The World Conference on Computers in Education (WCCE) has extended its deadline for papers to be submitted until Friday 3rd March while confirming it has secured five prominent keynotes for the July event.

The flagship education conference of IFIP, the global federation of ICT professional bodies, WCCE 2017 has adopted the theme of, “Tomorrow’s Learning: Involving Everyone”. It will focus on the latest uses of technologies, computing and technology-based learning resources, highlighting educational practice, cutting-edge educational research and thought-leadership for the future.

To be staged in Dublin, Ireland from 3-6 July with a Doctoral Consortium on 2nd July, WCCE 2017 is being organised by IFIP Technical Committee 3 (TC3) which focuses on ICT and Education. The conference organisers have announced a line-up of five influential Keynote Speakers to headline the event:

  • Andreas Schleicher, Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the OECD;
  • Lord David Puttnam, Digital Ambassador for Ireland and Chairman of Atticus Education, Director for Education and Skills;
  • Professor Val Shute, Mack and Effie Campbell Tyner Endowed Professor in Education in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University, USA;
  • Dr Indrajit Banerjee, Director, Knowledge Societies Division, UNESCO; and
  • Davide Storti, Programme Specialist, YouthMobile Coordinator, Knowledge Societies Division, UNESCO.

WCCE is open to anyone involved in developing and using technology and computing in education and training, including those involved in computer science education. TC3 is particualrly interested in hearing from researchers, policy-makers, teachers, learners, developers and technology suppliers wanting to share their knowledge and insights at the event.

To submit a paper, visit the WCCE website for guidelines and conditions, with all submissions due by Friday 3rd March.