2050 aims to equip young people to take action and to become volunteers. Ahead of the event in May, we are taking a look at some the companies and people who are taking part in the massive unconference–an open space event with organization powered by participants. 2050 is a volunteer-only, not-for-profit unconference. TechNode is organizing the Explore Expo, an exhibition area for young tech startups looking for exposure.

The education industry is generally viewed as traditional, dogmatic, and oppressive in many Asian countries, especially in China. As China’s edtech sector takes off and begins to attract a deluge of investment, tech companies are exploring more ways to spice up the learning experience. “The compulsory education system is rigid,” Chu Liang, CTO of Ellabook, told TechNode, “but over the past decade, technology has been transforming many industries and sectors. Education is no exception.”

Ellabook (咿啦看书) is an ebook reading platform, like Kindle, but for kids from 3 to 12 years-old. The app is animated and interactive, which encompasses a wide range of learning categories like reading skills, English, mathematics, and art.

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Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.