The first large forum for parents on early childhood education
#EDCRUNCH
St.Petersburg
22-23april
St.Petersburg
ITMO Univercity /
Tochka Kipeniya in St. Petersburg
52
Russian and foreign speakers
100
Educational master classes for children
20
Hands-on formats on pre-day: seminars, trainings, workshops, games
27
Recorded speakings in your personal account at your fingertips
You will find out
What your child has to study now to be successful in 20 years
You will get answers
To any questions from highly qualified psychologists and educators
You will learn to understand your kids better
And hear them
700 sq. m
of creative space
with best content
for kids
What topics will be discussed
Unbiased review of all the effective and popular approaches

When is it best to start the early development?

Which methods and approaches suit you?

What should I do if my kid is special?

Unbiased review of all the effective and popular approaches

When is it best to start the early development?

Which methods and approaches suit you?

What should I do if my kid is special?

Experts will share life hacks

How to unlock the kid’s potential and talents?

How to develop strengths and compensate for weaknesses sides in academic performance?

Experts will share life hacks

How to unlock the kid’s potential and talents?

How to develop strengths and compensate for weaknesses sides in academic performance?

Psychologists and coaches will help you prioritize and harmonize yourself

Why are my expectations of my kid not justified?

Why do we always quarrel over homework?

How can I change myself to become a better parent?

Psychologists and coaches will help you prioritize and harmonize yourself

Why are my expectations of my kid not justified?

Why do we always quarrel over homework?

How can I change myself to become a better parent?

Practices and cases,
demonstrating new
educational opportunities
Practices and cases,
demonstrating new
educational opportunities
Participate
Participate
We will familiarize you with the world experience in the field of progressive education

In what way is the situation in education in Russia different from Europe and the world and where is it actually better?

Is it worth going to study abroad or are there quality projects in our country?

How much does good education cost?

We will familiarize you with the world experience in the field of progressive education

In what way is the situation in education in Russia different from Europe and the world and where is it actually better?

Is it worth going to study abroad or are there quality projects in our country?

How much does good education cost?

We will help you orient yourself in the diversity
and provide you
with st. Petersburg
education map
We will help you orient yourself in the diversity
and provide you
with st. Petersburg
education map
Tendencies and trends in education

What do you need to study today to become successful in 20 years?

Which professions will cease to exist, and which ones will be most in demand?

Tendencies and trends in education

What do you need to study today to become successful in 20 years?

Which professions will cease to exist, and which ones will be most in demand?

Party
with jam session, movie premiere
and new acquaintances
I had a spectacular time at Moscow’s EdCrunch. Amazing speakers (including Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales), great exhibits, and some spectacular conversations. It was a privilege to participate.
William Rankin (Unfold Learning)
#EdCrunch has been a very interesting conference to attend. I think, some of the presentations have been valuable, but the most valuable part was some other people that I’ve met and networking that’s going on.
Martin Dougiamas (Moodle)
#EdCrunch is a fantastic opportunity for an organization like FutureLearn to come and share experience, our insights, our knowledge with other leading players from the field.
Simon Nelson (FutureLearn)
This type of conference is very important for us, educators, to come together to share experiences, new ideas together. We all are facing the same challenges, irrespective of where we come from.
Marjo Kyllönen (Chief of education, Helsinki)
I’m really delighted to be here in Moscow and participate in #EdCrunch. I’m really seeing #EdCrunch as a place full of incredible energy and passion. I think, #EdCrunch has become the leading education conference in Moscow and Russia.
Anant Agarwal (edX)
Grateful to have been invited to Moscow to speak/workshop at #EdCrunch among so many distinguished edtech experts.
Derek Breen (Scratch for Kids)

Speakers

Jerry Mintz
AERO (USA)
Jerry Mintz
Jerry Mintz
Founder & CEO of Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO)

Jerry Mintz is one of the world leaders in the field of alternative education. Founder & CEO of Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO).

Jerry was the first executive director of the National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools (NCACS), and a founding member of the International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC).

Marko Koskinen
EUDEC (Finland)
Marko Koskinen
Marko Koskinen
EUDEC (Finland)

Founder of the first alternative school in Finland (2005), and an online educational program.

Yaacov Hecht
Education Cities (Israel)
Yaacov Hecht
Yaacov Hecht

Yaacov Hecht is the world pioneer in democratic education. In 1987, he founded Israel’s first Democratic School in Hadera (1987). He is also the founder of the first International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC) and the Institute for Democratic Education in Israel (IDE).

Anita Sutton
Teacher, Early Years Specialist (Australia)
Anita Sutton
Anita Sutton
Teacher, Early Years Specialist (Australia)
Paola Strozzi
Reggio Children (Italy)
Paola Strozzi
Paola Strozzi
Pavel Luksha
Professor of Practice Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Pavel Luksha
Pavel Luksha
Professor of Practice, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Member of the Expert Council, Agency for Strategic Initiatives

Pavel has managed educational programmes for leaders in innovation, future education and R&D particularly in nuclear, electric power, oil and gas industries, etc. Pavel is an initiator of the Club R&D directors established in 2010 under the auspices of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, the State University — Higher School of Economics, Russian Venture Company and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

Pavel is a member of the Expert Council of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives established by the President of the Russian Federation. Since 2008 Pavel has been working on the development of the education system in cooperation with the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Open Government and others. In 2012–2013 Pavel co-organized one of the largest projects in the world aimed at teaching to think about the future — Foresight Fleet.

Since 2010, Pavel Luksha has managed foresight education project including foresight of higher education and the global report on the future of education (report has been published in 2014). Pavel is a project manager and one of the co-authors of «Atlas of new professions» published jointly by the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and Agency for Strategic Initiatives. Since 2012 Pavel has managed technological skill foresight project. Since 2013 within the framework of cooperation between Russia and International Labour Organization Pavel has managed the development of an international method of the technological skills foresight for its implementation in developing countries (pilot projects are carried out in Armenia and Vietnam). Besides, Pavel is a co-author of Rapid Foresight methodology successfully implemented in the national expert evaluation strategies as well as in dozens of projects elaborating road maps for the development of business, territories, industries and sectors of economy.

Prior Pavel worked in both strategic management and integrated change management. He held senior positions in the automobile company Sollers and Severstal Group; he was a member of the Board of Directors at Zavolzhsky Engine Plant. Pavel worked in the sphere of professional services for such international companies as Accenture, Alvarez & Marsal, Arcadis Euroconsult; he was engaged in investment strategy in the international private investment fund and conducted his own business (Consulting and HR).

Pavel holds MA in economics at the State University — Higher School of Economics and PhD in economics at the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute, RAS. Pavel conducts research projects in both strategic management and organizational development within the Research Group of organizational evolution at the University of Hertfordshire. Pavel’s papers have been published in the leading international scientific journals on strategic entrepreneurship, evolutionary economics, social cybernetics, etc. The monograph entitled «Self reproduction in evolutionary economics» has been published in Russian (Aletheia, 2009).

Ekaterina Rybakova
Co-founder of the «Rybakov Fund»
Ekaterina Rybakova
Ekaterina Rybakova
Co-founder of the «Rybakov Fund»

Ekaterina was born in the city of Nizhny Tagil, in a family of metallurgy engineers. Her father has a D.Sc. in engineering; he is a professor and head of Nizhny Tagil branch of the Urals Polytechnic Institute.

While in high school, she played on the volleyball team and took part in the external study program of the famed Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Later she went to Ural Polytechnic Institute to study RF engineering – but after her freshman year she reconsidered and enrolled into Saint-Petersburg State University for Technology and Design. After graduating in textile engineering Ekaterina moved to Moscow, where she married Igor Rybakov – and also continued her education, receiving her second degree in fashion design.

Even though Ekaterina worked in her professional field for some time, after delivery of her firstborn parenting became the main focus of her life; she and her husband now raise two daughters and two sons. Together, they founded the Rybakov Foundation in late 2015. Ekaterina considers its educational and social programs as its most crucial aspect, as they answer some of the most pressing needs in Russian society.

Leonid Ilyushin
HSE St. Petersburg
Leonid Ilyushin
Leonid Ilyushin
Marina Rakova
CEO of FSAI «Foundation for new forms of education development»
Marina Rakova
Marina Rakova
CEO of FSAI «Foundation for new forms of education development» - Russia’s federal operator of children’s technoparks «Kvantorium»

I carried out scientific activities in fields relevant to fundamental mathematics, had a lot of publications, took part in international scientific conferences and forums, was a Co-founder of Ilios Peristilon Ltd (hotel business), arranged charitable educational entertainment Programmes for children in the EU and Russia.

Dima Zitser
CEO of Institute of informal education INO
Dima Zitser
Dima Zitser
CEO of Institute of informal education INO
Tutta Larsen
Russian TV- and radio-presenter
Tutta Larsen
Tutta Larsen
Russian TV- and radio-presenter, journalist, actress, singer, mom of three
Julia Chechet
Foundation «Vklad v budushcheye»
Julia Chechet
Julia Chechet
Executive director of Sberbank’s charitable foundation «Vklad v budushcheye» («Investment in the future»)
Founder and president of the charitable foundation for the Development of Palliative Care for Children.
Organisers
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МИСиС
Итмо
PRO
Strategic media-partners
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Venue
22 April, Tochka kipeniya in St. Petersburg, Medikov Ave., 3.
Getting there
Tochka kipeniya in St. Petersburg, Petrogradskaya metro station, territory of "Lenpoligraphmash" technopark.
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Venue
April 23, ITMO University, Lomonosov Str., 9.
Getting there
ITMO University building (former Institute of Refrigeration and Biotechnologies) in historical center, 100 m from Five corners sight and 10 min walking from Vladimirskaya, Dostoyevskaya and Zvenigorodskaya.
From metro Vladimirskaya and Dostoevskaya:
You need to exit to Zagorodny Avenue and walk along the ascending house numbers, leaving Nevsky and Vladimirsky avenues behind you to the Five corners (the corner with Rubinshteina Street and Lomonosova Street), turn right to Lomonosova Street and walk about 100 meters.
On the left there will be a building with an internal court, decorated with banners of ITMO University.
You’ve made it!