Belo Horizonte
Commitment, update and engagement: the key for education today
18 November 2014 - Bienal do Livro de Minas

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The world of knowledge is changing. Reading is still the key to getting a good education, but books are no longer the number one medium for acquiring knowledge. New technologies, innovative and entertaining approaches to learning, gamification, online platforms, apps, interactive learning tools and enhanced books are all shaking up traditional roles and reshaping the learning experience in schools, universities, at home and during leisure time. But the need for top-quality content is just as strong as ever.

This poses both challenges and opportunities for all those who play a role in the educational ecosystem. CONTEC Brasil will bring together all these players – educational and specialist publishers, children’s and YA publishers, university presses, educators, technology providers, librarians and more – to explore the latest trends and developments in interactive learning.

CONTEC Belo Horizonte is developed with the help of the following partners

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What are the CONTEC conferences? At CONTEC, educators, managers in the educational field, experts in technology and education, editors and cross-media professionals can participate in an international program that combines visionary insights and practical experiences.

CONTEC BRAZIL encourages discussions such as the incorporation of new technologies in schools, training for teachers or digital media professionals, and social networks in literacy. Lectures and discussion panels explore the growing influence of digital books in the traditional editorial production, the challenges in cross-media production and the power of social media.


  • To present practical solutions and promote in-depth discussions about the education of readers, the available technologies for literacy, and the education of teachers in both Brazil and abroad.
  • To promote international exchange about literacy strategies.
  • To discuss and highlight new ways of education, especially through the implementation of new technologies, digital media, and social networks.
  • To present trends in creation and purchase of cross-media content: films, books, apps, games, merchandising, etc.