What is Transform-Ed?
A training symposium that brings together educators with expert trainers, thought leaders and industry players both large and small to learn, share and network on the future of education in Europe.
This event is being organized by the European Commision Representation in Malta, and will debut in May 2023 as part of the European Year of Skills. Register your interest below or on the email firstname.lastname@example.org
This event will be structured as a professional development program for educators, and is eligible for attendance via Erasmus+ Mobility funding for educators in accredited institutions. A preliminary program of the symposium and a list of expert trainers and workshops is available on this website. Educators wishing to attend using mobility funding are kindly requested to check eligibility with their national authorities.
Thematic Area 2023: Games and AI in Education
Games can be an important tool in education. The use of digital and non-digital games can be a powerful way to provide a more dynamic and engaging learning experience.
AI as a tool and disruptor in Education has been prophesized for many years, but with the release of ChatGPT many educators are now realizing how imminent and fundamental this disruption can be. Explore with us the implications, both ethical and practical of AI in education.
Learn about best practices, and network with thought leaders and industry players dedicated to providing innovative experiences to students around the world through games and/or AI in all their forms. Discuss and learn about the opportunities and challenges that these technologies and approaches can bring to your classroom.
Expert Speakers and Trainers
Science/Computer Science Coordinator, Washington State Association of Educational Service Districts
Game-Based learning Lead WW – Microsoft
Dr. Flavia H. Santos
University College Dublin Music and Math Cognition Laboratory
Dr. Alexander Pfeiffer
Emerging Technologies Experiences Lab Danube University Krems
Dr Erika Galea
Education Consultant and Trainer - Educational Neuroscience Hub
Prof. André Thomas
Texas A&M University & CEO - Triseum
Dr Patrick Camilleri
University of Malta
Global Director Makeblock Education
Senior PR Manager at 11 bit studios
Founder - Headstart Technology
Digital Learning Specialist
Dr. Jan Storgårds
Programme Director Cambridge Gamechanger ltd.
CEO - TUTORS
Dr. Sergej Stoetzer
Senior Regional Manager Makeblock Europe
Head or Research and Development - AOZ Studio
Dr. Patrik Nilsson
Co-founder of Dugga Digital Assessment
Prof. Dr. Katja Eilerts
Professor of Mathematics Education in Primary Schools at the Humboldt University in Berlin
Prof. Nikolaos Fachantidis
Associate Professor at the University of Macedonia
Dr. Symeon Retalis
Professor of Learning Design Models for Technology-Enhanced Lifelong Learning Environments at the University of Piraeus & co-founder and chief scientific officer at Kinems Inc
Iro Voulgari PhD
Institute of Digital Games, University of Malta
Assistant Head of School
Head of the Center for Applied Game Studies at the University for Continuing Education Krems
Center for Applied Game Studies at the University for Continuing Education Krems
CEO - Gameplan
Dr. Alex Grech
Dr Vanessa Camilleri
University of Malta
Prof. Matthew Montebello
University of Malta - Head of Department of AI
Dates, Location and Cost
Transform-Ed will take place from May 8 – 10, in Valletta, Malta. The event will take place in a number of venues, with the focus point being the magnificent premises of the Casino Maltese, in the heart of the historic capital.
The conference will be free of charge, for both attendees and exhibitors.
Kindly note that exhibitors will be carefully curated to ensure that they adhere to the thematic areas chosen for the event.