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 took 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. This year's conference was attended by more than 750 delegates, exhibitors, speakers and guests.


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

Programme: The programme included 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.

Exhibition: To view a list of exhibiting companies, please click here.

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


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