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EdCrunch: major education technology conference kick-starts in Moscow

On October 1-2, EdCrunch - a major education technology conference - will take place in the World Trade Center in Moscow.

This is the 6th edition of this conference. This year will feature presentations from 300 speakers, including education service and app developers, methodology experts, teachers, managers, investors and other prominent industry players. Both Russian and foreign experts will participate in the event. 

EdCrunch experts and participants will give lectures, introduce case studies for cutting-edge technology in education, and host seminars and panel discussions. Charles Fadel, founder of the Center for Curriculum Redesign at Harvard University, will talk about the impact of artificial intelligence on the education process. Tim O’Reilly will explain the transition to non-stop education in the XXI century, and he will also teach guests to learn effectively without getting distracted from their work. You can familiarize yourself with the full agenda of the event here.

The organizers have announced a total of 284 presentations from various speakers. The list includes Russian Minister of Science and Higher Education Mikhail Kotyukov, Harvard professor and best-selling author of ‘Finnish Lessons 2.0’ Pasi Sahlberg, Global Head of Siemens Leadership Excellence Matthias Reuter, and many other experts and entrepreneurs in the field of education. The speakers will present the best ways to unlock human potential, improve the quality and accessibility of education, and make the most of the opportunities presented by the digital economy.

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