Boston Summit - Knovva Academy
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Boston Summit

July 15 – July 22, 2020

Building a Digital Future

Digital technologies are evolving faster and are used more widely than ever before. Digitization touches all sectors of the economy and society, such as commerce and finance, government and public services, agriculture and industry, and security and defence. The development of artificial intelligence allows digital technology to adapt and optimize its performance, creating significant shifts in the workforce and new markets for investment. At the same time, just under half the world’s population lacks internet access, cutting them off from opportunities for economic growth.

Learning Objectives

  • What are the barriers and benefits to achieving global internet connectivity?

  • What types of financial markets and employment opportunities does digitization create for your country?

  • How can the global community most effectively manage the risks posed by digitization?

  • How will your country educate its future and current workforce for a digital world?

Program Schedule

Day 1 7/15Arrival
  • Arrival
Day 2 7/16Academic Workshop Day
  • Orientation
  • Keynote Lecture
  • Workshops

Day 3 7/17Academic Workshop Day
  • Workshops
  • Team Reflection
Day 4 7/18Tour Day
  • Local Historic Sightseeing
Day 5 7/19Simulation Day
  • mG20 Opening Conference
  • Country Strategy Session
  • Ministerial Working Groups
Day 6 7/20Simulation Day
  • Country Strategy Session
  • Ministerial Working Group
Day 7 7/21Simulation Day
  • Country Strategy Session
  • Press Conference
  • Open Mic Session
  • Award Ceremony
Day 8 7/22Departure
  • Departure


Bentley University Campus
175 Forest St, Waltham, MA, USA 02452

Harvard University Campus
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA, USA 02115


Bentley University


Residential Program


Program Tuition – $2,800

Including eight nights of hotel accommodation, three meals per day, airport pickup and drop off, one Boston city tour.

Enrollment Process

1 Application
  • The application process is now open.

There is a $50 application fee that must be paid at the time of application submission. 

2 Interview
  • The automated interview process consists of 4 questions and is available on Knovva’s Student Portal immediately after paying the application fee.
3 Decision
  • After completing the interview process, the student will receive their admission results within 1 to 2 weeks.
4 Registration
  • To complete the registration process, students and guardians must complete the tuition payment and enrollment agreement.

    The last day to complete Step 4 is June 1, 2020.

5 Welcome Package
  • Participants will receive Welcome Guide and Pre-Departure Orientation Materials, which will include important program information and preparation materials. 
  • Participants will also receive travel documents and prepare necessary arrangements.
6 Preparation Course
  • Participants will receive an invitation to join the online course, Living in A Connected World. This 6-week course should be completed before arrival to ensure proper preparation for the academic portion of the program.
7 Travel Documents
  • Program participants must update their Student Portal Profile with flight itineraries, emergency contacts, dietary requirements, and any necessary travel documents or information. 

    All documents must be submitted by July 1, 2020.

*This event is not owned, controlled, supervised or sponsored by Bentley University and Harvard University or any of its schools or programs.

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