Dates: 4-6 July 2017
Who: All higher education professionals
- Prices start at £250
- Places available for 1, 2 or 3 days
Back by popular demand after an absence of three years.
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:
- Building your own timetable from a programme of keynote speeches, presentations, interactive workshops, panel sessions and quick ignite sessions;
- Choosing from attending for one, two or all three days.
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.
You can follow Eric on Twitter: @EricStoller
Dr Helen Bevan
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.
Dr Liz Barnes
Liz Barnes is a Senior Lecturer in Product Development at the University of Manchester, with expertise in the field of design management and fashion marketing. Most recently her research interests have focused on the concept of ‘fast fashion’ in relation to supply chain management, omnichannel retail, fashion marketing communications and the fashion retail environment. She is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management and has been guest editor for two ‘fast fashion’ special editions of the journal.
You can follow Liz on Twitter: @Drlizbarnes
Professor Danielle George
Professor Danielle George is Vice Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and a Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering at the University of Manchester. She completed her BSc in Astrophysics, MSc in Radio Astronomy at The Victoria University of Manchester based at Jodrell Bank Observatory, and her PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with UMIST. She worked at Jodrell Bank Observatory as a senior Radio Frequency Engineer until 2006 when she took up a lectureship post in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. She was awarded a Professorship at the age of 38.
You can follow Danielle on Twitter at: @EngineerDG
Crowdsourcing the debate topic - #HEAdebate
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
Conference sponsors and exhibitors
The Higher Educationa Academy gratefully acknowlodges the support of our sponsors and exhibitors.
If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the Annual Conference, please contact email@example.com.