It’s a Wrap! The Learnovation Summit 2020

MC Tom at The Learnovation Summit

In online learning’s biggest year ever, it was apt that The Learnovation Summit – the leading global annual event – went virtual this year.

With the theme, ‘Living and Learning in a Changing Workplace’, The Learnovation Summit ran over three days from October 13–15 where some of the global leaders in EdTech examined the challenges of remote working and learning.

Despite us not being able to meet each other over coffee during the breaks, it was amazing how the community were able to connect and interact across the three days.

We want to say a huge thank you those who participated especially to the audience and our keynote speakers who joined us from all around the world including Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Louis, Paris, London, Dublin and Sligo.

On Day One, Daniel Hulme CEO of Satalia shone a light on AI and the future of work and Learnovate’s Janet Benson explored the transformation of learning while Abi Williams of Udemy discussed fostering resilience and inspiring commitment in remote teams.

Who could forget Olivier Crouzet’s introduction to ‘42’ – the school with no classrooms and teachers – or Gilly Salmon’s tips on pivoting to digital education? Day 2 also featured Aidan McCullen from RTE’s The Innovation Show with his high-energy talk on the need to constantly renew our skills and reinvent our careers.

On Day Three, we heard from Bob Mosher of APPLY Synergies on the methodologies behind workforce learning and Emer Gilmartin from The ADAPT Centre at TCD showed us how to play bot bingo.

Bob Regan, Director of Education at Gates Ventures ended off the three days where he argued that teachers – not technology – will save education.

We also want to thank the other participants on our vibrant panels and the thought-provoking welcome addresses from our Director Nessa McEniff, Leonard Hobbs, Director of Trinity Research and Innovation and our Academic Director Ann Devitt.

And, of course, thank you to our three engaging MCs Learnovate’s Tom Pollock, Linda Waters and Peter Gillis.

We’ve curated some of the tweets from the day into a Twitter Collection below for you to enjoy.

We will see you all again next year – whether in person or virtually we will have to wait and see.

Learnovation Summit Twitter Collection