Videos & presentations

Videos and presentations from the 2018 LEGO Idea Conference are uploaded here.

 

LEGO Idea Conference 2018 - a 6-minute glimpse of what took place

Relive or discover the LEGO Idea Conference 2018. This video includes an introduction to the overarching theme of the conference, different speaker and attendee perspectives and what was co-created during the two days in Billund, Denmark.

Opening plenary: Gearing up - 10 April

In the opening plenary of the conference, you will hear from:

  • Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, Chairman of the Board, the LEGO Foundation
  • John Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer, the LEGO Foundation
  • Jaime Saavedra, Director of Education, World Bank Group
  • Rebecca Winthrop, Director, Center for Universal Education, Brooking Institute
  • Bo Stjerne Thomsen, Head of Research, the LEGO Foundation

You can download the slides from John Goodwin’s keynote using this link:

John Goodwins Keynote

Plenary: Change is possible - 10 April

This video from the afternoon plenary session on Tuesday 10 April features the following speakers:

  • Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, Chairman of the Board, the LEGO Foundation
  • Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairperson, BRAC
  • Chernor Bar, Co- founder and Executive Director, Purposeful Productions

 

Morning plenary: The Leapfrog Innovation - 11 April

This session was a working plenary focused on introducing the Leapfrog concept. The two speakers were:

  • Arvind Gupta, Founder, Toys from Trash
  • Rebecca Winthrop, Director, Center for Universal Education, Brooking Institute

 

Panel: Innovation at Scale - 11 April

With so many effective and exciting innovations around the world, what are the barriers to scale? This was the focus of this panel discussion with:

  • Lucy Lake, CEO, Camfed
  • Sharath Jeevan, Founder and CEO, STIR Education
  • Saku Tuominen, Founder and Creative Director, HundrED
  • Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, Executive Chairman, LEGO Brand Group

Closing plenary: Taking Action Together - 11 April

In this closing plenary, our collective recommendations for global education reform and commitments to driving change for children were shared. It also included inspiration from:

  • Kiran Bir Sethi, Founder, Design for Change

Tinkering with Art Machines

Conference attendees received a box with a small Art Machines set, inviting them to continue to learn through play. Enjoy this brief inspiration video with LEGO Foundation Head of Experiences, Søren Holm.