On Friday 19 March, the fourth edition of Didacta Fair Italy concluded with 658 total events, including seminars, conferences, webinars, immersive workshops and 16thousand hours of teacher training to its credit.
There were many new enrolments for this edition, which took place entirely online. It was a success for the new training sessions, such as the events dedicated to infant school 0-6, the initiative Doing not just trying which involved for the first time hundreds of headteachers, the project Didacta in the class with the enthusiastic involvement of entire classes of students who for the first year actively participated in the fair.
The section Didacta Green of this edition, thanks to the participation of all its protagonists, placed at the centre of the debate the defence of the planet, circular economy and green innovation, with an articulated programme of meetings workshops and good practices for sustainability.
Among the distinguished speakers, the secretary of the Democratic Party Enrico Letta (who took part in the Conference on Education for Active Citizenship and the Music and Virtual Future event promoted and organised by the Fiesole School of Music), Andreas Schleicher, OECD representative of Pisa, the virologist Ilaria Capua, the jurist Gherardo Colombo, the actor and director Alessandro Gassmann, the vice president of the Environment Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, Rossella Muroni.
The virtual catwalk of Didacta Italy 2021 was hit by many young people with their stories, their dreams to tell and share with the new generations, such as the singer, former mathematics professor, Lorenzo Baglioni; and Linda Raimondo, the “space girl”, aspiring astronaut, Physics student at the University of Turin who spoke about “Sciences, Dreams, Stem subjects and the Future”.
The next edition will take place in person from 10 to 12 March 2022 at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence.