About the summit

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 3rd Annual Innovative Learning Spaces Summit that will take place on 20-21 September 2018. Last year’s traditional venue setting in Prague will go through a total makeover and the venue will be moved to the sunny Barcelona. Two previous editions of the conference have proved that the interest in designing innovative and engaging spaces to support students’ learning capabilities on physical and virtual learning environments is getting more and more important. By fostering innovation, universities seek to enhance students’ higher education experience and make the most out of their new and existing infrastructure to provide the best possible learning environment.

Meet some of our speakers

Peter Verbist
Head of Library Learning Centres
KU Leuven
Guzman de Yarza Blache
Academic Director, IE Master in Strategic Design of Spaces
IE University
Drew Hardie
Head of Space Planning
Oxford Brookes University
Melody Bowdon
Executive Director
University of Central Florida
Ebba Ossiannilsson
Vice President
Swedish Association for Distance Education
Arianna Mazzeo
Professor of Design Research and Contemporary Practices, Visiting Professor at Harvard University
Jorge García de la Cámara
Open Programs Manager
UPF Barcelona School of Management

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Key Practical Learning Points:

  • Pedagogical Approaches Linked to Learning Space Planning and Design
  • Collaborative and Individual Learning in Distributed Learning Spaces
  • Driving Innovation by Engaging Stakeholders and Forming Partnerships
  • Estate Transformation and Learning Experience Design
  • Teaching Millennials and Coping with Digitalization Challenges 
  • Design Thinking and Participatory Design for Re-imagining Spaces
  • Collaborative Approach on Digital Literacy, Active Learning & Technology
  • Innovative, Accessible Learning Environments for Those with Complex Needs
  • Meaningful Engagement with Stakeholders in Learning Space Design

Who Should Attend:

This summit will gather together Directors, Heads, Managers, Principals, Deans, Professors, Researchers, Architects and Senior Level Executives specializing in:

  • Higher Education
  • Educational Development
  • Estates and Facilities
  • Future-focused Education
  • Learning Technology
  • Architectural Planning
  • Learning Programmes
  • Teaching Innovation
  • Library Services
  • Educational Research

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