The conference theme for the Annual Conference of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe to be held in August 2013 is 'Educating for the Future'. There will be three main topics:
1. What do we think are the most severe challenges facing humans and humankind and what consequences should it have for teaching and teacher education?
2. What can we expect of technological development and what effects will it have on the role of teachers and students and of how we organize education in the future?
3. How do we educate teachers to meet a rapidly changing world? How to educate for the unexpected?