SLERD 2017

2nd International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Developments – SLERD 2017

Aveiro, Portugal
22-23 June 2017
co-organized by University of Aveiro and ASLERD 

SLERD 2017 aims at promoting reflection and discussion concerning R&D work, policies, case studies, entrepreneur experiences with a special focus on understanding how relevant are the smart learning ecosystems (schools, campus, working places, informal learning contexts, etc.) for regional development and social innovation and how the effectiveness of the relation of citizens and smart ecosystems can be boosted. This forum has a special interest in understanding how technology mediated instruments can foster the citizen’s engagement with learning ecosystems and territories, namely by understanding innovative human-centric design and development models/techniques, education/training practices, informal social learning, innovative citizen-driven policies, technology mediated experiences and their impact. This set of concerns will contribute to foster the social innovation sectors and ICT and economic development and deployment strategies alongside new policies for smarter proactive citizens.

SLERD 2017 Conference Programme

Conference Venue

Organization and Committees


Keynote speakers
Digital transformation and social innovation: the role of learning ecosystems and the contributions from EU research and innovation projects
Building Bridges Between Education and Territory : The Power of Mixed Reality and Gamification
International ASLERD Student Contest
People Centered Smart Learning Ecosystems
call for ideas and proofs of concept
winner: 500 €
3 best proofs of concept: free conference attendance and presentation + stay expenses (hotel and meals)
on occasion the University of Aveiro has organized also
a local student competition
University of Aveiro Student Competition @ SLERD 2017
reserved to students attending the Aveiro University
1st prize – WAVECOM prize: 300 €; 2nd prize: 150 €
free conference  attendance and presentation