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The virtual COBIS Annual Conference ran 10-13 May 2021, sponsored by Pearson, with nearly 600 delegates, speakers and sponsors from more than 60 countries.

Keynote speakers included Professor Steve Munby, Baroness Floella Benjamin, Kehkashan Basu, Dr Andreas Schleicher, and Professor Sir Steve Smith. The programme included more than 60 sessions covering topics including wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, the future of teaching and learning, safeguarding, and much more. Participants also accessed a range of networking opportunities including our virtual Annual ‘Dinner’ sponsored by Tes. Thank you to all of our sponsors, speakers, and participants for making #COBIS21 a success.

Here is a time-lapse video of a live illustration of COBIS CEO Colin Bell’s plenary update, celebrating the work of COBIS and COBIS members over the last year.