The 2010 Channel 4 Education Annual Summer Conference takes place on 24 June 2010 against the emerging backdrop of profound changes in the education system which will shift power from will shift power from central and local government back to headteachers and schools and will transform how and what will be taught in the nation's schools.
The Government has made clear their belief that the acceleration of the 'new' academies programme and the creation of 'free schools' will create new opportunities for curriculum innovation and fresh partnering opportunities for private and public bodies.
The conference will provide a chance to debate the proposed reforms, the opportunities they present and their wider implications.
Our annual conference also provides us with an opportunity to showcase the best of Channel 4 Education's new output. This year we have a great range of new projects which use gaming, interactive media and television to reach and engage teenagers across a wide range of issues which they face as they grow up.
Speakers this year including
Anders Hultin and architect of Swedish free schools model
Howard Jacobson - the author and journalist
Lucy Heller - Managing Director of Ark Schools
Professor Stephen Heppell - CEO Heppell.net
Sam Conniff - Co-founder of Livity
Naomi Jane -social entrepreneur
Tom Chatfield - author of Fun Inc
Zenna Atkins - Chair of Ofsted
Marc Lewis - Dean of the School of Communication Arts
Dr Petra Boynton - Sex educator and academic
Rachel Wolf - Director of New Schools Network
Martin Bright - Founder of New Deal of the Mind
The event will be Chaired by Channel 4 News presenter Samira Ahmed
The conference commences at 10am and finishes with a drinks reception at 5.15
The formal programme for the event - which is subject to change - will be published in full before the event.
Please contact Steve Moore on 07870515025 if you have any queries regarding the event.