catrobat conference 2021

Catrobat Computational Thinking Conference 2021

Online Conference – 24th September 2021 (Friday)

Catrobat Festival 2021

Online & On-site Festival – 25th & 26th September 2021 (weekend)

In 2021, Catrobat celebrates its 11th anniversary!​

In 2021, Catrobat will celebrate its 11th anniversary with a virtual online Conference on 24th September 2021. The conference will be followed by an online as well as on-site Festival for contributors and users on the weekend of 25th and 26th September 2021. The on-site part of the Festival is planned to take place in Graz in Austria, Europe (depending on the ongoing pandemic). 

We invite you to participate with a submission for a Talk, Demo or Workshop that focuses on visual block-based programming, computational thinking, and creativity, design and making in coding education. We welcome submissions from multiple sectors and disciplines, including but not limited to academia, industry, and education, aiming for transdisciplinary understanding.

Key areas of interest

Key areas of interest are (but not limited to):​

Key dates​

  • Submission deadline extended: 23rd August 2021 (10:00 pm CEST) 
  • Submission 2-minutes teaser: 30rd August 2021 (10:00 pm CEST) 
  • Virtual conference: Friday 24th September 2021 
  • Catrobat Festival: Weekend of 25th and 26th September 2021


Attendance is free but a registration is necessary. Please note that registration is also necessary for authors.

Conference submissions of Talks, Demos or Workshops

The submission should contain a short description (max. 450 characters).

For workshops, after acceptance, we will ask you to submit a 2-minute teaser video with a brief introduction of the workshop’s organizers and the topic. This will be public on the conference website to promote your workshop. We will also require a detailed agenda showing how you are going to engage the audience to participate.

Demos are intended to showcase, among others, new digital tools, hands-on learning platforms and construction kits related to coding education and student coding projects.
Workshops are interactive sessions to demonstrate and discuss best practices with educational programming environments. Of particular interest are hands-on learning activities with innovative technologies.

Talks are intended to present new scientific research results or ongoing research projects. Talks also include time for Q&A (questions and answers).

If you have any questions, please contact us via

Organizing Committee​

Wolfgang Slany
(Graz University of Technology)

Vesna Krnjic
(Graz University of Technology)

Michael Herold 
(Graz University of Technology)

Bernadette Spieler (Zurich University of Teacher Education)

Karin Landerl
(University of Graz)

Ferenc Kemeny
(University of Graz)


Sabrina Finke
(University of Graz)