MIND THE GAP Conference!

The gaps are getting wider! What happens to talented people without formal education? How has the gap between general education and vocational education evolved?

Especially people in creative profession often experience these gaps which inhibit a personal progression and the translation of ideas into reality.

At the same time vertical and horizontal transparency is getting ever more important. Interdisciplinary thinkers are the new polymaths, aren't they?

The discussion about disciplines and interdependencies is nothing new, but has to be taken further considering the current social context in Europe,

a continent struggling with a sweeping demographic development.

Ultimately, there is also the gap among European states but like the others, this gap has to get smaller in order to reinforce the European idea of unity in diversity.

What to expect:

  • conference venue in Berlin in a bustling vocational school
  • interesting keynotes
  • workshops, best practice and active discussions
  • conference catering
  • cultural program

What not to expect:

  • compensation for travel expenses
  • lodging

We are looking for:

  • participants not spectators
  • active engagement
  • examples of best practice

Schedule:

Wednesday, 07 October  18:00 - "get-together"

Thursday,  08 October  10:00 Opening with Keynote "Making-Learning" by Andrew Brewerton, Hands on experiences, panel discussion

Friday,  09 October   10:00  Keynote  "Academisation - problem or solution?" Best Practice, round table discussion, 15:00 closing event

Saturday, 10 October  cultural program (Museum Island Berlin, state library)