World Congress

XXII Virtual Educa International Symposium
XI Exhibition ‘Education, Innovation and ICT’
XI Multilateral Forum
(Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian)

November 23-25, 2020

Main Speakers

Margaritis Schinas Vice President
European Commission
[European Union]
Xavier Prats-Monné Adviser of UOC
former Director General of Education | European Commission
Isabel Celaá Minister
Ministry of Education and Vocational Training
Tiago Brandão Rodrigues Ministery of Education
Nuno Mota Pinto former Alternate Executive Director
World Bank
André de Aragão Azevedo State Secretary
Ministry of Economy and Digital Transition
Carlos Medina Director
José Vítor Pedroso General Director of Education
Ministery of Educatio
Jorge Sá Couto Strategic Transformation
Manager jp.ik
Juan Pablo Ferrero Director, Western Europe, Public Sector & Education Sales
Intel Corporation
[Intel Corporation]
Rui Grilo Western Europe director for the Education sector
António Teixeira Professor
Universidade Aberta de Portugal UAb
Francisco Javier García Vieira Director de
Servicios Públicos
Agueda Gras-Velázquez Science Programme Manager
European Schoolnet
[HQ.: Brussels. Belgium]
Cristobal Cobo Senior Education and Technology Policy Expert
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[Estados Unidos]
Alicia Bañuelos Minister of Sciences and Technology of San Luis Province
Rector of the ULP
Miguel Brechner Frey Plan Ceibal
Former President
João Costa Secretary of State for Education
Ministry of Education
Beatriz Elena Paredes Rangel Senadora por la LXIV
Legislatura Mexico
Monserrat Creamer Guillen Minister of Education
Ministerio de Educación
Matias Matias Global Education Strategist at HP Inc; Advisory Board Member for HP Foundation, HP Life Program
[Florida, USA]
Andrés Delich Deputy Secretary for Education, Science and Culture
Pilar de la Encina Buenache Head of the Online Training Area and educational digital competence
Elena Pezzi Técnica docente
Servizio Marconi TSI,Ufficio Scolastico, Emilia-Rogmana. Ministerio dell'instruzione
Diego Golombeck Executive Director
INET National Institute of Technological Education
Pedro Cunha Director
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Elizabeth Galdo Executive director
Telefónica Foundation
[Headquarters Peru]
Anna Molero Chief Government Officer
Teach for all
[Global network]
Agustín Porres Regional Director
Varkey Foundation
Miguel Marques Leader of
PwC Sea Economy Thought Leadership Project
Ricardo Serrão Santos Ministro do
Mar Portugal
Peter Heffernan Ocean Ambassador and Member
EU Mission Board for Healthy Oceans
[Seas Coastal and Inland Waters]
Octavio LLinás Centro tecnológico de Ciencias marinas
Vanessa Batista Project Officer
Ocean Literacy at Ciência Viva , Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica e Tecnológica.
Maria de Lurdes Rodrigues Rector of ISCTE-IUL
Former Minister of Education of Portugal [2005-2009]
Ricardo Mairal Usón Rector - Presidente EADTU European Association of Distance Teaching Universities
Sandra Kucina Softic President at European Distance and E-learning Network EDEN | Assistant Director for Education and User Support University Computing Centre
University of Zagreb
Miguel Ángel Cañizales former Minister of Education
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Martín Zilic former Minister of Education
‎ ‏‏‎
Luis Solari Council of Ministers
former President
Edgar Jiménez Director General of
International Center for Strategic Studies
[Headquarters: Mexico City]
Tomás Miklos General Director
National Institute of Specialized Advice
[Headquarters: Mexico City]
Jander Mesquita International Business Manager
Positivo BGH
Jorge Zamora Director, Business Development
Qualcomm International, Inc
Flavio Camargo Customer Success Manager
Sabine Rieble-Aubourg Education Division Chief IDB / BID
Inter-American Development Bank
[Estados Unidos]
Marcelo Cabrol Manager, Social Sector
Inter-American Development Bank (IBD)
[Estados Unidos]
Cristieni Castilhos Public Administration Manager
Lemann Foundation
[Sede: Sao Paulo, Brasil]
Laura Abadía Development Center
[Headquarters: Paris (tbc)]
Dirk Halbach Business Development Director LATAM
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Dorota Ford Commercial Director
[Estados Unidos]
Lucio Manfredi Vice President Business Development for Latin America
Claudette Muñoz Latin America Regional Manager
Lego Education

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Why Portugal?

In 2020 Virtual Educa returns to Europe. Portugal is the only European country that, according to the PISA ranking, has improved its educational level since 2000, becoming a benchmark for strategies and trends in education. It is also a key player in the Americas, Africa, and Europe, as well as a very important connection point between the three continents.

International Meeting

In 2020, the international Virtual Educa Meetings are a global benchmark and have been taking place for more than twenty years now.
The XXII Virtual Educa International Meeting will be held on November 24 and 25, 2020 in a virtual format, through the virtual platform: ‘José María Antón Congress Center’.

The planned program is structured in the following forums:
I: Teachers in the digital age
II: Education, Technology, and Innovation
III: Lifelong Training and entrepreneurship
IV: Evaluation, quality, inclusion, and coexistence

Multilateral Forum

The Virtual Educa Forums on innovation in education have as a central objective to consolidate spaces for reflection and analysis on Education in the XXI century, focused on innovation as a strategic axis to favor development and inclusion.

The XI multilateral Forum ‘Connected Education’ will take place on November 23-24, 2020 in a hybrid format:

  • Physical venue: Auditorium of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Virtual congress venue: ‘José María Antón Congress Center’

Exhibition Area:

Associated with the International Meeting, we always count with an Exhibition, where the corporate sector together with international and governmental organizations participate.

The XI Exhibition ‘Education, Innovation and ICT’ of educational technologies, will take place on November 23-24, 24 and 25, 2020 in a hybrid format:

  • Physical venue: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon. Portugal | Nov. 23

  • Virtual congress venue: ‘José María Antón Congress Center’ | Nov. 24 and 25

Thank you for your support during these twenty years!

The statistics of the International Meetings in the past ten years

  • 222,426 Participants

  • +75 countries

  • + 3948 presentations

  • + 947 workshops


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