Blockchain in Education Summit Announced

BOSTON, USA — May 07, 2018

World's Experts in Educational Technology and Blockchain Technology to Convene in Boston this Fall

The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that BOSTON, MA (USA) has been selected as the official site for the Initiative's inaugural Blockchain in Education Summit (iED 2018), for which all keynote talks and exhibits will be open to the public and free of charge.

Teachers, faculty and researchers interested in presenting at the conference are encouraged to respond to the forthcoming Call for Participation (CfP) as noted below and online at

Speakers at previous Immersive Education conferences have included United Nations, NASA, Harvard University, Smithsonian Institution, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Walt Disney Animation Studios, Google, Microsoft, Intel, United States Department of Education (ED), United States Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service, Stanford University, USC, UCLA, and other world-class organizations and academic institutions.

The Blockchain in Education Summit will convene the world's leading educational technology and blockchain experts this fall to: 1) address the emerging role of blockchain technology in the fields of education and training, and 2) examine the role and impact of academic and corporate research on blockchain technologies and standards.

The conference will be organized into 3 distinct strands:

  1. TEACHING BLOCKCHAIN sessions will present case studies and best practices for teaching students of all ages about blockchain technologies and applications.
  2. USING BLOCKCHAIN sessions will teach educators, trainers and researchers how to utilize blockchain technologies and applications in the fields of education, training and research.
  3. RESEARCH sessions will provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of current and emerging technical and theoretical research studies focused specifically on blockchain technologies and applications.


iED Summits - Immersive Education Initiative Summits - Immersive LearningCorresponding Immersive Education Initiative Blockchain Technology Working Groups (TWGs) and Community Groups (CGs) will be announced during the opening keynote address, and will subsequently be open to all educators, trainers and researchers.

Dates and Call for Participation (CfP)

The international Blockchain in Education Summit will take place this fall in Boston, Massachusetts (United States). The conference, which is open to the public, will feature cutting-edge technology and research from around the world along with related presentations, exhibits, tools, techniques, standards and best practices.

The official dates and corresponding Call for Participation (CfP) will be announced this month:

World-renowned Speakers

Speakers at Immersive Education events have included faculty, researchers, graduate students, staff, administrators and executives from the world's leading academic and cultural organizations, universities, and companies, such as Harvard University (Harvard Graduate School of Education, Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MIT Media Lab, The Smithsonian Institution, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), Federation of American Scientists (FAS), United States Department of Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Stanford University, Cornell University, Duke University, UCLA, USC, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, Halliburton Company, Turner Broadcasting, Gates Planetarium, Computerworld, Technion Israel Institute of Technology (Israel), The MOFET Institute (Israel), Keio University (Japan), Chukyo TV Broadcasting Company (Japan), Nikko Telecommunications Company (Japan), National University of Singapore (NUS), University of St Andrews (UK), University of Glasgow (UK), Coventry University (UK), INDIRE (Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research institute), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italian National Research Council), Università degli Studi di Padova (University of Padua, Italy), Open University (UK), University of Oulu (Finland), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD; France), Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Israel), Technion Israel Institute of Technology (Israel), Graz University of Technology (Austria), University of West of Scotland (UK), University of Barcelona (Spain), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), University of Vienna (Austria), Government of New South Wales (Australia), Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (Hungary), University of São Paulo (Brazil), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS; Brazil), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (India), and many more world-class organizations detailed at


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Immersive Education Initiative, the world's foremost experts in immersion and immersive technology, is a non-profit international collaboration of educational institutions, research institutes, museums, consortia and companies. The Initiative was established in 2005 with the mission to define and develop standards, best practices, technology platforms, training and education programs, and communities of support for virtual worlds, virtual reality, augmented and mixed reality, simulations, game-based learning and training systems, immersive teaching and immersive learning platforms, and fully immersive environments such as caves and domes.

Thousands of faculty, researchers, staff and administrators are members of the Immersive Education Initiative, who together service millions of academic and corporate learners worldwide.

Collaborators and Summit speakers include faculty, researchers, graduate students, and executives from the world's leading academic and cultural organizations, universities, and companies, such as United States Department of Education, United Nations, NASA, Smithsonian Institution, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MIT Media Lab, Stanford University, UCLA, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Disney, Gates Planetarium, United States Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service (NPS), Italian Ministry of Education, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Sorbonne University (France), Keio University (Japan), Nippon TV (Japan), National University of Singapore (NUS), University of Glasgow (UK), European Learning Industry Group (ELIG), Università degli Studi di Padova (University of Padua, Italy), University of Barcelona (Spain), Italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) and many more world-class organizations.

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