EnlightED is back, the world conference that debates education in the digital age

The international meeting on education, innovation and EdTech will be held in Madrid from October 2 to 4. enlightED will bring together the best world experts in education and select ten startups that, after being awarded, will participate in the South Summit 2019.

What will the education of the future be like? What role will technology play? These questions will be addressed in enlightED 2019, the world conference that will bring together one more year experts in education, technology and innovation to promote a great debate on education in the digital age.

enlightED will be held from October 2 to 4 at La Nave de Madrid. The meeting, held in the framework of South Summit 2019, has the support of Fundación Telefónica, IE University, Santillana Foundation and South Summit. It will consist of conferences of relevant international speakers and round tables in which different perspectives of education in the digital era will be discussed.

In addition to the presentation by Jose María Álvarez-Pallete, president of Telefónica, the meeting will feature experts such as Niall Ferguson (historian, writer and professor at Stanford University and CES Harvard University), Kelly Palmer (co-founder and ‘Chief Learning and Talent Officer ‘in Degreed), Tal Ben Shahar (bestselling writer and professor on Positive Psychology, Happiness and Leadership), Siva Kumari (General Director of International Baccalaureate) or Santiago Íñiguez (President of IE) University), among many others.

Ponentes enlightED

EnlightED speakers
Some of the speakers at enlightED 2019

enlightED Awards

And in this scenario, with the purpose of identifying and promoting the best entrepreneurial ideas in the world in education, innovation and edTech, this year the second edition of the enlightED Awards will be held. For this, 10 finalist startups have been selected from among 580 applications, which will in turn choose to win the 2019 South Summit Startup Competition.

The finalists will travel to Madrid to present their projects and, in addition to the recognition of the competition organized by South Summit, enlightED will award prizes in the following four categories:

  • IE University Award for the ‘Best startup in Higher Education’.
  • Fundación Telefónica y Telefónica Digital Education Award for a Startup with the best technological solution for learning and training ’.
  • Santillana Foundation Award for ‘Startup with the greatest social impact on education’.
  • Wayra Award to ‘Most Scalable Edtech Startup’.

The winner of the enlightED Awards will be in turn the winner of the education summit of South Summit Startup Competition 2019, which will compete alongside the other categories for being the great final winner. In addition, the winning projects will have access to the startup accelerator of Edtech IE Rockets, the international entrepreneurship network of Wayra and the entire South Summit investment ecosystem, as well as the possibility of collaboration with its partners and collaborators. No doubt a great challenge.

Buy your tickets for enligthED now

If you want to attend the meeting held between October 2 and 4, in La Nave de Madrid, you can buy tickets here. This entry will not only give you access to enlightED, but also to South Summit, the main event to boost the entrepreneurial ecosystem, bringing together the best startups, investors and corporations.

You can also follow the event by streaming and through its social networks: @enlight_ED

And finally, we leave you the keys to last year’s meeting so you don’t miss a single detail of the main international debate on education in the digital age.

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