Transforming Education Conference for Humanity (TECH) 2017.

Application Deadline: August 15, 2017.


UNESCO MGIEP’s international edtech conference is supported by the Government of India and intends to bring together for the first time in the region over 1,200 experts from across the globe that include educators and teachers, education researchers, neuroscientists, edtech specialists, policy makers, learners, gaming experts, curriculum designers, social entrepreneurs, technology experts and futurists who can help build, share, enhance and deliver ‘Digital Pedagogies for peaceful and sustainable societies.’

Several Ministers of Education and Ministries of Education representatives, especially from the Asia Pacific region are expected to attend the conference.

TECH 2017 will be based on the theme of “Digital Pedagogies for building peaceful and sustainable societies. In this, it will draw focus to the following:

  • Building research based curricula that enhance Cognitive Learning: To interpret and understand the world through critical inquiry. By learning to ask questions, challenge beliefs and finding reasoned answers
  • Socio Emotional skills: To build empathy and fire Gandhi neurons (neuroscience research says mirror neurons exist and says that we are built for empathy)
  • Behavioural Transformation: compelling the compassionate learner to have the moral courage to act

TECH 2017 will be held in the largest city and financial capital of Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam, often referred to as “The Jewel of the East Coast”

In an age of rapid change, characterized by exponential economic growth, globalization, and rising inequalities, the 21st century poses a unique set of challenges. To contend with these interconnected global issues, education systems will have to develop new and innovative approaches. This means that we need to work at all levels—from government policies to classroom teaching methods and informal learning—to empower young people to adapt to their changing environments and to lead socially responsible lives.

TECH 2017 will bring together experts, policy makers and learners in a unique setting in order to:

  • Address the challenge of achieving equity, quality and accessibility in education at school or higher levels through technology
  • Share best practices in digital pedagogies that are learner centric with improving learning outcomes in order that young people acquire the required skills to create just and peaceful societies
  • Provide opportunity to the educators to build capacity, so that teachers can employ innovative technologies to deliver education that is transformative and promotes values of peace, global citizenship and sustainable development
  • Enable young people to strengthen their skills as social innovators in education.


Participants in the conference will be experts in the field of education technology comprising of:

  • Children, students, learners, school administrators
  • Educators and Teachers and Teachers’ Trainers
  • Education Technology experts
  • Curriculum designers Futurists and neuroscientists
  • Researchers and academia
  • Social entrepreneurs Game designers
  • Education Technology Exhibitors

Application Deadline: August 15, 2017.


For more information about the please visit the official website of UNESCO MGIEP or email the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP)


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