Starting Tomorrow: The RISE Annual Conference 2021!

Join us at the RISE Annual Conference from 22-24 September to hear about new research drawing on education systems thinking and take part in our discussions around the uses of systems thinking in addressing the global learning crisis.


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Lillie Kilburn

RISE Directorate

Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Programme schedule

In order to make our panel sessions accessible to as many time zones as possible, we have scheduled the conference to run for three half-days:

  • 13:00 to 17:30 BST on 22 and 23 September, and
  • 13:00 to 17:45 BST on 24 September.

Take a look at our conference programme to see all the exciting speakers and presentations that we have lined up!


View the conference programme (PDF)

View our speakers' bios on the event webpage

How to attend

The conference will be livestreamed via our main event hub at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Virtual participants will be able to join via the Zoom platform.

We will also have conference hubs in Abuja, Nigeria and Washington, DC. There are currently a small number of places still available for in-person attendance in Abuja, Oxford, or Washington, DC; you can express your preference for in-person attendance on the form below, and we will be in touch.

For full details about participation, including in-person attendance expectations, see our event page.


Register to attend the conference


Sessions will also be livestreamed via our event webpage and the RISE YouTube channel.

Follow the conversation online

Take a look at our Twitter hashtag, #RISEConf2021, to take part in the discussions around the conference!

You can also visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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