#i2018 Call for participation. Blockchain in Education Summit (iED 2018)

The Immersive Education Initiative’s inaugural. @immersive . Boston. USA. FAll 2018


Hoy traemos a este espacio el anuncio de The Immersive Education Initiative’s inaugural Blockchain in Education Summit (iED 2018) … aquí tienen la información


BOSTON USA has been selected as the official site for the Immersive Education Initiative’s inaugural BLOCKCHAIN IN EDUCATION SUMMIT (iED 2018), for which all keynote talks and exhibits will be open to the public and free of charge. Teachers, faculty and researchers interested in presenting at the conference are encouraged to respond to the forthcoming Call for Participation (CfP) as noted below.

Speakers at previous Immersive Education conferences have included United Nations, NASA, Harvard University, Smithsonian Institution, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Walt Disney Animation Studios, Google, Microsoft, Intel, United States Department of Education (ED), United States Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service, Stanford University, USC, UCLA, and other world-class organizations and academic institutions.

The Blockchain in Education Summit convenes the world’s leading educational technology and blockchain experts in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 30 and December 30 to: 1) Address the emerging role of blockchain technology in the fields of education and training, and 2) Examine the role and impact of academic and corporate research on blockchain technologies and standards.

The conference is organized into 3 distinct strands:

  1. TEACHING BLOCKCHAIN sessions will present case studies and best practices for teaching students of all ages about blockchain technologies and applications.
  2. USING BLOCKCHAIN sessions will teach educators, trainers and researchers how to utilize blockchain technologies and applications in the fields of education, training and research.
  3. RESEARCH sessions will provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of current and emerging technical and theoretical research studies focused specifically on blockchain technologies and applications.

Corresponding Immersive Education Initiative Blockchain Technology Working Groups (TWGs) and Community Groups (CGs) will be announced during the opening keynote address, and will subsequently be open to all educators, trainers and researchers.

Building on the success of the previous 12 years of Immersive Education (iED) Summits (conferences), the Blockchain in Education Summit features a unique modular format that premiered at IMMERSION 2014 in Los Angeles, California, and IMMERSION 2015 at Université Paris-Sorbonne (“the Sorbonne”) in Paris, France.

Previous Immersive Education conference speakers have included faculty, researchers, graduate students, administrators and executives from the world’s leading academic and cultural organizations, universities, and companies, such as the United Nations, NASA, Harvard University, Smithsonian Institution, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MIT Media Lab, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Google, Microsoft, Intel, United States Department of Education (ED), United States Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), Stanford University, USC, UCLA, Keio University (Japan), National University of Singapore (NUS), INDIRE (Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research institute), National Research Council (Italy), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (India), Technion Israel Institute of Technology (Israel), University of Barcelona (Spain), University of Glasgow (UK), University of São Paulo (Brazil), and many other world-class organizations and academic institutions.

Opening Keynote and Panel Discussions

Alex “Sandy” Pentland

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Alex “Sandy” Pentland will deliver the opening keynote for the inaugural Blockchain in Education Summit. Pentland directs the MIT Connection Science and Human Dynamics labs and previously helped create and direct the MIT Media Lab (Cambridge, MA) and the Media Lab Asia (India).

Dr. Pentland is one of the most-cited scientists in the world, and Forbes recently declared him one of the “7 most powerful data scientists in the world” along with Google founders and the Chief Technical Officer of the United States. He has received numerous awards and prizes such as the McKinsey Award from Harvard Business Review, the 40th Anniversary of the Internet from DARPA, and the Brandeis Award.

Dr. Pentland is a founding member of advisory boards for Google, AT&T, Nissan, and the United Nations Secretary General. A serial entrepreneur, he has co-founded more than a dozen companies including social enterprises such as the Data Transparency Lab, the Harvard-ODI-MIT DataPop Alliance and the Institute for Data Driven Design. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and leader within the World Economic Forum.

Over the years Pentland has advised more than 60 PhD students. Almost half are now tenured faculty at leading institutions, with another one-quarter leading industry research groups and a final quarter founders of their own companies. Together Pentland and his students have pioneered computational social science, organizational engineering, wearable computing (Google Glass), image understanding, and modern biometrics. His most recent books are `Social Physics,’ published by Penguin Press, and ‘Honest Signals’, published by MIT Press.

The Blockchain in Education Summit will also feature the following 4 panel discussions:

  1. Pros and Cons of Blockchain Technology in Education, Government and Business
  2. Intellectual Property Protection of Blockchain Technology
  3. Privacy Concerns Relating to Blockchain Technology
  4. 3D Printed Guns and Weapon Registration using Blockchain Technology

Knowledge Tokens

Attendees, speakers and presenters will receive Knowledge Token®(“Knowken”) participation and achievement tokens.

First introduced at Immersive Italy 2017, Knowledge Tokens may be used to pay for future conferences, training & certification programs, camps, clubs, Minecraft accounts & servers, Virtual Reality (VR) headsets, 360 degree VR cameras, VR and gaming graphics cards (GPUs), and more.

Special Blockchain in Education Summit sessions will also provide attendees with in-depth instructions on how to utilize and distribute Knowledge Tokens in their own classes and training activities.

Early Registration

Early registration (and corresponding discount) for the event will open on September 1. If you are interested in attending the conference please sign up for email notifications of Early Registration at http://ImmersiveEducation.org/signup

Dates and Call for Participation (CfP)

The international Blockchain in Education Summit will take place in Boston, Massachusetts (United States), from November 30 to December 1, 2018. The conference, which is open to the public, will feature cutting-edge technology and research from around the world along with related presentations, exhibits, tools, techniques, standards and best practices.

The official Call for Participation (CfP) has been issued and is available in PDF format. Download the CfP in PDF format for important dates (deadlines) and detailed instructions about how to respond to the CfP:

Download Call for Participation (CfP) in PDF Format [1.3MB]

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