Fourth London EdTech Week￼
London EdTech Week returns this week.
It will run for the fourth time between Monday 20th June to Sunday 26th June 2022. The week long event will have a variety of sessions centered on the theme of the ‘Now and Next of the future and of learning and work’.
After the accelerated, global use of technology since the Spring of 2020, it will be an exciting focus for the next steps of technology on a global scale.
If you have not come across London EdTech Week before, here is an overview of what it is and when it started.
London EdTech week first started in June 2017 by the co-founder of London EdTech Week and EdTechXGlobal, Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet. It ran from 19th to 23rd June and involved ten educational technology organisations that highlighted the future of education in London. The main focus was on a week long of ‘collaborative and community-led approaches’ that connected ten leading educational technology organisations from EdtechXGlobal, British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), EdTech Exchange, Google for Education, The Edtech Podcast, Emerge Education, Nesta, TES Global, University College London (UCL) and UK Education Weekly. Attendees had the opportunity to participate in various activities such as conferences, meet-ups, cocktail events, product demonstrations, awards and launch parties (1).
This week, technology organisations hosting events include:
- AND Digital
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)
- EdTech Evidence Group
- Ufi Ventures
- WISE EdTech Accelerator
- UCL IOE Faculty of Education and Society
A number of virtual and live events have been organised to focus upon:
- EdTech and entrepreneur investment opportunities
- EdTechX Summit 2022
- Fireside discussions
- Hands on introduction to UK design and coding
- Immersive Technology
- Innovation in Technology
- Thought Leadership discussions
- Research in enterprise EdTech impact measurement
- Research about Early Years and EdTech
- Virtual internships
More than 30 events will be taking place next week and here is a snapshot of the sessions:
Supporting Early Maths Learning with EdTech: What does the Research Say? (Monday 20th June 2022, 14:00 – 15:30)
Coding and UX Design Workshop and Networking (Monday 20th June 2022, 17:00 – 19:00)
Growing your company: preparing for new investment, a merger or an acquisition – Virtual (Tuesday 21st June 2022, 11:00 – 12:00)
The Future of Education Fireside Chat – Virtual (Wednesday 22nd June 2022, 10:30 – 12:30)
Unpacking the skills-gain data from Virtual Internships – bridging the gap between education and the workforce with Edtech (Wednesday 22nd June 2022, 10:30 – 12:30)
Maximise your Impact Workshop for EdTech Businesses (Friday 24th June 2022, 14:30 – 16:30)
You can register to attend events taking place at various locations around London, using the link below (which also have full details of the week):
You can also keep up to date with the daily events on Twitter by following @edtechweekldn
On a personal basis, I have a soft spot for London EdTech Week as I attended the very first event back in June 2017. I was part of a live panel podcast hosted by The EdTech Podcast (Sophie Bailey) and Nesta (2). During the podcast discussion, we explored the value of EdTech and whether EdTech is a thing yet. I am therefore excited to learn more about this year’s theme.
So if you are an EdTech enthusiast, innovator or educator looking to connect, learn and network with stakeholders within the EdTech sphere, then London EdTech Week is for you.
(1) Education Technology. (2017). First London Edtech Week begins. [online] Available at: https://edtechnology.co.uk/latest-news/first-london-edtech-week-begins/ [Accessed 13 Jun. 2022].
(2) Bailey, S. (2017). Press release: Nesta & The Edtech Podcast co-chair event at London EdTech Week. [online] The Edtech Podcast. Available at: https://theedtechpodcast.com/press-release-nesta-edtech-podcast-co-%C2%ADchair-event-london-edtech-week/ [Accessed 13 Jun. 2022].
Blog written by Bukky Yusuf Author, Senior Leader and Educational Consultant @rondelle10_b