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15th UNESCO-APEID International Conference

Posted by on 27 May 2011

15th UNESCO-APEID International Conference

Inspiring Education: Creativity and Entrepreneurship

6-8 December, 2011

Sultan Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A simple question raking up memories of childhood dreams, hopes and responsibilities. For many people, it hinges on having an education.

The world needs a variety of personalities, imaginations, talents and skills to meet 21st century aspirations and challenges. Education must nurture creativity, stimulate ingenuity, encourage the questioning spirit, and promote strategic thinking. By learning through their multiple intelligences and developing through various pathways for self-discovery and experimentation, childhood dreams and hopes may come true. Creativity and entrepreneurship are critical elements in this dialogue on cultivating talents and skills.

This year, UNESCO is convening the 15th UNESCO-APEID International Conference, Inspiring Education: Creativity and Entrepreneurship, in collaboration with the World Bank and the Ministry of National Education in Indonesia, to foster discussions on creativity and entrepreneurship, and strengthen their linkages in education and the workplace.


I. Concepts and context of creativity and entrepreneurship in the 21st century

  • Identifying values, aspirations, knowledge, competencies and skills for creativity and entrepreneurship
  • Providing space and opportunities for creativity and entrepreneurship in education systems and the work place
  • Conducting research on creativity and entrepreneurship
  • Strengthening the linkages between creativity and entrepreneurship

II. Innovative stratgies, designs and models for creativity and entrepreneurship

  • Nurturing creativity and entrepreneurship in- and out-of-school and at work
  • Developing programmes, pedagogy, curricula and materials for creativity and entrepreneurship
  • Enhancing capacity to advance and support creativity and entrepreneurship
  • Promoting creative economy and industries in formal, informal and non-formal settings

III. Institutional frameworks and financing mechanisms to promote creativity and entrepreneurship

  • Encouraging policy dialogues and collaboration on creativity and entrepreneurship
  • Designing governance, management and regulatory frameworks and processes
  • Establishing sustainable financial mechanisms to support creativity and entrepreneurship
  • Strengthening public and private sector partnerships

Call for Papers

The organizers invite papers on the Conference sub-themes. Submit English abstracts, no longer than 200 words, on forms available from the Conference website at http://www.unescobkk.org/education/apeid/conference2011 by 5 August 2011.


International participants            US$ 350

Early bird*                                 US$ 250

Full-time student                        US$ 150

Resident of Indonesia                US$ 150

Group registration**                   US$ 250 each

* Payment must be received by UNESCO Bangkok by 28 October 2011 for early bird registration.

** For 5 or more individuals from the same organization/institution.

Send bank draft payable to “UNESCO” at the following address:

UNESCO-APEID International Conference Secretariat

UNESCO Bangkok

920 Sukhumvit Road

Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Important dates

Submission of abstracts                                                       5 August 2011

Notification of abstract acceptance                                        26 August 2011

Payment for early bird registration fees                                  28 October 2011

Payment of registration fees                                                  25 November 2011


Register online at www.unescobkk.org/education/apeid/conference2011, or contact UNESCO Bangkok at apeidconf@unesco.org for further information.

A broad, encompassing view of learning should aim to enable each individual to discover, unearth and enrich his or her creative potential, to reveal the treasure within each of us.

Jacques Delors et al., Learning: The Treasure Within

UNESCO-APEID International Conference Secretariat

UNESCO Bangkok

920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong

Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Tel: (66-2) 391 0577

Fax: (66-2) 391 0866

Email: apeidconf@unesco.org

Website: http://www.unesco.org/education/apeid/conference2011


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