Digital Day at EPFL: Education in the digital age


Event details

Date and time 25.10.2018 10:0022:00  
Place and room
Rolex Learning Center, MED et ArtLab
Category Exhibitions
For the 2nd edition of the national Digital Day, EPFL will be one of the major hubs open to the public. Centered on our campus around the theme of education in the digital age, the event will propose activities including workshops, guided tours, exhibitions and scientific demonstrations, as well as two roundtables during an official ceremony attended by Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann. All activities are free.

From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Rolex Learning Center will host a number of activities including booths, scientific demos and interactive exhibitions organized by key EPFL actors in the domain of teaching, the EPFL Library, media partners (Couleur 3, RTS), and student associations (Octanis, Robopoly).

All through the day, visits and workshops are also planned. The public will be able to discover the MED building, its Discovery Learning Labs, remote learning rooms and connected building technology. ArtLab will open its doors, with the discovery of the DataSquare pavilion and guided tours of the Montreux Jazz Festival archives. Firmenich’s Digital lab will offer the public the chance to learn about the link between artificial intelligence and fragrances and aromas. For children aged 8 to 15, the EPFL Science Outreach Department organises computer, robotics and programming workshops.

From 6:30pm onwards, in the Forum Rolex, a public official ceremony will bring the festivities to a close. Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann will be present to open the ceremony with Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL. Two roundtables on the subject of digitilisation in the field of education will take place:
  • A roundtable « political outlook », with state councillors in charge of education from the Vaud, Valais and Ticino cantons: Cesla Amarelle, Christophe Darbellay and Manuele Bertoli, as well as Pierre Vandergheynst, EPFL Vice-president for education.
  • A roundtable « pedagogical outlook », with Luciana Vaccaro, HES-SO Rector, Alberto Piatti, HEP Ticino Director, Francesco Mondada, LEARN – EPFL Center Director, Pierre Dillenbourg, EPFL Professor and Head of the Swiss EdTech Collider, Javier Iglesias, Teacher at the Gymnases de Renens, Provence and Morges, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, Academic Director of the Center for Digital Trust (EPFL) and Diane Bernard-Bruls, President of AGEPoly.
The roundtables will be moderated Stéphane Benoit-Godet, Editor in chief of Le Temps.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • EPFL Mediacom Evènements


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