Wednesday 2 December 2020


EduTech Digital Summit to be organised by Terrapinn Middle East

RIYADH, October 4, 2020

The EduTech Digital Summit will be delivered on a digital event platform, providing an immersive live experience including a virtual exhibition, one-to-one video networking and integrated chat features for all participants.
Some 4,000 are attendees are expected to participate in the event. The organising committee have made it free to attend for all education professionals, understanding how important it is for the industry to learn and collaborate.
Revealing the first details of the summit, organiser Terrapinn Middle East said Edutech will be organised  with the support of the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia from October 5 to 6 in Riyadh.
The show will also welcome speakers and attendees from homes or offices around the world.
“EduTech Digital Summit arrives at a time of unprecedented disruption in the global education industry,” said David Beguely, Managing Director of Terrapinn Middle East.
“The sudden closure of schools and universities across the world due to the recent global pandemic has necessitated the online delivery of education for all ages. And while there have been inevitable teething problems, the entire education community has been collaborating and are hard at work identifying key practices for successful online learning.”
“As students and teachers alike, prepare to go back-to-school for the 2020-2021 term, they’ll be entering a ‘new normal.’ Schools are having to prepare for a range of different scenarios including student rotas, blended learning and further remote learning,” he said.
It is now, more important than ever, for the world’s education community to come together to discuss, reimagine and pave a new path towards the future of education, added Beguely.
The EduTech Digital Summit is part of an international conferences programme, taking place as part of The International Conferences Programme, honouring the G20 Saudi presidency year 2020.
The keynote conference will be aligned to key G20 topics and themes, including the Presidency Agenda’s first pillar: Empowering People, by creating the conditions in which all people can live, work and thrive.
The event will also closely align with the G20 taskforce for the ‘Future of Work and Education,’ driving conversations around: equipping students for the future workplace, understanding what industries new skills are required in and providing quality education, with sustained and focused initiatives.
Ministry of Education Saudi Arabia representatives on the conference agenda include Dr Mohammed AlMoqbel, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for General Education, Dr Auhood Alfaris, General Supervisor of the General Administration of E-Learning and Distance Education, Dr Abdulatif Alabdulatif, General Supervisor of the Digital Transformation and Information Security, as well as Eng Abdullah Altamimi, CEO, Tatweer Educational Technologies (TETCO).
Globally renowned EdTech experts that have been announced as speakers to date include best-selling authors Eric Mazur, Grant Lichtman and Richard Gerver, as well as regional professionals such as Joseph Kotarski, CEO of Aldar Academies, Glen Radojkovich, Principal of GEMS International School and Dr Najla Alraway Alnaqbi, Educational Technology Expert of the Department of Education and Knowledge.
“The EduTech Digital Summit will focus on the strategies, technologies and big ideas that will be essential for education professionals in the new school year ahead. We’re excited to announce the next round of impressive speakers and look forward to welcoming the world’s education professionals to join us at the virtual summit,” added Beguely. -- Tradearabia News Service


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