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About

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IDEC

International Democratic Education Conference

IDEC started when a group of educators from different parts of the world, met, initiated by Hadera School, during when Democratic Education was the phrase used by Yaacov Hecht, the school's founder. From being alternative, free schools to a place where children could run the school, have the freedom to be themselves, seemed to be the path forward. The IDEC got its structure from the next meeting, when it was held in Sands School, where the children felt it should be for a week or more, with some planned sessions but also to have the space for spontaneous workshops to happen within the conference...

APDEC

Asia-Pacific Democratic Education Conference

As Democratic Education spread to different regions of the world, each region set up their own Conferences. So, Europe, initiated EUDEC (you deck) and Asia, along with Australia and New Zealand, the Asia-Pacific Democratic Conference - the APDEC.(A, P, deck). The first APDEC was held in Taiwan in 2016, organised mainly by the alumni and staff of Wholistic School. The 2nd was held by Tokyo Shure University, in Japan. And the third APDEC, is to be held in India, along with IDEC 2018, We could say it is IDEC 2018 @ APDEC or the other way round, The APDEC meetings will be held on Thu 15th Nov, 2018..

InDEC

India Democratic Education Conference

India, as we know is not a small country, and perhaps an InDEC (in deck) is required as an ongoing splace for those to meet, share and support one another. IDEC and APDEC are one-time events in India, however InDEC could grow and be held in different locations each year...

Democratic Education


A democratic culture seems to be, as, or more critical, than a structure. A structure, a form, a procedure can be decided and acted upon almost immediately. However a culture needs to be constructed by the people, many of whom may not have experienced respect, integrity, the pillars of democracy themselves...

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PROGRAM

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Program Information

Bengaluru is an international airport, KIA. Please send your flight details and you will be met at the exit point after you collect your baggage and walk out. You will be advised to take the van/bus (organised by the IDEC 2018), from there or a taxi. Look out for IDEC volunteers. For the day tours, in and around Bengaluru, vans/buses will be available to go on guided tours with a volunteer

Participant Fees

Conference fee includes accommodation, food for all 6 to 7 days and day trips within the city.
Fee is the same whether you come in for one day or all days.
For children below 9 years, it is free. Please fill a separate registration form.
*No single/double rooms for students unless young children are staying with parents.
To register, first choose the accomodation you prefer as the conference fee is based on the accommodation you choose.
Accommodation Type Early Bird Price
(Up to Aug 31st)
Price
(Sep 1st to Oct 31st)
Per adult Per student (upto 24 yrs) Per adult Per student (upto 24 yrs)
Single-bed room $650 NA $750 NA
sharing between 2 or 3 people $550 NA $650 NA
Dorms (shared between 5 to 15 people) $450 $300 $550 $400
Tent (provided by ECC) $400 $225 $500 $325
Tent (own) $375 $200 $475 $300
Accommodation Type Early Bird Price
(Up to Aug 31st)
Price
(Sep 1st to Oct 31st)
Per adult Per student (upto 24 yrs) Per adult Per student (upto 24 yrs)
Single-bed room $500 NA $600 NA
sharing between 2 or 3 people $375 NA $475 NA
Dorms (shared between 5 to 15 people) $300 $175 $400 $275
Tent (provided by ECC) $250 $125 $350 $225
Tent (own) $225 $100 $325 $200
Accommodation Type Early Bird Price
(Up to Aug 31st)
Price
(Sep 1st to Oct 31st)
Per adult Per student (upto 24 yrs) Per adult Per student (upto 24 yrs)
Single-bed room ₹9000 NA ₹10500 NA
sharing between 2 or 3 people ₹6000 NA ₹7000 NA
Dorms (shared between 5 to 15 people) ₹5000 ₹3500 ₹6000 ₹4000
Tent (provided by ECC) ₹4000 ₹2750 ₹5000 ₹3250
Tent (own) ₹2500 ₹2000 ₹3500 ₹2500
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Travel

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Transportation

Bengaluru is an international airport, KIA. Please send your flight details and you will be met at the exit point after you collect your baggage and walk out. You will be advised to take the van/bus (organised by the IDEC 2018), from there or a taxi. Look out for IDEC volunteers. For the day tours, in and around Bengaluru, vans/buses will be available to go on guided tours with a volunteer

Venue

ECC, Ecumenical Christian Centre has about 30 acres of land, which was on the outskirts of the city but now enulfed by it. Even so, it is a quiet place with a warm heart to welcome all the participants.

Weather

Bengaluru has mostly cool weather, being 3000 ft on a plateau. If there is rain, there are light showers, usually during the afternoons. Unless there is cyclone or a storm in the Bay of Bengal, 400 km away, then there may be a heavy rain and wind

Essentials

Food
Clothes
Money
International Participants should carry at least five copies of their passport and Indian visa
National Participants at least two copies of Aadhar card / other identification card.

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Our Amazing Team

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Amukta Mahapatra

Director, SchoolScape, Independent Consultant, Promotes learning for life and life for learning

Saumya Sharma

Applied linguist, educationist

Nivedita Ram

Consultant, English language enrichment, Sishugriha Montessori and High School, Bangalore

Vandana Saxena

Researcher, Associate Professor

Joseph Deyone Jacobi

Educator

Ankita Rajasekharan

Teacher, Shriram Montessori

Tanay Khandelwal

Entrepreneur, Education Technologist

Hema Devarajan

Head, Little Kingdom School, Tamil Nadu

Swetha Jeyani Devarajan

Teacher, Little Kingdom School, Tamil Nadu

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Contact

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Ecumenical Christian Centre(ECC)
ECC Road, Whitefield Bangalore 560066

+91 97420 77099

idec2018@idec2018.org

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