It is undeniable the importance of education for all, and with the digital age that has entered our region, educational technology (EdTech) has been on a steady rise across countries with a common goal – to develop, disrupt and improve education.
And what better to keep up with all the trends, developments and insights than with an entire summit dedicated to EdTech in Asia?
An annual affair, EdTech Asia Summit 2017 is back and will be held from July 29-30 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Originally a community networking and knowledge sharing group in Bangkok, Thailand in 2012 for the locals, the regional expansion of this summit in 2015 has been an asset to the region in terms of EdTech development.
As per previous years, this year’s edition will be two days of engaging talks and workshops by key EdTech entrepreneurs, investors, and education innovation changemakers from across Asia with cutting-edge discussions revolving around the topic of ‘The future of Education’.
The aim of this year’s 2-day event is to demystify the role of EdTech in Asia’s complex, rapidly evolving, and high demand education spheres through a local and regional approach. With participants hailing from a myriad of countries, the goal of this approach is to highlight trends and opportunities in the Asian EdTech entrepreneurial journey and innovation ecosystem. Additionally, the summit will also explore the shifting dynamics and critical needs within the education sector.
To achieve this goal, EdTech Asia Summit 2017 will consist of multiple plenary sessions and breakout sessions with topics such as:
- Building a Differentiated Education Company
- Tech, Education and Reduction of Inequality in Asia
- Global Perspectives on Education and EdTech in Emerging Markets
- Is EdTech Humanizing or Mechanizing Education?
- Emerging Tech: AI and Automation in Education and the Workplace
Excitingly, Cambodian tech players have also been invited down to this summit to lead their own talks on EdTech’s impact on creating transformational change in our country’s education.
Zoe Ng, the co-founder of Raintree in Cambodia, will be leading a fireside chat on Global Education Markets with the head of the IFC education unit. Nadia Wong, founder of TRYBE, a co-working and makerspace in Phnom Penh will be involved in a session on Asia’s Emerging Economies: Opportunities for Growth and Impact. Leap Sok, founder of System Experts Asia, will be talking in the session on Understanding ASEAN’s Education Markets – Strategies for Entry.
Aside from talks, EdTech Asia Summit 2017 will also include an evening networking function, VIP luncheon, awards, workshops. But that’s not all – post-event, there will be an EdTech startup Growth Hacking Bootcamp that will provide a hands-on opportunity and accelerator for early stage EdTech and HR tech companies to develop and optimize their own sustainable “Growth Engine”. There would also be a Vietnam Ecosystem Startup Tour where you will be brought to visit several key EdTech companies and co-working spaces in Ho Chi Minh City.
An event that will bring together influential players that make up the evolving edtech ecosystem in the Asian region, this is the event to be if you would like to immerse yourself in 2 full days of EdTech and the opportunites to presents for the region.
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