The Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance presents 

The 2020 mEducation Alliance Symposia Series  

The COVID-19 pandemic has put in sharp focus the timely need for creative responses to support learners around the world, particularly when traditional educational delivery models are upended. Games, Play, and Technology can be used to support  learners, particularly in non-traditional learning environments. This year the mEducation Alliance decided to expand the symposium into a series of virtual monthly events bringing together non-tech and tech global ed game developers, with play-based experts, with education specialists, and policymakers all focused on supporting learners in low-resource, developing country context.

This is our 10th annual event so a special occasion for a year-long celebration with organizers and attendees! Our virtual monthly events include a series of presentations, dialogue, and creative fora to share experiences among global audiences. Scroll down to find a complete list of past and upcoming virtual symposia events.

Upcoming Virtual Symposia Events

Play Every Day

Play Every Day took place from September 14 -16, 2020 as our largest virtual series with 782 registrants listening to presentations from 80+ presenters from 25 countries. This virtual event featured a range of tech and non-tech play-based interventions for formal and non-formal educational settings. Tracks for these presentations included adapting games for offline learning, game development in low resource settings, three Lego Foundation-hosted workshops, and play-based learning for math and science among other topics.


Past Virtual Symposia Events

Going Global Banner

Going Global: Adapting High-Quality Ed Tech Games for Low-Resource Settings

Going Global: Adapting High-Quality EdTech Games for Low-Resource Settings took place on June 19, 2020 and featured ten US-based educational game developers who have received prior US government grant support for their high-quality educational games and are hoping to expand the international reach of their products.



Coding Global: A Digital Literacy Partners Forum

Coding Global: A Digital Literacy Partners Forum  took place on July 15, 2020 and featured organizations working on education technology interventions that teach coding and computational thinking, particularly in low-resource settings.



COVID-19 EdTech Pitch Days 

The mEducation Alliance, along with the EdTech Hub and the Global Innovation Exchange (GIE), launched a call for ideas on April 21st, 2020 to respond to the learning emergency caused by COVID-19 school closures in low- and middle-income countries. For a list of all the pitch presentations please click HERE.




If you haven’t participated in previous Symposia, you are in for a real treat! Please see highlights from our 2019 event focused on Digital Literacy and Skills for Education and Development to see who typically attends and how this global event is organized.


Interested in being a sponsor? Your support will help underwrite this year-long thematic focus and follow-on activities supported by the mEducation Alliance.  Click here to find out more about sponsorship opportunities.

Additional Information

For additional information about this year’s Symposium, please contact us at

The mEducation Alliance Symposium is hosted annually by the the members of the mEducation Alliance . The Alliance was founded in 2010 and is an international collaborative effort between bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, foundations, private sector partners, and academic researchers.  Our collective agenda is to: highlight and catalyze promising information and communications technology for education (ICT4E) practices and initiatives, particularly in low-resource and developing country context; to reduce duplicative efforts; to promote collective knowledge-sharing, and to identify and support efforts to evaluate and scale promising ICT4E interventions.