EdTech Enabling the Knowledge Economy

Thursday 25th June, Aviva Stadium

Learnovate are very pleased to announce our first Annual Conference. This national event will explore different aspects of EdTech in preparing a future workforce for the knowledge economy: driving workforce-readiness and transformational change in education and lifelong learning.

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  • Understanding the skills and competencies that are relevant to the demands of the 21st century workplace
  • Workforce supply: aligning K-12 and higher education to market demand requirements
  • New models for personalisation and adaptivity
  • Ubiquitous opportunity: the impact of mobile and informal learning
  • Breaking down the barriers between traditional views of L&D, HR and ICT
  • Big data vs. good data – transformational role of analytics
  • Data privacy, data protection and privacy by design
  • Micro credentialing and digital badges
  • Serious games and new assessment models


Workforce Planning and Talent Analytics (NC), USA
State Street Global Investors, Boston USA
BNY Mellon, Ireland
Learning and Performance Institute, UK
Electronic Arts (EA), Ireland
Accenture, Ireland
Enterprise Ireland
Education Fast Forward, UK – the Digital Learning Movement, Ireland
CoderDojo, Ireland
Microsoft, Ireland
LearnLaunch, Boston USA
Godsil Education

Edtech, Ireland and Learnovate

EdTech – or ‘Education Technology’ – encapsulates the industry involved in the development of next practice learning technology solutions. From pre-school through higher education and into corporate and lifelong learning.

Globally, the sector is poised for significant growth, the overall market is estimated to be worth more than $250 billion by 2017. Ireland is recognised as a world a leader in EdTech. For more than 15 years, we have been leading learning innovations through research, collaboration and industry services and the level and depth of expertise available here is considered unique.

The Learnovate Centre is at the heart of this growth story. Since April 2013, Learnovate activities have supported the creation of over 100 jobs – and with the EdTech sector showing significant growth potential, this number is expected to more than double by 2017.

Who should attend?

This twin-track event will explore the roles and responsibilities of both the formal education system and corporate organisations – and will bring together over 150 senior representatives from the worlds of education, technology and corporate learning and development. The audience will include:

  • Learning and development managers and HR professionals
  • Education professionals and practitioners
  • Learning technology developers and vendors
  • Organisations seeking to resource and retain talent
  • Learning analytics and data protection professionals
  • Policy makers in the fields of education, training and professional development
  • Media specialists

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