Supporting the ambitions of higher education institutions
PebbleBash 2024 will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland 11 – 13 June 2024. As well as celebrating our 20-year milestone, we want to celebrate all of the wonderful ways that PebblePad has supported Higher Education Institutions in pursuing and achieving their strategic ambitions.
- 13 June 2023 – Register interest (see below)
- 25 August 2023 – Call for papers opens
- 6 October 2023 – Call for papers closes
- 5 December 2023 – Early bird registration opens
- 11 June 2024 – Pre-conference workshops
- 12-13 June 2024 – PebbleBash 2024 Conference
Last year we undertook research on the strategic challenges facing our customers, including a review of how PebblePad is used in practice. This important research revealed five key themes:
- Authentic Assessment and Feedback
- Flexible Learning Design
- Belonging Wellbeing and Success
- Employable and Future-ready
- Professional Identity and Capability
About the venue
PebbleBash 2024 will be hosted at Surgeons Quarter, part of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – an internationally respected institution with a thriving global network of 25,000 medical professionals. Opened in the 1830’s and spread over several rooms, you will experience a venue steeped in history with grand spaces including Playfair Hall, where the evening dinner will be served, and parts of the conference will take place. Only a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, the venue is surrounded by centuries-old architecture and narrow alleys, offering an unforgettable experience within the heart of an historic city.
Why you should join us
The event is designed for our community of teaching practitioners and professionals, including senior leaders responsible for student success, heads of departments, learning technologists, academic programme leaders, educational designers, lecturers, academic and support staff.
What typically makes our PebbleBashes so special is bringing together the PebblePad community and the sharing of stories from our customers across the globe – most significantly, showcasing examples of wonderful work happening across institutions and the positive impact it has on students.
The event will include:
- Several keynote speakers
- Expert customer sessions
- Case studies
- Panel sessions
- Pecha Kuchas
- Product showcase
What to expect
This will be our first grand gathering in several years (Covid-19 meant we had to put our 2020 PebbleBash plans on hold) so we are working to make PebbleBash 2024 the best one yet! We are currently busy reviewing submissions and will work on crafting an engaging agenda to ensure every guest who attends leaves bursting full of ideas, and recharged.
As with all our community events, we hope to leave you truly inspired by the PebblePad community and how to support student success across the five key teaching and learning themes.
Networking is a key part of all PebblePad events, we have a wonderful community doing great things and you will have the opportunity to chat, mingle and make new connections.
Edinburgh is a wonderful city with lots to see and do, so alongside exploring the city on your doorstep, we plan to build in lots of fun activities across the event schedule which include workshop sessions and interactivity, plenty of breaks and time to celebrate at our evening dinner on Wednesday 12th June (booking is required).
Our guest speakers will showcase inspiring stories, celebrating key milestones achieved across a range of topics, highlighting lessons learnt along the way, sharing best practice and providing useful tips and tricks for you to take away.
Teaching and learning in Higher Education continues to be an area of constant change so we will share what exciting updates are coming up in product, have discussions around how to successfully navigate the ever-changing landscape when faced with challenges and positive change brought around by technology such as ChatGPT.