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Thursday 24 January 2019

06:45 - 19:00

Registration Open QEii - Ground Floor

07:00 - 20:00

Demo Booths & Lounges Open QEii - Churchill (G) Pickwick (1), Various (2), Britten (3)

07:00 - 08:30

Breakfast QEii - Churchill (G) Pickwick (1)/ Various rooms (2)/ Britten (3)

07:30 - 08:30

Educating Generation AlphaQEii - Mountbatten - 6

Generation Alpha are the children of millennials. Born from 2010 to 2024, they will be the first generation to grow up with tech seamlessly integrated into their lives and some have already started school. What skills do these children need, and how can we best teach them and prepare them to succeed and thrive?

Equality & AccessQEii - Fleming - 3

Peter Diamandis of the Singularity University predicts that every person on the planet will have internet access by 2025. That’s 4 billion more people than have access today. Learning will take place at all ages, in all places and at any time. Learners will also be increasingly connected to world class educators and to each other. Could universal internet access help democratise access to education?

Future of WorkQEii - Whittle - 3

85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030, don’t exist today (Dell Technologies, March 2017). Increasing connectivity, automation, artificial intelligence and other rapid technological changes are dramatically redefining the work environment. Education systems need to adapt to provide the soft and hard skills required to succeed in this new world of work. This track looks at the future of work and how to best (1) prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s workers, and (2) reskill workers for changing requirements.

Impactful & Scalable Learning Innovations in collaboration with QEii - Churchill - G

These fifteen minute case studies showcase some of the most innovative education delivery from around the world. Each presentation followed by five minutes of Q&A.

08:35 - 09:15

Social & Emotional Learning: How to Do It (Well)

A study last year found that children who took part in a Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) programme were 11% more likely to graduate from college and less likely to have mental health problems or be arrested than students who didn’t attend one (Taylor, Oberle, Durlak & Weissberg 2017)

Empathy, communication, stress management, self-control, responsible decision making and relationship skills are increasingly important. We know Social and Emotional Learning is important, but how do we ‘do’ it? This session will showcase successful SEL programmes and share insights on how to implement similar programmes.

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4 Billion Newly Connected Learners: A Truly Global Classroom

With universal internet access around the corner, learners and educators will soon be connected in real-time. Hyper-connectivity will bring new opportunities for both learners and educators. This session will look at the opportunities and potential impacts of universal internet access in education.

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What Does the Future of Work Look Like?

The world of work is changing exponentially. New jobs, new ways of working, the rise of the gig economy, later retirement and an increasingly connected, global workforce will revolutionise the world of work. The impact of automation and AI on work will both displace workers, and provide new job roles that require an almost entirely new skill set. This session brings thought leaders in the future of work together to imagine what this future could look like in both the short (1-2 years) and medium term (3-7 years).

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2 x Case Study Showcases

These fifteen minute case studies showcase some of the most innovative education delivery from around the world. Each presentation followed by five minutes of Q&A.

09:20 - 10:00

The Maker Movement, Digital Skills and Coding: Where Next?

43% of vacancies in STEM roles are hard to fill due to a shortage of applicants (UK Commission for Employment and Skills, 2016)

We know the importance of digital skills and a tech-centric workforce. Governments, education institutions and employers are embracing a variety of ways to deliver these skills, but a gap remains. In a world where computers can learn to code faster than humans, what digital skills should we focus on, and what role does creativity play?

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The Poverty Related Attainment Gap: Can Poor Kids Ever Do as Well as Rich Kids?

Socioeconomic status remains the greatest predictor of how well a child will do at school, and in later life. This session will discuss strategies to reduce the attainment gap including improving the school environment, the impact of self-directed learning, the importance of investment in early years education and the role of technology and other evidence based findings.

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Reskilling & Training for a Displaced Workforce

400-800 million individuals globally could be displaced by automation by 2030, with women overly represented (McKinsey 2017).

Technology’s ever increasingly rapid pace of transformation is shortening the shelf-life of employees’ skill sets. Employees will need to retrain several times during a career. This session looks at career-focussed education throughout people’s working lives including the government initiatives for reskilling displaced workers.

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2 x Case Study Showcases

These fifteen minute case studies showcase some of the most innovative education delivery from around the world. Each presentation followed by five minutes of Q&A.

10:05 - 10:45

Blockchain, Blockcert & Credentialing Technologies

Paper based learning certificates still require prospective employers or academic institutions to phone and verify their origin. Blockchain has the potential to offer transparent, searchable and instant credentialing. But will it ever become mainstream? This session explores the latest advances in credentialing, and wider applications of the blockchain to education.

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Africa’s Digital Learning Revolution: A Newly Connected Continent

Africa will have just under 1 billion mobile phone subscriptions by 2023 (Ericsson, 2017)

Technology is transforming learning opportunities in Africa. Africa is leapfrogging the use of computers in favour of mobile. This session looks at some of the most innovative solutions to delivering education to the world’s youngest, and fastest growing, population.

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Knowledge vs. Skills: Equipping Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs

85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030, don’t exist today (Dell Technologies, March 2017).

Accessing data and knowledge is (or will soon be) easy, fast and practically free for all. In a world where we can access infinite amounts of information via our mobile phone, what knowledge and skills do children need to succeed in the new world of work? This session will feature the view of industry as well as those running programmes to deliver these skills.

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2 x Case Study Showcases

These fifteen minute case studies showcase some of the most innovative education delivery from around the world. Each presentation followed by five minutes of Q&A.

10:45 - 11:15

Networking & Coffee Break Churchill (G) Pickwick (1), Various (2), Britten (3)

11:15 - 11:25

Transition to Central Hall (from QEii) Transition

11:25 - 11:30

Keynote - Opening Remarks Central Hall - Great Hall

11:30 - 11:50

Keynote 1 Central Hall - Great Hall

11:50 - 12:10

Keynote 2 Central Hall - Great Hall

12:10 - 12:30

Keynote 3 Central Hall - Great Hall

12:30 - 12:50

Keynote 4 Central Hall - Great Hall

12:50 - 12:55

Transition to QEii (from Central Hall) - non hosted
Transition from Great Hall to Lecture Hall - Hosted Transition

12:55 - 13:55

Seated Lunch QEii - Rutherford, Moore & Abbey (4) St James (4) Westminster (4) Windsor (5) Cambridge (5) Mountbattend (6)

13:55 - 14:15

Coffee, Pudding & Networking QEii - Churchill (G) Pickwick (1), Various (2), Britten (3)

12:55 - 13:20

Lunch for Hosted Meetings Programme Participants Central Hall - Lecture Hall & Library

13:20 - 14:20

Hosted Meetings Central Hall - Lecture Hall & Library

14:15 - 14:25

Transition to Central Hall Transition

14:25 - 14:45

Keynote 5 Central Hall - Great Hall

14:45 - 14:15

Keynote 6 Central Hall - Great Hall

15:05 - 15:25

Keynote 7 Central Hall - Great Hall

15:25 - 15:45

Keynote 8 Central Hall - Great Hall

15:45 - 15:50

Transition to QEii (from Central Hall) Transition

15:50 - 16:20

Coffee Break QEii - Churchill (G) Pickwick (1), Various (2), Britten (3)

Artificial Intelligence in EducationQEii - Mountbatten - 6

Artificial Intelligence is at the heart of many of the most exciting and disruptive advances in edtech. This track covers the impact of AI on learners and educators including new solutions in personalised learning, grading, tutoring and adaptive learning.

The Business of Education: New Public & Private ModelsQEii - Fleming - 3

This track looks at new investment models and methods that are driving great outcomes for learners. We’ll draw examples from businesses delivering both social impact and commercial returns.

Learning Spaces in 2025QEii - Whittle - 3

Classrooms have remained largely unchanged for centuries. This track looks at the the role of physical environments on learning and how technology can drive the best learning outcomes.

Startup PitchQEii - Churchill - G

Learnit’s Startup Pitch features 15 early stage companies with pioneering technologies, products and business models. These companies will compete for two significant cash prizes. Each company will have three minutes to pitch and two and a half minutes for Q&A with a panel of investors. Two winners will be selected: one by our panel of investors and the other by audience vote.

16:20 - 17:00

The Evolution and Transformation of Educators

AI offers infinitely more personalised, adaptive and engaging learning. It will, and should, impact the role of the teacher, but will it ultimately empower them, or replace them? This session looks at how teaching, one of the oldest professions in the world, is changing.

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Investing For Impact: New Education Funding Models

Socially responsible investing is becoming increasingly popular. This session will review new funding models in education including impact investing and the world’s first Development Impact Bond and discuss the role finance can play in catalysing change in education.

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New Models and Stakeholders in K-12

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and others are using a tech sector approach to education to develop alternative models to K-12 education. Some of these systems are gaining traction fast, and some have shut schools and pivoted from education establishment to technology provider. This session will bring to life new models in K-12 education.

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17:05 - 17:45

Big Data, Machine Learning and New Forms of Personalised Learning

Personalised learning has been a hot topic in recent years. It’s been celebrated and received huge investment. It’s also been blamed for unmanageable teacher workloads and for creating self-fulfilling prophecies. This session will review the latest evidence base for personalised learning, the latest advances in technology and machine learning and how they can best be harnessed.

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EdTech Investor Panel

The global educational technology market crossed $17.7 billion in revenue in 2017 and is expected to grow to $40.9 billion by 2022 (Frost & Sullivan 2017)

This session will look at the latest trends in edtech investment globally including a review of recent funding rounds, valuations and IPOs. The session will also touch on the differences between European and US investment strategies, startup activity in Europe and the role of China both as an investor, and as home to some of the world’s highest valued education businesses.

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Designing Physical Learner-Centred Environments

Schools have remained largely unchanged for decades, and in some countries, centuries. This session will focus on design-centred thinking and learner needs. It’ll touch on creating physical learner-centred environments from scratch as well as how current spaces can be adapted to best meet learner needs drawing on examples that have directly impacted learner outcomes.

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17:50 - 18:30

Language Learning in a World Powered by AI

In a world where language translation is available in real time via earbud, and where AI systems can now teach themselves languages from scratch, how should we approach language learning?

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Teach The Teacher: New Models For Teacher Training & Continued Professional Development

Teaching, one of the oldest professions in the world, has remained largely unchanged for centuries. This session draws on international examples of best practise within teacher training both at the start of, and during a teaching career.

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Designing Virtual Learner-Centred Environments

This session will look at the design of VLEs and Learning Management Systems (LMS’s) that drive student engagement and outcomes. With increasing numbers of students learning online daily, what should the optimal online learning environment look like?

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18:30 - 20:00

Reception QEii - Churchill (G) Pickwick (1), Various (2), Britten (3)

19:45 - 22:00