Get ready to speak at #EducationFest

On behalf of the Festival of Education team, we extend our sincerest gratitude for agreeing to speak at the China Festival of Education. Your contribution to our event is invaluable, and we are very excited to hear the insights and expertise you will bring to our audience. Please find below a series of useful FAQs. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out, and we will be more than happy to assist you. Thank you again for being part of our fantastic line-up, and we look forward to your upcoming presentation.

Victoria Boyle, Speaker Manager |


Your session and speaker profile are now live on the Content section of the website. Please contact Victoria Boyle urgently if there are any changes you would like to make to either the session or speaker profiles.

As a speaker, you will be provided with a complimentary speaker pass to allow you to enjoy all the keynotes, sessions and everything the event has to offer. You may also make use of our exclusive Speaker VIP Zone on your day of speaking.

To register for your speaker and guest passes, please use the link provided to you.

Please contact Victoria Boyle if you are yet to receive a registration link.

We would appreciate your help to promote the event and your session across your social media platforms. We have put together a social media graphic to announce your participation if you would like to use this.

Download social media graphic here

We have prepared a Festival of Education branded PowerPoint template for your use, which can be downloaded here: For Windows or For Mac. The Festival template is not mandatory should you prefer to use your own.  

With many sessions taking place on the day, it is very important that we pre-load presentations to avoid problems and delays to sessions starting on time. If you plan to use a supporting PowerPoint presentation, please ensure this is emailed to Victoria Boyle by Friday 12 April.

If you cannot send your presentation over by this date, please ensure you bring a backup copy on a USB stick. Your venue manager or the supporting technician will assist you with uploading when you arrive at your speaker venue.

We would like to share your presentation with attendees during and post-event. If you do not wish for your presentation to be shared, please let us know.

During the Festival, we will have a team of photographers and videographers on-site who will be capturing the general feel of the event. Sessions will not be filmed or recorded however, the photography team may choose to capture images speakers and audiences. Please let us know in advance if you do NOT wish to have your picture be taken or be filmed at the event.

We will have dedicated Wifi throughout the festival site over both days and you will be given the access code on arrival.

Our Speaker VIP Zone will provide light refreshments and tea/coffee in the V&A.

Admittance is strictly limited to speakers and those invited by the festival, therefore we are unable to accept any requests for guests. Speakers are of course welcome to enjoy all other areas of the Festival, including catering outlets at their own expense.

We recommend arriving at the Festival at least 30 minutes before your session start time. Collect your Blue Festival Wristband at registration from our helpful Registration team by showing your printed or digital Speaker Ticket.

Arrive at your session venue 15 minutes before your session start time to ensure everything is ready for your presentation. Your venue will be staffed by venue managers who will be able to assist you with any on site queries. Please make yourself familiar with the route to your venue using our Festival map on the app closer to the event.

Your Blue Festival Wristband will grant you access to our exclusive Speaker VIP Zone in the V&A for refreshments and a relaxing area to break away from the Festival (guests will not be permitted entry).

You will also find Victoria Boyle in the Speaker VIP Zone, for any last-minute queries on the day.

Finally, proceed to enjoy the Festival and experience the array of sessions and exhibitors at the event!

Venues will be fully equipped with laptops/ desktops that are able to support PPT and videos, as well as suitably sized screens/ projectors. 

Majority of our venues are staffed by venue managers who will be able to assist you with any on site queries. They will be supported by roving IT technicians in the case of smaller venues and in the larger venues there will be a permanent IT technician.

Speakers in larger venues will be required to be mic’d up and we will have roving mics for audience questions.

Reminder of the school address: Wellington College International Shanghai, No. 100 Hai Yang West Road, Pudong

For speakers staying at the Artyzen Habitat Qiantan Shanghai and Shangri-La Qiantan Shanghai hotels, we have arranged a bus to and from the event site on the event day. The bus journey to the school takes around 5 minutes. Please kindly advise if you plan to use this service so that we can have an idea of numbers:

Hotel to Site

  • 08:00 from Artyzen Habitat Qiantan Shanghai to Shangri-La Qiantan Shanghai
  • 08:05 from Shangri-La Qiantan Shanghai to Wellington College International Shanghai

Site to Hotel

  • 16:45 from Wellington College International Shanghai to Shangri-La Qiantan Shanghai to Artyzen Habitat Qiantan Shanghai

If you are travelling by car, please click the link below for directions:

On-site parking is not available for visitors. Parking is available at Shanghai Oriental Sports Centre (Gates 12 and 6) from 07:00 to 22:00 (the parking lot will be locked beyond this period). It is about a 10-minute walk from the College. The cost is RMB8 per hour or RMB64 for a full day.

You may want to consider arriving by taxi or public transport. Passengers can be dropped off on the road alongside the College entrance on Hai Yang West Road. We do not advise you to park on this road, as this is prohibited and may be subject to a fine.

If you are travelling by Subway, Oriental Sports Center Station (Lines 6, 8 and 11) is a short walk away from Wellington College International Shanghai. As you leave at Exit 4, turn right and walk five minutes on Yao Ti Road. Then turn left on Yao Long Road. You cannot miss the magnificent red brick building to the right. Turn right on Hai Yang West Road. Walk 250m and you will find the North Gate entrance.

It is a festival so please dress casually. We do not expect suits!