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The London Book Fair makes programme announcement for the first IPA International Education Conference

Posted at 1:01AM Wednesday 16 Jan 2013

International Publishers Association and The London Book Fair (LBF) today announced the programme for the first IPA International Education Conference, a one day event that will run alongside LBF on 17 April 2013.

The conference, which is the result of a new partnership between the International Publishers Association (IPA) and LBF, unveiled an impressive line-up of international speakers including a keynote address from Andreas Schleicher, OECD, and talks from Michael Trucano, World Bank and Y S Chi, Reed Elsevier.

Orna O'Brien, Conference Manager, The London Book Fair, said:

"We are delighted that Andreas Schleicher has agreed to be the keynote speaker at the IPA International Education Conference. His work on measuring and comparing educational outcomes has made him a thought leader on educational policy, he opens a brilliant line-up of speakers. This promises to be a fascinating event which will be essential for educational publishers and policy makers alike."

The conference will look objectively at measures of educational success, the effectiveness of learning resources and learning technologies, and the public policies that have been demonstrated to improve educational outcomes. It will attract an international audience of policy makers, educational publishers and other education content creators; including academics.

Confirmed speakers include:

Andreas Schleicher, Deputy Director, Directorate for Education, OECD Miha Kovac, Publishers, Mladinska, Slovenia

Michael Trucano, World Bank

Eugenio Severino, formerly Inter-American Development Bank

Andre Tricot, South Pyrenees University for Teachers' Education

Maria Langworthy, ITL Research, USA

Catherine Lucet, Nathan/Editis, France

Francesc Pedro, Chief of Section - Sector Policy Advice and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education UNESCO

Graham Taylor, Chair, IPA Educational Publishers Forum

Hikki Karjalainen, Finland

On launch at Frankfurt Book Fair, Jens Bammel, Secretary General of the International Publishers Association, said: "We are delighted this new type of conference will be launched at The London Book Fair. There is a real buzz around the question of how content providers, new technologies and policy makers can improve educational outcomes. We think The London Book Fair is an ideal partner for this ground-breaking event."

The event will be fully managed and operated by Reed Exhibitions in conjunction with the IPA, providing strategic programme and speaker guidance, with four sessions across the day, which will include panel debates and case study presentations.

The conference will take place on Wednesday 17 April 2013 in the Earls Court Conference Centre.

For the programme and speaker information please click here (correct as of 10/12/2012) –

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