a variety of prominent leadership roles at the University of Maryland University College.


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