Organised by education technology company Edxus Group and specialist media investment and advisory firm IBIS Capital, EdTech Europe is an exclusive one day summit for senior business executives and investors with an interest in the e-Learning market. Addressing current industry and investment trends in e-Learning and exploring the business of education, it has been designed to act as a catalyst for the consolidation and investment required in the sector.
Supported by media partner, EdSurge, Edtech Europe will bring together established professional learning and education players, innovators disrupting the established market order and leading European institutional investors, attendees will be able to:
• Learn about the latest developments in the professional and academic e-Learning market
• Hear industry executives set out their views and plans to address this fast changing sector
• See the results of some of Europe and the US’s most innovative and growing e-Learning companies, demonstrating new solutions and business models
EdTech Europe also provides a forum to meet industry peers and participate in key discussions that will shape the future of e-Learning. Last year’s event attracted more than 150 senior executives from companies including Index Ventures, Pearson, Apple, McGraw-Hill Education, Time Warner, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sanoma, GEMS Education, Providence Equity Partners, Holtzbrinck, Summit Partners, Macmillan Digital Education, coming from over 15 countries. This year’s event hopes to be even bigger, and will see the addition of a partnership with SXSWedu’s LaunchEdu program, a showcase of the world most innovative Ed Tech businesses.
Key Themes On The Agenda Will Include:
• The need to focus on user engagement
• The transition from MOOCS to “Selective Online Courses”, or SOOCS
• Widespread adoption of BYOD strategies
• The rise of data and analytics to drive adaptive learning programmes
• Mobile, casual & informal learning apps
• Peer-to-peer learning platforms
• Increased use of video and immersive learning environments
• The emergence of learning record stores
• Increased focus on rewards, certification and accreditation
• Large media corporates actively investing in e-Learning
• Continued growth in online-enabled private tuition
• The growing adoption of technology as a delivery mechanism on government-funded vocational skills training market
The winners of the EdTech Europe 20, a ranking of the top 20 most innovative and fastest growing e-Learning companies in Europe, will also be unveiled at the event. Judged by an industry-leading panel, submission criteria are revenue growth, scale, innovation and market impact over the past year.