Conference Theme: Waves of Innovation

The waves of innovation that wash across our globe are increasingly born from African countries. As the Scratch Africa community, we can power the young people that will drive future innovation solving problems and building solutions.

Youth for Technology Foundation at the Riverbanks School, Lagos

Call for Proposals and Abstracts

We invite proposals for presentations from innovators, educators, researchers, technology enthusiasts and education stakeholders on the theme and sub-themes of Scratch2019NBO.

What to Expect:

  1. Experimentation and play! With tons of devices and tools, for hands-on tinkering in conference workshops
  2. Keynotes from world-class educators.
  3. Poster Presentations: Interactive displays and demo stands.
  4. Conference Workshops: A 1-hour workshops in which facilitators guide participants step-by-step to develop a given skill.
  5. Ignite Talks: A 5-10 minute session aimed at sharing inspiring ideas, aha moments, and calls to action
  6. Collaboration Day Projects: Designed for participants to collaborate on an idea or project - something ongoing or the start of something new
  7. Unconference Sessions: Unstructured idea sharing sessions - participants select their own topics
  8. Network with fellow educators from around the world including members from the Scratch Team from MIT

Guidelines for Submission of Proposals

The Programme Committee of Scratch2019NBO invites you to submit your abstract/proposal for the conference as early as possible. The last date for submission of abstract/proposal is Wednesday, May 1st, 2019. Abstracts/proposals should be 300 words or less written in English. Interested individuals can submit more than one abstract/proposal. Abstracts/proposals are to be submitted online. Please ensure that you have carefully reviewed the theme and sub-theme descriptions and submit your abstract/proposal.


Criteria for Abstracts/Proposals Selection (We encourage proposals from all points of view.)



• Submission of Abstracts/Proposals: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

• Notification of Acceptance: Monday June 17th, 2019

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