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11 -12 June 2019

Transforming life in education

Innovate. Engage. Evolve

Welcome to Future Edtech

At a time when the Higher Education sector is experiencing its most dynamic period of change to date, it’s even more imperative to capitalise on the importance of marrying up technology with the institution business needs and key strategic objectives.

Future Edtech is the only event to bring together Institutional Leaders with technologies and academia to discuss best in class strategies and tools to elevate student experience and engagement on and off campus with the use of technology. 

The agenda reflects key issues the industry is currently faced with – based on hours of research with the community and support of world-leading Ovum analysts. Significant time to network and brainstorm is built in the conference to ensure you get the opportunity to interact with your peers, share thoughts, concerns and advice.


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

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.

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