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The Future is Now!

Co-creating meaningful education
The 5-6th of June 2019 - Pre-conference June 4, 2019
Hogeschool de Kempel, The Netherlands

International Learning Festival

Hogeschool de Kempel, Helmond, The Netherlands, is happy to host the conference The Future is Now! in partnership with The Taos Institute (USA) and UngInvest AIB (Norway) on the 5-6th of June 2019. 

This conference is an International Learning Festival. Sharing, exploring and creating new ideas and practices, and dedicated to the welfare of our youth in our educational systems. The pace of life continues to quicken. New ideas, innovations, movements, and challenges rapidly circle the globe. New technologies transform the landscape of cultural life. Our children and youth live in an unprecedented swirl of information, opinion, and values.

The need for re-thinking education has never been more critical. Yet, our educational institutions remain largely fixed to ideas of a century ago. How can we prepare our children and youth for the future, when the future is now? A spirit of collaboration will be invited as we explore how education might flourish in the 21st century world.

Target audience
The conference is for teachers, scholars, school leaders and administrators, care-giving professionals, representatives from school boards, council and government - and students alike!

Hogeschool de Kempel
Hogeschool De Kempel is a small-scaled university of applied sciences with the aim to educate and professionalize teachers in primary education. De Kempel works in close cooperation with eight other universities of applied sciences to combine and improve knowledge in the fields of educational development and practice-oriented research. This partnership is called Radiant Lerarenopleiding (Teacher training).
In 2019 De Kempel will turn 150 and for the fourth year in a row we may call ourselves the best pabo of the Netherlands (based on student- and expert assessments and performance). We feel delighted to celebrate this with our students and all our colleagues in education: regional, national and international. De Kempel aims to educate students with courage and therefore we invite you to join us in building the current education. As our theme states there is no time to waste: 'The Future is Now'.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Helmond.