Each year the Global Education & Skills Forum brings together world leaders from the public, private and social sectors. It is a unique collaboration of leading minds and practitioners working together to solve today's biggest challenges through education.

  • Philanthropic Foundations

    Philanthropic involvement in education has been growing in scale and impact. From funding strategies to political influence, these groups challenged traditional public sector institutions. The Forum in 2018 will welcome over 30 of the world's largest Foundations whose deep interests can only have even greater impact by coming together. Click here to view Foundations who are attending in 2018.

  • Special Gatherings

    When the world's leading minds and practitioners come together, we can only expect big things. As we consider how to prepare young people for the world of 2030 and beyond, these are the leaders who help shape global, regional and local agendas everyday. The Global Education & Skills Forum will host an number of Special Gatherings where specially invited delegates will connect and share.

  • Students & Model UN

    Watch as today’s high-school students become the leaders of tomorrow. In the UN and Security Council Simulations, invited students will become diplomats for a day in this simulation of the General Assembly. They will debate the issues that will shape their future - from the challenge of achieving equitable and inclusive education for all, to the refugee crisis, to the growing threat of cyber-attacks.

  • EdTech Start Ups

    The Global Education and Skills Forum 2018 is bringing together highest potential educational technology start-ups targeting emerging markets together with Ministers, policymakers, investors, donors, charities and educationalists from around the world, to meet and discuss how technology can improve the future of education. Meet them in the Start Up Souk and hear them pitch at the Next Billion Prize.