20-Dec-2018

LEARNTEC continues to grow

Europe’s #1 in digital learning presents the future of learning

The 27th LEARNTEC, Europe's #1 in digital learning, will be a stage for the latest trends and future developments from 29 to 31 January 2019. Over 300 exhibitors from 14 nations will participate in LEARNTEC, where they’ll present the newest applications and programmes for learning with IT and illustrate current trends and future educational scenarios. Over 10,000 decision-makers from industry, the consultancy sector, trading and distribution, and educational institutions are expected during the three days of LEARNTEC at Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre.

“The utilization of digital learning scenarios has developed into a high-growth market which also gives progressively greater impetus to LEARNTEC with each passing year”, says Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH. “The demand for stand space is stronger than ever. The upcoming LEARNTEC will be bigger and more international than its previous editions.”

Highlights at the trade fair

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) will continue to gain importance in education. According to a recent study by Capgemini, AR and VR will become the standard at half of the queried companies within the next three to five years. In collaboration with the First German Business Association for Immersive Media (EDFVR), LEARNTEC will offer a VR/AR area in which visitors can experience a variety of exciting approaches for the education market and acquire valuable insights about AR and VR. Visitors will be able to experience Virtual Reality firsthand in a dedicated action area, where Lufthansa, Deutsche Bahn and other companies will present best-practice examples. In addition, numerous exhibitors will present their products and services for this subject.

For the first time, a Creativity Suite will facilitate knowledge sharing among LEARNTEC’s visitors and offer opportunities for lateral thinking. With neither a predefined timeframe nor a programme structure, visitors will be invited to bring up their own topics, give or listen to talks, or participate in workshops on spontaneously chosen themes.

High-carat convention with international experts

With national and international keynote speakers, LEARNTEC’s convention takes a look at the future of the digital learning market, presents successfully realized educational projects, and connects them with products and services offered by the fair’s exhibitors. “Future Learning: social, global, digital” – LEARNTEC’s convention in 2019 explores topics such as AR, VR and Mixed Reality in learning scenarios, Digital Leadership, Agility and Design Thinking for new learning worlds, as well as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Adaptive Learning. The convention is being conceived for the first time in collaboration with the internationally recognized Workplace Learning expert Jane Hart, who expands the convention by adding an English-language lecture part on the topic of Modern Workplace Learning. A total of more than 120 presenters will share their knowledge by giving lectures and facilitating workshops. Open-space sessions and open roundtable discussions will promote knowledge sharing between presenters and participants.

The highlights of the convention are the opening keynote address by Dr Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and a keynote entitled “Reimaging Education” by Johannes Heinlein, Vice President Strategic Partnerships at edX. A keynote on “Bildung für die Digitalisierung (Education for Digitization)” by Dr Frithjof Netzer, Chief Digital Officer at BASF, and a keynote titled “Digitale Bildung im Mittelstand – es gibt noch viel zu tun! (Digital Education in Midsize Businesses – much remains to be done!)” by Dirk Röhrborn, member of the board of BITKOM e.V., likewise number among the convention’s highlights.

Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH, and Sünne Eichler, member of the convention committee of LEARNTEC, on LEARNTEC 2019.

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