Be a part of the UK Pavilion

In the future...

how will we learn?


Events at a glance

Our programme of activity will examine how education needs to adapt to equip our children for tomorrow’s world. 

Developments in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, nanotechnology and 3D printing are transforming the workplace. It is predicted that by 2055, half of today’s work activities could be automated. It is crucial that education adapts for a future we can only imagine, including preparing our children for jobs that don’t yet exist. As our world transforms, we need to ensure that all our children are adequately equipped not only to thrive but to contribute. 

The UK Pavilion will unite Industry leaders and academics to investigate how the education sector is developing the tools and approaches to deliver future focused high quality lifelong learning for everyone.  

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Educating children for the needs of the 21st century
  • AI in Learning

  • The classroom of the future and role of the teacher 

  • Aid Funded Education

  • Green skills

Global questions our programme will explore include: 

  • What makes Teachers great?

  • Is the classroom dead? 

  • How to create a culture of wellbeing and support mental health in schools?

  • How education can promote gender equality for women in the workforce?


5 - 6 December 2021

The UK creative sector will seek to attract non-UK residents to consider studying and teaching in the UK through interactive workshops. The Royal College of Art's activity will focus on creativity through action-based teaching and learning, transdisciplinary project briefs and establishing tool kits for creative learning.


9 - 11 December 2021

As part of the ‘How will we Learn?’ programme, the summit sessions will consist of keynote speeches and moderated panel discussion, with audience Q&A. The ambition is to explore a variety of industry leading topics, including, 'What makes teachers great', 'AI in learning', 'Global girls' education' and 'Green Skills'. The summits will be hybrid events with sessions live-streamed and content available on demand post-event.


The 'Future Focus; UK at Expo' podcast series will feature industry experts discussing hot topics education issues. Topics range across language education, virtual tutoring and the future of coding in schools.