An impressive line-up of speakers has been finalised ahead of the inaugural EdTech Summit, which will be taking place online on the 18th and 19th November. The event will be run alongside the bi-annual Schools & Academies Show (17th-20th November), the UK’s largest education policy event organised by GovNet.
Gillan Keegan MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Apprenticeships and Skills at the Department for Education, will open proceedings with a keynote presentation on the status of apprenticeships whilst updating the audience on the measures put in place to mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19 on young people’s careers. She will be joined in the opening session by Dr Daniel Susskind, Career Development Fellow from University of Oxford, exploring the future of work in light of the ongoing pandemic.
A 65-strong speaking line-up also includes Helen Miller OBE, Chief Executive of the Good Things Foundation, Robin Ghurbhurun, Managing Director of UK Further Education and Skills, Prof. Mark Simpson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leading and Teaching) at Teesside University, and Lauren Thorpe, Director of Strategies at Ark.
This virtual event will also enable education technologists, senior industry leaders and pioneering speakers to come together to discuss how to bridge the gap between education and technology through an innovative online networking platform. More than 750 senior ICT executives and 3,000 leaders from across the education sector have already signed up for the summit, which is being supported by multiple EdTech suppliers.
Chris Callaghan, Event Director, EdTech Summit, said: “Whilst we are disappointed this launch event is not taking place at the NEC Birmingham as planned, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the level of support we have received to transform the inaugural EdTech Summit into a virtual event has been astounding – which clearly illustrates what an innovative and digitally-minded sector we are working with.
“Despite this change, we have assembled an inspiring and authoritative line-up of speakers who will provide vital updates and share best practice. The EdTech Summit is the only event in the UK to focus on helping primary and secondary schools, colleges, and universities to optimise their digital strategies, implement new technologies and drive efficiencies in the classroom and the back office.”
For more information about the EdTech Summit, or to register for the event, please visit the official website – https://edtechsummit.co.uk/.