EdTech 2020 @ London Tech Week – Full agenda and last remaining spaces


We are tremendously exited to share the final agenda for EdTech 2020, which takes places on Tuesday 13th June, as part of London Tech Week. There are still a few places remaining, so if you are able to join us in London for what will be a fantastic day of debate, discussions, interactive demonstrations and of course networking (and refreshments!), then please reserve your place today:

Register now: “Edtech 2020″

We are incredibly fortunate to be joined by a number of speakers and thought leaders from the UK EdTech sector, ranging from Sara French from the Mayor of London’s International Business Programme, to teachers such as Simon Baddeley – a Minecraft Global Mentor. For those wishing to get hands on with cutting edge hardware and learning platforms, we will also have a showcase section including HoloLens and the latest Surface products.

EdTech 20/20 promises to be a thought provoking and informative day where we discuss what’s next.


Full agenda:

12:00 – 13:00 – Doors Open/Registration


13:00 – 13:20 – Microsoft Edtech 2020  

What’s next for Microsoft in education, skills & learning? What are the current and future trends in schools, colleges, universities and other learning organisations to 2020? Where next for the UK Edtech sector?

Ian Fordham, Director of Education, Microsoft
Sarah Hicks, Education Partner & Startup Manager, Microsoft

13:20 – 13:40 – Mayor of London Go to Grow programme – #Londonisopen

Sara French, Head of Mayor’s International Business Programme, London & Partners

13:40 – 14:15 – HoloLens & Mixed Reality – new dimensions in learning

Mark Christian, Global Director of Immersive Learning, Pearson
Leila Martine, Product Director, Microsoft

14:15 – 15:00 – Edtech 2020 – Best of British startup showcase 

Ty Goddard, Director, Edtech UK & The Education Foundation
Alyssa Tisne, Partnerships Director, Futurelearn
Naimish Gohil, Founder & CEO, Satchel
Yaz El Hakim, Education Strategy Director, Kortext
Simon Hay, Co-founder, Firefly Learning


15:00 – 15:45 – Break, networking and hands-on demos


15:45 – 16:10 – Project Torino – accessibility and inclusion in practice

Cecily Morrison, Project Torino Lead, Microsoft Research

16:10 – 16:45 – Education and Learning 2020 – where next for educators?

Geoffrey Fowler, Principal & CEO, London Design & Engineering UTC
Paul Clarke, Lecturer Creative Media & Artist in Residence, Lift London
Liz Hankin, Education Adviser, Oasis IT Services
Liz Wilson, 21st Century Learning Lead, Danesfield School   

16:45 – 17:15 – Minecraft in Education – gamification & STEM learning

Simon Baddeley, English Teacher & Minecraft Global Mentor


17:15 until Late – Drinks and networking


We still have a few remaining exciting announcements to make, so keep an eye on our Twitter updates to be one of the first to know about what we have planned.

If you haven’t already grabbed your ticket, register today. We hope to see you on the 13th!

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