icc jerusalem startup edu conf1116The challenge of promoting scientific and technological education in Israel toward the future was the main topic of the First Global Start up Education Conference hold by ORT Israel, which took place this week at International Convention Center – Jerusalem.

A long line of educators, academics, government officials and businessman, experts and policy makers from Israel and abroad took part in the conference and discussed the methodologies of teaching science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

Among the main speakers at the conference: Minister of Science, Technology and Space, Mr. Ofir Akunis; President of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Professor. Zajfman; US ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro; Chief Scientist at Ministry of Economy Avi Hasson, Farkash Nair, an expert on futuristic design of schools, Prof. Idit Harel, founder and CEO of Globaloria, prestigious CODiE Award winner for year 2014, Professor Mark de Reese, an experts in the philosophy of technology education, municipal mayors, industrialists and other leaders.