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 comm-rep-mt@ec.europa.eu 

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

Tammie Schrader

Science/Computer Science Coordinator, Washington State Association of Educational Service Districts

Stephen Reid

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

Gary Jones

Global Director Makeblock Education

Konrad Adamczewski

Senior PR Manager at 11 bit studios

Nikolaus Conrad

Founder - Headstart Technology

Charmaine Attard


    Nicos Paphitis

    Digital Learning Specialist

    Dr. Jan Storgårds

    Programme Director Cambridge Gamechanger ltd.

    Filip Bovin


    Dr. Sergej Stoetzer

    Senior Regional Manager Makeblock Europe

    Francois Lionet

    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

    Mark Azzopardi

    Assistant Head of School

    Natalie Denk

    Head of the Center for Applied Game Studies at the University for Continuing Education Krems

    Simon Wimmer

    Center for Applied Game Studies at the University for Continuing Education Krems

    Rasmus Sandström

    CEO - Gameplan

    Boas Bäckström


    Bryan Dickens


    Dr. Alex Grech

    3CL Foundation

    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.