The first ever DigiTech Manila Conference and Expo is slated on the 19th and the 20th of September, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. DigiTech is an event that encompasses different facets of digital technology for kids, for schools, libraries and for the ICT industry. The aim of DigiTech is to look for new developments in the community.

DIGITECH Manila Conference and Expo, first of its kind
Digitech Manila Conference & Expo
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During the event there will be various gadgets, high-tech services and new developments that will provide different perspectives on how people generally learn, teach and live our lives. Digital learning enthusiasts are invited to take advantage and update themselves in new developments as times continually change.

DigiTech brings you 2 conferences on September, The National Conference on Technology in Education and PEPCon: The first Philippine Educational Publisher’s Congress.

The conference and expo will be the largest gathering of the digital technology leaders, experts, and practitioners. It will provide a venue for school administrators, educators, teachers, students, librarians, content providers, researchers, software and hardware suppliers, app and web developers, and online businesses and bloggers to interact, discuss and work together to promote current informative, innovative and creative teaching and learning techniques.

Top educators, tech experts at DigiTech confab at SMX

Among the speakers and the topics are: “Growing Up Wired” by   professor Dr. Queena Lee-Chua; “Universalizing Digital Literacy: Challenges for the Philippine School System,” by Victoria Tinio of the Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (Fit-Ed); “Digitization and Preservation: A Traditional and Modern Approach to Accessibility of Information” by Milagros Santos-Ong, of the Supreme Court of the Philippines Library; “Theories, Best Practices, A Teaching Demo Using Digital Technology in Teaching Social Sciences, Mathematics, Sciences, and English” and “The Kidlat Session” by Dr. Aurelio Vilbar, principal, University of the Philippines Cebu High School “AHS Memory Project: Building an Institutional Repository from Ground Up,” by Brian Aljer Bravo Coballes, librarian in-charge of Non-Print, Ateneo de Manila High School - Educational Media Center;  and “Tips and Tricks Beyond Slide Presentations,” by Digi Ann Castillo of World Vision.

Second day topics and speakers include “ICT, Media & Education: TED Talks, Khan Academy, Massive Open Online Courses and Flipped Classroom,” by Dr. Isagani Cruz, president, The Manila Times College; “Robotics, Advanced Technology and Education: The Future of Learning” by Mylene Abiva of Felta Multi-Media, Inc.; ‘’Shifting One2One: Implementing Technology Integration for Learning and Teaching” by Galvin Ngo, Apple-distinguished educator coordinator of the Operation NExT (New Experiences with Technology) Team, Xavier  School; “Mobile Distance Learning” by  Dexter Andrada of Mite Asia; “Monitoring ICT Projects,” by Jansen Mayor of Millennium Challenge Account- Philippines; “Text to Teach,” by Ireneo Demecias Jr. of Ayala Foundation; “Look Before You Leap: Planning and Implementing Your School’s Technology Integration Program” by Jose Ma. Policarpio of Digilearn Multimedia; “ICT & K-12 Curriculum: Alternatives to ICT Instruction’’ by Dr. Milagros Laurel of UP Diliman; and “Technology and Innovation” by Tan Lee Hong, of Cengage Learning Asia Pte. Ltd.

DigiTech Manila Conference and Expo is part of the biggest and longest running book fair in the country, The Manila International Book Fair where it has continued to provide literature for academics and leisure. The MIBF is slated on September 17 to 21. Another event taking place is the Best of Anime where otakus, Japanophiles, and cosplayers gather for two days to experience otaku culture.  For details, call 896-0661 or 896-0682, or e-mail
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