LONDON, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Online learning heavyweight Sal Khan to share insights and take part in live video interview
EdTech Europe, the leading education technology-focused conference platform in Europe, is delighted to announce that Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy , will deliver a live virtual keynote and Q&A at the event in London on 18th June.
Khan Academy is a non-profit organization with the mission of providing free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Capitalising on the digital revolution and applying its scalability and access benefits to education, Khan Academy has developed a learning platform designed to use the internet to empower learners in and outside of the classroom to study at their own pace.
Fast becoming a hugely influential figure in the education technology market, Khan's impact on the industry has seen him profiled on 60 Minutes, featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine, and recognized as one of TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World".
During this speech, Khan will share insight into how he and his team successfully built a personalised learning resource that now reaches over 12 million learners in more than 190 countries each month. Embracing the spirit of education technology, Sal Khan will deliver his keynote address live via video conversation to the 500+ attendees at the EdTech Europe 2015 summit, and will also take part in an exclusive live interview with renowned tech reporter, Martin Stanford of Sky News.
"This is an exciting time in history. For the first time, we have the chance to make personalized learning accessible to everyone," said Khan. "I look forward to speaking about this at EdTech Europe and engaging with innovators from across the globe who are working toward this goal."
"Education Technology leaders are social rock stars; engaging audiences and changing lives by democratizing education through technologies that move the industry forward," said Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, Co-Founder of EdTech Europe. "We are thrilled to welcome Sal Khan on our stage to celebrate the outstanding work of Sal and Khan Academy!"
About EdTech Europe:
EdTech Europe connects the global EdTech community through an exclusive one day, multi-track summit bringing together executive level investors, innovators, and industry influencers from European and global education technology companies. Through extensive networking opportunities, the conference also aims to connect leading foundations, higher-education institutions, policy makers, and thought leaders from the industry as well. Now in its third year, EdTech Europe 2015 will be held at Kings Place in London, UK on 18 June and aims to host 500+ attendees and 75+ speakers, in partnership with leading education events SXSWedu and WISE.
Additionally, through their annual EdTech 20 competition, EdTech Europe will foster and showcase notable innovation ideas within the start-up communities through pitches and awards at the 2015 event.
About Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to change education for the better by providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We believe that students of all ages should have free, unlimited access to the best educational content, and that they should be able to consume and master this content at their own pace. In addition, we believe that there are incredible opportunities to use intelligent software development, deep data analytics, and intuitive user interfaces to more effectively surface and present these educational resources to students and teachers around the world. Our library of content covers kindergarten to early college math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and reaches into humanities with tutorials on economics, finance, music, philosophy, and art history. We have over 15 million registered users and to date, we have delivered over 300 million lessons and 3 billion exercise problems. For further information, visit KhanAcademy.org.
SOURCE EdTech Europe