RefME has made the shortlist for yet another prestigious award, Reimagine Education, which recognises innovation in the use of technology in the sector.
Well over 500 startups submitted high-quality projects to the judging panel, so competition was particularly tough this year for what has become known as the “Oscars for Higher Education Innovation”. Winners will be announced at the Wharton – QS Stars Reimagine Education Conference which takes place in Philadelphia from the 7th to the 9th December.
The conference is all about fostering collaborations and partnerships between the world’s foremost HE innovators. It’s an opportunity to share ideas, best practice, and learn from colleagues and experts amongst academics, EdTech entrepreneurs, investors and university leaders. Since launching RefME Institute and our Educator Toolkit, we’ve been collaborating with educators and institutions to build the best free citation tool for students, so it’s great to be at events where we can discuss innovative approaches to education and learn about other interesting projects.
Speakers include the economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin, who has written several books on the impact of technological changes on the economy, workforce, society and the environment. He will be joined by technology entrepreneurs working in the Education Technology sector such as Kaplan, EDGE Edtech accelerator, General Assembly and Blippar, as well as representatives from institutions such as Harvard and technology giants like Apple and Google.
It is fantastic to see RefME getting recognised as a great product on both sides of the Atlantic, scooping up several awards and nominations over the past few months. We’ve also grown our community of users to over a million students worldwide, and continued to build new and improved features to make our product the best citation management tool out there. It’s been quite a year, and it’s not over yet! Thanks to our community for making it all possible, and we hope we’re making your study life a bit easier too!