Global Forum 2014: Overview

Barcelona, Spain 11-14 March 2014

Educators tell us year after year that they return home from the Global Forum invigorated and inspired. Attendees return to their school with fresh ideas and the tools to turn them into a reality.

The Microsoft in Education Global Forum recognizes and celebrates the achievements of educators who are preparing students for life in the 21st Century. Each year, the Microsoft in Education Global Forum brings together participants from the Microsoft Innovative Educators Program and the Microsoft Innovative Schools Program for an energetic, collaborative conference. This high profile event is attended by more than 700 of the world's most innovative educators, school leaders, and education leaders from 75 countries, along with government officials.

The 2014 Global Forum included:

  • Unparalleled networking opportunities with other educators from around the globe
  • Awards and recognition for the year's most innovative educators
  • Celebration of the Microsoft Innovative Schools and "The Pitch" finalists
  • A Learnathon and other engaging professional development activities
  • Lectures from industry experts
  • Cutting edge technology demonstrations
  • Teachmeets, interactive working sessions and keynotes from industry experts.