OUR FOCUS IS on FUTURE GENERATIONS

We explore five channels relating to education for enabling NextGen:

CURRICULUM & LEARNING

ARTS & CULTURE

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & ENTERPRISE

TECH & GAMING

INDUSTRY & BUSINESS

within a participatory format

DAY 1

Day 1 begins at the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation campus:  

  • Opening event 

  • Interview with NextGen representatives 

  • Five speaker streams:
     

  1. Entrepreneurship & Enterprise - forces for change 

  2. Arts & Culture - the importance of arts in schools and the workplace

  3. Industry & Business of the future

  4. Tech & Gaming and virtual learning post-Covid 

  5. Curriculum & Learning 

 

  • Student-centred ‘town hall’ discussions

  • The day ends with an evening reception at Warwick Castle

DAY 2

A morning focused on change: future-ready education for future generations 

  • Participants will spend the morning in  discussion hubs working together as teams to progress the themes of the previous day

  • The conference ends after lunch, with tangible take-aways from  the morning’s deliberations. 

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Warwick Castle

featuring a WIDE range of experts, including:

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Richard Nicholson

Foundation Principal

Warwick Independent Schools Foundation

who's organising 
future fwd?

Future Fwd is organised by Warwick Independent Schools Foundation, where the Foundation Principal, Richard Nicholson, is passionate about paving the way for future generations to succeed, and how we can support by listening to them about their priorities.

“Society is navigating through a pandemic and post-pandemic era, with significant implications for education and the workplace. I believe schools must reflect these seismic changes in our approach to education, otherwise we will lose our relevance, and risk being disconnected from the communities we serve."

 

"Our aim is to bring together passionate people, who want to listen to the Next Gen, and share powerful ideas to enable them to succeed. To help us in this journey we’ve curated a brilliant menu of inspiring speakers who we know will challenge and provoke thought and discussion. We have reimagined the conference format to be inspirational, collaborative and innovative. We invite anyone who’s passionate about this to register."

inspiration, collaboration and innovation

Future Fwd is built around three core values: Inspiration, collaboration and innovation.

Our team of experts will deliver inspiring talks across our themes, and participants will work together to move creative ideas forwards.

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'Spirit of King's' sculpture

The King's High School, Warwick

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Pupils in an immersive physics lesson

YEAR 12 JUBILEE CONFERENCE

Running in parallel is the Future Fwd Y12 Jubilee Conference for sixth formers. 

In recognition of the 70 years that Her Majesty The Queen has been on the throne, this conference invites sixth form pupils to imagine the next 70 years. What will the world be like, and what will our priorities be?

Pupils will explore either: The Future of AI, Global Borders, Global Health, or Future spaces for the Arts. They will hear from experts in the fields and work in facilitated groups to devise projects on the themes.

The Future Fwd Y12 Jubilee Conference will be inspirational, collaborative and innovative, and more information can be obtained here.