• Edvation x Summit 2018

    November 4−5 , 2018

    Tokyo, JAPAN

  • About the Conference

    With exponential evolution of digital technologies, we are facing the era ofIndustry 4.0 (4th Industrial Revolution)

    accelerated by AI, IoT and manycutting-edge technologies. Innovation in every aspect of industries, structures,rules and regulations is inevitable.
    We feel that education is no exception and have been promoting EdTech.

    As anext step to drive it further, we are hosting a global conference focused oneducation and human resource development with industry leaders and people ineducation sector.

    The conference introduces advanced cases and diversesolutions and startups. Our purpose is to showcase companies and services, to
    facilitate discussions and communities, to give kids cutting-edge innovativeexperiences and to cultivate next generationʼs leaders in technology.


    Masahiro Sato
    Chairman, Association of Innovative Education
    Founder, EdTech Japan

  • Tickets

    ーTicket categories and prices are as below.ー


    【Early bird】2-Day pass + Party (Both days) *Available until 9/30 → ¥11,000
    2-Day pass + Party (Both days)  → ¥13,000

    Please fill the form and the category of the ticket. Your name will be used for the registration and issue for the ticket (We will check names in the form instead of purchaser’s name)


    ※ In case the purchaser and participant are different, we will need to check your IDs at registration. If we are not able to identify both purchaser and participant, we may not allow you to enter the conference. Also, you must not be registered under other people’s names.

  • Purpose

    This event is a global conference that you can experience diversified educational solutions, including advanced examples of domestic and overseas specialized in education and human resource development fields, and ventures.
    1.To know the options of the new education
    2.To create educational innovators that are not bound by established concepts
    In order to fulfill these objectives, not to be a transient event, In addition to the exhibition, we will make it an active conference that emphasizes discussion and community, Children who will be responsible for the next generation will also create a place to experience the most advanced innovation.

    Last year, 2,000 people came to this event and learned about the new education options, In addition, we were able to take a big step in our activities of creating a new educational innovator.

    We are looking forward to seeing you in this event.

  • Event Overview

    Tokyo becomes an innovation hub for 2 days. International and domestic innovators exchange their ideas and network.

    ■ Date November 4-5, 2018. 9am-5pm

    ■ Place Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo (Nagata-cho and Kojimachi areas)

    ■ Ticket 13,000 JPY for 2 days

  • Target Audience

    Education and public institutions


    ●School board

    ●Parents and students

    ●Early childhood education

    ●Life-long education

    ●Special education

    ●University / research institution

    ●Local government

    ●Policy makers



    ●HR / corporate training

    ●New business development


    ●After / cram schools, correspondence services


    ●VC / investors



  • Edvation x Summit Speakers - 2018

    Chikako Morimoto

    morich Inc. CEO All Rounder Agent

    Daisuke Asano

    METI, Director, Education Service Industries Office

    Daisuke Inada

    atama plus Inc. CEO

    Daizaburo Taniyama

    CEO, STOPit Japan Co.,Ltd.

    David Topolewski

    Qooco CEO

    Emi Sugita

    Gifted Inc. CEO

    Fumihiro Yamaguchi

    President and Representative Director, Recruit Marketing Partners Co., Ltd.

    Gaku Nakamura

    CEO, RareJob, Inc.

    Genki Jinno

    CEO, COMPASS inc.


    Electrical engineering graru unit

    Greg Rosenbaum

    SXSW EDU General Manager



    Hideki Yamamoto

    DREAM PROJECT SCHOOL Co-Founder and Representative Director and President

    Hiroshi Inukai

    Undokai Association / Ungakuka


    President, Cyber University

    Hisahiro Shimizu

    Director, Education Sales, Adobe Systems Co., Ltd.

    Jo Inoue

    Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. Executive Vice President CTO

    Joseph Jeong

    Founder of FutureHack Global

    Julia Petchey

    GlobalEdSpace, Director of Educational Consulting

    Katsuhiko Satou


    Kawasaki Inoue

    GIFTED AGENT Corporation

    Kayoko Tsuchiya

    Qooco Japan KK COO

    Keigo Takeuchi

    Informatics chief teacher

    Kenshiro Mori



    Kevin H. Johnson

    Udemy CEO

    Kotaro Nayama

    Research Director,

    Matsuo Lab.,

    the University of Tokyo

    Kozo Hino

    The principal and the Director of Meihokan High School



    studioAFTERMODE Co., Ltd. Representative Director&CEO /CHISOU-GAKUSHA Principal /Future of Liberal arts Labo Senior Fellow

    Larry Nelson

    Asia Regional Business Leader, Education Senior Director – Regional General Manager

    Microsoft Corporation

    Maeda Kamari

    Katamari Inc. CEO/Tugumi General Incorporated Association

    Maki Wakae

    President, Career Link inc.

    Masahiro Fukuhara

    IGS CEO/Keio University Project Professor

    Makoto Matsura

    G-experience, LLC

    Makoto Sakamoto

    Teachers x Technology. Director Imani elementary school. Curriculum cordinator

    Masaaki Isozu

    Sony Global Education, Inc.


    Masaki Goto

    Representative Director, Codetakt Co. Ltd.
    IPA Certified Super Creator


    Masaki Komagata


    Masako Wakamiya

    iOS App developer / Cabinet Office Life 100 Years Conference Committee Member

    Mike Watanabe


    Chief Creative Officer

    Mitsuyo Demura

    Konel Inc. Founder

    Nakagawa Sota

    Public Infrastructure Business Unit 1st Government and Public Solutions Division

    Nobisuke Sugawara

    dotstudio, inc ceo

    Okawa Kosuke

    NIHON University Mishima Senior High School / Junior High School

    Paul Hunter

    Director, Digital Learning, IMD, International Institute for Management Development

    Pitor Feliks Grzywacz

    Chief Executive Officer Pronoia Groupd Inc.

    Rika Yukimasa


    Sachiko Nakajima

    steAm, Inc. CEO, Jazz Pianist/Mathematician

    Seiko Koike

    Group Leader, Education Market, Japan Marketing, Adobe Systems Co., Ltd.

    Seishi Ono

    NPO CCC-TIES Vice President

    Sharad Rai

    YouMe Nepal CEO

    Shimada Satoshi

    Public Infrastructure Business Unit 1st Government and Public Solutions Division Manager

    Sota Sasamori

    Hanamaru-Method OTONOMORI Director

    Stuart Miller

    Google for Education, Head of Marketing - Asia Pacific

    Sydney Johnson

    EdSurge Inc. Asst. Editor, Higher Ed

    Syunsuke Nakamura


    Taiki Yojima

    Dankichi, CEO

    Taira Akimot

    Teachers × Technology president Momoi1elementary school chief teacher

    Takahiko Otombe

    Amazon Web Services Japan K.K. Public Sector Account Manager

    Takafumi Yamaha


    Takahiko Yunokawa

    SuRaLa Net Co.,Ltd.

    Takahito Iguchi


    Takako Kitamoto

    Ranunculus Inc CEO



    KADOKAWA DWANGO educational corporation N-highschool. Vice-principal

    Takeshi Inui

    Kindai University High School ICT Education Department Chief

    Takeshi Izuka

    Kirirom Institute of Technology president

    Tatsuya Nomoto

    Z-kai Inc. ICT Business Division, Marketing Section, Manager

    Tomoyuki Sugiyama

    Digital Hollywood University / President

    Tetsuo Goda

    Director for Financial Affairs Division, Elementary and Secondary Education Bureau, Japanese Ministry of Education(MEXT)

    Tony Wan

    EdSurge Inc. Managing Editor

    Toshiki Abe

    Ridilover Inc. / Ridilover Incorporated Association

    Toshitada Sakawa

    SAKAWA CO.,Ltd. Executive director

    Vince Chan

    General Partner, Creta Ventures

    Executive Producer, Gifted Parents

    Vu Van

    CEO and cofounder of Elsa

    Wenshan Xu

    SkillsFuture Singapore, Deputy Director

    Yasunobu Hashimoto

    President, SoroTouch

    Yoko Nakai

    Microsoft Japan , Senior Director, Education Industory Lead ,

    Yosuke Inoue


    Yu Nakane

    KADOKAWA DWANGO educational corporation

    Yuichi Kudo

    Chiyoda Ward Kojimachi Junior High School Principal

    Yuichi Yokohama

    SHOTOKU GAKUEN JUNIOR & SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CISO and MANAGER, Information Systems&Technology Dept.

    Yuka Watanabe

    International STEM Learning Association / FabLab Kamakura representative / Part-time lecturer, Faculty of Environmental Information, Keio University

    Yuriko Kitabayashi

    YAMAHA MUSIC FOUNDATION Development Division Leader

  • Timetable -2018

    Timetable is updated at any time!

    MUSIC EDUCATION x TECHNOLOGY in the 21st century

    ・Sachiko Nakajima(steAm, Inc. CEO, Jazz Pianist/Mathematician)

    ・Masaki Goto(Conductor Representative Director, Codetakt Co. Ltd. IPA Certified Super Creator)

    ・Sota Sasamori(Hanamaru-Method OTONOMORI Director)

    ・Yuriko Kitabayashi(YAMAHA MUSIC FOUNDATION Development Division Leader)

    Chiyoda Kojimachi Junior High School
    11/4(Sun.)10:20 - 11:00

    Language : Japanese

    Sports Co-creation workshop "Future Undokai"

    Undokai Association

    Chiyoda Kojimachi Junior High School

    Language : Japanese

    Digital Learning 4.0: Digital Learning that sticks

    Paul Hunter(Director of Digital Learning at IMD)


    In this session we will examine the 7 key success factors which ensure that learners are not only engaged, but also transfer their learning into meaningful actions in their professional and personal contexts. We will look at 3 component parts-designing online journeys, producing online material and delivering online programs-all of which need to be addressed in a holistic fashion to ensure learning impact.

    Kioi Conference center

    11/4(Sun. )11:55 - 12:35 

    Language : English

    XR in Education

    Julia Petchey(Director of Educational Technology)


    Emerging XR technologies enabling extraordinary experiences today and pointing to meaningful opportunities across industries in the years to come. What are some of the applications of these technologies today in education? How might MR, VR, and AR be integrated into future learning experiences? What can educators, developers, and early adopters learn from the educational technology field to date to help pave a path to impactful, inclusive, and relevant utilization of the future of these technologies.

    Kioi Conference center

    11/4Sun. )14:50 - 15:20

    Language : English

    "The Global EdTech Startups Awards (GESA) 2018" Japan semifinal

    Committee of "GESA Japan semifinal"


    Global EdTech Startups Awards (GESA) is an initiative led by a group of leading education innovation organizations from across the world. Over 2000 startups from across the world have applied to GESA, for the opportunity to be given a global voice and to be crowned the Most Promising EdTech Startup of the year. At the Japan semifinal, applicants are supposed to present their services or products in front of the judges. The winner of Japan semifinal will get the flight ticket to London and the opportunity to go to the GESA Final held in London on January 2019.

    Kioi Conference center

    11/4(Sun. )15:00 - 18:00 

    Language : English・Japanese

    Re-skilling a Nation through the Power of EdTech - Learning from Singapore’s SkillsFuture Initiatives -

    ・Kevin H. Johnson(Udemy CEO)

    ・Wenshan Xu(SkillsFuture Singapore, Deputy Director)

    ・Tomonori Iida(Benesse Corporation New Business Development Team, Team Leader)


    “Job training opportunities for all Singaporeans over 25” “IT skills training for citizens over 50” These are only a few of the many initiatives SkillsFuture Singapore, supported by the Singaporean government, is taking for the future of its citizens. In this session, we invite Ms. Wenshan Xu who helms SkillsFuture Singapore and Udemy CEO Kevin H. Johnson. Udemy, an online learning platform with 24M+ global students, is an essential partner and content provider to the program. Tomonori Iida from Benesse Corporation New Business Development Team will facilitate the session, taking a deep dive into the key success factor of Singapore’s recurrent learning initiatives.

    Kioi Conference center

    11/5(Mon. )12:40 - 13:20

    Language : English

    What is STEAM Education? - the important KEY for the interdisciplinary STEAM -

    ・Sachiko Nakajima(steAm, Inc. CEO, JazzPianist/Mathematician)

    ・Yasunobu Hashimoto(President, SoroTouch)

    ・Shunsuke Nakamura(SHIKUMI DESIGN, Inc. CEO)

    ・Masaki Komagata(FPV ROBOTICS INC. CEO)


    Various nations are currently starting to set "STEM/STEAM" learning as one of the key factors of education in the 21st century. But, WHAT REALLY IS STEAM EDUCATION? Why is it so important to focus on interdisciplinary S.T.E.A.M. (project-based) learning? And what kinds of unique STEAM programs can be sent out to the world from Japan? In this session, the unique interdisciplinary STEAM learning designers/practitioners will discuss freely on the "KEY" to design playful STEAM learning that nurtures people's creativity in the 21st century, with various real examples and beliefs.

    Chiyoda Kojimachi Junior High School
    11/5(Mon.)13:05 - 13:45

    Language : Japanese


    How will online education change the current state of education?

    ・Shuichi Hiromasa

    ・Kenshiro Mori


    ・Yosuke Inoue


    Online education now covers a variety of genres, such as cramming schools, prep schools, recurrent education, and YouTube, with increasing diversification of the target age group, goals, and methods. With online education, which has produced various options focusing on the perspective of the learner in accordance with their individual needs, just how can the current state of education be changed? Welcoming a variety of panelists with experience in online education, we will discuss the possibilities and challenges of online education, which is at the forefront of what is said to be the future shape of training and education: "Learning over Education."

    Kioi Conference center

    11/5(Mon. )14:55 - 15:35

    Language : Japanese

    Success at Last: Big Data and AI-Enhanced Teaching for Spoken English Fluency

    ・David Topolewski

    ・Kayoko Tsuchiya

    Finally, great student outcomes - spoken English fluency - are being delivered through high tech mobile learning solutions combined with professional teachers. High frequency practice, actionable feedback, big data, and analytics all come together to support teachers and students. Better processes, less work, better results. The decades of high costs and miserable learner outcomes are over with the new methodologies. The capabilities we deliver will dramatically improve communication throughout Asia and the world. Moving forward in the 21st century, Asia will drive the internationalization and friendship-building throughout the world. Join us!

    Kioi Conference center

    11/5(Mon. )15:15 - 15:55

    Language : English

    "The Future of Digital x Education" with the finalist of JAPAN PRIZE International Contest For Educational Media

    Joseph Jeong / Founder of FutureHack Global


    This world needs more TechEd instead of EdTech. For years the world has invested billions on “EdTech” - Expensive equipment that take traditional knowledge and put it online or on a fancy display. Goverments and Schools have been talked into believing that teaching the exact same core subjects and taking the same tests from books and putting all of it online would somehow miraculously improve learning outcomes and create millions of innovative Steve Jobs or Elon Musks or Jack Ma’s of the world. But if you want to cultivate a whole society of self-motivated, innovative, empathetic citizens ready to swarm together and lead your thriving economy in the digital age then we must focus on TechED, using new technologies to teach our next generation how to "Learn Forward" and create their own Future Technologies. We need everyone to collaborate to make this happen so let’s all start today.

    Kioi Conference center

    11/5(Mon. )16:10 - 16:50

    Language : English

    The Future of English Education Through EdTech.

    ・Gaku Nakamura (RareJob CEO)

    ・Vu Van (ELSA Co-founder&CEO)

    ・Rika Yukimasa (REKIDS CEO)

    ・Terumaro Hiramoto (ALC PRESS inc. founder, supreme advisor)


    National English Language Educational System is undergoing a hugh transitionin for the international age. Elementary schoolers will be taught English in school, universities will start testing the 4 skills that comprise of reading, writing, listening, and speaking, employing globally recognized standerdized tests, and now companies are seeking global human recources more than ever. What role will EdTech can play in this transition and what future will it be shaping? This panel discussion is for school officials, supplier of educational materials, business persons in IT world, people in talent training/human recources development business, and anyone who want to learn from innovators in English educational field.

    Kioi Conference center

    11/5(Mon. )13:35 - 14:15

    Language : Japanese (provide simultaneous translation)

    "The Future of Digital x Education" with the finalist of JAPAN PRIZE International Contest For Educational Media


    JAPAN PRIZE, a international contest for educational media has received 378 of services and products this year. From Creative Frontier Section where those that produce educational contents utilizing digital technology compete, 6 of finalists gather and discuss the future that digital technology can bring to the education world.

    Kioi Conference center

    11/5(Mon. )17:05 - 18:00 

    Language : Japanese

  • EdTech EXPO/Playground

    Playful Learning

    Designium Inc.

    Hands-on events held by Designium Inc. and for Our Kids will showcase you "learn through play" educational contents design. Designium is a group of professionals that create quality interactive contents, and for Our Kids is creators of educational content specialized for kids.

    Let's become a creator with Springin'; an intuitive visual programming app, and KAGURA; a revolutionary digital musical instrument!


    Through Springin; an intuitive visual programming app, you can create your original digital contents, like games or picture books, with intuitive operation.
    Through KAGURA; a revolutionary digital musical instrument, you can gain a better understanding of music, because KAGURA can easily combine audio, visual and algorithms.
    You can enjoy Springin' and KAGURA at our booth. Please come and experience these applications and become a digital creator!

    pi-top, a solution for learning support content, realized through learning support server + wireless AP.

    Advanced Programming Educational Association

    pi-top is a British made PC for education that has Raspberry Pi built in and has been widely introduced in public educational institutions as a part of their STEAM education. Multiple pi-tops are linked through a network independent from existing network, and this all-in-one device provides not just a programming education a vast variety of use in combination with other devices such as pen tablet that allow students work on artistic activity.

    Effective Learner

    NeuroSky Co, Ltd.

    You can experience the easiest mobile EEG (brainwave) headset and measures your realtime mental state or emotions. NeuroSky Effective Learner shows your "Learning efficiency" and the time to rest.

    Success Model of English Speech Fluency Training/Providing full support to school teachers in 4 skills language development employing big data analysis and AI with qualified native language instructors (VOIP).

    Qooco Japan KK

  • EdTech Global Ecosystem

    The conference is a member of

    “Asia EdTech Week”, an international collaborative initiative to connect global edtech communities and to showcase the “Now & Next of EdTech”. We also have other distinguished international partners such as SXSWedu and

    edtech Asia to introduce global trends.

  • Map

    ・Kioi Conference center (1-4 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
    ・Chiyoda Kojimachi Junior High School (2-5-2 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)


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