ÁGORA 2024

The Leaders of Change

OEIRAS, LISBOA

28-30

NOVEMBER 2024

Venue

Centro de Congressos, Tagus Park

Official languages: Portuguese, Spanish, and English

Línguas oficiais: Português, Espanhol e Inglês

Welcome to the IV International Ágora on Education, Leadership and Employment!

Welcome Message

PROF. José Luís Canito Lobo

International Congress Chair

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the IV International Ágora on Education, Leadership, and Employment (www.agora-portugal.pt), which will take place from 28 to 30 November 2024 in Lisbon, Portugal, at Tagus Park.
This is the fourth edition following the success of the previous three, held in Badajoz, Madrid, and Coimbra, establishing itself as an Iberian event that brings together both countries.

While you have all the necessary information on the website (www.agora-portugal.pt), allow us to remind you of some points that will surely be important for you when deciding on your participation in this event:

The Ágora is conceived as a 4+361 space for international meeting and connection that integrates all educational levels, from “cradle to grave”, encompassing formal as well as non-formal and informal learning, in a multidisciplinary manner, promoting improvement in educational models in line with the current competency-based learning approach. It incorporates the advantages of a congress, forum, and/or multi-meeting space… but goes beyond, surpassing the “always doing the same thing to get the same results,” with proposals that lead, more than to innovation, to revolution through solutions.

It is not limited to the university environment, traversing the levels prior to university in education and the professional world where, from graduates to employers, there is today an interest in COMPETENCY-BASED TRAINING, the guiding thread of the Ágora project.

Among many others, we could highlight, for example, the following advantages:

  • Presenting your work, experiences, ideas, … in the dedicated space, with the possibility of subsequent publication.
  • Attending to learn about the latest developments, what is being done elsewhere and how, what you could do if you want to innovate, across the scope (education, research, and employment) of Ágora.
  • The possibility of forming a NODE in the Ágora Network, specifying what it can offer to society in the context of Education, Research, and Employment, and its interests. Without limits.
  • Participating in the Ágora network generated by activating connections with other NODES of interest to promote synergies and joint projects, and participating in social projects proposed by other nodes and the opportunities they generate.
  • The only Iberian event that addresses the essential pillars of our society, education, research, and employment, thus closing the circle that humanizes us.

There are various participation modalities, from simple attendance to improve your knowledge of the topics covered and learn about “the latest” in the different ZonAgoras spaces covered by the event, to the submission of works in different formats, which will be informed through the website created for this purpose.

Various ways of disseminating the presented works and experiences are offered and promoted by the Organization, ranging from the publication with ISBN of the abstracts book and additional publications, Octaedro book (Q1 in education), to various journals in which to disseminate the presented works.
…and many more benefits that you can discover by delving into what the Ágora will represent through the website www.proyectoagora.com and its social networks.

Looking forward to your participation in this exciting event we celebrate in Lisbon, we take this opportunity to send you a warm greeting.

Meanwhile, be happy.

Welcome Message

António Saraiva

National Congress Chair

It is my pleasure and honour to lead this fourth edition of the AGORA Congress and the second to take place in Portugal. This Congress on Education, Employment, and Research, which will take place from 28 to 30 November at Tagus Park, focuses on some of the most important issues of the times we are living. The advent of technology, Ai and the diminishing populations urge us to re/think our society and the way we work. This Forum aims to bring together thought leaders, educators, business professionals, and aspiring leaders to foster dialogue, share knowledge, and explore innovative solutions to the challenges our society in the face of ever-constant change.

The Congress will feature a roster of renowned speakers who will address pressing issues in education, employment, and leadership. This platform is perfect for demonstrating any organization’s innovative products, services, or initiatives that align with the themes of the Forum. By participating in this forum, you will be contributing to the advancement of Portugal, local communities and a sustainable future for all.

We firmly believe that the forum can be a catalyst for positive change and progress and play a significant role in making this vision a reality.

We look forward to counting on your partnership. We look forward to the opportunity to explore this partnership further. Your support will not only benefit this Forum but also contribute to the betterment of our society as a whole. Together for a better and most just society.

Join us and be an agent of change.

Welcome Message

Drª Linda Pereira

National Chair

It is my pleasure and honour to lead this third edition of the AGORA FORUM and the first to take place in Portugal. This is an exciting opportunity for your esteemed company to support the forthcoming Congress on Education, Employment, and Change Leadership, which will take place from 22 to 24 November at the Coimbra Business School. This Forum aims to bring together thought leaders, educators, business professionals, and aspiring leaders to foster dialogue, share knowledge, and explore innovative solutions to the challenges our society faces in these critical domains. As a prominent and leading player, your organization has a unique opportunity to make a profound impact by partnering with us on this event. Here’s why we believe your support is essential:
 

Promote Thought Leadership: The Congress will feature a roster of renowned speakers who will address pressing issues in education, employment, and leadership. By sponsoring, you can position your organization as a thought leader in these areas.
Networking Opportunities: Your involvement will grant access to an influential and diverse audience. Forge valuable connections, interact with potential clients, and strengthen your professional network.


Showcase Innovations: This platform is perfect for demonstrating your organization’s innovative products, services, or initiatives that align with the themes of the Forum.Community Engagement: By supporting this forum, you will be contributing to the advancement of education, employment, and leadership in our community, thereby demonstrating your corporate social responsibility. Your support can take various forms, including financial contributions, in-kind donations, and even participation as a guest speaker. We are open to tailoring a sponsorship package that best suits your organization’s goals and values. We firmly believe that our forum can be a catalyst for positive change and progress in the areas of education, employment, and leadership. Your sponsorship will play a significant role in making this vision a reality. We look forward to counting on your partnership. We look forward to the opportunity to explore this partnership further.

Thank you for considering our proposal. Your support will not only benefit this Forum but also contribute to the betterment of our society as a whole.

In the meantime, be happy.

What is ÁGORA Project ?

The Ágora is an international meeting and connection space, 4 + 361, which integrates educational/training levels before university, the university and the socio-work environment in which the candidate moves after finishing his studies, emerging as a space to integrate these three levels from which a logical coordination is expected, which facilitates the performance of competences in a global learning context based on: COMPETENCES

Join Us

Registration Fees*

Early Registration

(on or before 31 of August 2024)

Regular Registration

(after 31 of August 2024)

AGORA Member

90€

115€

Full Registration

110€

140€

One Day Registration

75€

95€

Teacher and Speaker Registration

90€

115€

Student Registration

55€

55€

Extra Abstract

50€

50€

*  All fees subject to additional VAT at the current rate.

Call For Abstracts

Do you have ideas, projects and experiences which can contribute to rethinking Education, Research, Employment and Leadership? Are you part of an educational institution, innovation or research group with ideas and word useful for today’s modern and fast-paced society with highly demanding changes? Does you company need COMPETENT individuals?…

The ÁGORA Forum, conceived as a 4+361 space for think tanks, connecting minds and gathering society from “crradle to grave” and with a central focus on Education, Leadership, Research and Employment, is the event where you can exchange and disseminate those ideas and experiences.

Themes

The themes encompass the dimensions of education, leadership, research, and employment/companies, business and industry as well as the stages prior to university, university level, and post-graduate education and any forms learning, whether formal, non-formal, or informal, thus making it unnecessary to restrict the possible list of themes to a finite classification.

Any work carried out by teachers, students, business community, thinkers, politicians and other individuals within the educational dimension and any field (early childhood, primary, secondary, high school, vocational training, university, training for professionals and companies, etc.) may be included in the ÁGORA, as long as it contributes to improving educational quality at any stage and in any area.

In this edition of ÁGORA, the main areas of work and analysis will be: Leadership, Future Skills, Society 5.0, Industry 4.0, Footprints vs Sustainability, and Inclusion.

Similarly, under the same premises, any work carried out in both the research dimension and that of improving employability will be welcome.

Key Dates

KEY DATES

Abstract Reception

15 of July 24

Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts

31 of July 24

Closing of EARLY BIRD Registration

31 of August 24

Receipt of Final Abstracts

31 of August 24

Notification of Acceptance of Final Abstracts

15 of September 24

Receipt of Final Documents and Presentations

15 of November 24

Closing of STANDARD Registration Deadline

22 of November 24

Interest In

Oral Presentation
Poster Presentation

Abstract

Maximum of 255 words

Possibility of publishing the work
presented in the different dissemination actions that will be carried out: books, magazines, etc., with different entities with which agreements have been established for this purpose.

Abstract Submission

To submit your abstract, you must register FIRST.

After registration, you will receive an email providing you with the registration number, as well as a PIN and a link to visit with instructions to follow.

If you do not receive an email or have any doubts please contact the secretariat, sara@cplevents.pt.

Guidelines

1. Previous summary

Any communication proposal must begin by sending its summary, which must be sent
written in PDF format.

Once the summary has been reviewed, and its acceptance has been communicated by the corresponding committee, the complete written communication must be sent before the deadline set for this on key dates.

2. Complete written communication

All complete communications must be sent written in PDF format.

The maximum extension will be 12 A4 sheets.

Once a work has been sent, no modification can be made until it is evaluated by the corresponding committees (Scientist-Reviewer).

After this evaluation, and only in the event that changes are indicated, the authors will modify the work following the instructions that the committees exclusively indicate, and will resubmit the modified work before the date included in the key dates section.

3. Exhibition

The time provided for the oral presentation of each presentation is 15 minutes, with an additional 5 minutes for questions and debate.

About our Venue and Hosts

Coimbra Business School | ISCAC aims to be a reference, nationally and internationally, in the field of Business Sciences: A School of reflection and reasoning, of great national and international recognition, capable of acracting the best students, with the highest employability rates of its graduates, active participant in research projects and provided services, with the best rates of scientific production and to which everyone is proud to belong.
Coimbra Business School | ISCAC is more than a school of higher education, it is also a space of culture, free thought, and freedom. It is a complete School, capable of providing a civic and human formation, complementary to the traditional technical and academic training, guided by values of freedom, responsibility, independence, honesty, and integrity.

About Coimbra

Coimbra is where history comes to life in Portugal and one of its most romantic cities. It is also the home of one of the oldest and most respected universities in Europe. The birthplace of the most loved traditions in Portugal, the whole region of Coimbra is the perfect destination for knowledge events and for those who love the secrets of nature, enchanted forests, picturesque villages and unending beaches as well as the history of rituals and tradition.

Coimbra is a city and a municipality in Portugal. About 460,000 people live in the region of Coimbra, comprising 19 municipalities. The fourth-largest urban area in Portugal after Lisbon, Porto, and Braga, it is the largest city of the district of Coimbra. Lapped by the Atlantic Ocean, it is a place of pilgrimage for surfers and water lovers as well as housing the Conimbriga Ruins, is part of the Santiago Route and is famous for its Serenades.
Known as the City of Students, Coimbra allows the visitor to come face to face with some of the most ancient traditions and the discovery of the treasures of our past boasting fabulous monuments and magical romantic places that visitors love to discover and experience. In addition to housing one of the oldest universities, it also houses the Old Cathedral, an amazing Botanical Garden and the majestic Santa Clara Monastery.

Programme

Quarta-feira, 22 de Novembro de 2023

15:00 – 16:00

Acreditação

16:00 – 16:45

Sessão de Abertura

Linda Pereira, Presidente Nacional do Fórum

José Luis Canito Lobo, Presidente do Fórum

Alexandre Gomes da Silva, Presidente da Coimbra Business School

Miguel Fonseca, Vereador, Câmara Municipal de Coimbra

16:45 – 17:15

Título: Do mérito e da capacidade de superação – O papel da política na promoção de uma cidadania ativa

Orador: Bruno Ferreira Costa

Politólogo e Docente na Universidade da Beira Interior

17:15 – 17:30

Título: Uma nova educação para um novo mundo. Uma visão!

Orador: Tim Vieira

Empresário, Investigador e Fundador da Brave Generation Academy

17:30 – 18:00

Título: O que me mantém acordado de noite! O que deve preocupar as lideranças em Portugal!

Orador: António Saraiva

Consultor Estratégico & Especialista em Corporate Diplomacy, Orador, Professor Universitário, Comentador Económico

18:00 – 18:15

Relator do Dia: Luísa Barbosa Cardoso

18:15 – 19:30

Cocktail de Networking com Promoção de Produtos Nacionais e Momento Cultural

Quinta-feira, 23 de Novembro de 2023

08:30 – 09:30

Acreditação

09:30 – 10:00

Título: O bem-estar das pessoas no mundo do trabalho
Orador Convidado: Andrés López Sansinena
CEO, Vítaly

10:00 – 11:00

Painel 1: O Governo Local Faz Lugares – Como estão as Autarquias a Conectar-se com Futuro dos seus Cidadãos?

Oradores:
Luís Braga da Cruz, Ex-Presidente do Conselho de Curadores da Universidade do Porto

Pedro Mouro, Vereador da Câmara Municipal de São Pedro do Sul
Miguel Fonseca, Vereador, Câmara Municipal de Coimbra

António Jorge Franco, Presidente da Câmara Municipal de Mealhada
Moderadora: Linda Pereira, Empresária e Professora Universitária, Especialista em Diplomacia Corporativa

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break & Networking

11:30 – 13:00

Sessão Paralela 1 (Sala 2.9): Líderes da Mudança

Oradores:

Luís Leite Ramos, Vice-Reitor na UTAD, Vila Real
Margarida Relvão Calmeiro, Arquiteta e Investigadora, Itecons e Darq-UC & Adelino Gonçalves, Professor Auxiliar, Departamento de Arquitetura da Universidade de Coimbra

Alice Santiago Faria, Investigadora Auxiliar no Centro de Investigação CHAM – NOVA FCSH; Coordenadora TechNetEMPIRE

Aida Brito, Professora Adjunta, UTC de Gestão e Economia, Escola Superior de Turismo e Hotelaria, Politécnico Guarda

João Mário Amaral, Presidente da Associação de Artesãos da Serra da Estrela
Moderador: Wander de Carvalho, Professor Adjunto no ISCAC


Sessão Paralela 2 (Sala 2.13): Líderes da Mudança
Oradores:
Francisca Carneiro Fernandes, Diretora do CCB
Raquel Guerra, Curadora
Catarina Pires, Teresa Dias da Silva & Silvia Ferreira, Associação Há Baixa

Martina Matozzi, Professora, Universidade de Coimbra
Moderador: Raquel Cardoso, Professora Ensino Superior, CBS, ISCAC, Politécnico Universidade de Coimbra

13:00 – 14:00

Almoço

14:00 – 14:30

Fireside Chat: Uma visão de futuro: Líderes da Mudança – Desenvolvimento pessoal e novas competências

Oradores:

Natália Espírito Santo, Diretora-Geral da ATLÂNTICA e ESSATLA

Catarina Olim, Diretora da Atlântica Business School

Moderadora: Linda Pereira, Empresária e Professora Universirária, Especialista em Diplomacia Corporativa

14:30 – 15:30

Painel 2: O CEO Intencional – Há Sempre Espaço para ser Destemido, Especialmente em Tempos de Grandes Mudanças
Oradores:

Alexandra de Almeida, Empreendedora, Business Empowering, Liderança Humanizada
Eduardo Baptista Correia,
CEO Taguspark e Professor na Escola de Gestão do ISCTE

Luís Redondo, Professor ISEL/IPL, Sócio e Gerente da EnergyPulse Systems, Vice-Presidente A2P2
Moderadora: Linda Pereira,
Empresária e Professora Universitária, Especialista em Diplomacia Corporativa

15:30 – 16:00

Título: Ciência e Mudança Social: Uma Experiência Pessoal
Oradora: Pilar Mateo
Cientista, Investigadora, Fundadora e CEO, Inesfly Corporation

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break & Networking

16:30 – 18:00

Sessão Paralela 3  (Sala 2.9): Líderes da Mudança
Oradores:

Luís Redondo, Professor ISEL/IPL, Sócio e Gerente da EnergyPulse Systems, Vice-presidente A2P2

Manuel Otero Mateo, Diretor do Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica e Desenho Industrial, Gestor de Projetos

Carlos Antunes & Désirée Pedro, Arquitetos, Professores convidados do Departamento de Arquitetura da Universidade de Coimbra, Diretores do Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra (CAPC) e da Bienal de Coimbra que fundam em 2013

Moderadora: Ana Paula Quelhas, Professora Coordenadora, ISCAC


Sessão Paralela 4  (Sala 2.13): Líderes da Mudança
Oradores:
Cristina Gomes, Sofia Costa, João Farinha & Maria João Tomás, Equipa de Gestão do projeto “Centro em Movimento” (Mega-foco: 17.º ODS/ONU)

Tito Lívio Filipe, IT Coordinator, Agrupamento de Escolas de Nisa

Graça Pereira Thomas, Diretora Pedagógica da The English Academy – Soure, Docente do british Council Coimbra
Moderador: Tiago Mariz, Professor Adjunto do ISCAC, Advogado

18:00 – 18:10

Relator do Dia: Luísa Barbosa Cardoso

18:10 – 19:00

Momento Cultural

Sexta-feira, 24 de Novembro de 2023

08:30 – 09:30

Acreditação

09:30 – 10:00

O futuro do trabalho: Porque Portugal é um ótimo lugar para trabalhar!
Orador: Ricardo Nobre
Fundador & CEO da Cross Border Talents: outsmarting digital skills shortage with Global Recruiters and Algorithms

10:00 – 11:00

Painel 3: Fazer a Diferença para a ‘Educação do Futuro’… Começa Agora!

Oradores:
Fabio Carbone, Professor e Investigador, University of Northampton

Sofia Almeida, Coordenadora da área de Turismo e Hospitalidade da Universidade Europeia

Miguel Henriques, Fundador e CEO da Altos Equity Partners

Jacinto Salas, CEO de Biotech Medical Simulation S.L.
Moderadora: Madalena Eça de Abreu, Membro do Conselho Geral, Politécnico de Coimbra

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break & Networking

11:30 – 13:00

Sessão Paralela 5 (Sala 2.9) : Líderes da Mudança

Oradores:
Joana Glória, Fundadora & CEO, Lagos Digital Nomads
Isabel Ferreira, Co-Coordenadora TRANS-LIGHTHOUSES & URBINAT, Investigadora do CES-Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra
Mafalda Almeida, CEO Rising Group, Executive Coach
Manuel Castelo Branco, Professor na Coimbra Business School, Advogado
Moderadora: Isabel Clímaco, Professora Coordenadora, ISCAC


Sessão Paralela 6 (Sala 2.13): Líderes da Mudança

Oradores:

Filipa Cunha, Directora TUMO Coimbra
Ana Bolina, Diretora de Marketing e Comunicação, Sociedade Comercial C Santos
António Calheiros, Vice-Presidente, Coimbra Business School
Paula Delgado, Gestora, Coach, Formadora e Consultora
Moderador: Fabio Carbone, Professor e Investigador, University of Northampton

13:00 – 14:00

Almoço

14:00 – 14:30

Título: Ciência e Inovação em Portugal
Oradora: Maria da Graça Carvalho

Deputada do Parlamento Europeu, Ex-Conselheira Principal da Comissão Europeia, Ex-Ministra da Ciência, Inovação e Ensino Superior, Professora do Instituto Superior Técnico

14:30 – 15:30

Painel 4: O Futuro da Educação e do Emprego – É Assunto de Todos!
Oradores:
José António Galdón Ruiz,
Presidente do Conselho Geral de Graduados em Engenharia do Ramo Industrial e Engenheiros Técnicos Industriais da Espanha (COGITI)

Nelma Fernandes, Presidente do Conselho Empresarial da CPLP
José Alexandre Cunha,
Presidente da IGHS Group, Membro do Conselho de Administração do Oman International Hospital
Ana Jacinto,
Secretária Geral na AHRESP – Associação da Hotelaria, Restauração e Similares de Portugal
Francisco Javier Peinado Rodriguez,
Secretário Geral da Confederación Regional Empresarial Extremeña (CREEX)
Moderador: Linda Pereira
, Empresária e Professora Universitária, Especialista em Diplomacia Corporativa

15:30 – 15:40

Relator do Dia: Luísa Barbosa Cardoso

15:40 – 16:30

Sessão de Encerramento e Momento Cultural

Linda Pereira, Presidente Nacional do Fórum

Alexandre Gomes da Silva, Presidente da Coimbra Business School

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The registration includes:

All Delegate Materials;

All Social Events (Coffee Breaks, Lunches and Welcome Reception)

Access to Partners

Call to Industry

Sponsorship Opportunities

The theme of ÁGORA 24 is one of the most imperative issues of our time. In a world where rapid transformation and change contexts are testing us on a daily basis, we need to rethink our world and focus not just on the future but on a present which is overwhelming us at the speed of light.

There could be no better platform  than the International Ágora on Education, Leadership, and Employment. Why not consider being our partner/sponsor for this amazing event that will provide a forum that integrates all educational levels, from “cradle to lifelong learning”, both formal and non-formal and informal learning, and in a multidisciplinary way, promoting an improvement of the educational models in tune with the current approach of learning based on COMPETENCIES? If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity contact us for the Call for Sponsors and to analyse the benefits we can provide. We would love to hear from you.

If your company is a great case study in these areas, or wants to contribute to creating the future we aspire to have, come support the debate and the hep construct the new narrative. Partner with ÁGORA. Come be and inspire the change you want to see.
We would love to hear from you.

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Speakers

Committees

International Organising Committee:

  • José Luis Canito Lobo – Congress Chair
  • Linda Pereira
  • João Paulo Turégano
  • Fabio Carbone
  • Diego Carmona Fernández
  • Diego Rodríguez Méndez
  • Francisco Quintana Gragera
  • Catarina Olim

Scientific Committee:

  • José Luis Canito Lobo, Universidad de Extremadura, Scientific Committee Chair
  • Alfonso Carlos Marcos Romero, Universidad de Extremadura
  • Ana Paiva, FEUP – Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
  • Antonio Macías García, Universidad de Extremadura
  • Diego Carmona Fernández, Universidad de Extremadura
  • Diego Rodríguez Méndez
  • Eduardo Baptista Correia, ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
  • Francisco Pizarro Escribano, Fundecyt-Pctex
  • Francisco Quintana Gragera, Universidad de Extremadura
  • José Luis Canito Lobo, Universidad de Extremadura
  • Juan Pablo Carrasco Amador, Universidad de Extremadura
  • Luís Redondo, Lisbon School of Engineering & EnergyPulse Systems
  • Mafalda Patuleia, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
  • Manuel Otero Mateo, Universidad de Cádiz
  • María del Carmen De Castro Cabrera, Universidad de Cádiz
  • Miguel Aurelio Alonso García, Universidad Complutense
  • Rui Maranhão, FEUP – Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
  • Silvia Román Suero, Universidad de Extremadura
  • Sofia Almeida, Universidade Europeia

More, to be confirmed.

Honour Committee – to be confirmed

Congress Venue

The IV International Ágora on Education, Leadership, and Employment will be held at:

Centro de Congressos, Tagus Park, Oeiras, Portugal
Edifício Núcleo Central 100
2740-122 Porto Salvo

Local Organizer

CPL EVENTS has been organizing congresses and knowledge events for over 30 years in more than 149 destinations around the world, operating with excellent professionals and qualified suppliers. The Principal PCO (Professional Congress Organiser) and Executive Director, Linda Pereira, is a member of some of the most prestigious international professional associations and is globally recognised for her expertise in the sector. The CPL Events team has a wide range of experience in organizing national and international congresses in an extensive variety of areas. It prides itself on personalized attention to detail, seamless planning, as well as the friendliness with which they relate to their clients. Thus, the quality of the services rendered by our company is recognized not only by all our clients but also by the members of the most prestigious international companies and Professional sector Associations to which we belong. We believe in excellence. For us there is no other option.

Contacts

Linda Pereira – Congress Manager
linda@cplevents.pt

Sara Rosado – Event Coordinator

sara@cplevents.pt

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