The International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC) is organized every year by schools and organizations in different countries. A few hundred to a thousand people from different fields, including students, come together to discuss, learn and share their ideas and experiences about education. The diversity of the participants, coming from 30 to 40 countries, is one of the most enjoyed features of the conference.
The first IDEC took place in 1993 in Israel and since then it has been held in about 15 different countries on various continents.
IDEC 2020 was scheduled to take place in Kathmandu, Nepal, hosted by Sri Aurobindo Yoga Mandir. We had geared all our resources into preparing the required infrastructure and making various essential arrangements. Unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic has compelled us to forego all our dreams. We had to cancel the physical event, but we chose not to give up and turned IDEC 2020 into a major Web event: Web-IDEC 2020 from october 23 to november 8.
This event is dedicated to Sir Ken Robinson, a British education expert known for his interventions in favor of the development of creativity and innovation, who passed away on August 21, 2020.
The conference program brings together speakers from around the world who have long worked to promote education that focuses on the development of children and people.
The Open Space allows everyone who wishes to do so to offer, in complete autonomy, a variety of activities: workshops, games, forums, round tables, courses, talks, shows, concerts, etc. It is open to all children, young people, parents and teachers who want to share their experience and witness educational solutions for a better world… and to all trainers, teachers and facilitators who have workshops or adventures to offer and share with the world.
The event is open to everyone: children, schoolchildren, students, parents, professionals, etc.