• 4th Education Research Conference &

    12th Ed Leadership Roundtable

    on Evidence Based Education.
    World Unity Convention Centre CMS, LDA Campus, Kanpur Road


EdLeader 2019

Vicki Abeles

Filmmaker, Education Advocate

Listen first-hand to the Director, Vicki Abeles,who has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and who left her career as a corporate lawyer to become a passionate education advocate. Vicki will be in India at Ed Leadership to screen her sensational documentary that ranks 20th among the most successful documentaries ever.

It isn't often that a third of a movie audience sticks around to discuss its message, but that is the effect of "Race to Nowhere," a look at the downside of childhoods spent on resumebuilding. The New York Times calls Vicki Abeles' film "a must see movie"; The Washington Post describes it as "a growing grass-roots phenomenon." President Obama greeted its stars at the White House.

Mike Buchanan

Leadership Coach, Unified Learning

Mike Buchanan has been Head of Ashford School in Kent since 2005 where he has overseen its transformation from a small girls' school to a thriving all-age, coeducational day/boarding, independent school of over 1,000 children and young people.

He has experience in secondary education, all-through schools and boarding, and has held a variety of leadership posts in London and elsewhere. He helped to establish two state-funded Academies in London and a Free School in Kent. He is a Governor of several leading independent schools, a trustee of a children's charity, a Reporting Inspector, a National Leader of Education, a qualified Executive Coach and plays at being a farmer. He is currently the Chair of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) which represents the leading independent schools in the UK and worldwide.

Mike's interests are in school culture and climate, coaching, leadership, inspection, character development, the use of positive psychology in education and the role of independent schools within the worldwide educational landscape. He writes periodically for national newspapers including the TES and speaks on all of the above at conferences and more.

Dr. Neelam Parmar

Director of E-Learning

Dr. Neelam Parmar currently works as Director of E-Learning at Ashford School, United Learning Trusts. She was previously employed as The Director of Digital Learning across The London Preparatory Schools in South West London. As Head of ICT and Kew Green Preparatory School, Neelam was instrumental in leading the transformational change of embedding technology within learning and development.

Prior to this, Neelam was appointed as a Learning Advisor at the Educational Development Services for Bournemouth University. She has recently completed her PhD in Developing a Pedagogy using New Technology with young children and is committed to empowering teachers to use technology in constructive and purposeful ways. She has spoken in several conferences on topics of The Computing Curriculum and The Integration of Mobile Technology Strategy in education. Neelam is currently writing books on Digital Literacy with Hopscotch Publishers for the primary years and has vision to build a virtual school environment for young children.

Aaron Eden

Board of Directors for The Institute for Applied Tinkering

Aaron has been transforming education since way back when he hacked his own high school experience. He has been designing and facilitating novel learning experiences with and for others ever since.

Having started an instructional technology company while earning his Bachelor's degrees at university (B.A. Anthropology; B.S. Geology) and culminating his formal education with a Master's degree in Instructional Science and Technology, he has since followed a path of innovation and transformation through multiple industries and all levels of education.

Restorative and co-creative practices lie at the core of Aaron's work, with a focus on building 'containers' supporting peak performance and innovation. The containers are agnostic, ranging from corporate culture, to classrooms, to conferences-with intentional feedback loops supporting continual evolution and building internal capacity.

Aaron recently 'edsplored' the world with his wife and three children, has lived and worked internationally, and is currently based on the Central Coast of California, from where he also serves on the board of the Institute for Applied Tinkering, and works with the managing team of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education.

Roman J Stearns,

Senior Consultant, Eliad Group

As a professional coach, facilitator, trainer, and consultant, Roman operates from a deep conviction that our youth deserve an education that fosters the qualities and skills that futurists, scholars, and researchers contend are needed to advance us toward a sustainable future. Yet, he knows that getting there is a humbling, collaborative process that involves valuing local experimentation and taking risks, creating the right conditions for organizational change, building trusting relationships, shifting hearts and minds, making strategic decisions, and ultimately adopting or adapting sustainable systems.

His humility and quiet confidence nurture trusting relationships with clients, who describe him as "a skilled communicator," "a wise advisor," and "patient facilitator who gets results."

About EdLeader

If we want to make a measurable difference in education, we cannot miss the opportunity to attend the next Ed Leadership and Education Research Conference

10-12 October, 2019 CMS World Unity Convention Center, Lucknow


& 4th Global Education Research Conference

Evidence Based Education.

12th Ed Leadership Conference



Founders, Directors, Principals,Vice Principals and Incharges


10-12 October, 2019, World Unity Convention Center (WUCC), Lucknow , Uttar Pradesh


Speakers from around the Globe to share their 'best' and 'next' practices


Registration Rs: 9000, Accomodation available Rs. 3000 / Person (Come a day early, leave a day late no extra cost at WUCC)

Ed Leadership International Roundtables create conversations that lead to change. It serves as a catalyst for change at the same time as provides an umbrella for the sharing of research and good work in education everywhere

Education is the most complex issue of our times and it requires great deliberation. It is a multi-year effort involving all concerned about the future of education and thereby our collective future. We invite you to join hands in any capacity and become a part of this great mission.

The first Ed Leadership International Roundtable took place in January 2008. Since then, eight conferences have taken place till date.

All meals are included. All participants also get a participation certificate. On the last day, Innovation-in-Process Fellowships and International Education Innovator Awards are given.


Ed Leadership Conference

Each year, Ed Leadership brings together worldwide experts to share their success stories and engage in conversations that lead to change. Each roundtable since January 2008 has focused on creating an effective engagement between education leaders and experts from across the world.

The discussions that take place at Ed Leadership are some of the most important discussions that are taking place across the globe. Ed Leadership raises the profile of our own thinking on education and at the same time provides opportunity to learn from the best performing countries of the world. Hear from individuals who have been leading change in their own countries.

Together, we can!

Ed LeadershipYou Are Invited!

Join and share in the conversations that lead to change. Ed Leadership has always been about deliberate and directed discussions that create a better future for the world's children. Every school needs to aspire to do more than it currently does. This is because all children deserve the next, not just the best.

"It is an important platform for principals and policymakers as well as teachers to consult, share and come up with new ideas and innovations to create a new world for education in the 21st century. Congratulations to Dr. Gandhi and her team."

Jiba Nath Aryal, Malpi International School,- Kathmandu, Nepal


Leadership has three goals

Share Best and Next Practices by bringing worldwide expertise to share their processes, methods and techniques that bring out the best in every child in both academic and human terms

Create a platform to bring about widespread reform through encouraging the implementation of any and all new and innovative ideas

Influence Policy to create an enabling environment for a more meaningful, broader and bolder education that nurtures the self-confidence of every child and treats every child as special.


12th Ed Leadership Programme

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World Unity Convention Centre

Address: CMS, LDA Campus, Kanpur Road, Lucknow

Phone: +91 740 840 1000

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