As part of the nextgeneration initiative, digitalswitzerland is supporting the first Campus event for teachers in Zurich in September 2018.

(Blog content provided by Cristina Riesen, We Are Play Lab)

The world outside schools is changing faster than ever. The less educators understand and embrace these changes, the more difficult it is to be excited and optimistic about the future.

The mission of Campus Seminars, launched by hundrED in Finland in 2011, is to inspire teachers and to get them excited about change by bringing together experts from different fields and showcasing best practice from innovative schools locally and around the world.

“Teachers play a key role in explaining the world to their students and preparing them for their role in society. Change must become a key theme in schools so that teachers and students can embrace it with excitement and see it as an empowering opportunity.”

Saku Tuominen, founder of hundrED and Campus Seminar

We are very excited to join forces with hundrED and to launch Campus Seminar in Zurich on September 19th, 2018.

Focusing on Perspectives of Digital Transformation, the very first Campus Seminar Zurich will explore how digital transformation is impacting education, beyond the hype. In an informal and inspirational learning and networking environment, the event will bring together a vibrant community of teachers to support gaining a deeper understanding of behaviours, motivations and aspirations that can help unlock more adoption of digital innovation in the classroom.

“We aim to inspire and to equip Swiss teachers with in-depth knowledge of the digital transformation happening inside and outside the classroom, so that schools can embrace change in a rapidly changing world.”

  • Cristina Riesen, founder of We Are Play Lab and initiator Campus Seminar Zurich

Besides best practice presentations from innovative fellow teachers, attendees will also be inspired by leading academics and ambitious entrepreneurs. Among the speakers at Campus Seminar Zurich on September 19th, 2018 are:

Nadja Schnetzler, co-founder at Republik, who has managed over 600 innovation projects for companies of all sizes and all industries.

Melanie Kovacs, founder of Master21, recently named Forbes 30 under 30.

Francesco Mondada, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at EPFL, creator of the educational robot Thymio.

Manu Kapur, Professor and Chair of Learning Sciences and Higher Education at ETH Zurich, who conceptualised the notion of Productive Failure.

Visit for the full list of speakers and more information. The event will be livestreamed on the website on September 19th, 2018 starting at 1.30pm.

Campus Seminar Zurich is an event initiated and organised by We Are Play Lab with Schweizer Schulpreis. Part of digitalswitzerland Next Generation initiatives, it is supported by the Gebert Rüf Stiftung and Stiftung Mercator Schweiz. Outreach and communication partners of the event are the Zurich University of Teachers Education PHZ, Impact Hub Zurich, Swiss EdTech Collider and hundrED.

Campus video trailer:

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