We’re Going Virtual!

The Event Format

QS MAPLE 2021 Virtual Conference and Exhibition, running from 23– 25 March, will be three days of engaging digital event experiences.

This interactive format not only allows you to hear from higher education experts and thought leaders but will also have several opportunities for you to ask questions and engage with the speakers.

Themed “The Future Today: Sustainable growth towards 2030”, the event is a perfect opportunity to network and connect with:

  • Presidents, vice chancellors, policy advisors
  • International collaboration experts
  • Senior and rising higher education administrators
  • Academics
  • Public officials
  • Quality assurance experts
  • Business, NGO, and other stakeholders

The conference will run 3 hours per day from 23–25 March and will feature insightful keynotes, enlightening panel discussions, and thought-provoking sessions. If you happen to miss any sessions, recordings will be made available on demand for one month after the event.

Networking and Interactive Sessions

Going virtual doesn’t mean that we’ll be any less interactive! At this year, you’ll have extensive opportunities to connect with fellow educators, edtech entrepreneurs, investors, and academic leaders. Opportunities to connect at QS MAPLE 2021 Virtual Conference and Exhibition include:

  • Virtual Meetings: giving higher education experts the chance to enjoy “face-to-face” meetings with influential investors and educational consultants;
  • Panel Discussions and Breakout sessions : you’ll unite with some of the world’s best educational minds to explore solutions to some of the sector’s most pressing challenges, opportunities, and myths;
  • Networking Lounge, which ensure that a catch-up or collaboration-catalyzing conversation with fellow delegates is only ever a click away.

The Event Platform

All networking experiences will be facilitated by our virtual conference partner, who will cultivate a space designed to replicate the ambience of a face-to-face event.

Its networking features will include:

  • Lobby and lounge: Their virtual lobby will serve as the central point of engagement for QS MAPLE 2021 Virtual Conference and Exhibition. Participants can receive a first impression of the event, interact with other participants and move into other collaboration and/or content spaces;
  • Auditorium: The platform’s auditorium will provide all delegates with instant access to live or on-demand conference content. It will also offer delegates the opportunity to participate in polls, surveys, and other forms of real-time engagement with that content.
  • Exhibition: Our platform provider will ensure that all delegates are able to liaise with our individual showcases. By including content-display modalities including video screens and file access spaces, delegates will also have outstanding access to presenter resources

However, all registered delegates will be given a brief tutorial on how to make the most of the platform’s features in the weeks leading up to the event…

Virtual Journey


Info Booth

Networking Lounge

Auditorium & Breakout Room


Panel Discussion & Breakout Session

Booth View

Booth View