Mireille Bétrancourt
“Empowering students and professionals for Learning in the Digital Age”

is a Full Professor in Information Technology and Learning processes at the Faculty of Psychology and Education, University of Geneva.

Her research goals are to advance the scientific knowledge on learning and teaching with computer technology as well as provide recommendations for the design of effective computer-supported instructional documents and systems.

Her latest research topics include the design of multimedia instructional documents, computer-supported collaborative writing for professional devlopment and emotion awareness in computer-mediated collaboration.


Amina Charania

is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.

Amina has a doctoral degree from Iowa State University in Education. She initiated and led the Integrated approach to Technology in Education (ITE) project, at Tata Trusts. ITE offers a pedagogic framework for authentic and connected learning which is integrated with the curriculum. ITE currently caters for over 30 thousand students from socially marginalized pockets in India.

She also leads the Teacher Professional Development cell of the Connected Learning Initiative at TISS, which is a joint project with MIT. First-hand experience of rural middle and secondary schools has guided her research in the area of integrating ICT for enabling constructivist approaches in teaching and learning, and models of continuous professional development for government school teachers. In addition, her research interests include studying the impact of formal and informal platforms for bridging the learning and opportunity gaps for some of the most marginalized children in India.


Gerfried Stocker

Gerfried Stocker (AT) is a media artist and an electronic engineer. Since 1995 he has been a managing and an artistic director of Ars
Electronica. 1995/1996 he developed the groundbreaking exhibition strategies of Ars Electronica Center with a small team of artists
and technicians and was responsible for the set-up and establishment of Ars Electronica’s own R&D facility, Ars Electronica

Since 2004 he has been in charge of developing Ars Electronica’s program of international exhibition tours. From 2005 on
he planned the expansion of Ars Electronica Center and implemented the total substantive makeover of its exhibits. Stocker is a
guest speaker at many international conferences and a Visiting Professor at Osaka University of Arts as well as guest lecturer at
Deusto University Bilbao. He is also a consultant for many international companies on creativity and innovation management.