Reshaping the way we learn

Virtual classrooms, remote workplaces and government AI initiatives — the pandemic has brought colossal changes to every level of education. So what are the latest adoptions in EdTech and what could be done better? We shine the spotlight on the whirlwind innovations, head-scratching challenges and the unmissable opportunities to evolve education like never before.

Teachers, technologists, entrepreneurs and government heads will channel their knowledge and wisdom on everything from remote learning and the future of schooling to the AI fundamentally changing the way we learn. The future of EdTEch is up for grabs, and with London being the largest EdTech ecosystem in Europe, this stage will be a rare and insightful lesson from the people at its heart.

Whats in it for you?

Knowledge, insights, networking & conversation, the path to change starts here

Explore

EdTech revolution

Explore the full scope of the EdTech revolution and what it means for students, educators, investors and startups.

Challenge

Digital Education

Peek into the plans to extend the reach of digital education to every student, and the brilliant companies stepping up to the challenge.

Grow

Investment & opportunity

Get clued into the latest investment trends and opportunities, and the buzzing EdTech hubs to keep on your radar.

Improve

Remote learning

Take notes on the best practices for remote learning courses and how to make them easily accessible so nobody gets left behind.

Get answers to the biggest questions, including
Is hybrid schooling the future of learning?
Get answers to the biggest questions, including
Should we worry about education becoming privatised?
Get answers to the biggest questions, including
Why is blockchain a game-changer for students?
Get answers to the biggest questions, including
How can we remedy digital poverty?
Get answers to the biggest questions, including
How do we prepare students for an AI inspired future?

Is hybrid schooling the future of learning?

Should we worry about education becoming privatised?

Why is blockchain a game-changer for students?

How can we remedy digital poverty?

How do we prepare students for an AI inspired future?

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9:59 am - 10:04 am 14th June 2021 MC
10:00 am - 10:40 am 14th June 2021 Right here, right now: Education in 2021

This last year has been one of the most disruptive years for education in living history. So what have we learnt and what changes are here to stay? We discuss Covid’s far-reaching effects on...

11:00 am - 11:40 am 14th June 2021
Curated with: Nesta
NESTA: If EdTech is here to stay, how can it make education fairer?

As we slowly emerge from the pandemic, education leaders are faced with some tough questions: how will we support children who have fallen behind to catch-up? And how do we improve teaching in...

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 14th June 2021 Blockchain in education: The game changer students are looking for

Could blockchain be the game-changing tech in education that we’ve been waiting for? We hear from a distinguished panel on how we can apply this fascinating new tech to decentralise learning and...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 14th June 2021 Schools are not working: How do we prepare students for a future world?

School systems across the world are rapidly fading into obsolescence. How can we start engaging students with AI and nanotechnology sooner? Will the future of schooling revolve around...

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 14th June 2021
Curated with: Debate Mate
Debate: Should big tech stay out of the classroom?

EdTech companies, both large and small, have seen their user numbers skyrocket thanks to Covid. But are they genuinely motivated to help teach and learn? We invite education experts to debate if...

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm 14th June 2021 Not leaving anyone out in the schools revolution

According to UNICEF, two thirds of the world’s school-age children have no internet access at home. Bridging the digital divide has never been more important, especially when the knock-on effect...

5:40 pm - 5:45 pm 14th June 2021 MC
10:00 am - 10:45 am 15th June 2021 Resilience and play: Enabling kids to flourish in a world of upheaval

In the midst of global instability, how can we mitigate the effects of trauma on children, both at home and at school? John Goodwin and Kate Robertson discuss how learning through play can help...

11:00 am - 11:40 am 15th June 2021 Throwing out the rule book: Creating an outstanding alternative to university and corporate training

The way we learn and work has been turned on its head since the pandemic. We hear from Euan Blair and Robbie Stamp on why the current system needs an alternative, and what Multiverse is doing to...

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm 15th June 2021 Should we decolonise education

The global outrage from the Black Lives Matter movement has spawned a wealth of new discussions about equality and inclusion. Addressing changes in the school curriculum in the West to better...

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm 15th June 2021 Heads in the cloud: The future is hybrid schooling

COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of classroom technologies, forever shifting the paradigm for students and educators alike. How will this new interface change the way we educate? An...

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm 15th June 2021 Follow the money: Why EdTech is booming

With an unbelievable 72% growth in the last 12 months, Covid has made EdTech one of the hottest industries to invest in. But what are VCs and investors planning for its long term future? A panel...

5:00 pm - 5:03 pm 15th June 2021 The future of digital education: The next five years

From hybrid learning to throwing out standardized testing, the pandemic has accelerated more than a few interesting trends in higher education. But which ones will stick? In this eye-opening...

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” We must invest in the education of children. Let’s think about what is valuable, improve it and make it fit for the 21st century.”

— Armen Sarkissian, President of Armenia