November 7th - 9th 2018
This year’s Worlddidac Bern offers an unparalleled number of must-see attractions. Diverse conference programme, networking events, guest country Finland, a VIP lounge, the Worlddidac Award Ceremony and much more: Worlddidac Bern 2018 is an unmissable event for manufacturers, dealers, distributors and educational experts from all over the globe.
Key note speaker: Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, Secretary General, Mrs. Anita Lehikoinen
Finnish education system has become one of the leading systems in the world ever since the public education was set up in the middle of the 19th century. The education in Finland is based on the following principles: equality, access, learning rather than testing, teachers’ competencies as well as on life-long learning. The vision is that everyone can grow to his/her own potential. Thus, e.g. the 21st century skills have been high-lighted in all levels of education. Today digitalization is taken as one of the priorities in the renewal of education and learning. Thus, the educational technology sector and start-ups have been set up by innovative teachers, students and entrepreneurs. The innovations are created together with the companies and schools.
One of the highlights of the Finnish presence will be the Workshop “Finnish Educational Innovations for Life-long learning”. The key note speaker will be the permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, Mrs. Anita Lehikoinen. Next to this speech, leading Finnish companies will present their most innovative solutions in early childhood and basic education, higher education with dual structure and e-learning. Visitors will able to test and evaluate presented products and solutions in the Finnish Pavilion, situated in hall 2.3.
This conference is aimed at providing a multinational platform where the latest trends in science and technology can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the intent of learning from one another. ISTE Stream will bring together key educators, educational consultants, school principals and teachers from all over the world. The 2018 Conference in Bern will be entitled “Transforming Education”.
Educators will get the opportunity to explore new education tools and strategies in one place. The detailed programme of the conference with the names of the speakers will be available on the Worlddidac Bern website shortly.
ISTE was established in 1979 as a nonprofit, non-governmental international professional organisation with the mission of "advancing excellence in learning and teaching through innovative and effective uses of technology". ISTE provides thought leadership, advocacy and capacity building for transforming and modernising education through effective practices in the use of technology for learning and modern schooling.
Future Talk provides a forum for the foremost thinkers, leaders and practitioners in the world of education. This year’s conference will focus on public-private partnerships (PPPs) in education. Future Talk will be a great opportunity for networking between experts around the world on PPPs with public authorities from different countries and representatives of Global private firms specialized on PPP.
Governmental bodies of different countries, experts from public and private sectors, national and international organisations working with PPP projects, public authorities, professionals, consultants, researchers and members from private firms specialised in PPP willing to learn more on public‐private partnerships will have a great chance to increase their knowledge and their network during a one day conference.
PPPs in education are long-term contractual relationships between the government and a private provider for all or some part of the delivery of education infrastructure and services. They have been used to provide the framing structure through which to bring the public and private sectors together to complement each other’s strengths in the financing and provision of education services.
Business Exchange Club is one of the highlight events at the Worlddidac Bern show. This is a unique networking opportunity for manufacturers to meet in Bern with international dealers and distributors.
Aims and objectives:
Ensure your presence at the main meeting point of leading dealers and distributors from Switzerland and abroad! Exhibitors of the show are entitled to one complimentary ticket for participation in the meeting. Further tickets can be purchased online. Register now, the number of tickets is limited!
The Worlddidac Award is presented every two years by the Worlddidac Foundation. It was brought to life in 1984 with the aim of motivating manufacturers of educational products to develop high quality and innovative products and thereby to achieve the improvement of learning and teaching.
The Worlddidac Award project is general split into two periods. In June 2018 a group of ten Swiss teachers and an international group of eight independent hand-picked experts (teachers, educational consultants, marketing specialist etc.) assess and evaluate the submitted products on clear defined criteria. Alongside Worlddidac & Swissdidac Bern 2018 the awarded products will be exhibited in the show area and as the highlight of the event, the trophies will be handed over to the winners during the festive ceremony.
To make your participation at the show pleasant and convenient Worlddidac Bern offers Platinum and Gold visitor packages for attendees of the event.
These packages include accommodation, transportation throughout the city of Bern, VIP entry ticket to the event, internet connection and further services that will make your business trip as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Platinum package will grant you an access to all fringe events and conferences including Future Talk, Worlddidac Business Exchange club, Exhibitor party and Worlddidac Award Ceremony. Worlddidac Association and Worlddidac Bern exhibition team will be happy to give you more detailed information about each service.
Worlddidac & Swissdidac Bern and the careers and training fair BAM: this year, for the first time, the most important educational events in Switzerland are taking place at the same time at BERNEXPO. To celebrate this occasion, you will be able to visit BAM for free on Thursday 8 November and Friday 9 November with an admission ticket for Worlddidac & Swissdidac Bern.