Ideas Roadshow was founded in 2012 by Howard Burton, who holds a PhD in theoretical physics and an MA in philosophy, and was the Founding Executive Director of Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics from 1999-2007. A strong believer in the importance of education, Howard enthusiastically embraces the unique combination of academic rigour and critical thinking represented by the IB Diploma Programme.
All Ideas Roadshow resources have been developed from extensive filmed conversations with a broad selection of the world’s top experts, including two Nobel Laureates, across a wide range of subject areas. Each conversation typically lasts between 2 and 3 hours and combines scholarly insights, personal perspectives and research culture.
After having developed tailor-made content for a range of users which can be accessed through different portals (Academic, High School, and Public Library Portal), we have recently returned to the original footage to create an extensive collection of resources explicitly designed to support teachers and students in the IB’s Diploma Programme which can now be accessed through the IBDP Portal.
We have received many endorsements from leading educators and institutions around the world, including Harvard University, which selected Ideas Roadshow’s Academic Portal as their Featured Resource in the fall of 2017.
Ideas Roadshow was the recipient of The Educational Learning Resources Award at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2018.
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