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Darren Coxon


Coxon A.I

Darren Coxon is founder of, an advisory specialising in the effective and sustainable integration of AI into schools and colleges. An educator for 25 years, Darren spent the last ten years of his management career overseeing the academic operation of schools’ groups, notably Brighton College’s international schools. Darren has been at the forefront of educational technology for many years, including leading the first state 6th form in the UK to move to an iPad 1:1 model in 2011. Darren is now working with COBIS, HMC and the National College on their AI training programmes. At the recent Cottesmore AI Festival, he demonstrated how working with AI can enable an entirely new school concept to be created from scratch in less than 90 minutes. He is co-host of the disruptEd conference in London on October 12th. Darren is a passionate advocate for the responsible use of AI in schools, and is part of the Education 3.0 and Future Foundation Groups, who are working together to ensure much needed change in our education system. He is host of the EducAIte Podcast and has a book planned for release later this year.



30 October, 2023 | 11:00 to 11:20
AI and Accelerated Impact: Excellence and Efficiency Through Innovation

In today's shifting education landscape, AI promises more than automation. 'AI and Accelerated Impact: Excellence and Efficiency Through Innovation' explores AI's potential to advance academics and affordability. By merging personalised learning, efficient operations, and value-driven innovation, AI can elevate outcomes cost-effectively. Discover how technology and pedagogy can meet to shape a future-ready education framework that benefits learners and schools."

01 November, 2023 | 11:00 to 11:20
Accelerate Your Impact With AI: How AI Can Help You Do More For Less

Harness the power of AI to increase your impact and efficiency in your school. In this engaging session, learn how AI tools can help you automate routine tasks, gain insights from data, personalise learning, and free up more time for high-impact initiatives. Whether you're an educator, administrator, or ed tech entrepreneur, this session will inspire you to think big and accelerate your impact with the help of artificial intelligence. Cutting-edge and packed with potential, this is a can't-miss talk for anyone interested in leveraging AI to create better learning experiences on a global scale.


01 November, 2023 | 12:30 to 12:50
From mission to marketing plan. Designing a new school concept in 20 minutes

This presentation will take you through designing an entirely new school concept from mission statement through to curriculum, staffing plan, building design, technology plan, and marketing strategy, in 20 minutes. This will show you the power of AI when it is deployed in a focused way