Videos & presentations

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

 

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.