What is enlightED?

Reinventing education in a digital world

EnlightED is an international conference that brings together experts in education, technology and innovation to fuel debate on education in the digital era. Telefónica Foundation and IE University are co-organizing the event which is set to take place on October 3 – 5 in Madrid as part of South Summit 2018.

What will education be like in the future? What role will technology play? What are the best indicators of the level of integration of education, technology and innovation? How can we guarantee that the new digital society will be fairer and will bring opportunities for everyone? If we want to reinvent education in the digital world we have to start by asking ourselves the right questions. enlightED will serve as a platform led by Telefónica Foundation, IE University and South Summit to bring together leading international experts to tackle these issues. The Conference take place on October 3-5 at the La Nave exhibition center in Madrid, and will form part of South Summit 2018.



Corporate Training & Lifelong Learning

On Wednesday, October 3rd, the event will be focused on one of the most important topics that worries the corporate world: how to train the employees, during the digital transformation that we are living through. Also there will be the opportunity to see on the stage the most innovative models and products from leading Edtech Startups.


Higher Education & Online Learning

On Thursday, October 4th, we will check what opportunities technology offers to the higher education: digital challenges that Professional Training and Universities face, the role that can play the Artificial intelligence or the social impact of digital education.


Schools and Youth

On Friday, October 5th, we will focus on how the technology can multiply learning process in primary schools: addressing the opportunities to personalise education, languages, artificial intelligence or robotics, but also creativity or students’ skills development.

enlightED Startups

Pitching @EnlightED Stage

On Wednesday 3rd October
at 5:30pm
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Speakers Confirmed


Fundación Telefónica promotes the social side of the digital transformation through educational, cultural, employability and volunteer projects. It is present in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. By the end of 2017, it had impacted 6 million people.

IE University offers a technology-based learning ecosystem for leaders who make a difference in the world through innovation, global vision, an entrepreneurial mindset and a unique approach to the Humanities.

South Summit is the leading innovation platform that connects the most disruptive startups with investors and corporations around the world looking to improve their competitiveness through innovation. South Summit will be held the 3rd to 5th of October at La Nave in Madrid (Spain).

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OCT. 3-5 2018

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  • This pass is for all three days of the enlightED Conference, and will permit you to enjoy the global experience of South Summit.

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