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Edtech UK Global Summit

The Edtech UK Global Summit will continue to set the positive agenda for edtech policy and practice

Posted by Julian Owen | October 12, 2017 | Events

WHEN: Friday 24th November 2017 

WHERE: The Crystal, Royal Victoria Docks, Siemens Brothers Way, London E16 1GB

The Summit 2017

This year’s event will be as groundbreaking as the first event held in late 2016, bringing together policy-makers, start-ups, scale-ups and industry, to learn, share and advance the edtech sphere. We curate these events to be more than a one-off conversation; they provide the blueprint for growing this vibrant sector. 

Key speakers (more TBA)

- Steve Frampton, MBE, Principal, Portsmouth College

- Ian Livingstone, CBE, Co-founder Games Workshop/Fighting Fantasy. Co-Author ‘Next Gen’, Hacking the Curriculum

- Shahneila Saeed, Head of Education for UKIE & Director of the Digital Schoolhouse. Co-author, Hacking the Curriculum

- Damien Lanfrey, Chief Innovation Officer, Education Ministry, Italy

- Ian Fordham, Microsoft

- Ben Gill, Rocket Fund, Nesta

- Mark Martin, Urban Teacher

- Nick Kind, Impact Specialist

- Jason Swale, Esri UK

- Charley Rogers, Editor, Education Technology magazine

- Mark Orchison, MD, 9ine

- Kellie Williams, Digital Pioneer for Welsh Government and NDLE award winner

- Hannah Mathias, e-Learning Manager at Cardiff and Vale College & Member of the National Digital Learning Council, Wales

- James Kieft, Group Learning and Development manager at Activate Learning

- Ian Phillips, Assistant Head, Director Computing & ICT, The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School

- Mark Anderson, @ICTEvangelist

- Scott Hayden, Basingstoke College of Technology

- Priya Guha, Rocketspace

- Jose Picardo, Deputy Head, Hampshire Collegiate

- Kathryn Skelton, Director of Strategy, Future Learn

- Dr Ross Parry, Associate Professor, Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (Digital), University of Leicester 

- James Pickering, Associate Professor in Anatomy, National Teaching Fellow, University of Leeds.

- Plus: representatives from DfE, DfID, Jisc, London CLC, IBM and Sunderland Software City. 

The first summit produced The Edtech Vision 2020 Report that was a catalyst for thinking on edtech across government, and has fed directly into developing a new approach to edtech in England. Our trade missions continue to grow our edtech sector for UK plc.

This 2017 summit will also give delegates exclusive insight into both the industrial digital strategies, and implications for the sector. 

This year’s summit will include sessions on:

- Insights, future trends, thought leadership, and top tips.

- Edtech educator showcase from schools, colleges, universities and other institutions.

- Impact and efficacy insights and debate.

- Edtech strategy – when and where next?

- GDPR – why? And how?

- Digital Skills – from schools to adults – how do we build our digital skills with efficacy and urgency?

- What can we learn from other sectors and countries? 

Edtech UK is only two years old and acts as a strategic body to accelerate the growth of the UK’s education and learning technology sector both within Britain and globally.

Our thought leadership reports audit the scale, size and contribution of this growing sector, and work as guides for senior leaders on the computing curriculum.

We continue to act as a supportive body for the sector, growing start-ups and scale-ups, and listening to educators as they pioneer edtech across schools, colleges, universities and other learning settings. We also have an aim to encourage the sector to be more focused on understanding and articulating impact and efficacy. 

This event will focus on what can we learn from other sectors, other countries and other models of investment that help support learning for all, and how we can create new trade and investment links between other countries to demonstrate that Britain is ‘open for business’. 

Sign up at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/edtech-uk-global-summit-2017-tickets-36655680126

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