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11 -12 June 2019

Transforming Higher Education

Uniting University Leaders and Transformational Technology to Support Innovation Across the 21st Century University

20+ H.E. case studies and new partnership models using edtech and technology solutions to innovate student experience, teaching and learning and credentialing

Free Ovum Report: 2019 Trends to Watch; Higher Education

This report examines three key trends impacting higher education:

1. How new technologies are improving teaching and learning outcomes
2. Increasing personalization and student success
3. How the move to the cloud can enhance institutional agility.


Welcome to Future Edtech 2019! We seek to bring together those transforming higher education.

If you are questioning how to best support the emerging needs of a mid-21st century university, join us on the 11-12 June in London. We will discuss how institutions are improving operational agility, investing in educational technology and transforming teaching and learning.

This event recognises the importance of leadership, culture, processes and governance in transforming higher education. Our community is for University senior leadership, across faculty, library and IT, plus edtech startups, scale ups and leading infrastructure partners. We lead by example - sharing what has worked and what hasn’t and why - with 20+ Case Studies of enterprise wide thinking about the modern mission of the University to help contextualise your own plans.

Themes include the import of data and insight, operational efficiency and student experience on and off campus. 

We look forward to welcoming you!


Decision Makers, Institutional Leaders, C-Level & Director/Head
University Representatives


The Connected Campus:

Leveraging data, AI and NGDLEs to improve efficiencies and impact across administration, teaching and learning, research and student experience. 

21st Century Partnerships & Technology:

20+ HE case studies and new partnership models using technology to innovate student experience, teaching and learning and credentialing.

Culture Change:

Audience sessions bringing together University senior management, deans and administrators to build understanding about how to support transformation in Higher Education.

Why attend Future Edtech 2019

  • Learn why institutions are focusing on improving institutional agility, flexibility, and capacity for innovation, and how this guides educational transformation and ICT investment priorities for 2019 and beyond
  • Gain insight into how leading institutions are building education ecosystems that create better student experiences while improving efficiency
  • Develop the competencies to better align leadership styles, skill sets, structure, culture, processes and governance with the emerging needs of a mid-21st century university
  • Understand how to effectively position and provide strategic technology initiatives
  • Analyse the best technologies in the sector and hear case studies of edtech application 
Technology Providers
  • Meet over 250+ institution-wide decision-makers
  • Demonstrate your solutions face to face and help your prospects better understand your products
  • Share case-studies which prove your value as a trusted University partner
  • Pitch to a room full of institutional leaders with budgets ready to invest in the latest technologies
  • Position your business at the forefront of the edtech community

Future Edtech Key Topics for 2019

University Strategy and Business models

How can University leadership forecast, partner and embed new services against a backdrop of moveable pieces including flexible degrees, Brexit, student number variability and fee reviews? A look at varying University strategies, business models and change management techniques to apply in 2019 and beyond.  Creating a symbiotic relationship between the  University estate, digital systems and strategy.

The University Identity: our why

What is a University for? What is the role of the University in a world where the tech-sector is growing 2.5x faster than the overall economy, where flexible working spaces are set to grow by up to 30% annually for the next five years across Europe, and where alternative learning providers are serving the flexible workplace hungry for continual and modular “up-skilling”? A review of the various functions fulfilled by Universities across teaching, research, and place-making.

Change is Constant

The only constant is change. How can Universities develop a culture of agile thinking which is comfortable with constant iteration and updates? How can this methodology combined with technology help to improve everything from departmental curriculum resources, facilities student support, to alumni programmes. A focused look at implementation.

Admissions & Assessments
Peer to peer learning
Pastoral care
The unbundled degree & beyond
Employment and the Alumni Community

Network Security

A look at various University cyber-security threats and how Universities are protecting themselves against hacking and data breaches.

Data Analytics & Data Sharing

Student data offers up a wealth of insight, identifying potential drop-out or “at-risk” students, curriculum resources which can be improved, or areas of an estate which are being under-utilised. But such data needs to be handled with extraordinary care and attention. This session offers an update on GDPR, and data collection and analytics best practices and how security can be an enabler to research funding and University excellence.

What do students expect from online & offline learning?

It is now well understood that digital learning environments need to be responsive, interoperable and modular. This session looks at best practice in online and offline learning and how to continual improve digital learning environments.


Why is video such a compelling learning tool for Gen Z? How can the evolution of video serve to improve faculty resources and student understanding (as well as more flexible and flipped learning)?

Immersive Learning

What are the cutting edge applications of XR learning and content creation?

The evolution of MOOCs

What lessons on engagement can Universities learn from the world of MOOCs and online learning generally. Why should a

Digital learning resources

Looking at the latest raft of adaptive learning resources from digital textbooks, distraction avoidance tech, referencing and much more.

Key Benefits & Features

Speed Networking

Taking place during the morning coffee break on the first day, your chance to meet a number of our academic and institutional leaders during short 2-3 minute introductions.

Institutional leaders Forum

Tailor made leadership discussions (no presentations) to discuss best in class strategies to manage the need for more innovative and high quality pedagogy provision, cutting costs and increasing access.

Hosted lunch tables

Enjoy lunch with tables hosted by leading industry experts, allowing you to spend valuable time with key people in the industry in an informal setting.

Facilitated introductions

Let our VIP team take the hassle out of networking. We'll schedule meetings and facilitate introductions onsite for you.

Innovation Spotlight Sessions

Discover how brand new visionary technologies will start to contribute to student success and transform the way your institution works.

Student Representation

Hear from a panel of students as they discuss changing profiles and the evolving university experience.

Achieve Your Business Objectives at Future Edtech 2019


Whether it be an exhibition stand, pod, private meeting room or hosted round table, Future Edtech offers a wide range of options to ensure that your solutions and expertise are showcased to their best advantage.


Achieve maximum exposure for your brand with our extensive multi-channel marketing campaign and diverse selection of advertisement options.


Take part in sessions covering the industry’s most important topics and display your thought leadership and expert knowledge in front of your target audience.

2019 Forum Sponsors

Breakfast Briefing Sponsor

Innovation Exhibitor

2018 Sponsors also included