Keynote Speakers

Henk Schmidt
Rector of Erasmus University
Netherlands

Amy Smith
Massachussets Institute of Technology, USA

Karen Cator
CEO of Digital Promise

Jennifer Merritt
Santa Clara University
USA

Invited Speakers

Anette Kolmos
Aalborg University
Denmark

Dan Gilbert
Gilbert + Chittenden

Diana Dolmans
Maaastricht University
Netherlands

Glen O’Grady
Australian National University

Keith Yocam
Santa Clara University
USA

Luis Bretel
Educational Consultant
Peru

Mark Serva
University of Delaware
USA

Pedro Hernandez-Ramos
Santa Clara University
USA

Reinhold Steinbeck
Stanford University
USA

Renate Fruchter
Stanford University
USA

Samson Tan
National Institute of Education
in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Silvia Figueira
Santa Clara University
USA

Tamara Carleton
Innovation Leadership Board

Ulisses Araujo
University of Sao Paulo
Brazil

Woei Hung
University of North Dakota
USA

Pre-Conference Workshops

(full-day or half-day, with social/touristy activity)

A number of pre-conference workshops will take place around the Silicon Valley on February 15 and 16, and will highlight innovative pedagogies and technologies in support of active and team-and project-based learning. We hope to offer exciting hands-on and inspirational experiences to various target audiences.

Pre-conferences will most likely be limited to 15-20 spaces. Participants will pay extra for pre-conference workshops and a minimum of participants will be needed to confirm its offering.

Among the workshops to be offered we highlight:

1. “Global Teamwork in Action: Experience Stanford University’s innovative PBL Lab.” Partner Organization: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, California.

2. “Design Challenge Learning: Combining design thinking, engineering and project-based learning to develop the next generation of problem-solvers.” Partner Organization: The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, California.

3. “360 Filmmaker Challenge: Using 360° Virtual Reality technology in support of active learning.” Partner Organization: Digital Promise, Redwood City, California.

4. “Team-Based Learning.” Partner Organization: University of Delaware.

Format of Sessions

The following types of sessions will be organized based on the proponents’ proposals accepted by the scientific committee.
– Panel Discussion / Symposia
– Workshops
– Authentic PBL problem trigger
– Research and Experiences Paper Presentations
– Interactive Poster and Prototype Presentations

The PBL2018 planning committee, however, will organize other interactive sessions with invited speakers in the SCU facilities:

Round-table Sessions

Round-table sessions will focus on specific topics concerning PBL or other active learning methods. Each session will last 60 minutes and will be held over the lunch breaks or other times in the conference program.

PBL Studio

During the 3 days of the Conference, participants will be able to attend in their free time spaces where they will build products such as a robot, a science lab tool, an online PBL course; a syllabus of a discipline based on active learning method, etc.

Lounge

A session where participants will be able to meet informally with experts, keynote and invited speakers.

Organizing Committees

Local Committee:
Pedro Hernandez-Ramos (co-Chair)
Reinhold Steinbeck (co-Chair)

International Advisory Committee (PAN-PBL Executive Board)
Ulisses Araujo (Brazil)
Luis Bretel (Peru)
Diana Dolmans (Netherlands)
Renate Fruchter (USA)
Woei Hung (USA)
Anette Kolmos (Denmark)
Paulo Marcones (Brazil)
Glen O’Grady (Australia)
Mark Serva (USA)
Reinhold Steinbeck (USA)
Samson Tan (Singapore)

Scientific Committee
To be Announced

Conference Registration

Below, see the general information about registration fees for the PBL2018 Conference:

Registration Type Early-bird
Registration
(Until Dec 10,2017)
Regular Rate
Registration
(From Dec 11,2017)
Full Conference – High-Income economy country
Standard rate admission to full PBL2018 Conference
(Friday, 2/16, Saturday 2/17, Sunday 2/18, Monday 2/19).
USD 250 USD 300
Full Conference – Lower-Income economy country.
Standard rate admission to full PBL2018 Conference
(Friday, 2/16, Saturday 2/17, Sunday 2/18, Monday 2/19).
USD 150 USD 200
Full Conference – Current Students and K-12 teachers –
High-Income economy country.
Standard rate admission to full PBL2018 Conference
(Friday, 2/16, Saturday 2/17, Sunday 2/18, Monday 2/19).
USD 150 USD 200
Full Conference – Current Students and Practitioners
Lower-Income economy country.
Standard rate admission to full PBL2018 Conference
(Friday, 2/16, Saturday 2/17, Sunday 2/18, Monday 2/19).
USD 100 USD 150
Saturday 2/17 ONLY.
Standard rate admission to Saturday of the PBL2018 Conference ONLY.
USD 60 USD 80
Sunday 2/18 ONLY.
Standard rate admission to Sunday of the PBL2018 Conference ONLY.
USD 60 USD 80

TYPE OF REGISTRATION – Registration rates are based on the World Bank Gross National Income (WB-GNI) Levels. Select your registration rate based on your country of residence. Click here to find out your registration category.
EARLY-BIRD TICKETS are available at a discount rate until December 11, 2017. After December 11, 2017, tickets will be available at the regular rate through the conference.
FULL REGISTRATION INCLUDES: attendance to every activity during the Conference (except the pre-conference workshops); Refreshments; and the Conference proceedings.

Proof of student or K-12 teacher current status will be needed at the Registration desk in Santa Clara to confirm registration.