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Date: 16th June 2020
Time: 19:30 - 21:00 BST (GMT+1)

We are excited to announce that 7billionideas will be running a virtual roundtable with leading education specialists and leaders. Chaired by broadcaster Alastair Stewart OBE.

‘They say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.’ - Andy Warhol

#UnlockingEducation brings together leading specialists and experts across the education sector in the midst of a global pandemic to discuss the future of education. Whilst the ongoing pandemic is a tragedy, presenting challenges on the individual, societal, and international scale, we believe this situation equally presents an opportunity so schools and universities to re-architect their activities and value propositions--change many have been seeking for decades.

#UnlockingEducation is the arena for discussion on this topic, bringing together educators in all sectors. In a roundtable-style discussion chaired by broadcaster and journalist Alastair Stewart OBE, our panelists will discuss:
- How Covid-19 has impacted them and their students
- Examples of innovation in the face of change
- Their vision of education in a ‘post pandemic’ world

Following this semi-structured conversation, our panelists will then take questions from the online audience to develop the conversation. However, the summit aims to develop a set of pledges which educators can adhere to in order to make concrete and positive steps to a brighter future for education. These will be published and shared after the summit.

The summit is supported by the innovation in education company 7billionideas. 7billionideas’ work has spanned across 500 schools and 100,000 students since entering the sector. As an ideas company, they want to provide the space for a conversation about the future of education to happen.

The panel will be chaired by Alastair Stewart OBE, and will feature representatives from the Academies, SEN, Independent, Higher, and International education sectors. The will be announced over the coming days, stay tuned for more info.

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