From one-day seminars for high-potential future leaders, to senior academic level networking events, QS organizes a series of conferences in both the B2B and B2C space.

QS Thought Leadership Conferences

Higher Education Thought Leadership Conferences2019-10-11T09:20:14+01:00

Organizing High-impact Conferences for the Higher Education Sector

QS organizes a number of thought leadership conferences, including Re-imagine Education and The Higher Ed Summit to help foster academic excellence and innovation, connecting education peers and promoting inclusion, discussion and drive for academic excellence.

  • Learn from presidents, vice-presidents, deans and provosts about best practices
  • Share your knowledge with other like-minded peers
  • Form international connections and learn about the latest trends in higher education.
  • Discover the latest trends in international higher education

QS Reimagine Education

Reimagine Education is the global conference for those interested in pedagogical innovation, cutting edge education technology, and means by which graduate employability can be nurtured.

Background

The conference, heading into it’s sixth year, brings 700 education professionals – including academia, government policy influencers, and ed tech startups – to London, where topics under discussion range from how we might better measure learning gain to potential implementations of block-chain in educational settings.

The conference also features the culmination of the Reimagine Education Awards, where the world’s most innovative pedagogy and ed tech solutions are rewarded at a climactic gala dinner. Proudly sponsored by Amazon Web Services, the competition attracts over 1,100 applications each year across 16 award categories, with $25,000 in funding offered to our 3 Global Award Winners.

The strongest applications in each category are given the opportunity to showcase their work on the conference’s first day, ensuring that Reimagine Education provides a unique forum for academics and ed tech professionals alike to share, and foster, pedagogical best practice.

Be a part of Reimagine Education 2019 

The next Reimagine Education Conference and Award Ceremony will take place in London, on the 8th-9th-10th December 2019.

ACTIVE LEARNING DAY (Sunday 8th December, Imperial College Business School)
The first day of Reimagine Education will be devoted to promoting professional development. Comprising a series of active learning experiences, delivered in the form of workshops and hands-on experience of new pedagogical tools, all sessions will be held at Imperial College Business School.

INNOVATORS’ SHOW DAY (Monday 9th December, Queen Elizabeth II Centre)
On this day, delegates will meet 2019’s finest pedagogical innovations and experiments: the finalists of the Reimagine Education Awards will showcase their applications in seven-minute slots, divided into four different carefully-curated tracks, held across four different rooms.

The Innovators’ Show Day will also feature:

  • The plenary introduction to the event – and need-to-know trends from across higher education and edtech – from our co-founders Nunzio Quacquarelli and Lauder Professor Jerry Wind;
  • The conference’s flagship debate;
  • Selected plenary keynotes on pedagogical innovation across the world;
  • Connect 1-2-1: participating delegates can book a series of speed-dating sessions with our network of experienced edtech investors and CIOs. All sessions will see participants carefully matched according to their preferences, backgrounds, and business goals prior to the event;
  • Evening networking drinks for all delegates.

Delegates will also meet top universities and emerging edtech companies throughout the day, who can be engaged with in the same spacious hall in which numerous networking opportunities will occur.

EDULEADERS FORUM (Tuesday 10th December, Queen Elizabeth II Centre)
With just under 600 million students due to enroll in higher education institutions by 2040, the need to find imaginative ways of expanding tertiary education capacity has never been greater. In recognition of Reimagine’s founding mission, Tuesday of the conference will be devoted to bringing ‘eduleaders’ from across the world together to examine the ways in which technology and new educational models – including lifelong learning – can inspire this expansion.

Any successful models will need to be based on an enhanced relationship between secondary and tertiary education, especially as questions about college readiness grow ever-more-pressing. Our eduleaders from both K12 and higher education will come together to help build bridges between these two constituencies.

With millions of new graduates due to pass through this system in the hope that it will drive their future career and academic successes, such new models will also need to ensure that they prepare students for the changing world of work. Keynote speakers and expert panelists from across the world will also convene to examine – and reimagine – the relationship between education and employability.

The conference will then culminate by celebrating those who have done most in 2019 to make this vision a reality: our Gala Dinner will feature the Reimagine Education Awards’ Grand Finale, during which our Global Winners will be revealed.

At Reimagine Education you will meet educators and teachers, academic faculty and leadership, including chief learning officers and chief information officers, ed tech founders and investors, leading employers, and journalists.

If you’d like to join our 3-day elite educational forum at Queen Elizabeth II Centre on the 8th-10th December 2019, book your ticket here at: https://www.reimagine-education.com/book-now/

The Conference About How Data Is Transforming Education

Edu Data Summit is a premium event focusing on data and its impact on the higher education sector. Taking place once per year, it addresses the increasing importance of data and data analytics, to make universities more efficient, effective, innovative and competitive.

Explore new trends: Keep up-dated with the latest trends in big data, and learn how to use data to get in-depth understanding of your institution, to improve your decision making and performance

Meet experts and influencers: Speakers from world-class universities which will be sharing their experiences on the best practices on institutional data management and usage

Networking Opportunities: Network and connect with key contacts in the industry, and generate opportunities to build strong relations and strategic partnerships in your fields of interest

Edu Data Summit 2019: Along with over 40 presentations from more than 50 speakers, we will have a Welcome Reception Drinks taking place on the Radisson Blu Edwardian Street Hotel, located 4 mins away from The British Museum. Networking with over 300 delegates during this two hours reception.

At the same time, we will be hosting a Networking Dinner on June 12th which will take place on the Dixie Queen, a large replica of a 19th century paddle steamer. Enjoy an amazing dinner with a cruise on the River Thames, where you will admire the enchanting and ever-changing backdrop of London’s famous sights. We are looking forward to having Momentous Photo Booth on board with us, and can’t wait to see the results from the GIF booth they are bringing. You will have a lot of fun!

QS APPLE

QS’ Asia-Pacific Professional Leaders in Education ‘QS-APPLE’, is the prime conference and exhibition for international educators within the region.

QS-APPLE provides:

  • Parallel sessions – featuring general and specific aspects of international higher education.
  • Plenary sessions – with keynote addresses by leading authorities on higher education.
  • QS Squared Debate – Exciting, interactive engagement of the academia for the better understanding of higher education concepts.
  • QS Rankosium – providing insightful knowledge on university rankings.
  • Exhibition – leading universities and other higher education institutions from around the world showcasing their institutions and program.
  • Creative Awards – for best international education promotional design in four categories.
  • Vibrant social program – comprising ice-breaker reception, conference dinner and closing lunch during the three conference days, for more relaxed networking.

Learn more about QS APPLE 2019 in Fukoka, Japan on 26 – 28 November here. 

QS MAPLE

QS’ Middle East and Africa Professional Leaders in Education ‘QS-MAPLE’, aims to contribute to building world-class universities for Middle Eastern and African communities through the exchange of best practice and global partnership.

Its conference program is developed in the context of higher education advancement in these two regions, providing:

  • Parallel sessions – featuring general and specific aspects of international higher education.
  • Plenary sessions – with keynote addresses by leading authorities on higher education.
  • QS Squared Debate – Exciting, interactive engagement of the academia for the better understanding of higher education concepts.
  • QS Rankosium – providing insightful knowledge on university rankings.
  • Exhibition – leading universities and other higher education institutions from around the world showcasing their institutions and program.
  • Vibrant social program – comprising ice-breaker reception, conference dinner and closing lunch during the three conference days, for more relaxed networking.

Learn more about QS MAPLE 2020 in Manama, Bahrain on 1 – 3 March here.

QS Worldclass

QS’ WorldClass is an annual series of professional lifestyle seminars held in tropic resorts of distinction. The three-night, two-day event includes prize-giving dinners, scheduled coaching, sports and leisure activities, providing attendees with the opportunity to:

  • Learn from presidents, vice-presidents, deans and provosts about best practices in managing successful academic-industry linkage.
  • Share your knowledge with other like-minded peers, network with top university representative from Asia, Middle East, Europe and Latin America.
  • Learn best practice from branding and marketing your institution through case studies and expert knowledge.

Learn more about WorldClass 2020 in Malang, Indonesia on 1 – 3 April here.

Women in Leadership

QS’ Women in Leadership events provide a platform for women MBA candidates, admissions representatives and alumni from some of the world’s leading business schools to meet in an intimate and stimulating environment. Currently, women make up around 50% of GMAT test takers but less than 30% of those enrolled on to MBA programs. We hope to provide the tools necessary to encourage more women to take the next step and apply to business school and fulfill their potential.

The Women in Leadership events are aimed towards women who are considering business education as well as MBA admissions directors, and multinational corporations aiming to increase their female representation on their program/organization.

Those invited can attend three hours of women-focused seminars, presentations, panel debates, leadership workshops and practical advice to the most ambitious female MBA candidates. After the event, attendees can speak to more business schools at the QS World MBA Tour fair.

MoveON Conference

The annual MoveOn Conference offers participants a platform to meet international colleagues who are using MoveOn, a software that enables higher education institutions to control and manage their internationalization activities, reduce their daily administrative workload, improve their efficiency, and ultimately saving time and money. The MoveOn conference is an excellent opportunity for the members of the continuously growing MoveOn community to connect with more than 200 colleagues from 22 countries, discovering new online versions of MoveOn during more than 50 sessions, exploring best practice strategies and expanding their knowledge during the first class tutorials & thematic workshops.

  • Set your personal focus and choose from more than 50 multilingual sessions offered.
  • Be inspired by the powerful features in the new MoveOn 4 Live.
  • See how international relations and partnerships can be easily managed.
  • Learn how to boost your website with the help of our online publishers and the use of interactive maps.
  • Discover how the new online forms and document uploads simplify application processes.
  • Get to know more about the various communication features.
  • Learn how to improve assessment and assignment processes with MoveOn 4.
  • Explore the full potential of MoveOn in the best practices & case study sessions.
  • Get to know the MoveOn community & its members.
  • Share your ideas and interests with colleagues.
  • Discover the latest trends in international higher education.

QS in Conversation

QS in Conversation was developed for the exchange of higher education trends worldwide amongst presidents, deans, administrators, academics, and higher education enthusiasts.

QS gathers interested parties to a friendly and huge roundtable to discuss current higher education issues and developments in specific areas of interest.

Learn more about QS in Conversation 2019 in Lithuania on 14 – 15 October 2019 here.

QS Summer School Summit

QS’ premier international forum for higher education leaders, QS Summer School Summit, fosters the discussion of summer school management (and other short-term programs) as well as the exploration of new summer school destinations for students and expansion of student-faculty exchange networks.

The rise of summer schools is one of the quiet revolutions that is transforming the global higher education system. Accessible and flexible summer schools offer students a diverse range of international experiences, whether it be to explore a specific academic interest or to ‘just take the plunge’ and experience living and studying in a foreign country for the first time. Because of this, the number of students wanting to attend international summer schools is rapidly growing. On the other hand universities see summer school as a valuable addition in their international programs portfolio. Hosting a summer school can support the internationalization of their campus, the recruitment of international students, and the strengthening of relationships with other universities.

The QS Summer School Summit is the premier international forum for higher education leaders to discuss summer school management (and other short-term programs), explore new summer school destinations for their students and expand their student- and faculty exchange networks. In addition to unparalleled networking, the QS Summer School Summit offers opportunities to share best-practices and stay abreast of the latest developments in short-term student mobility in Asia and around the world.

QS Subject Focus Summit

QS’ Subject Focus Summit brings together academics, senior higher education administrators and industry professionals from a variety of subjects included in the QS Subject Rankings. This group of people, who are at the nexus of society, research and education, are the change agents of their specific academic field.

By providing a global forum for networking and the exchange of new ideas, the summit aims to bring about a deepened and shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the subject in focus, and the strategies needed to overcome them.