Fundación Telefónica Movistar invites EnlightED 2021, the world conference with experts in education, technology and innovation

Telefónica Movistar Foundation, IE University and South Summit rejoin in the fourth edition of the world conference on education, technology and innovation.

The following days October 19, 20 and 21, enlightED Hybrid Edition 2021 will bring together leading national and international experts and thinkers in a new hybrid format.

enlightED, the world conference on education, technology and innovation, has gathered since its creation in 2018 to 470,000 unique viewers from 46 countries and 300 international speakers first level, consolidating itself as a world benchmark in the field of educational innovation.

enlightED reinforces the commitment of the Telefónica Movistar Foundation with educational innovation and new employability in a paradigm where digital is a priority.

In this sense, Agustina Catone, director of Telefónica Movistar Foundation in Argentina and Responsible Business and Corporate Ethics of Telefónica HispAm points out that “enlightED will bring together experts from the different countries of the region, an opportunity to learn about experiences with a common perspective and promote dialogues that allow us to address the challenges and challenges of today’s education, without leaving anyone behind “

Personalities participating in enlightED 2021

enlightED Hybrid Edition 2021 will bring together leading experts and thinkers during its three days to reflect and share solutions over three of the great gaps that have developed due to the COVID19 pandemic: the challenge of narrowing the innovation gap to transform education systems; the challenge of solving the lack of skills in relation to new social needs; and thirdly, how to address the lack of digital skills to regain connection with young people and promote positive change.

Vinton Cerf, considered the father of the internet; Daniel Goleman, psychologist, journalist and author of the bestseller Emotional Intelligence; the tennis player Rafael Nadal; José María Álvarez-Pallete, president of Telefónica; Diego del Álcazar Benjumea, CEO and Vice President of IE University; Olli-Pekka Heinonen, former Minister of Education of Finland and current Director General of the International Baccalaureate Organization; Wendy Kopp, founder of Tech for All; and Dean Kamen, creator of Segway, iBOT and Founder of FIRST; are some of the participants of this new edition of enlightED 2021.

The experience in the Argentina will have experts in education and innovation to investigate how to explore ways to use technology to create a more equitable future, how to co-design educational institutions and reflect on how to narrow the innovation gap to transform education systems.

Among the local experts are: Mónica Trech, Fabio Tarasow, Tamara Blustein and Maria Monserrat Pose, members of the Education and New Technologies Project of Flacso Argentina (PENT). Too Mariana Maggio (UBA), Miriam Kap (UNMP), Gabriela Sabulsky (UNC) and Griselda Diaz (UNNCA), teachers and experts in education and Tomás Balmaceda, journalist, consultant and university professor.

Local calendar

Post-pandemic education: virtual reality? beats fiction

Date: October 19 5:00 p.m.

Speakers: Fabio Tarasow, Mónica Trech, Tamara Blustein and María Monserrat Pose.

What works and what doesn’t when we teach and learn online? How to articulate face-to-face and virtual educational spaces? What makes sense to do in virtual spaces and what in face-to-face spaces? With distance but close: let’s regain communication but how to build a group, reconnect and sustain ties?

How to manage communication using a virtual classroom or other digital territories? Also, a little originality please. How to make powerful and working online activities? How to bring variety and interactivity to virtual work? Is asynchronous synonymous with loneliness? Does the class in virtuality only occur to us synchronously?

Aimed at people linked to the field of education in general and primary and secondary level teachers in particular, the meeting invites us to reflect, together with experts from the local educational field, about how to narrow the innovation gap to transform educational systems.


4×4 journey “A federal route to (think about how) to co-design the university that comes together with students.”

Date: October 20 5:00 p.m.

Speakers: Mariana Maggio, Miriam Kap, Gabriela Sabulsky and Griselda Díaz, along with Jazmín Speranza, Juana Fortezzini, Sofía Grigorjev and Zoeli Nuñez Piñeiro.

The pandemic opened new and multiple questions in all educational institutions and, also, in universities. The opportunities for transformation open up in a context that is very complex while the cultural trends traversed by information and communication technologies expand and deepen.

Did we ask young people how they got through the last year of learning in college? Do we know your ideas for creating contemporary university experiences? Why not listen to them when building more relevant experiences in teaching practices?

This activity aims to go through these questions and test answers together with students with their teachers from four Argentine universities. An unprecedented and inspiring experience.


Digital technologies as tools for positive change in the new normalities

Date: October 21 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Tomás Balmaceda

The workshop will offer a space for playful exploration and enriching reflection, based on specific cases, on how we could use technology to create a more equitable future together once the Covid-19 crisis is behind us.

Recipients: teachers of all areas and educational levels, students of careers related to teaching and people interested in education.


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