2-3 October 2024 - Conference & Exhibition

RAI Amsterdam

2024 Agenda

 

Amsterdam, 2 - 3 October 2024

Schedule

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Oct 111:00
Conference pass

M1 - Upgrading assessment harnessing the potentials of Learning Design and AI

Pre-Conference Workshops (for 3-day pass holders only)
higher education

To ensure valid assessment, it is important to align it with the intended learning outcomes, and teaching and learning activities. Developing assessment programs is a part of learning design, which can be supported by the Balanced Learning Design Planning (BDP) concept and the accompanying free of charge collaborative online tool (https://learning-design.eu). The tool offers design analytics which can support educators in the meaningful planning of assessment, including incorporating AI.

The workshop will be organised in two parts. The first part will present an introduction to learning design, valid and reliable assessment planning, challenges of AI in assessment, and an open discussion around these topics. In the second part, participants will be presented with the BDP tool and given an opportunity to work on learning designs, minding the principles of ensuring valid and reliable assessment, and ethical use of AI.

Learning outcomes:

  • Redesign assessment programs based on constructive alignment with intended learning outcomes.
  • Use a learning design concept and tool to construct valid and reliable assessment.
  • Develop assessment in AI-enriched learning environments in higher education.

Intended audience: Higher education (Educators, educational decision-makers, learning designers, curriculum developers, quality assurance experts, researchers)

Blaženka Divjak, Head of Department, Department of Quantitative Methods, University of Zagreb
Oct 111:00
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M2 - Empowering educators and students: an introduction to Artificial Intelligence in the classroom

Pre-Conference Workshops (for 3-day pass holders only)
schools

Explore the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education. This workshop aims to equip teachers and students with a foundational understanding of AI technologies and their applications within the educational context. Participants will engage in hands-on activities and discussions to discover how AI can enhance teaching methods, foster student creativity, and prepare learners for the future.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain a basic understanding of Artificial Intelligence and its relevance in education.
  • Explore practical applications of AI tools and technologies for both teachers and students.
  • Develop strategies for integrating AI into the curriculum to enhance learning experiences.

Intended audience: Schools (Educators, school administrators, and students interested in leveraging AI for educational purposes.)

Catarina Ferreira, Mathematics & Science Teacher and Tech Coach Senior School, PaRK International School
Oct 111:00
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M3 - Game on, learn on: how to start and grow an eSports programme in your school

Pre-Conference Workshops (for 3-day pass holders only)
schools

This workshop will provide a foundation for WHY scholastic esports is impactful, and it will equip you with the HOW: tools to start a new program programme or grow an existing one for maximum impact and FUN! Learn how you can use esports as a platform for students to acquire critical communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life. Map out your goals and resources and learn how to use the proven framework from NASEF (the Network of Academic and Scholastic Esports Federations) to implement afterschool or classroom programme to tap into video games beyond play alone. The session will share firsthand experiences and research to demonstrate how students found a new passion for learning, and how the esports ecosystem can be leveraged in clubs or classes to teach foundational STEAM, ELA and SEL skills. You will participate in a variety of exercises and brainstorming activities and walk away with a specific plan for scholastic esports at your site.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain a solid understanding of the impact of scholastic esports, armed with practical tools to initiate or enhance programmes, fostering essential skills in students
  • Learn how to use NASEF's proven framework, incorporating firsthand experiences and research to inspire a passion for learning through esports, bridging the gap between play and education
  • Determine your strategy for programs, challenges, and titles to introduce to your students

Intended audience: Schools

Oct 115:00
Conference pass

W1 - Introducing immersive technologies into education: a change management perspective

Pre-Conference Workshops (for 3-day pass holders only)
higher education

A case study of how immersive technologies have been introduced into higher education institutions. We will look at the process of developing a vision and strategy for the organisation, gathering support from leadership, creating an ecosystem of suppliers and partners and working effectively with stakeholders.

We will discuss the creation of a culture of continuous experimentation as well as how to build a community of XR trainers and training resources that plug into an immersive learning network. We will also cover strategic communication, obtaining funding and dealing with resistance.

The session will also cover hardware and software options, content creation and provide participants with experiences of immersive technology prototypes in education.

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop a vision and strategy for integrating immersive technologies your organisation
  • Learn to build a community of XR trainers, integrating training resources into an immersive learning network
  • Explore hardware and software options, content creation methods, and engage in hands-on experiences with immersive technology prototypes in education

Intended audience: Educational innovators and tinkerers, educators and faculty, educational leaders, program managers, IT managers

Oct 115:00
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W2 - From board to web: connecting electronics to online learning

Pre-Conference Workshops (for 3-day pass holders only)
schools

Open-source hardware platform allows students to design interactive electronic projects and connect them to online learning experiences.

We begin with a demonstration of building a simple circuit and explain core concepts like inputs, outputs, and coding syntax. And then we move to more advanced projects that link physical devices to digital content. For example, code a circuit with a temperature sensor and have it trigger/display online learning assets about weather or best ambient conditions when certain thresholds are met.

Next, projects that collect analog sensor data and upload it to a cloud database or learning management system for analysis, visualisation, and data-driven lessons. We explore patterns over time.

Meanwhile, we discuss how boards and sensors are meaningful to gain hands-on experience with core STEAM concepts like circuits, coding, and data collection authentically and creatively. They open doors for personalised, project-based blended learning models. Projects are interactive, motivate learning, and link the physical world to online platforms.

The audience will be able to try a sample mini-project, ask questions, and discuss ways to incorporate these ideas into their own classrooms or maker spaces. Emphasise how Arduino The goal is to inspire educators to think of new ways hands-on circuits and electronics can enhance online instruction when paired with platforms like Arduino. Focus on engagement, real-world applications, and bridging the digital-physical divide.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how open-source hardware platforms can be used to design interactive electronic projects and connect them to online learning experiences.
  • Learn techniques for building simple circuits with inputs and outputs and connecting them to data collection and online content through coding and programming.
  • Experience sample project ideas that integrate open-source hardware, sensors and programming to teach STEAM concepts in an authentic, hands-on manner like exploring weather patterns over time.
  • Acquire strategies for developing personalised, blended learning models that bridge the physical-digital divide through hands-on circuits and data-driven online exercises.
  • Discuss approaches for incorporating open-source hardware into classroom activities and maker spaces to enhance student engagement, and motivation and link real-world applications to online instruction.

The outcomes focus on both technical skills and pedagogical strategies, with an emphasis on interactive, authentic learning through open-source hardware across online and physical domains.

Intended audience: Schools educators, active or with a keen interest in teaching STEAM/STEM subjects

Some secondary audiences include:

  • University/ college instructors of engineering, technology, and science courses
  • Maker space facilitators or coordinators
  • Instructional designers supporting online/blended curriculum
  • Administrators looking to enhance STEAM programs
  • Non-profit educators exploring hands-on project-based learning
Oct 115:00
Conference pass

W3 - AI tools for teachers: streamlining workload and enhancing education

Pre-Conference Workshops (for 3-day pass holders only)
schools
higher education

Embark on a transformative journey with our “AI Tools for Teachers” workshop! Beyond the efficiency gains and personalised learning experiences, this workshop is your gateway to building AI literacy among both educators and learners. Discover how to not only integrate cutting-edge AI tools into your teaching but also empower your students with the skills to navigate the AI landscape responsibly. Join us as we explore the ethical use of AI, foster critical thinking, and prepare the next generation for success in an AI-driven world.

Learning outcomes:

  • Mastery of AI tools for administrative efficiency: Delegates will leave the workshop with a mastery of AI tools designed to streamline administrative tasks, such as producing lesson plans, grading rubrics and schemes of work in minutes. By incorporating these tools into their workflow, teachers can save valuable time and redirect their focus toward impactful teaching strategies and student engagement.
  • Seamless integration of AI in lesson content creation: Delegates will gain the skills to seamlessly integrate AI tools, such as Gamma and Canva's Design AI, into lesson content creation. By harnessing AI-driven design capabilities, teachers can create visually engaging and pedagogically effective materials, enhancing the overall teaching and learning experience.
  • Building AI literacy among learners: Delegates will develop the knowledge and skills needed to educate their learners on the ethical and responsible use of AI. Through the exploration of AI tools, participants will gain insights into fostering AI literacy among students, teaching them how to critically engage with AI technologies, understand potential biases, and make informed decisions in an increasingly AI-driven world. This outcome emphasises the importance of preparing learners not only to use AI tools but also to be informed and responsible users, contributing to the development of a digitally literate and ethical generation.

Intended audience: Schools & Higher Education

Vikki Liogier, EdTech & Education Digital Capability Consultant, Vikki Liogier

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Oct 28:50
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Organisers' opening remarks

Keynotes
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higher education
Sophia Ku, Managing Director, EDUtech Global - Terrapinn
Stage 1
Oct 28:55
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Chair's opening remarks

Keynotes
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higher education
Stage 1
Oct 29:00
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Keynote – Generative intelligence: redefining education for the age of AI

Keynotes
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higher education

Generative AI is changing the role of the educator, from being the sole source of authority to one of multiple intelligences in our physical and virtual learning environments. AI is now another presence in the learning community, along with students and educators. This has tremendous implications for how, where and what we teach. In this keynote, Mairéad will discuss the new hybrid model of human + AI – a social, generative, constructivist and human-centred model of education that empowers educators.

Learning outcomes from the session include being able to:

  • Use the generative AI ecosystem to design learning experiences
  • Design generative learning activities that meet pedagogically sound principles
  • Create a hybrid community of inquiry composed of students and AI
Stage 1
Oct 29:30
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Keynote – Smarter classroom for collaborative learning

Keynotes
schools
higher education
  • Creating a classroom of the future that enhances personalised and engaging learning experiences
  • Empowering educators to be catalysts of digital transformation
  • Digital solutions to improve collaboration and productivity
Stage 1
Oct 29:50
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Keynote – Unlocking productivity and personalising learning with AI

Keynotes
schools
higher education
  • Saving time and differentiating instruction
  • Building AI literacy for educators and students
  • Providing insights for data-driven decision making
Stage 1
Oct 210:10
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Show & Tell

Show & Tell
schools
higher education

EDUtech Show & Tell is a collection of bite-sized stories featuring the movers & shakers who are reshaping our classrooms and lecture halls for the future.Here is where teachers, lecturers, ed-tech coaches, and administrators come together to share invaluable "how-to" best practices, practical innovations, and step-by-step personal insights on teaching or how to improve processes with technology.

  • "AI ethics in action: building trustworthy technology" by John Doherty, Director of Digital Learning, Wycombe Abbey, United Kingdom
  • "Understanding and tackling poverty in the current and future world" by Emelie Hahn & George Tsarsitalidis, Lead Teachers, Gränbyskolan, Sweden
  • "Female empowerment for STEM in early education" by Prof. Dr. Uta Hauck-Thum, Professor of Elementary School Education and Didactics, Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
  • "Guardians of nature" by Nina Jelen, Primary School Teacher, Ivana Skvarče Primary School, Slovenia
  • "Transforming primary education: integrating ICT through thematic learning" by Ross Morgan, Year 3 Teacher, The British School of Milan, Italy
  • "STEAM: connecting the dots between Art and Science in education" by Joao Silveria, Head of the Innovation Hub & Learning Designer, Axens Academy | IFP School, France
  • "Exploring AI innovations in higher education: unveiling three AI initiatives at the University of Amsterdam" by Emma Wiersma, Project Leader Educational Innovation & Educational Advisor Blended Learning, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • "The AI Maturity in Education Scan (AIMES): Elevating AI Literacy in Higher Education" by Luuk Terbeek, Advisor Teaching & AI and Blended Learning, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • "Crisis management in Higher Education and solution using Information Technologies" by Tinatin Endeladze, Head of the Rectors Administration, The University of Georgia, Georgia
  • "Establishing a game lab at Marburg University Library. Challenges and perspectives." by Dr. Michael Mosel, Manager of the Media Center, University of Marburg, Germany
  • "Personalised course onboarding with AI" by Till Beutling, Senior LX Manager, U International University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • and more!
Stage 6
Oct 210:10
Conference pass

TECH Showcase

TECH Showcase
schools
higher education

Quick and straight to the point, TECH Showcases are a great way to learn about the key features, innovations, functionalities and capabilities of our exhibitors’ latest products and developments in a 15-minute window.

Hear from:

  • Wooclap
  • Ispring Media
  • Lap safe
  • Lightspeed systems
  • MIT solutions
  • Classter
  • Learning Technologies
  • Ready Education
  • Classlink
  • GEKO
  • and more!
Stage 7
Oct 211:00
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Panel – Rethinking the purpose of education

Leadership
schools
higher education
  • Between changing societies and new opportunities opened by tech developments, is the education sector in need of radical reforms?
  • What are the skills and competencies that the education systems should provide learners with throughout their lives?
  • Addressing inclusivity and accessibility in education to ensure all learners have equal opportunities
Stage 1
Oct 211:00
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Panel – Tech-powered TVET as the key to close the skills gap

Lifelong Learning & Skills
schools
higher education
  • Can Technical and Vocational Education and Training programmes effectively address the growing skills gap in the workforce?
  • How can TVET offers practical and industry-focused training for in-demand careers?
  • How can tech enhance skill related learning, in formal and informal settings?
Andrea Lapegna, Deputy Director, Lifelong Learning Platform
Michael Heister, Head of Departement"Initiatives for VET", Federal Institute For Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)
Stage 4
Oct 211:15
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Panel – Strategies to build a resilient IT infrastructure

Digital Infrastructure
schools
  • What elements need to be considered to build a safe, stable, and accessible IT infrastructure in your school?
  • How can we best involve all stakeholders (learners, educators, and staff) in the planning and execution?
  • How to best prepare to face sudden challenges, from cybersecurity attacks to safeguarding matters
Josephine Mettendaf, Head of ICT, Ronduit Onderwijs
Stage 2
Oct 211:15
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Panel – Future-ready faculty: navigating professional development

Teaching & Learning
higher education
  • Prioritising the upskilling of staff and educators, empowering them to deal with with rapid technological changes
  • The positive impact of highly skilled teachers on learning outcomes
  • How adequate professional development increases job retention
Stage 3
Oct 211:45
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Showcase – Building and implementing effective digital strategies for universities

Leadership
higher education
  • How to develop a forward-thinking digital strategy that positions your organisation for success
  • How to involve all stakeholders - faculty, staff, and students, to ensure successful digital transformation
  • Prioritising upskilling staff and educators, and foster a collaborative environment to maximise the impact of digital tools across

Experience a dynamic session featuring 3 rapid fire case study presentations followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A amongst speakers and the audience.

Giuseppe Bellia, Dean, UBI Business School
Stage 1
Oct 211:45
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Case study presentation – From learning to earning: certifications that lead to careers

Lifelong Learning & Skills
schools
higher education
  • In-demand certifications that unlock high-growth career paths
  • Selecting the right certifications to maximise your earning potential
  • Flexible learning paths to get certified and lead to career progression
Stage 4
Oct 212:00
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Fireside chat– Data-powered student outreach: targeting prospects & parents efficiently

Digital Infrastructure
schools
  • Distilling actionable marketing insights from available school data
  • Personalising and automating communications with AI-powered tools
  • Influencing decisions: leveraging parent and alumni community for content
Mafalda Silva Pinto, Marketing and Communications Manager, Oporto British School
Rhys Mumford, Marketing & Admissions Officer, The British School of Brussels
Stage 2
Oct 212:00
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Case study presentation – How to be human in the age of AI

Teaching & Learning
higher education

How AI can expand our capacity and help to:

  • make learning more personal for all students
  • give teachers time back to do more of what they love (teaching) and less admin
  • supercharge productivity for education leaders
Session led by: google-for-education
Stage 3
Oct 212:15
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Presentation – A guide to EDUtech Europe: make the best of our event!

Leadership
schools
higher education

Join a dynamic session led by the passionate educators of Digital Futures Group. They'll share their insights and experiences from EDUtech Europe 2023, giving you insider tips on how to maximize your learning and success at this year's event.

Stage 1
Oct 213:30
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Keynote – How Minerva Project helps institutions rethink how they approach education

Keynotes
schools
higher education

Higher education is experiencing a crisis in confidence, increasingly accelerated by the advent of generative AI. This is manifested through decreasing student enrolment, the degradation of skills acquired by graduates, and the fiery ideological clashes on campuses. It is a moment for universities to fundamentally transform what skills they teach and how to assess them, thus nurturing real learning, rather than just bestowing credentials.

In this keynote, Ben will highlight

  • The root causes of what is broken in higher education
  • How learning programs can be transformed from being "atomised" to "integrated and systematic"
  • Why learning assessment should focus on the breadth of application
Stage 1
Oct 214:00
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Fireside chat – AI evolution: unveiling recent innovations on GenAI and beyond

Keynotes
schools
higher education
  • Exploring the latest on AI tools transforming classrooms, from adaptive learning platforms to virtual tutors
  • Peeking into the future of education with upcoming AI innovations
  • Implementing AI tools ethically, ensuring inclusivity, data privacy, and the responsible use of emerging tech
Eric Cherel, Chief Information Officer, Learning Planet Institute
Matthew Wemyss, Assistant School Director, Fundatia Mateas - Cambridge School of Bucharest
Stage 1
Oct 214:00
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Panel – Hack-proof universities: battling cyber threats in higher education

Digital Infrastructure
higher education
  • Establishing a robust cybersecurity framework
  • Developing a comprehensive incident response plan
  • Enhancing anomaly detection and real-time response capabilities with AI
Harald Rotter, CIO & CDO, University of St. Gallen
Kristina Lillemets, Chief Digital Officer, University of Tartu
Stage 2
Oct 214:20
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Case study presentation – Empowering learners and breaking barriers with transferable certifications

Lifelong Learning & Skills
schools
higher education
  • Allowing student and labour mobility
  • Aligning certifications with industry standards to enhance employability
  • Issuing and managing transferable certifications, though digital credentials
Stage 4
Oct 214:30
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Panel – Using tech with purpose and strategy

Leadership
schools
higher education
  • Identifying the specific educational goals and objectives when integrating technology in the learning process
  • Ensuring that technology complements and enhances existing teaching methods and approaches
  • Equipping educators with the necessary skills to leverage technology effectively
Anna Keune, Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences and Educational Design Technologies, TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
Timothy Kelley, ISS Director, International School Stuttgart, Degerloch Campus
Stage 1
Oct 214:30
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Fireside chat – Data-driven student success

Digital Infrastructure
higher education
  • Exploring the role of information systems in tracking student progression
  • How data-driven insights contribute to personalised student support
  • How is AI unlocking new opportunities that improve the student experience?
Christa Winqvist, Chief Information Officer, Aalto University
Stage 2
Oct 214:30
Conference pass

Fireside chat – All I do is win: EdTech’s role in fast-tracking student success

Teaching & Learning
schools
  • Transcending the limitations of traditional teaching methods with EdTech
  • Maximising student engagement and optimising learning outcomes
  • How AI relieves teacher’s workload to focus on what really matters
Lucía Figar De Lacalle, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Global College
Rachel Beyer, Global Director of Teaching and Learning (Primary), OneSchool Global
Stage 3
Oct 215:00
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Panel – Sparking creative-IT: harnessing technology to foster creative learners

Teaching & Learning
schools
  • Unconventional uses of EdTech to encourage artistic expression
  • Virtual reality and augmented reality: stepping into the realm of imagination
  • Balancing screen time with hands-on creative experiences
Stage 3
Oct 215:00
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Panel – Micro and nano learning for skills development

Lifelong Learning & Skills
schools
higher education
  • Job-ready qualifications to answer to the changing needs of the job market
  • How can MOOCs be leveraged to upskill workers and learners?
  • Upskilling in the workplace by collaborating with educational institutions to design industry-relevant training
Stage 4
Oct 215:15
Conference pass

Presentation – Web3 and the future of education

Leadership
schools
higher education
  • Blockchain basics: distributed ledgers, cryptographic security, and decentralised networks
  • Streamlining the process of verifying educational credentials, with learners having ownership and control over their academic records
  • Supporting the issuance and verification of micro-credentials and digital badges, recognising diverse skills beyond traditional degrees
Stage 1
Oct 215:35
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Showcase – Building and implementing effective digital strategies for schools

Leadership
schools
  • Crafting a clear digital strategy that aligns with your school's goals and empowers student success
  • Integratingtechnology effectively across curriculum, administration, and learning environments
  • Professional development opportunities to ensure educators feel confident utilising technology in the classroom

Experience a dynamic session featuring 3 rapid fire case study presentations followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A amongst speakers and the audience.

Moderator: Gemma Gwilliam, Head of Digital Learning, Education and Innovation and Strategic Lead, Portsmouth: the Digital City Project
Stage 1
Oct 215:45
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Case study presentation – Beyond the screen: how esports skills propel success in the workforce

Teaching & Learning
higher education
  • Examining the correlation between esports expertise and real-world competencies
  • Growing demand for esports-related skills in various industries
  • Identifying and defining the key transferable skills cultivated in esports
Stage 3
Oct 215:50
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Showcase – Job-ready graduates: equipping students for the world of work

Lifelong Learning & Skills
higher education
  • Adapting curriculum and programmes to meet evolving employer needs and prepare students for successful careers
  • Strategies to integrate real-world work experiences, internships, and industry partnerships into the academic journey
  • How to foster essential skills to prepare graduates for a lifetime of career success

Experience a dynamic session featuring 3 rapid fire case study presentations followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A amongst speakers and the audience.

Stage 4
Oct 216:00
Conference pass

Showcase – EdTech on a shoestring: procurement of tech on a limited budget

Digital Infrastructure
schools
  • Free and low-cost educational technology tools to enhance your classroom without straining your budget
  • Creative strategies to leverage existing technology and maximise its impact on student learning
  • Partnering with schools and organisations to share resources and expand your tech toolkit

Experience a dynamic session featuring 3 rapid fire case study presentations followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A amongst speakers and the audience.

Jonathan Butcher, SS Digital Learning Coordinator & Data Manager, British School of Milan
Stage 2
Oct 216:15
Conference pass

Panel – The effects of the digital divide on access to technology and digital education

Leadership
schools
higher education
  • Disparities in online learning experiences for learners with varying levels of access and the effects on learning outcomes
  • Equipping educators with digital skills to navigate the virtual learning landscape
  • Providingtargeted support to students at risk of falling behind due to the digital divide
Moderator: James Garnett, Chair, Board of Trustees, Apps for Good
James Browning, Chief Operating Officer, Academies Enterprise Trust
Maxim Pochebut, Academic Director, SET University
Brian Cooklin, Regional Managing Director, Nord Anglia Education
Stage 1
Oct 216:30
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Fireside chat – Safeguarding strategies to create a safe online learning environment

Digital Infrastructure
schools
  • Identifying current online risks and threats and cultivating a sense of responsibility and agency in students
  • Encouraging digital literacy and critical thinking through fact checking and online evaluation
  • Addressing cyber-bullying, manipulation, and grooming head-on
Stage 2
Oct 216:30
Conference pass

Fireside chat – Sustainability 360: higher education's role in achieving the SDGs

Teaching & Learning
higher education
  • Embedding sustainability seamlessly across all university facets
  • Infusing sustainability into all disciplines and preparing students to address global challenges
  • Fostering sustainability beyond campus boundaries
Jean Wu, Director, Green Office Sustainability Programs, Franklin University Switzerland
Stage 3
Oct 216:30
Conference pass

Case study presentation – Fostering transversal skills in a tech-driven world

Lifelong Learning & Skills
schools
higher education
  • How AI's growth impacts the demand for transversal skills
  • The role of transversal skills in employability and career progression
  • Incorporating transversal skills in curriculum design and educational methodologies
Stage 4
Oct 217:00
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Fireside chat – Green skills blueprint: empowering learners for tomorrow's jobs

Leadership
schools
  • Cultivating eco-consciousness, equipping learners with the knowledge and skills vital for sustainability-focused careers
  • Preparing learners for impactful roles with specific green skills required by the job markets
  • How environmental education fosters adaptability and innovation, essential for navigating the evolving landscape of future green jobs
Stage 1
Oct 217:00
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Fireside chat – Unbreakable foundations: the quest for a robust and resilient IT infrastructure

Digital Infrastructure
higher education
  • Building a scalable and adaptable IT infrastructure that supports the university's evolving needs
  • Best practices for cybersecurity, disaster recovery, and business continuity to ensure critical data and systems are always protected
  • The impact of AI and other emerging technology on the resilience of the infrastructure
Stage 2
Oct 217:00
Conference pass

Showcase – Sustainable students: nurturing eco-literate thinkers in the classroom

Teaching & Learning
schools
  • Encouraging critical thinking and problem-solving skills around sustainability
  • Building eco-friendly school environments with energy-efficient technology
  • Informing decision-making on sustainability through data-driven insights

Experience a dynamic session featuring 3 rapid fire case study presentations followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A amongst speakers and the audience.

George Tsarsitalidis, Head of English Department/ Educational Consultant/ CEO of Swedish Direct, Gränbyschool
Stage 3
Oct 217:00
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Fireside chat – Lifelong learning and entrepreneurship

Lifelong Learning & Skills
schools
higher education
  • Fostering a culture of entrepreneurship from the early stages of educations
  • Integrating entrepreneurship education into the curriculum
  • Empowering entrepreneurs through lifelong learning
Robert Jackson, Superintendent, The American International School of Jeddah
Stage 4
Oct 217:30
Conference pass

Networking drinks

Keynotes
schools
higher education

Calling all attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors! Join us at the end of the first day of EDUtech Europe to connect with your peers as we celebrate our fantastic community of educators.

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Oct 38:50
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Organisers' opening remarks

Keynotes
schools
higher education
Alessandro Bilotta, Content Director, EDUtech Global - Terrapinn
Stage 1
Oct 38:55
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Chair's opening remarks

Keynotes
schools
higher education
Stage 1
Oct 39:00
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Keynote – Reinventing STEM education

Keynotes
schools
higher education

In this talk, Avanti delves into the current education system with a focus on STEM, unwrapping learning challenges students face when transitioning from theory on paper to application in the real-world. Whilst comparing multiple education systems, Avanti identifies the differences between subjects causing disinterest and a loss of motivation for students to pursue STEM subjects in the future. From exploring her own experience as a candidate in a science show, to other students’ perspectives on their future, Avanti proposes solutions to obstacles in developing interest in the technology field.

In this keynote, Avanti will discuss

  • Connecting theory to application
  • Making knowledge relevant
  • Grasping engagement through real-world solutions
Stage 1
Oct 39:30
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Keynote - Empowering every learner: personalised learning as a key to student success

Keynotes
schools
higher education
  • The power of adaptive technologies in catering to diverse student needs and learning styles
  • Artificial intelligence and data analytics in shaping personalised learning experiences
  • Autonomy and self-directed learning through personalised pathways
Stage 1
Oct 39:50
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Keynote – Guiding the genius: responsible AI for a human-centred future

Keynotes
schools
higher education
  • Potential of AI to personalise learning, empower educators, and unlock new possibilities in education
  • AI in human-centred education
  • Ethical implications of AI in education and how these can be mitigated
Stage 1
Oct 310:10
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Show & Tell

Show & Tell
schools
higher education

EDUtech Show & Tell is a collection of bite-sized stories featuring the movers & shakers who are reshaping our classrooms and lecture halls for the future.Here is where teachers, lecturers, ed-tech coaches, and administrators come together to share invaluable "how-to" best practices, practical innovations, and step-by-step personal insights on teaching or how to improve processes with technology.

  • "AI ethics in action: building trustworthy technology" by John Doherty, Director of Digital Learning, Wycombe Abbey, United Kingdom
  • "Understanding and tackling poverty in the current and future world" by Emelie Hahn & George Tsarsitalidis, Lead Teachers, Gränbyskolan, Sweden
  • "Female empowerment for STEM in early education" by Prof. Dr. Uta Hauck-Thum, Professor of Elementary School Education and Didactics, Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
  • "Guardians of nature" by Nina Jelen, Primary School Teacher, Ivana Skvarče Primary School, Slovenia
  • "Transforming primary education: integrating ICT through thematic learning" by Ross Morgan, Year 3 Teacher, The British School of Milan, Italy
  • "STEAM: connecting the dots between Art and Science in education" by Joao Silveria, Head of the Innovation Hub & Learning Designer, Axens Academy | IFP School, France
  • "Exploring AI innovations in higher education: unveiling three AI initiatives at the University of Amsterdam" by Emma Wiersma, Project Leader Educational Innovation & Educational Advisor Blended Learning, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • "The AI Maturity in Education Scan (AIMES): Elevating AI Literacy in Higher Education" by Luuk Terbeek, Advisor Teaching & AI and Blended Learning, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • "Crisis management in Higher Education and solution using Information Technologies" by Tinatin Endeladze, Head of the Rectors Administration, The University of Georgia, Georgia
  • "Establishing a game lab at Marburg University Library. Challenges and perspectives." by Dr. Michael Mosel, Manager of the Media Center, University of Marburg, Germany
  • "Personalised course onboarding with AI" by Till Beutling, Senior LX Manager, U International University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • and more!
Stage 6
Oct 310:10
Conference pass

TECH Showcase

TECH Showcase
schools
higher education

Quick and straight to the point, TECH Showcases are a great way to learn about the key features, innovations, functionalities and capabilities of our exhibitors’ latest products and developments in a 15-minute window.

Hear from:

  • Wooclap
  • Ispring Media
  • Lap safe
  • Lightspeed systems
  • MIT solutions
  • Classter
  • Learning Technologies
  • Ready Education
  • Classlink
  • GEKO
  • and more!
Stage 7
Oct 311:00
Conference pass

Panel – The workforce of tomorrow: adapting to a changing landscape

Leadership
schools
higher education
  • Transversal skills and critical thinking through lifelong learning
  • Partnerships with industries to align curricula with real-world demands and bridge the skills gap
  • Nurturing an entrepreneurial spirit among students to drive innovation and adaptability
Fatène Ben-Hamza, Chief Executive Officer, Generation France
Jussi Oskari Kajander, Vice Principal, Luovi Vocational College
Rasmus Johnsen, Vice Dean Lifelong Learning, Copenhagen Business School
Stage 1
Oct 311:00
Conference pass

Panel – Mind matters: fostering a culture of mental wellbeing

Wellbeing
higher education
  • Implementing programs and resources to develop coping skills
  • Empowering mental health advocacy through peer support and student initiatives
  • Training faulty in recognising and responding to crises
Stage 4
Oct 311:15
Conference pass

Panel – The PedTech revolution: pedagogy at the forefront of technology

Teaching & Learning
schools
  • Assessing the use of technologies with an evidence-informed approach
  • The longer-term impact on learners
  • Opportunities and shortfalls of the current generation of GenAI
Moderator: Sibylle Harth, Director of Teaching, Learning & Technology, International School of Düsseldorf
Fidelis Nzonzo Nthenge, Director of Curriculum Development, International Baccalaureate Organisation
Stage 3
Oct 311:15
Conference pass

Panel – The place where pedagogy meets technology: designing innovative learning spaces

Learning Spaces
higher education
  • Enhancing learning spaces to ensure excellent standards for teaching and learning
  • Promoting flexibility to accommodate diverse learning styles
  • Ensuring the appropriate spaces are fit to deliver digital education through the latest tech innovations
Stage 2
Oct 311:45
Conference pass

Fireside chat – Future-forward learning environments: redefining education spaces with technology

Leadership
schools
higher education
  • Optimising learning spaces for AI integration
  • Discuss building designs that prepare learners for the evolving demands of the future
  • Strategic infrastructure innovations for collaborative learning
Mia de Wilde, Director ICTS, Infrastructure & Facilities, Thomas More University of Applied Science
Stage 1
Oct 311:45
Conference pass

Fireside chat – Paranoid android: a hitchhiker’s guide on tech to improve learner wellbeing

Wellbeing
schools
  • How technology can support learners' mental health and emotional development
  • Utilising adaptive tech and AI to address individual learner's emotional and cognitive requirements
  • Striking a balance between EdTech use and screen time to safeguard learner wellbeing

Experience a dynamic session featuring 3 rapid fire case study presentations followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A amongst speakers and the audience.

Stage 4
Oct 312:00
Conference pass

Case study presentation – The changing landscape of student engagement

Teaching & Learning
higher education
  • The evolving expectations and needs of today's learners
  • Challenges and opportunities for engaging students effectively and therole of technology in driving innovative engagement strategies
  • Learners’ agency and voice in their learning and promoting ownership and autonomy
Stage 3
Oct 312:00
Conference pass

Case study presentation – Exploring augmented realities in education

Learning Spaces
higher education
  • Enhancing educational content with interactive and collaborative experiences
  • Improving student engagement and retention with AR/VR
  • Evaluating the potential of AI in advancing virtual reality technology
Stage 2
Oct 313:30
Conference pass

Keynote – Education for sustainability: what does the world need from us?

Keynotes
schools
higher education

The world is facing unprecedented crises; e.g. climate change, ecological collapse and increasing inequality, caused by our unsustainable way of life. This poly-crisis threatens our futures. Education has a big role to play in reaching a more sustainable way of living. How do we do this though? And at the same time; how do we teach the truth about the crises our world faces, without leaving our students depressed and anxious? How do we provide our students both with the social-emotional tools to face these, as well as empower them to take action for a better world. In this keynote Wieneke will share her personal and professional journey to find answers to these questions. She will discuss both practical examples as well as theoretical frameworks that provide the structure and tools to start systemically embedding sustainability into our own educational practice.In this keynote Wieneke will highlight:

  • Education’s role in reaching a more sustainable way of living: essential elements and practical examples
  • How to empower students to take action
  • Questions to consider when wishing to structurally embed sustainability in our education
Stage 1
Oct 314:00
Conference pass

Keynote – Levelling up education: make esports part of your vision

Keynotes
schools
higher education
  • How esports extends beyond entertainment, encompassing educational and career opportunities
  • How esports intersects with various academic disciplines and promotescross-functional skills
  • Equipping learners with skills for emerging career opportunities within the esports industry
Stage 1
Oct 314:20
Conference pass

Panel – The effective learner

Leadership
schools
higher education
  • Evolution of learner preferences and behaviours across generations and fostering autonomy and self-driven learning
  • The role of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills in effective learning
  • How to leverage interest-driven learning to engage students
Stage 1
Oct 314:20
Conference pass

Fireside chat – From scores to insights: making sense of learning analytics

Assessment
higher education
  • Utilising learning analytics to gain deeper insights into student progress and personalise learning pathways
  • Practical strategies to analyse student engagement, identify at-risk students, and optimise curriculum and instruction
  • How learning analytics can equip students with self-assessment tools to personalise their learning journeys
Fraser Carson, Chair of the Teaching and Learning Council, LUNEX university
Blaženka Divjak, Head of Department, Department of Quantitative Methods, University of Zagreb
Stage 4
Oct 314:35
Conference pass

Case study presentation – Power-up learning: harnessing technology for educational excellence

Teaching & Learning
higher education
  • Fostering creativity and collaboration through digital tools
  • Leveraging digital tools for interactive and engaging learning experiences
  • Empowering educators to use edtech for personalised and student-centred learning
Liisi Järve, Head of Educational Technology Centre, TalTech
Stage 3
Oct 314:35
Conference pass

Case study presentation – Red or blue pill? Navigating the matrix of VR integration in schools

Learning Spaces
schools
  • Overcoming challenges and considerations in integrating AR/VR into school’s learning spaces
  • The future of AR/VR in schools’ learning spaces and its impact on the way students learn and interact with content
  • Best practices for integrating AR/VR technology in the curriculum
Osi Ejiofor, Educational Technologist, United Learning
Stage 2
Oct 314:50
Conference pass

Panel – Ex Markina: will automated marking tools replace human marking?

Assessment
schools
  • Analysing the precision and uniformity of results between automated and human markers
  • The value of human grading in providing personalised feedback and understanding student comprehension
  • Addressing concerns about storing student information in automated systems
Moderator: Kearon McNicol, Director of Education Technology, College Alpin Beau Soleil
Anton Béguin, Chief Education Officer, International Baccalaureate Organisation
Georgios Mesazos, Deputy Head, Prague British International School
Stage 4
Oct 315:05
Conference pass

Fireside chat – Navigating data: empowering education leaders

Leadership
schools
higher education
  • Crafting robust data governance strategies for educational institutions to ensure data security, compliance, and ethical use
  • Implementing and adapting data governance frameworks, to address challenges and leverage data for informed decision-making
  • Envisioning data-driven innovations, and fostering a culture of responsible data usage for optimal educational outcomes
Jonathan Butcher, SS Digital Learning Coordinator & Data Manager, British School of Milan
Stage 1
Oct 315:05
Conference pass

Panel – AI unleashed: shaping higher education's future

Teaching & Learning
higher education
  • How AI is reshaping higher education, revolutionising teaching methodologies, student engagement, and administrative efficiency
  • AI integration, examining challenges, successes, and evolving strategies in leveraging AI for educational enhancement
  • Envisioning AI's role in higher education, from personalised learning to predictive analytics, and its potential
Stage 3
Oct 315:05
Conference pass

Panel – Beyond accommodating: redefining accessibility with assistive tech in schools

Learning Spaces
schools
  • Leveraging assistive technology to foster independence and confidence in learners with diverse needs
  • Collaborative approaches between schools, families, and technology providers to optimise assistive technology support
  • Exploring the future of assistive technology and its potential for transforming school’s learning
Moderator: Uta Hauck-Thum, Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Sallie Greenhalgh, Academic & Digital Lead, The unicorn School
Stage 2
Oct 315:35
Conference pass

Fireside chat – Strategies for the Metaverse

Leadership
schools
higher education
  • Creating immersive educational experiences within the metaverse, enhancing engagement and interactivity for students
  • Navigating the metaverse, from fostering digital citizenship to leveraging virtual environments for collaborative learning
  • How the metaverse can revolutionise educational paradigms, preparing institutions for the future of learning and innovation
Stage 1
Oct 315:50
Conference pass

Showcase – Empowering education with GPTs: unveiling transformative tools for learning

Teaching & Learning
higher education
  • Utilising GPTs within universities, showcasing their impact on research, teaching, and student initiatives
  • How GPTs are transforming higher education, offering insights into adaptive learning, content creation, and academic support systems
  • Integrating GPT-powered tools into various university contexts, enriching teaching methodologies and scholarly pursuits

Experience a dynamic session featuring 3 rapid fire case study presentations followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A amongst speakers and the audience.

Stage 3
Oct 315:50
Conference pass

Showcase – From divide to unite: creating equitable learning to tackle the digital divide

Learning Spaces
schools
  • The digital divide and its impact on school learners' access to technology and online resources
  • Strategies for creating inclusive learning spaces that accommodate learners with different abilities and learning styles
  • The role of EdTech in promoting equitable access to education and bridging the digital divide

Experience a dynamic session featuring 3 rapid fire case study presentations followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A amongst speakers and the audience.

Stage 2
Oct 315:50
Conference pass

Showcase – Unlocking potential: student-centred tech-enabled assessments

Assessment
higher education
  • Diverse assessment formats empowered by technology
  • Promoting active learning through tech-infused evaluations
  • Redefining student success through tech-enabled assessments

Experience a dynamic session featuring 3 rapid fire case study presentations followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A amongst speakers and the audience.

Klaus Kreulich, Vice President Education, Muchen University of Applied Sciences
Arno Schrooyen, Executive Committee Member, European Students' Union
Nicola Gunn, Academic Director Digital Education, University of Birmingham
Stage 4
Oct 316:05
Conference pass

Panel – Education 2025 - what to expect in the next 12 months

Leadership
schools
higher education

The closing session of the event to sum up highlights of these two days and look forward to opportunities and challenges on the horizon for the next year. See you at EDUtech Europe 2025!

Moderator: Alessandro Bilotta, Content Director, EDUtech Global - Terrapinn
Stage 1
Oct 316:30
Conference pass

Fireside chat – Fostering successful professional development within schools

Teaching & Learning
schools
  • Continuous professional development for teachers in a rapidly changing educational landscape
  • Creating personalised and relevant professional development plans for teachers in different subject areas
  • Leveraging technology to deliver innovative and engaging professional development experiences for school educators
Paul Venter, Head of Curriculum: IB Programs, Norwegian IB School Association
Stage 3
Oct 316:30
Conference pass

Case study presentation – Beyond reality: exploring the power of immersive tech labs

Learning Spaces
higher education
  • Creating state-of-the-art immersive tech environments while addressing infrastructure and technical requirements
  • The role of space design in fostering engagement and collaboration
  • Curating the learning experience from a pedagogical point of view
Max M. Louwerse, Scientific Director, DAF Technology Lab, Tilburg University
Stage 2
Oct 316:30
Conference pass

Case study presentation – Do you know your AI, B, C’s? The power of using AI powered assessment tools

Assessment
schools
  • How AI-driven assessments provide deeper insights into student performance and learning patterns
  • Leveraging AI to provide immediate feedback to students, enhancing their understanding
  • Fostering teacher-student partnerships by utilising AI insights for tailored support
Clara Hawking, Head of Artificial Intelligence, Globeducate
Stage 5
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