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Monday 17 February 2020

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, we are sorry to inform you that we must announce the cancellation of the Wellington College China Festival of Education 2020 that was to take place respectively in 11-12 April in Shanghai, 12-13 April in Hangzhou and 18 April in Tianjin.

We hope attendees will appreciate this has been done with the safety of all of our attendees and speakers in mind. Refunds will be issued to any attendees who have pre-purchased tickets via the yoopay platform.

Your interest in the Festival is highly appreciated and we hope to see you at the Wellington College China Festival of Education 2021 – dates to be announced very soon.

For any further queries please feel free to contact the Festival’s committee. Once again, we are sorry that this cancellation has become unavoidable, and for the inconvenience it has caused you.

Best wishes,

Wellington College China Festival of Education

The Festival of Education provides opportunity for debate about education and the place it has in a rapidly changing world.  Education’s disciplines and expectations can no longer be taken for granted and are being revisited, revised and renewed. The significance that Chinese culture places on learning means that the city is likely to become pivotal in the reshaping of world education in the twenty-first century.

Over four days, the Festival brings together experts in education from the UK, China and the rest of the world who will present a variety of talks, lead workshops, and take part in panel discussions that will stimulate thinking about education.If you are involved in, or passionate about education, this inspirational event is for you.

Come and join other Festival-goers who explore, celebrate, learn, debate and connect. Be inspired by our impressive speakers, get involved with workshops and activities and connect with other educationalists, teachers, students and parents.


Key Strands

The Festival offers six quite distinct strands that you may wish to follow or dip into.

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Shanghai, China, April 13, 2019 – Wellington College China’s fourth annual Festival of Education in Shanghai brought together over 20 expert speakers who delivered more than 70 presentations, talks and workshops over two days, before moving on to Hangzhou and, finally, Tianjin.

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The Wellington College China Festival of Education never fails to provide an inspiring line-up and this year is no different. Alongside over 20 speakers, we are also delighted to host the following headliners.

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Festival Partners


ELG is a social enterprise that provides educational and therapeutic services for local and international families. Founded in 2006, it was the first high quality, international special education and therapy provider in China. Initially in Shanghai as a trailing spouse, speech-language pathologist Dr. Shari D. Rosen was frustrated at the lack of resources available in China for families of children with special needs. She, husband Monte Rosen, and friend Andrew Hill came together to form ELG, which has now grown to serve over 600 families annually. ELG offers speech-language therapy, learning support, cognitive assessments, physical and occupational therapy, behavior therapy, and mental health counseling. Some examples include support with reading difficulties, learning disabilities, sleep issues, handwriting, mental health challenges, coordination, and social skills. ELG’s specialist team also provides training and consulting for teachers, parents, students, and professionals. ELG also has a full-time bilingual special education program located in Shanghai. www.chinaelg.com


HK Focus Media is a fully-integrated multi-media, events, digital and communications group based in top-tier cities across China. With 21 years of history, we boast a comprehensive portfolio of products that includes: That’s magazines distributed in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin and Suzhou; city and national websites; mobile and tablet apps; strong social media presence; as well as regular customized products, from guides to client requested publications.

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