The world is in a rapid transition on e.g. climate change measures and adaptation, agricultural and economic reform, and health pandemic scenarios (e.g. COVID-19), autocratic leaders going for war, violating human rights, freedom of speech and thinking, undermining democratic institutions and integrity of science. These transitions and paradigm shifts, including collectivism, interdependence, circular economy and (nature-)inclusiveness, virtual worlds are fastening while they have impact on all levels in society.

The challenges are profound, requiring collective responsibility, sustained creative work, and the ability to deal with complexity well beyond that required by school tasks and token activism. Knowledge Building engages students directly in the means by which knowledge in the world is advanced, and then asks them to do heavy-lifting of their ideas so they are on trajectory for making the world a better place. Please join us in taking up this challenge again together at this year’s Knowledge Building Institute. Together – we can make a difference. We can meet again in real at Aeres University of Applied Sciences, Wageningen in The Netherlands. Let’s meet in real live and those who are not able to travel join the hybrid sessions of KBSI2022. 

KBSI2022 is an active knowledge building meeting. It is not listing the whole day to presenters. End of June the submissions are open for pre-conference reading and building on to prepare for conference participation. The latter, means active knowledge building during KBSI2022 sessions. This, by going into dialogue about the submitted research e.g. ideas, impacts etc., workshops, demonstrations, showcases, capacity building, hackathon, networking 


In this context we welcome submissions concerning:

  • Designs for extending KBSI international collaborations with focus on knowledge for public good, including initiatives that incorporate UN sustainable development goals
  • Case studies of knowledge building practices
  • Knowledge Forum developments—for example, user-interface, analytic tools, designs for meeting new people and new ideas in knowledge building’s metaspace—and design of the metaspace itself
  • Knowledge building analytics to support researchers, teachers, and students
  • AI and knowledge building developments
  • Research which contributes to insights and understanding of the students’ knowledge building process; the role of the teachers; the role of supporting technologies
  • Implementing knowledge building in whole school approaches
  • Educational leadership for knowledge building
  • Knowledge Building International networking and collaborative research proposals
  • Hackathon sessions for development of supporting tools; user interfaces; implementation strategies
  • Network session for knowledge building researchers, students, PhD’s, and/or teachers, policy makers etc..
  • Teacher capacity building sessions
  • Workshops and demonstrations (student/teacher exchanges, demonstrations, knowledge building classes and presentations, publications/publishers)
  • other relevant themes…
NOTE: SUBMISSION PROCEDURES featuring an interactive knowledge building review process and conference proceedings that engage participants in co-design of new initiatives. We follow the KB-principle of ‘idea improvement’ so, every submission is welcome and approached as a valuable idea for improvement and contributing to the development of the KBI-community 

Who Should Attend the Knowledge Building Institute?

  • Individuals: Teachers, students, administrators, researchers, policy makers and computer scientists worldwide who want to become better acquainted with knowledge building concepts and approaches and advance their work in light of “Knowledge Building Practices and Technology for Global Hubs of Innovation” and models of an inclusive knowledge society.
  • Organizations: Schools, ministries of education, universities, community organizations, businesses, health care organizations, etc. interested in introducing knowledge building into their organizations and establishing state-of-the-art approaches to knowledge creation


May 15, 2022 – Deadline for submissions
May 30, 2022 – Extended deadline for submissions
June 5, 2022  – Ending feedback/consultation phase
June 15, 2022 – Deadline (if relevant) to upload your improved final version
June 30, 2022 – Submitted contributions open for pre-conference reading and building-on to prepare for conference participation
July 8, 2022 – Deadline for registering for attending KBSI 2022 in-person at Aeres Applied University, Wageningen (Registration for online participation will remain open)
August 22-26, 2022 – Knowledge Building Face-2-Face and Virtual Event August / 22-24 KBSI (hybrid) meeting sessions; Advanced / extended session like Hackathon-track, networking and meeting AHW-teachers and Students August 25-26.