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Education Futurist & Learning Strategist

The future belongs to those who constantly and rapidly unlearn and relearn in their daily work and life.

Idea Curator. Learning Futurist. Global Strategist. Believer that the future belongs to those who constantly and rapidly unlearn and relearn in their daily work and life.

As one of Australia's top innovators Louka Parry speaks on futures, leadership, and transformation; having worked with thousands of leaders and educators from diverse contexts across the world, including in high-level policy fora such as the OECD, UNESCO, the European Commission, and with all Australian States and Territories.

An award-winning educator, speaker, facilitator and adventurer, Louka’s powerful ability to communicate ideas with clarity allows him to guide thinking about learning, leadership and life to new places, earning him a place in 2022 as a Top 100 Innovator for Australia.

As CEO + Founder of The Learning Future, Louka is committed to transforming learning structures, systems and societies that further empower individuals to develop the key human capabilities that matter most now and into the future.

At a time in history when converging technologies are rapidly changing the realities of workplaces and schools, Louka is passionate about exploring the connection point between learning and the era of AI, through powerful provocations.

Louka also co-leads the non-profit Karanga: The Global Alliance for Social-Emotional Learning and Life Skills, which connects the global education community at the forefront of the future of education and social-emotional learning to empower children, educators and communities all across the globe.

A rapid learner, Louka speaks five languages, has visited over 80 countries, holds two Masters degrees, completed executive studies at Harvard and a residency at the at Stanford University.

As an education leader, Louka was promoted to Principal at only 27 years old and was named South Australian Inspirational Public Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Talking Points

The Purpose Motive

How might a purpose-infused workplace enable all employees to be highly adaptive for a life of learning and work? How might our work as leaders of organisations and learning communities catalyse the required societal evolution to become increasingly human and socially and ecologically just? If we inspire ourselves to move beyond old mental models we can return to the most human of experiences: connectedness, creativity, agency and joy, and create a new vision of success.

The Learning Future

In this keynote, Louka explores the changing landscape of work, learning and society, outlining global shifts and what they mean for our learning ecosystems in an ever more interconnected and uncertain world. To thrive, we all need skill sets and mindsets that take advantage of emerging opportunities, adapting in ways that integrate and apply new knowledge to promote engagement across cultures, domains and languages.

The Innovation Imperative / Wellbeing by Design

How do we ensure our organisation is maximizing our potential to innovate? In this keynote, Louka shares insights from his work at the forefront of learning systems bringing depth and clarity from the fields of psychology, business, design and organisational culture that assist us to create powerful experiences and environments that maximise innovation and wellbeing.
Inspirational. A spiritual visceral experience that will positively impact my work, my life and the lives of all those I lead and serve. I couldn’t believe how time flew by, I was so engaged that I didn’t even take notes in fear of missing one word. School Principal, Victoria

Brilliant communicator, inspiring in every way and left with a set of tangible actions I want to put in place tomorrow.

Educator, South Australia
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