Annual Conference

In 2020 we were unable to hold our normal annual conference. The GlobalEd Forum - our international online event planned across multiple time zones, with live discussions hosted from the UK, India, China, and Australia, and global perspectives on current issues - ran from 30 November to 10 December.

Many experts from around the world contributed to the GlobalEd Forum including: Pankaj Mittal, Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities; Kayode Odedina, Deputy Director, National Universities Commission, Nigeria; Nadia Tahir, Managing Director, QAA, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan; Matt Durnin of British Council China; Caryn Nery, Director, TNE Partnerships, Victoria University, Australia; Jude King of University of Liverpool; Shalini Bharat, Vice-Chancellor/Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India; Sohail Bajammal, Executive Director, National Centre for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation, Saudi Arabia; David Pilsbury, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International Development), Coventry University; Lee Bartlett of University of Wales Trinity Saint David; Helen Vella Bonavita, Edith Cowan University, Australia; Kamlesh Misra, Vice-Chancellor, Rishihood University, India; and Libing Wang, Chief, Section for Education Innovation & Skills Development, UNESCO, Bangkok, Thailand. 

In addition to the live interactive sessions and discussion panels, attendees were able to visit our GlobalEd Forum web pages any time and view a selection of 'Bites' - short pre-recorded 15-minute video briefings and mini-training sessions - easily digested and fitted into your day.

These pre-recorded Bites covered a wide range of subjects, such as digital credentials; confirming GCSE English and Maths from other school awards; hints on detecting and combating fraud; India Standard XII and state boards; qualification verification; finding your way around the databases; and refugee skills evaluation.

Over 1,000 colleagues from around the world, from our member organisations and the wider international education and skills sector registered to take part in the GlobalEd Forum. This is the first time we have organised a large-scale online event running over multiple days. The GlobalEd Forum is a mark of the extent and importance of our global community in education and skills.

The GlobalEd Forum was presented in association with Cambridge Assessment English and Europass.

The GlobalEd Forum was supported by our sponsors: Dialexy, ETS TOEFL, Fragomen, International Baccalaureate, LanguageCert, Oxford University Press, Sinorbis, Skills for English, and Trinity College.