Hacktivate The City invites dynamic and creative teachers, education professionals, policy makers, parents and pupils for an intensive exploration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education.  A series of exhibitions, workshops, presentations and discussions will research new technologies, best practices and pressing issues in that particular field of education in Brussels, Belgium and Europe.

The Pop-Up exhibition will be opened by a conference, presenting a number of Belgian and European initiatives in the field of STEAM education.


Introduction lecture
14:00   The key to innovation is epibration, Michaël Van Damme, The Forge (BE)

Trending Innovators
14:30   Machine Learning Studio, Kristina Maurer, Ars Electronica (AU)
14:50   Smart Education @ Schools, Frederik Cornille, Imec research group, KU Leuven (BE)
15:10   AuLAB: Reviving the passion for knowledge through art, Lucia Garcia Rodriguez, Director of LABoral Centro de Arte (ES)
15:30   Education, Art and Engineering, Camilla Colombo, Ohme

Coffee break
European Educational Projects
16:10   European space education, Antoine Hubert, Manager ESERO
16:30   Reshaping Science learning, SySTEM 2020, Mairéad Hurley, Science Gallery Dublin (IE)
16:50   STARTS Academy: from STEAM to STARTS, European Commission-DG Connect

digitALL youth
17:10   Presentation: Wearable Technology Lab - Gluon, Pieter Coussement, ICT expert Gluon Labs, Sint-Lucas KU Leuven, Ghent (BE)
17:30   Discussion: Equal participation of the next generation in the digital era, with : Carole De Clerck - Pavillon Manager, KIKK ; Jelle Gheldhof, Timelab ; Samuel Fuller, Maks vzw, Molengeek (speaker: Ricardo Martinez Herrera), Hassan Al Hilou, A Seat At The Table. Moderated by Christophe De Jaeger 

18:10 The third paradise, Paolo Naldini, Cittadellarte

The conference is moderated by Teri Schultz

18:30  Opening Reception
19:00  Exhibition Opening
, with introductions by Christophe de Jaeger (BOZAR), Minister De Backer, Minister Sven Gatz and Ann Brusseel (EHB).