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Dates: 4-6 July 2017
Who: All higher education professionals
Taking place over three days in the summer, the returning conference gives you the chance to share your experience of learning and teaching, ideas, research, good practice and top tips with peers from across the sector. Finding out whether the challenges and solutions from other disciplines could give you the opportunity to innovate your own and your institutions practice.
Ensure you have the conference experience best suited to your role and your interests by:
With a day dedicated to the challenges, themes and priorities faced by the sector as a whole sandwiched between two days of discipline led activities, the structure will allow best practice and expertise to cross discipline boundaries.
This is your chance to learn from learning and teaching specialists and internationally respected speakers.
The programme has been designed to shine a spotlight on teaching excellence as relevant to each discipline cluster. The three days also allow the HEA to welcome a number of expert keynote speakers.
We are pleased to confirm that conference keynote Eric Stoller will joined by Dr Helen Bevan to deliver the keynote address for Health and Social Care, and Professor Danielle George will present during the STEM session alongside Dr Liz Barnes.
We are delighted to announce Eric Stoller as the first keynote speaker for the Higher Education Academy’s 2017 Annual Conference. Eric is a higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker with an expertise in how educators can use social media for learning and engagement. Eric will be speaking in Manchester on the morning of the 5 July, which is day two of the HEA’s flagship event and is focused on strategic and thematic priorities in the sector.
As the Student Affairs and Technology blogger for Inside Higher Ed, Eric generates conversations, answers questions, and provides insight about a variety of “tech topics,” drawing on his background in student affairs, academic advising, wellness, technology, and communications. Through his blog, website, prolific social media presence and keynote speeches, he challenges conventional thinking on the future of HE and is a keen proponent for teaching students about digital identity development.
Eric’s passionate contribution to our collective understanding of and vision for a HE sector that fully embraces the opportunities that technology and social media offer is inspiring. His holistic, student-centric appreciation of education is particularly significant within the context of debates around teaching excellence. We look forward to welcoming you to Manchester in July 2017 for Eric’s keynote address and to join us for what promises to be a rich and thought-provoking three days.
We are looking forward to Dr Helen Bevan joining us to deliver the Health and Social Care keynote address. Helen has been a leader of large scale change in the English National Health Service for more than 20 years. Helen has been at the forefront of many NHS improvement initiatives which have made a difference for thousands of patients ever since.
In 2010, Helen’s team launched a call to action, utilising social movement leadership principles, which contributed to a 51% reduction in prescribing of antipsychotic drugs to people with dementia across the country.
Helen initiated NHS Change Day, in partnership with a group of young clinical and managerial leaders in 2012. This has inspired hundreds of thousands of actions to improve services. Helen also conceived ‘The School for Health and Care Radicals’, a free open access online training course, which was included in ‘Britain’s 50 new radicals’ list sponsored by NESTA/The Observer. Helen initiated ‘The Edge’, a regularly updated online curated resource of knowledge, articles and inspiration on transformation, which is available at www.theedge.nhsiq.nhs.uk.
Helen Bevan is acknowledged globally for her expertise in large scale change and for her ability to translate it into practical action and deliver tangible outcomes. She provides advice, guidance and training on transformational change to leaders of health and care systems across the world, and has been recognised as one of the 60 most influential people in the history of the NHS. Helen leads a small team of change experts, and is currently setting up the Horizons Community Interest Company to offer cutting edge transformational expertise to the health and care sector, both in the UK and abroad. For more information, see www.theedge.nhsiq.nhs.uk/horizons.
This year, as a new addition to the HEA calendar, we are hosting our first Annual Debate on the evening of the second day of the Annual Conference. Key sector issues and policies will be debated following a four course meal at the Mercure Hotel in Manchester on 5 July 2017.
We will be inviting four speakers to explore a critical, cross-sector issue and respond to questions from the floor during the 90 minute parliamentary-style debate.
The debate topic for the event will be chosen by the sector and will be selected through crowdsourcing activities taking place in October 2016.
An experienced debate host will be managing proceedings, encouraging a lively and engaging exchange. The debate will provide an opportunity for guests to discuss a crucial learning and teaching issue with our expert panel.
Two of the four speakers will debate in favour of the motion for the evening, whilst the opposing team will argue against it. The outcome of the debate will be decided by those in the room.
To submit your idea for the Annual Debate, join our discussion on LinkedIn and Twitter using #HEAdebate or send suggestions to conference@HEAcademy.ac.uk