38th COBIS Annual Conference

Vision 2030: The Future of International Education

11-13 May 2019
InterContinental London - The O2
London, UK

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The 38th COBIS Annual Conference will take place at the InterContinental London O2 in Greenwich, London, 11-13 May 2019.

The COBIS Annual Conference is for Heads, Governors, Proprietors and Senior Leaders from schools around the world including COBIS member and non-member schools. Last year's conference was attended by more than 700 delegates, exhibitors, speakers and guests.

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More information: If you have any questions about the COBIS Annual Conference, please contact cpd@cobis.org.uk

Programme: The programme will include a mixture of keynote speakers, seminars and workshops.

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Keynote speakers will include:

  • Graham Brown-Martin, Author, Learning {Re}imagined

    Graham Brown-Martin is the author of Learning {Re}imagined, the best selling book on global education. He was the founder of Learning Without Frontiers, a global think tank that brought together renowned educators, technologists and creatives to share provocative and challenging ideas about the future of learning.
  • Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, OECD

    Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He initiated and oversees the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and other international instruments which create a global platform for policy-makers, researchers and educators to innovate and transform educational policies and practices.
  • Professor Rose Luckin, Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies, UCL Institute of Education

    Professor Rose Luckin is Professor of Learner Centred Design at the UCL Knowledge Lab in London. Her research involves the design and evaluation of educational technology using theories from the learning sciences and techniques from Artificial Intelligence.
  • Sir Tim Smit KBE, Executive Chairman, Eden Project International

    Sir Tim Smit is Executive Vice-Chair and Co-founder of the multi award-winning Eden Project in Cornwall. Since its opening in 2001, 20 million people have come to see a once sterile pit, turned into a cradle of life containing world-class horticulture and startling architecture symbolic of human endeavour.  Tim is also Executive Chairman for Eden Project International which aims to have an Eden Project on every habited continent by 2025.
  • Priya Lakhani OBE, Founder CEO, CENTURY Tech

    Priya Lakhani is the Founder CEO of CENTURY Tech, the artificially intelligent learning platform for teachers and students. CENTURY uses AI technology to provide a personalised learning journey to students and offers real-time insights and analytics to educators.
  • Professor Tanya Byron, Clinical Psychologist

Professor Tanya Byron is a consultant clinical psychologist specialising in child and adolescent mental health. She has an NHS career spanning twenty years working in many areas of mental health. Tanya broadcasts on TV and radio, and has a number of writing credits including Your Child Your Way (Penguin, 2007). Tanya is an independent national and international government advisor on children, young people and the digital media. She is an experienced public speaker and regularly gives talks on psychology, education and childcare.


Hotel Information: Delegate and exhibitor rates have been arranged at the InterContinental London - The O2, Novotel London Canary Wharf and Holiday Inn Express London Greenwich. More information, including booking forms, can be found at the link below.

Hotel Booking Forms

Delegate booking: Booking is now open. Please use this form to book a place.

Delegate fees: Delegate fees include all conference sessions and materials, the Welcome Dinner on Saturday 11 May, the Annual Dinner on Monday 13 May, and lunches on Sunday and Monday.

  • COBIS Member Schools: £499 plus VAT
  • Non-Member Schools: £599 plus VAT
  • COBIS Supporting Members: £549 plus VAT
  • Non-Members: £650 plus VAT
  • Day delegate places are also available for the Sunday or Monday
  • More details on prices and booking forms

Programme: The draft programme can be found here.

Accommodation: Hotel information can be found here

Exhibition: The exhibition is now fully booked. Please use this form to add your company to the waiting list. For more information about exhibitor opportunities, please click here. To view a list of exhibiting companies, please click here.

Sponsorship: Information about sponsorship opportunities can be found here

COBIS on Camera: If your school is interested in submitting footage for a film that will be showcased at the 38th Annual Conference, please click here.

Shoulder Courses: Delegates are invited to register for additional, optional shoulder courses.

  • COBIS Facilitator Training: 8-10 May 2019 - More details
  • Advanced Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads: 14 May 2019 - More details

Previous Conference: For information about the previous COBIS Annual Conference, please click here.


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