Reimagine Education – The “Oscars” of Education come to London – Visionary Partner Announced

Reimagine Education Conference 2019

London, 28th October 2019: The Reimagine Education Awards and Conference – the ‘Oscars’ of Education’ – is delighted to announce that Imperial College Business School have confirmed their status as Official Visionary Partner, as the initiative seeks to identify and reward education’s most innovative approaches.

The partnership will see Imperial College Business School host the first day of the 2019 Reimagine Education Conference (8th December, Imperial College London, 9th-10th December, Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London), co-convene a number of the conference sessions, and assign senior academic faculty and leadership to the initiative’s Steering Committee.

The Reimagine Education Awards is co-organized by QS Quacquarelli Symonds – global higher education think-tank responsible for the QS World University Rankings portfolio – and The Wharton School – Learning Lab. The winners of the 6th edition of their global awards program will be announced at this year’s Reimagine Education Conference, to be held in London between the 8th and 10th December.

The conference, which is open to all academic faculty, policymakers, and edtech representatives keen to debate the future of pedagogy in the digital age, will unite education’s most innovative minds. Confirmed speakers include:

• Julien Simon, Global AI and Machine Learning Evangelist, Amazon Web Services;
• Jenny Bergeron, Director of Educational Research and Evaluation, Harvard University;
• Richard Teversham, Director of Educational Mobility and Content, Apple;
• Leila Guerra, Associate Dean of Programmes, Imperial College Business School;
• David Steiner, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins University Center for Education Policy;
• Claire Gordon, Head, The Eden Centre For Education Enhancement, London School of Economics

This year’s iteration of the competition set new records for participation, contested by 1518 edtech companies, universities, K12 education providers, and not-for-profits. This has represented a 29% year-on-year increase in the event’s competitiveness, which sees applicants undergo three rounds of independent judging and three rounds of internal moderation.

The competition’s leading applicants will showcase their work at the conference, with 140 innovations to be showcased on Monday 9th December. The winning submissions, and the recipients of $50,000 in prize funding, will be selected live at the event’s prestigious Gala Dinner on Tuesday 10th December.

Nunzio Quacquarelli, CEO of QS Quacquarelli Symonds and Reimagine Education co-founder, said: “QS Quacquarelli Symonds have long recognized Imperial College Business School as one of the world’s most visionary educational institutions, with their capacity for educational innovation consistently acknowledged by our performance measurement exercises.”

“As we seek to further develop an initiative that enjoys consistent engagement from the world’s best technology companies, edtech startups, and universities, we believe that the world-renowned expertise that our new Visionary Partners can offer will only help Reimagine Education fulfil its mission: driving better pedagogy, better teaching, and better learning outcomes.”

Professor Francisco Veloso, Dean of Imperial College Business School said: “I’m delighted that Imperial has been chosen as a co-host for this year’s conference and to be recognised as a global leader in teaching innovation. This conference is a perfect opportunity for us to showcase the work we’re doing to enhance the learning experience using the latest technology and to be inspired by our international competitors.”

Those wishing to join Imperial College Business School, QS, Wharton, Harvard, Apple, and other luminaries of the education sector at the 2019 Reimagine Education Conference can secure their place today at
The full agenda can be consulted at


QS Quacquarelli Symonds
QS Quacquarelli Symonds is a global think tank and the most trusted partner and data ecosystem for higher education institutions and students worldwide. Founded in 1990 by CEO Nunzio Quacquarelli (MBA Wharton, MA Cambridge), QS has a global footprint. Headquartered in London, QS has offices in the US, France, Germany, Romania, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia and employs a talented and diverse team of over 550 individuals who collectively speak 35 languages. QS is renown globally for publishing the most consulted World University Rankings. QS is also the co-founder of the Reimagine Education Awards, the “Oscars” of Education.

Imperial College London
Imperial College London is one of the world’s leading universities. The College’s 16,000 students and 8,000 staff are expanding the frontiers of knowledge in science, medicine, engineering and business, and translating their discoveries into benefits for society. Founded in 1907, Imperial builds on a distinguished past – having pioneered penicillin, holography and fibre optics – to shape the future. Imperial researchers work across disciplines to improve health and wellbeing, understand the natural world, engineer novel solutions and lead the data revolution. This blend of academic excellence and its real-world application feeds into Imperial’s exceptional learning environment, where students participate in research to push the limits of their degrees. Imperial has nine London campuses, including its White City Campus: a research and innovation centre that is in its initial stages of development in west London. At White City, researchers, businesses and higher education partners will co-locate to create value from ideas on a global scale.

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