LONDON, February 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Leading EdTech event brands join forces to create global voice for innovation and investment
EdTech Europe, the leading education technology focused conference platform in Europe, has extended its partnership with SXSWedu, the US' most energetic and innovative education sector event. The collaboration will see EdTech Europe powering two European All Stars events featuring leading European startups and corporate executives as part of the March conference programme in Texas. Reciprocally, SXSWedu Executive Producer Ron Reed and a selection of US education influencers will attend the EdTech Europe London event on 18 June 2015 - all with the aim of bridging the gap between the two markets and championing the dissemination of talents and consolidation of investment in this growing sector.
At SXSWedu in Austin, Texas, the two European All Stars sessions powered by EdTech Europe will be held on Tuesday 10th March and provide insights into the European market for US delegates. The first Morning Mixer Event will offer exclusive industry perspectives directly from CEOs and founders of 12 successful European start-ups. The Morning Mixer will include pitches and networking opportunities with European startups babbel, bettermarks, bibblio, Bridge U, busuu, Immerse, Labster, Lecturio, myblee, Primo, sofatutor and The Student Room. The second session, European EdTech: Industry Leaders Share Lessons Learnt, will allow delegates to hear from industry executives including Kelli Campbell, SVP Discovery Communications, Rob Grimshaw, CEO of TES Global and Charles McIntyre, CEO of IBIS Capital and Co-Founder of EdTech Europe. The panellists will share their tried and tested strategies on how to be successful in the European EdTech industry.
Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet, Co-Founder of EdTech Europe and LAUNCHedu advisory board member, said "this strategic partnership with SXSWedu signals our intention to connect EdTech innovators, thought leaders, and investors globally. We aim to help the entire ecosystem to flourish by creating bridges for capital, talent, innovation and best practices to flow between US and Europe. It is both an honour to power the EdTech European All Stars sessions at SXSWedu and to welcome SXSWedu in London for the EdTech Europe 2015 event.
Ron Reed, Executive Producer of SXSWedu, added: "We are delighted to be supporting EdTech Europe again this year, and to be gaining from the experience and insight of all these great European players. There is so much to be learned from our colleagues on both sides of the Atlantic. We look forward to seeing the results our two brands can deliver for the industry."
SXSWedu will take place from 9th - 12th March 2015 in Austin, Texas. EdTech Europe will be held at Kings Place in London, UK on 18 June 2015.
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 60+ speakers. 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.
The SXSWedu Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders across a variety of backgrounds in education. The four-day event affords registrants open access to engaging sessions, interactive workshops, hands on learning experiences, film screenings, early stage startups and a host of networking opportunities. By providing a platform for collaboration, SXSWedu works to promote creativity and social change.
SXSWedu is a component of the South by Southwest family of conferences and festivals that includes SXSW Music, Film and Interactive; SXSW Eco and SXSW V2V. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for the creative arts, SXSWedu extends SXSW's support for the art of engagement beyond musicians, filmmakers and new media innovators to include society's true rock stars: educators.
Join the passionate and innovative community at SXSWedu, March 9-12, 2015 in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit http://sxswedu.com.
SOURCE EdTech Europe