Exhibitions

25OCT
2018
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  Thursday 25 October 2018 10:00 - 22:00 Rolex Learning Center, MED et ArtLab

Digital Day at EPFL: Education in the digital age

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.
 
 
 

Organization EPFL Mediacom Evènements

Contact Samantha Hugon, Frederic Steinbrüchel

Accessibility General public

Admittance Free

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Apprendre la programmation à la Journée du digital

Pour cette deuxième Journée suisse dédiée au numérique, le Service de promotion des sciences organise plusieurs ateliers gratuits pour les jeunes de 8 à 15 ans.
IL RESTE QUELQUES PLACES SUITE A DES DESISTEMENTS. MERCI DE CONTACTER LE SECRETARIAT.
 

Organization Service de promotion des sciences de l'EPFL

Contact secretariat.sps@epfl.ch

Accessibility General public

Admittance Free

25OCT
  Thursday 25 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 RLC

STANDS AND TECHNOLOGY DEMOS

STANDS AND TECHNOLOGY DEMOS
 
Demos by the Computer-Human Interaction in Learning and Instruction Lab:  
Demos by Swiss EdTech Collider startups:  
Demo of the Thymio teach robot and presentation of the LEARN research center


Presentations:
  • Swiss MOOC Service, Virtual Exchange, Learning Companion and the Brain MOOC: Annechien Helsdingen, Project Manager at the Center for Digital Education (bio)
  • Extension School: Laura Downhower, Executive Director
Demos by the Octanis student club
Data Detox exhibition by the EPFL Library
 
Stands by media partners
  • Two live broadcasts by Couleur 3: “Pony Express” from 9am–12pm, and “Calmos” from 3pm–6pm
  • Three RTS stands: chatbot, voco assistant and VR & AR

Accessibility General public

Admittance Free

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25OCT
  Thursday 25 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 RLC

Interactive exhibit: Educating the community

An interactive exhibit will be shown at the Rolex Learning Center featuring demos and presentations created by EPFL labs and other EPFL groups. The goal will be to illustrate EPFL’s pioneering role in developing modern teaching methods suited to the digital age.

At the exhibit, you can watch the Thymio, Cowriter and Cellulo teaching robots in action, experience augmented reality for training applications and learn more about EPFL’s MOOCs and the continuing education programs offered by the EPFL Extension School. You will also get a chance to see the portable laboratory designed by the Octanis student club.

The exhibit will also showcase innovations developed by 11 of the startups at the Swiss EdTech Collider – the first collaborative working space to focus on transformative technology for teaching and education, based at EPFL’s Innovation Park.

Entry is free of charge.

Accessibility General public

Admittance Free

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25OCT
  Thursday 25 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 MetaMedia Center et Montreux Jazz Café

Guided tours of the MetaMedia Center and Montreux Jazz Café

The digital transformation is creating scientific and technological opportunities, such as the MetaMedia Center’s initiative to preserve the Montreux Jazz Festival archives. The MetaMedia Center as well as the Montreux Jazz Café will be offering interactive tours of the archives and explanations of the technology behind the project. The tours will be available from 10am to 5pm.
 
Alain Dufaux, head of the MetaMedia Center, will describe the cross-disciplinary work being carried out at the center to digitize and preserve the Jazz Festival’s audiovisual collection. Over 11,000 hours of videos, 6,000 hours of audio and more than 180,000 photos have been digitized since 2010, and they have become valuable research material for scientists at several EPFL labs.

Registration required here

The guided tours are free of charge.

Accessibility General public

Admittance Free

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25OCT
  Thursday 25 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 DataSquare, Artlab

Guided tours of DataSquare

Big data is a core element of the digital transformation. At the DataSquare pavilion in the northern part of the ArtLab building, you can learn all about big data and how it’s being used in science, in fields ranging from medicine to history.
 
DataSquare is a permanent exhibition showcasing two of EPFL’s most important research projects: the Blue Brain Project, which aims to build a simulation of the human brain using a vast collection of clinical and neurobiological data; and the Venice Time Machine, which is piecing together nearly 1,000 years of Venice history by digitizing over 80 km of ancient manuscripts.

Accessibility General public

Admittance Free

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25OCT
  Thursday 25 October 2018 10:00 - 17:00 RLC

Guided tours of the Discovery Learning Labs and MED building

The Discovery Learning Labs will open their doors to the public, giving you an inside view of this new hands-on approach to teaching and cross-disciplinary teamwork. The Labs, located inside the MED building, are grouped by subject and give students a unique opportunity to work on projects related not only to their own sections, but also – and above all – to the many other disciplines at EPFL. Here they learn the value of collaborating with peers from a variety of backgrounds.

Visitors to the MED building will also have a chance to see how the building itself is used for research purposes and how connectivity is set to revolutionize distance learning. Already a pioneer in the teaching of engineering and computer science and in applying technology across several fields, EPFL similarly strives to be at the forefront of new teaching methods and of transferring knowledge that can be of direct practical benefit.

Registration required; click here.

The guided tours are free of charge.
 

Accessibility General public

Admittance Free

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25OCT
  Thursday 25 October 2018 12:00 - 14:00

Guided tours of Firmenich’s Digital Lab

Digital technology is revolutionizing just about every industry – including that of fragrances. If you want to see what perfume has in common with computers, come join us at Firmenich’s new lab at EPFL. Firmenich – a Swiss maker of fragrances and flavors used around the world – will be giving tours of its Digital Lab between noon and 2pm. At the Lab, scientists use artificial intelligence to develop new products; the visit will show you how technology – coupled with human creativity – can rapidly bring customized solutions to the fragrance market.

Registration required; click here.

The guided tours are free of charge. 

Organization Firmenich

Accessibility General public

Admittance Free

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25OCT
  Thursday 25 October 2018 18:30 - 20:30 RLC

Panel discussions and official ceremony

The Day will close with two panel discussions on education in the digital age. The first will look at the topic from a teaching angle, and the second from a political one. Panel participants will include Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann, Vaud Cantonal Councillor Cesla Amarelle, Valais Cantonal Councillor Christophe Darbellay, Ticino Cantonal Councillor Manuele Bertoli and EPFL President Martin Vetterli. The panel discussions will seek to shed light on the challenges and opportunities being presented by the digital transformation, in teaching and research alike.
 

Accessibility General public

Admittance Free