What is enlightED
EnlightED is a major worldwide conference on education, technology and innovation, organised by the Telefónica Foundation, IE University and South Summit.
This fourth edition, in an innovative hybrid format, will bring together leading international experts in education, technology and innovation to reflect on learning challenges and to draw real-life conclusions around the debate on education in the digital age.
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Founder, Rails Girls
Kiran Bir Sethi
Founder, Design for Change
Hobbs Research Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard University
Ignacio H. Medrano
Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Savana
Vice Chancellor, Strategy & Innovation, National University System
Bridging the innovation gap to transform educational systems
In a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic brought to the educational landscape a transformation that would have otherwise taken years or even decades. During this first day of enlightED2021, we will explore which have been the major shifts in education and how likely they are to last over time.
Bridging the skills gap for new societal needs
On this second day of enlightED, we will discuss what exactly students should be learning in the digital age of new technologies and planetary-wide problems like pandemics and climate crises. What are the competencies and skills employers will seek? What constitutes useful and relevant knowledge? How attitudes can be taught and learned effectively in a classroom? In addition, we will explore how to connect vocational training and higher-ed more effectively with the changing demands of our labour markets.
Bridging the digital gap to reconnect with youth and foster positive change.
On this third day of enlightED, our speakers will analyze the ways in which the app generation is interacting with digital media and what can we do to help them, to breach the digital divide but also to ensure that technology becomes a force of positive change, to develop meaningful social relations and to contribute to build a better society overall.
Once again this year, the awards are growing and maintaining their commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to the categories of best startups in education there will also be an award for best practices in educational innovation.
The categories in which you can participate are:
Newly created companies, startups and entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Corporate training, lifelong education, upskilling and permanent formal and non-formal training.
Universities, Vocational Training and higher education institutions.
Primary, Secondary and Post-compulsory Secondary Education schools and projects.
You can see all the previous editions of the enlightED conferences here.