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enlightED is back, the world conference that discusses education in the digital age



enlightED is back, the world conference that discusses education in the digital age


The international meeting on education, innovation and EdTech will be held in Madrid from October 2 to 4. enlightED will bring together the best world experts in education and will select ten startups that, after being awarded, will participate in the South Summit 2019.

What will the education of the future look like? What role will technology play? These questions will be addressed at enlightED 2019, the world conference that will once again bring together experts in education, technology and innovation to promote a great debate on education in the digital age.

enlightED will be held from October 2 to 4 in The Ship of Madrid. The meeting, held within the framework of South Summit 2019, is promoted by Fundación Telefónica, IE University, Fundación Santillana and South Summit. It will consist of conferences of relevant international speakers and round tables in which different perspectives of education in the digital age.

In addition to the presentation of Jose Maria Alvarez Pallete, president of Telefónica, the meeting will feature experts of the stature of Niall Ferguson (historian, writer, and professor at Stanford University and CES Harvard University), Kelly Palmer (Co founder and ‘Chief Learning and Talent Officer’ at Degreed), Tal Ben Shahar (bestselling writer and professor on Positive Psychology, Happiness and Leadership), Shiva Kumari (General Director of International Baccalaureate) or Santiago Iniguez (President of IE) University), among many others.

enlightED Awards

And in this scenario, with the purpose of identifying and promoting the best entrepreneurial ideas in the world in education, innovation and edTech, this year the second edition of the enlightED Awards will be held. To do this, 10 finalist startups have been selected from among 580 applications, which will in turn be eligible to win the South Summit 2019 Startup Competition.

The finalists will travel to Madrid to present their projects and, in addition to the awards from the competition organized by South Summit, enlightED will award prizes in the following four categories:

– IE University Award for ‘Best startup in Higher Education’.

– Fundación Telefónica and Telefónica Digital Education Award for the ‘Startup with the best technological solution for learning and training’.

– Santillana Foundation Award for the ‘Startup with the greatest social impact in education’.

– Wayra Award for ‘Most Scalable Edtech Startup’.

The winner of the enlightED Awards will also be the winner of the education vertical of the South Summit Startup Competition 2019, which will compete with the rest of the categories to be the great final winner. In addition, the winning projects will have access to the IE Rockets Edtech startup accelerator, Wayra’s international entrepreneurship network and the entire investment ecosystem of the South Summit, as well as the possibility of collaboration with its partners and collaborators. Without a doubt a great challenge.

Buy your tickets for enligthED now

If you want to attend the meeting held between the October 2 and 4, at La Nave in MadridYou can already buy the tickets here. This entry will not only give you access to enlightED, but also to South Summitthe main event to promote the entrepreneurial ecosystem, bringing together the best startups, investors and corporations.

You can also follow the event by streaming and through its social networks: @enlight_ED

And to finish, we leave you the keys to last year’s meeting so you don’t miss a single detail of the main international debate of the education in the digital age.

You can not miss!