Following the success and positive feedback of last year’s Cambridge Baltic Conference, this year’s event will focus on innovation in education.
The first Cambridge Baltic Conference took place last year and attracted over 300 guests and a number of extraordinary speakers, including Valdas Adamkus, the President of Lithuania, and Siim Kallas, the Vice-President of the European Commission. The conference received great attention from the media and key issues relating to science, politics and business in the Baltic States were discussed, which also inspired the theme for this year’s conference: education.
This year’s conference comes back to the objectives set by the event in 2013 and aims to depict new challenges and provide new insights for and from the Baltic States. Spread over two days, 10-11th October in the historic debate chamber of the world-famous Cambridge Union Society, the conference will kick off with a day of interactive workshops designed for and by university students, as well as by professional experts and Google. One of the missions of the conference is to directly empower those that are in education, rather than leaving these issues in the hands of those who have long left their institutions of schooling.In addition to leadership training, the workshops will test and develop students’ debating and public speaking skills.