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Annual Summit 2024

"Global Education for a Sustainable Future"
Trento, 19-20 June 2024

About the Annual Summit

At GE4, we're bringing together leading experts, educators, and advocates to explore innovative strategies and collaborations aimed at shaping a more sustainable world through education. From groundbreaking research to hands-on workshops, the Summit promises to ignite new ideas and foster meaningful connections.

Enrolment and Registration

Early Bird

200 per person
  • Enrol before 30th April 2024

1st May Onwards

250 per person
  • Enrol after 1st May 2024

DAY 1 - Wednesday June 19

Conference Room
Department of Economics and Management
Via Inama, 5 - Trento
8:30 am
Registration Session
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ge4 General Assembly
(for members only)
Welcome Remarks
University of Trento
President's Address and Ge4 Annual Report
Isabella Dufour-Baumgartner
Ge4 Financial Report 2023
Introduction of New Members
Ge4 Open Forum
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Networking Lunch
2:00 - 2:30 pm
Ge4 Annual Conference | Welcome Remarks
2:00 - 2:15 pm
President, Ge4 Network
Isabella Dufour-Baumgartner
2:15 - 2:30 pm
University of Trento
Institutional Greetings
2:30 - 3:15 pm
Keynote Lecture 1 | "Space Economy a Window on the Future"
Roberto Battiston
Former President of the Italian Space, Professor at the University of Trento
3:15 - 3:30 pm
Coffee Break
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Panel Session 1 | "Sustainability in ICT and AI"
Harm Ellens
Director, Virtual Ink Australia & IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission)
Roberto Verdecchia
Assistant Professor, University of Florence
Moderator: Fabrizio Granelli
Professor, University of Trento

DAY 2 - Thursday June 20

School of Innovation (SOI)
Via Tommaso Gar, 16/2
9:00 - 9:45 am
Keynote Lecture 2 | "Sustainable Development"
9:45 - 10:00 am
Coffee Break
10:00 - 11:30 am
Panel Session 2 | "Engineering for Human and Sustainable Development"
Giulio Castelli
Researcher, University of Florence
Massimo Zortea
Adjunct Professor, University of Trento
Moderator: Guido Zolezzi
UNESCO Chair Holder, Professor at the University of Trento
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Master Class on Internationalisation
Sophie Teillez
Deputy Head of the Office for Global Engagement, EPF Graduate School of Engineering
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Networking Lunch
2:30 - 5:00 pm
Breakout Sessions | World Café
Topic: 'Global Education Experience from 4 Corners of the World'
Moderator: Nordin Yahaya
Vice President Ge4 Network
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Guided Visit to the town of Trento
7:30 pm
Gala Dinner

DAY 3 - Friday June 21

(meeting point)
Trento Central Train Station
Piazza Dante - main entrance
9:00 am - 16:00 pm
Visit to the Departments of Engineering of the University of Trento*
Meeting Point
Trento Central Train Station
Piazza Dante - main entrance
9:30 am
Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science
11:00 am
Department of Industrial Engineering
12:30 pm
Lunch at the University Canteen
2:30 pm
Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering
4:00 pm
Back to Trento and departure
* The Departments of Engineering are located near the city in the surrounding area. To promote Sustainability and Green Mobility Policies, we will make the transfers by using Trento’s public transportation service. Therefore, we strongly suggest participants not to bring their luggage if planning to leave just after the activities because we will come back to the city center. Luggage storage will be provided if necessary.


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Don't Miss Out!

Don't miss out on this opportunity to be part of the GE4 Summit, where together, we'll shape the future of global education for sustainability. We look forward to welcoming you to Trento!