The world’s largest gathering of education and skills ministers

20–23 January 2019 — London, UK

1263 delegates
95 countries

Represented since 2013

Rt Hon Damian Hinds

Secretary of State for Education

Dominic Savage

Forum Director

Andreas Schleicher


Education World Forum Forum

Official photograph

Panel Debate

Panel debate

John Rutter

Conducting the London Youth Choir at the EWF18 dinner

The Education World Forum is the world’s largest gathering of education and skills ministers. Delegates representing over two-thirds of the world’s population gather in the UK in January each year to debate future education policy. The event comprises three days of insight and inspiration from pioneers, policy makers and experts, with many sessions given by education ministers themselves as part of an honest assessment of education’s common issues and challenges.

The forum is supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for Education, the Department for International Trade, the Department for International Development, the British Council and industry partners.



Global Education Conversation 2018

Keynote 2 – What influence can changing economics have on education, and what influence can education have on economies?

Plenary Ministerial Session

The London Youth Choir

2018 Speakers


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