About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Nesta’s flagship education conference exploring what our rapidly changing world means for the future of our education institutions, teachers and learners.

About the event

What would an education system that really prepares young people for the future look like?

In recent years our UK education system has gone through significant reform, yet it still remains unfit for purpose. Our classrooms are equipped with little or outdated technology, and our curriculum is stuck preparing students for jobs that are facing extinction.

We want to see a curriculum that is future focused - one that teaches creativity, problem-solving, coding, collaboration and prioritises social and emotional development. At this event we explored the trends and evidence to find out why this should be the case. Be inspired by world-leading educators and innovators who are transforming the system.

We also explored how we can use evidence to make decisions about our future education system, consider the role of technology, including artificial intelligence, in solving some of the most pressing issues, and look at some of the most exciting education innovations.

Who is the event for?

This event brought together school and college leaders, teachers, businesses, innovators, entrepreneurs, policymakers and funders. They discussed new approaches to education and learning, explored practical interventions for developing a future-ready system, shared insights and took part in collaborative workshops.

A full agenda and confirmed speakers is available.

Alternatively you may download the event agenda as a pdf.