Back by popular demand!

From the 5th - 8th October we'll be running the EdTech festival 2021, designed to inspire educators to integrate technology into their practice, and in turn enhance opportunities and outcomes for young people.

This year's festival will focus on the continuing role of  EdTech in the post-pandemic reality in which we find ourselves. Join us, and a roster of inspirational and practical speakers, as we explore the opportunities that our brave new digital world affords to educators and learners.

Together we will examine the challenges we've faced over the past year and how we can continue to stay a step ahead of the curve moving forward. You will have the opportunity to visit the virtual classroom and observe the utilisation of EdTech in action.

Our line-up of inspirational speakers

We will be welcoming back some of our most popular speakers from last year but also look forward to welcoming some new faces to the line-up for 2021. 

 

  • Margaret Allen

    Margaret Allen

    Curriculum and Education Specialist, Renaissance
  • Fiona Aubrey-Smith

    Fiona Aubrey-Smith

    Director of One Life Learning
  • Paul Beavis

    Paul Beavis

    Scomis
  • Steve Beswick

    Steve Beswick

    Surface Business Development Director - Microsoft
  • Jonathan Bishop

    Jonathan Bishop

    Headteacher and CEO, Cornerstone
  • Geoff Broadbent

    Geoff Broadbent

    2Build a Profile / Evidence Me
  • Teresa Cavallo

    Teresa Cavallo

    Head of Children's Services, Cornerstone
  • Sarah Clark

    Sarah Clark

    Biology and Science Teacher, Queen Anne High School
  • Fiona Collier

    Fiona Collier

    Senior Governance Advisor, Babcock LDP
  • Ken Cornish

    Ken Cornish

    Online Safety Director and SMT Member, SWGfL
  • Tracey Wills-Cromwell

    Tracey Wills-Cromwell

    School Nurse, Cornerstone
  • Michael Cronk

    Michael Cronk

    Colyton Grammar
  • Tonia Dudley

    Tonia Dudley

    EYFS Phase Lead, Cornerstone
  • Paul Edge

    Paul Edge

    Deputy Headteacher, Ribblesdale High School
  • Chloe Farrant

    Chloe Farrant

    Art and International Projects Coordinator, Cornerstone
  • Trevor Finlay

    Trevor Finlay

    Managing Director, Vision Asset Finance
  • Abigail Flemming

    Abigail Flemming

    Teacher, Cornerstone
  • Jim Gardner

    Jim Gardner

    ICT Advisor, DfE
  • Sarah Gomersall

    Sarah Gomersall

    Teacher and Literacy Specialist, Cornerstone
  • Kate Griggs

    Kate Griggs

    CEO, Made by Dyslexia
  • Andrew Hammond

    Andrew Hammond

    Senior Director of Learning and Community at Discovery Education
  • David James

    David James

    Head of Education, Cornerstone
  • Will Jordan

    Will Jordan

    Co-Founder, IMP Software
  • Jennifer King

    Jennifer King

    Microsoft UK Schools Engagement Lead
  • Dale Lawson

    Dale Lawson

    Teacher, Cornerstone
  • Anthony Lees

    Anthony Lees

    EdTech Strategic Lead, Cornerstone
  • Lucy Lees

    Lucy Lees

    Phonics Lead and Literacy Specialist, Cornerstone
  • Claire Lowe

    Claire Lowe

    CEO and Executive Principal, Inspire Learning Partnership
  • Annie Maciver

    Annie Maciver

    Head of Capability, DfE
  • Mark Martin MBE

    Mark Martin MBE

    Advanced Skills Teacher in Education and Computer Science
  • Ben McGinnes

    Ben McGinnes

    Teacher, Danesfield School
  • Sarah Morgan

    Sarah Morgan

    Headteacher, Danesfield School
  • Kath Moulds

    Kath Moulds

    Deputy Director, Dfe
  • Sarah Murillo

    Sarah Murillo

    Education Consultant, GL Assessment
  • Chris Nash

    Chris Nash

    Head of Community, Discovery Education
  • Sam Parsons

    Sam Parsons

    Cyber Protect and Prepare Officer with the SWRCCU
  • Tony Phillips

    Tony Phillips

    SharePoint and Teams Consultant
  • Nicole Ponsford

    Nicole Ponsford

    Co-founder of the Global Equality Collective and Director (Innovation) at EdtechUK
  • Alex Pulfer

    Alex Pulfer

    Head of Curriculum, Cornerstone
  • Alexandra Randle

    Alexandra Randle

    English Teacher and Head of Engagement at Bedrock
  • Jo Richardson

    Jo Richardson

    Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society
  • Nik Rorke

    Nik Rorke

    Head of Chemistry, Colyton Grammar
  • Lucy Runham

    Lucy Runham

    Regional CPD Manager, 2Simple
  • Anthony Salcito

    Anthony Salcito

    Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft
  • Dan Sandhu

    Dan Sandhu

    CEO, Sparx
  • Matt Smith

    Matt Smith

    Aspire2B
  • Mark Sparvell

    Mark Sparvell

    Education Leader, Microsoft
  • Chris Spink

    Chris Spink

    Senso.cloud
  • Steve Taylor

    Steve Taylor

    CEO Robin Hood MAT
  • Chris Thomas

    Chris Thomas

    Barefoot Computing
  • Rob Taylor

    Rob Taylor

    Black Lives Matter Advisor
  • Sally-Anne Taylor

    Sally-Anne Taylor

    Speech and Language Therapist
  • James Weatherill

    James Weatherill

    Chief Executive, Arbour Education

    We are adding new faces to our line-up daily. Register your interest today and we'll keep you posted.

    MEET THE SPEAKERS


    Plan your Festival Journey

    With so much to choose from you can plan your week entirely around what's relevant and meaningful to you.

    The festival will offer over 70 sessions - including keynote speakers, presentations, panel debates and live lesson workshops - organised into thirteen key strands and delivered over 4 days. You can browse the line-up and sessions by selecting a day or by clicking on your strand of interest below.

    Day 1

    5th October 2021

     

    Day 2

    6th October 2021

     

    Day 3

    7th October 2021

    Day 4

    8th October 2021


     

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