ProFuturo participates in #enlightED 2021


ProFuturo participates in #enlightED 2021

For yet another year, ProFuturo is participating in enlightED Hybrid Edition 2021, the largest international meeting on education, innovation and EdTech, which, in this edition, will bring together leading experts such as Howard Gardner, Kiran Bir Sethi, Michelle Weise, Linda Liukas, Wendy Kopp, or Hadi Partovi. The event, in a new hybrid format, will be held on 19, 20 and 21 October.

Relive the first day of #enlightED 2021 here!

ProFuturo participates once again in enlightED, the major global conference on education, technology, and innovation organised by Telefónica Foundation, IE University, and South Summit. This fourth edition will be held in a hybrid format and will be organised over three days, from 19 to 21 October.

#enlightED 2021 will focus on reflecting and sharing solutions on three of the major gaps that have developed due to the COVID-19 pandemic: the challenge of bridging the innovation gap to transform education systems, the challenge of solving the skills gap in relation to new societal needs, and thirdly, how to address the digital skills gap to reconnect with young people and promote positive change.

Since its creation in 2018, enlightED has brought together 470,000 unique viewers from 46 countries and 300 top international speakers, establishing itself as a global reference in the field of educational innovation. After the 2020 edition, marked by the pandemic and the virtual format, and in which ProFuturo also participated, this year will combine face-to-face and online. 

ProFuturo in #enlightED 2021

On the opening day of this fourth edition on 19 October, Magdalena Brier, Managing Director of ProFuturo, will be in conversation at 17H (CET) with Wendy Kopp, CEO and co-founder of Teach For All. The meeting on how to ‘Empower, train, and mentor teachers for the digital age’ can be followed here.

After the interview, at 17:25H (CET), ProFuturo organises a panel discussion on how to achieve excellence and equity in education in a data-driven world. The event will feature Robert Hawkins, Global Director of Education Technology and Innovation, World Bank, and Wayne Holmes, Research Consultant and Professor, University College London. You can follow it here.

Finally, our participation in #enlightED2021 will culminate on 21 October at 16:00 (CET), with the organisation of a workshop for teachers on how to incorporate Computational Thinking in the classroom. Our methodological approach in Primary School will be explored in greater depth. Register in advance here to participate.

#enlightED 2021, fourth edition

In addition to these meetings, you can discover here the full agenda of the enlightED Hybrid Edition 2021. Speakers such as Howard Gardner, psychologist, researcher, and professor at Harvard University, known in the scientific world for his theory of multiple intelligences; Kiran Bir Sethi, founder of Design for Change and The Riverside School in India, and finalist for the Global Teacher Prize 2019; Michelle Weise, author of Long Life Learning and one of the members of the Thinkers50 list for 2021; Linda Liukas, founder of Rails Girls, a global movement of programming workshops for girls; Ignacio Medrano, president of Savana, a company that applies Artificial Intelligence to medical data; and Hadi Partovi, investor and technology entrepreneur, and founder of, where 30% of US students have studied computer science.  

And, for yet another year, we are celebrating the enlightED Awards, which recognise the best global initiatives in education. This year, as a novelty, in addition to start-up projects, the best practices in educational innovation with technology in primary, secondary and post-compulsory secondary schools, higher education, and corporate training will also be awarded.

Register for free and enjoy all enlightED programming via streaming.


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