Reimagine Education 2019: Uniting The Sector, Driving Change

Join the Reimagine Education Conference for higher education leaders and change-makers

Can education save democracy? Is your institution truly ready for AI? What’s the future of the MOOC? How can an edtech startup differentiate itself from its competitors? How can teaching innovation scale across an institution? And what is happening at the cutting-edge of 21st-century teaching and learning?

All these questions, and more, will be answered and debated by the higher education’s leaders and change-makers at the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Conference, to be held across two London venues between on 8th and 9-10th December.

With education in the next decade likely to be characterised by more students requiring more education for longer, and employers seeking ever-more-skilled graduates, the Reimagine Education Steering Committee wants to bring together the global sector’s most innovative, creative, passionate minds to explore how new pedagogy – particularly that driven by technology’s unbridled potential – can be incepted, implemented, and improved.

Workshops – 8 December

December’s event will feature everything the passionate pedagogical pioneer needs to transform the way they teach. The event will begin at Imperial College Business School (8 December), where the organisers are offering a variety of vibrant, expert-led workshops – from MIT’s Mary Ellen Wiltrout on how to offer compelling digital STEM assessments, to the Tmrw Institute’s Carla Aerts, who’ll be teaching university leaders and faculty how to incorporate innovative interdisciplinary curricula into their institutions.

Reimagine Education Awards – 9 December

Reimagine Education prioritises inclusivity as much as it does innovation. Distinguishing itself from conferences that silo off either the edtech cohort – startups, investors, global tech giants – or the student-facing cohort – schools, universities, further education providers – it will offer a unique connection-cultivating program as interdisciplinary and interactive as the sector it seeks to empower.

Monday’s program makes this vision manifest, which will feature a galaxy of educational innovation under one roof: the 140 shortlisted applicants for the 2019 Reimagine Education Awards.

These showcasing submitters have been chosen from among over 1,500 applicants – a record number – and among them will be presenters representing Harvard University, Imperial College London, Princeton University, Sana Labs, edX, OpenClassrooms, PwC and dozens of the world’s most exciting startups.

The value of Monday’s showcases isn’t just exposing you – or your organisation – to innovation, which is ubiquitous. It is giving all educators the chance to encounter innovation that is evidence-based: to be selected, all applicants must have passed through a multi-stage judging process, during which they have been exposed to the keen scrutiny of over 200 expert judges – also representing academia, edtech, and the VC/investment space.

Discussions and gala dinner – 10 December

Tuesday – to be held at London’s atmospheric Queen Elizabeth II Centre – will continue to cultivate collaboration, connection, and exchange, with a series of high-level discussions about the future of, and best practices for, teaching and learning. They include:

  • Jenny Bergeron, Harvard’s Director of Educational Research and Evaluation, debating how to make educational innovation scale with Claire Gordon, Director of LSE’s Eden Centre for Education Enhancement, and Mary Wright, Director of Brown University’s Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Julien Simon, Global Technical Evangelist for AI and Machine Learning at Amazon Web Services, who’ll be asking you whether your institution is ready for AI
  • Julie Reuben, Charles Warren Professor of the History of American Education at Harvard University, who’ll be discussing whether education can save democracy with Louise Dube of iCivics and RITE Education’s Elmarie Potgieter
  • Barbara ‘Bobbi’ Kurshan of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, who’ll be leading a session featuring carefully-curated case studies from the teacher support services space

All delegates will also help their colleagues identify the very best practices prevalent in their sector, by voting for the 2019 Reimagine Education Awards Global Winners – and the destination of the year’s ‘Oscars’ of Education – at Tuesday’s prestigious gala dinner.

To secure your place among education’s most innovative minds, register today at using the exclusive promo code UB19– which will entitle you to a 25% discount on the conference pass.

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