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Augmented reality, virtual learning and a whole host of contemporary learning technologies are transforming the face of education and the traditional classroom today.  What are the technological trends shaping education tomorrow and how can today’s universities and schools prepare students for a world we cannot yet foresee? Is your classroom future-ready for the learning spaces and campuses of tomorrow?

The Nanyang Technological University-EON Reality Future of Education Global Summit 2019 is a dialogue between technology professionals and educators to provoke questions and discussions on the future of academia. The summit is also a platform to showcase cutting-edge technologies for immersive experiential learning and teaching in and out of the classroom.

In summary, the Future of Education Global Summit 2019 is envisioned to be a gathering of thought leaders to share innovative ideas and discussions about the future classroom. Attendees and participants alike are expected to return from the summit with strategies and ideas for classroom design, leadership strategies and best practices in adopting educational technologies such as augmented and virtual reality. The outcomes derived from this summit are also expected to positively and immediately impact learners of all ages. Key topics such as lifelong learning shall also be addressed in the summit, which is accompanied by an exhibition of the latest educational technologies employed and created by NTU, NIE and EON Reality.

Join a leading international panel of educators and technologists in conversation as we examine and find the answers to challenges faced by all institutions of learning globally including:

  • How can we equip educators with the necessary skills to educate the next generation of 21st century learners and students?
  • How can augmented and virtual reality and other educational technologies enhance the classroom experience for both teacher and student?
  • What are the challenges of technological transformation and how can you support your institution to drive educational innovation and change?
  • How can educational design and technologies better promote and support a culture of lifelong learning?


Speakers so far include:

HE Paula Parviainen, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to Singapore

Dr. Michael Fung, Deputy Chief Executive (Industry), Chief Human Resource Officer & Chief Data Officer, SkillsFuture Singapore

Associate Prof Matt Bower, Department of Educational Studies at Macquarie University

Dr. José Escamilla, Educational Innovation Director, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Mr. Dan Lejerskar, Founder, EON Reality

Professor Bertil Andersson, President Emeritus, Nanyang Technological University

Professor Ling San, Provost and Vice President (Academic), Nanyang Technological University

Professor Christine Goh, Director, National Institute of Education

Professor Naomi Low-Beer, Vice Dean (Education), Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Dr. Peter Looker, Head, Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy Division, Nanyang Technological University


Topics include:

  • Imagine the Future: What Will a Classroom in 2030 Look Like?
  • Creating Active and Collaborative Learning Environments with Future Technologies
  • Lifelong Learning: Empowering a Future-Ready Workforce in the Industry 4.0 Age
  • Is the University Future Proof? Challenges in Technological Transformations

Featuring a full programme packed with networking opportunities, technology displays, hands on workshops and an inspiring speaker lineup, the summit promises to be a global platform to formulate positive and actionable solutions for education challenges in the 21st century.

Higher education and non-academic partners and members of the public, please see below to purchase event tickets​.

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