TALE is the IEEE Education Society’s premier conference series in the Asia-Pacific region ( http://www.tale-conference.org/ ). It aims to provide a forum for scholars and practitioners to share their knowledge and experience in engineering and technology education, as well as in technology-enabled educational innovation across a variety of academic and professional disciplines. The target audience of the conference is diverse and includes those working in the higher education, vocational education and training (VET), K-12, corporate, government and healthcare sectors.


Date: 8–11 December 2020

Virtual Event Platform (tentative): iLRN 3D Virtual Campus, powered by VirBELA
Accessible on Mac/Windows PC or using a tethered VR headset

Theme: “Embarking on a new era of learning with transformative technologies”

The conference theme challenges us to look anew at how the potential of current and emerging technologies can and/or should be harnessed for education and learning in our ever-changing world. Over the last several decades, digital technologies have revolutionized the way we work, play and learn—arguably changing our lives for the better overall—but they have not come without their problems and challenges (e.g., environmental degradation, social inequity arising from the “digital divide,” ethical and moral dilemmas brought about by artificial intelligence). Over the next ten years (2020–2029), technologies such as AI, robotics, brain–computer interfaces, and extended or cross-reality (XR) that augment human sensory abilities, cognition and performance will continue to evolve and have a transformative impact. How can we ensure this transformation is positive, both for and through learning? As these technologies increasingly blur the boundaries between human and machine, and between physical and virtual, what can we do so the technology works toward our advantage, for the betterment of all of society and of our planet? Participants of TALE 2020 are encouraged to engage with these and other questions from creative, multidimensional and interdisciplinary perspectives as we stand on the precipice of this new era of learning with transformative technologies.

History of TALE

Date: 10–13 December 2019
Venue: Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Theme: “Creative & Innovative Education to Enhance the Quality of Life”

Date: 4–7 December 2018
Venue: Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Theme: “Creative & Innovative Education to Enhance the Quality of Life”

Date: 12–14 December 2017
Venue: The Education University of Hong Kong, Tai Po, Hong Kong
Theme: “Innovative Engineering Education for Smarter World”

Date: 07–09 December 2016
Venue: Dusit Thani Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Theme: “Smart Technology for Smart Education”

Date: 10-12 December 2015
Venue: United International College, Zhuhai, China
Theme: “Think Big in Engineering Education”

Date: 8-10 December 2014
Venue: Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
Theme: “Learning for the Future Now”

Date: 26-29 August 2013
Venue: Bali Dynasty Resort, Kuta, Indonesia
Theme: “Science & Engineering Education for Humanity”

Date: 20-23 August 2012
Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Theme: “Fostering Innovation and Excellence in Engineering Education”