CIIE is now the IFE Conference

The IFE Conference, formerly known as CIIE, is a space that will allow you to be part of the trends and practices that are revolutionizing the world of education.

The International Conference of Educational Innovation (#CIIETec) was born in 2006 to support innovative people in improving education. Looking towards the future, we know that education must evolve to meet the needs of our economies and societies. With this in mind, CIIE is evolving to reach new horizons.

IFE Conference, created by the Institute for the Future of Education at Tecnológico de Monterrey, and named after it, will continue the trajectory of CIIE, providing an international educational innovation event every year to continue driving the future of education.

Live the #IFEconference Experience

An event with over 350 activities
aimed at learning, collaborating, and innovating.

The #IFEconference experience, formerly #CIIETec, offers three days of educational innovation in the format of keynote presentations, panels, special events, awards, research papers presentations, networking opportunities, and more.

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Participate in IFE Conference Call for Papers 2025

The IFE Conference invites the scientific, innovative, and entrepreneurial community focused on contributing, collaborating, and sharing on the subject of Educational Innovation to submit their papers. The IFE Conference aims to build a pluralistic, inclusive, and common space that aims to:

  • Identify trends, challenges, and opportunities in education.
  • Propose new teaching and learning methods and tools consistent with current generations.
  • Encourage the creation and strengthening of a multidisciplinary network of experts who exchange experiences, best practices, and put forward valuable proposals.

Thematic Lines


The current and emerging trends in the field of education, which include changes in teaching methods, the use of technology in the classroom, the incorporation of socio-emotional skills in education, among other aspects.


Area of study that focuses on the application of technological tools to improve the quality of education and the teaching-learning process. This area can encompass a variety of technologies, from simple digital tools to complex online learning management systems.


It refers to the implementation of new ideas and practices in education and research in the field of health, with the aim of improving the quality of training and healthcare.


The management of educational innovation is crucial to evaluate its progress, benefits, and necessary resources, as well as to have the right human talent to carry out this innovation.


Topics that address the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies throughout a person’s life with the main goal of staying up-to-date and acquiring new skills to improve employability and professional development.

Speakers and Panelists

Michelle Marks

Chancellor University of Colorado Denver

Chong Tow Chong

President Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Scott Pulsipher

President Western Governors University (WGU)

Lily Kong

President (Virtual participation) Singapore Management University (SMU)

David Garza

President Tecnológico de Monterrey

Juan Pablo Murra

Rector for Higher Education Tecnológico de Monterrey

María José González Solaz

Microcredentials Director Rectorado Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera

Michael J. L. Fung

Executive Director Institute for the Future of Education Tecnológico de Monterrey

José Escamilla

Associate Director of the Institute for the Future of Education Tecnológico de Monterrey

Adam Freed

Managing Partner at GSV Ventures

Teresa Viejo

Writer, journalist, and speaker at the Institute of Curiosity, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Tomi Kauppinen

Head of Aalto Online Learning, Aalto University

Jo Angouri

Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Warwick

Ignacio de la Vega

Vicerrector Ejecutivo de Asuntos Académicos Facultad e Internacionalización, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Diego Quiroga Ferri

Rector, Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Andrea Valencia Montes de Oca

Senior Policy Manager (Education and Research), Australian Embassy in Mexico City

George Siemens

Chief Scientist, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

Sean McMinn

Director of Center for Education Innovation Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Maria Spies


Simon Bates

Appointed vice-provost and associate vice-president, teaching and learning, THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Rose Luckin

Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab University College London

Bharat N. Anand

Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, Harvard University

Paul Le Blanc

President, Southern New Hampshire University

Beatriz Palacios

Educational Innovation and Digital Learning Director, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Dragan Gašević

Professor of Learning Analytics in the Faculty of Information, Monash University

Ryan S. Baker

Professor in the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Carlos Iván Moreno

Rector for Online Learning (UDGVirtual)

Courtney Brown

Vice President of Strategy and Impact, Lumina Foundation

Martha Castellanos

Vicerrectora Académica, Universidad Areandina

Alejandro Caballero

Principal Education Specialist, International Finance Corporation (IFC) World Bank Group

Raúl Valdés-Cotera

Chief Programme Coordinator, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

Luis Gutiérrez

Vicerrector Académico, TecMilenio

Arturo Cherbowski

Director Ejecutivo de Santander Universidades y Director General de Universia México, Santander Universidades


Ex-Ministra de Educación, Gobierno de Colombia

Otto Granados

Senior Advisor del Programa Iberoamericano de Democracia, Derechos Humanos e Igualdad de OEI

Marco Fernández

Profesor Investigador y Director de la Iniciativa de Educación con Calidad y Equidad, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Milagros gismondi

Ex-Jefa de Gabinete en el Ministerio de Finanzas de la Nación, Gobierno de Argentina

Ignacio Villaverde

Rector, Universidad de Oviedo

Vicente Atxa

Rector, Mondragon Unibertsitatea

Stephen Jull

Chief Business Officer, Epic for Kids

Matxalen Llosa

Presidenta del Consejo deDirección de la Universidad Europea EUNICE y Vicerrectora de Internacionalización y Compromiso Global, Universidad de Cantabria

Thomas Schneider

Chief Executive, Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)

Sofialeticia Morales Garza

Secretaria de Educación de Nuevo Léon

Bernardo González-Aréchiga

Secretario General, Federación de Instituciones Mexicanas Particulares de Educación Superior (FIMPES)

María Teresa Nicolás Gavilán

Directora de Centro Institucional de Innovación Educativa Universidad Panamericana (UP)/ Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE Business School)

Luis Armando González Placencia

Secretario General Ejecutivo, Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior (ANUIES)

Antares Vázquez

Senadora Presidenta de la Comisión de Educación del Senado, México

Miguel Angel Montoya Bayardo

Director Hub Cantabria Research Lab Instituto del Futuro de la Educación, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Rafaela Diegoli

Vicerrectora Académica, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Bertha Saldívar

Directora de Tecnologías Educativas, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Irving Hidrogo

Director de Inteligencia Artificial Educativa, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Arturo Ayala

Líder de Proyectos de Innovación con Tecnología Educativa, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Sadie Guerrero

Directora de Soluciones con Tecnología Educativa, Tecnológico de Monterrey

José Manuel Páez Borrallo

Vicerrector de Internacionalización, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Lissy M. Giacomán Colyer

CEO & Co-Founder, @Vinco

Esteban Veintimilla

Co-Founder and CEO, @1Mentor Inc.

Carlos Effio

Founder & CEO, @uDocz

Edna Jaime Treviño

Decana de la Escuela de Ciencias Sociales y Gobierno, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Luis Alonso Herrera

Decano de Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Tecnológico de Monterrey

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