This blog post of originally published at suklaa.org.
It’s ON! Helsinki Learning Festival 2014; be part of a global learning event!
When? Friday 11th & Saturday 12th April 2014
What? A world-class education event- A festival in the true sense
Where? Finlandia Talo, Central Helsinki
Who? 1700 Teachers, educators, academics, policy makers, ministers and education businesses from across the globe
Why? Because it’s time for a game-changing international education event
How? Let us worry about that..
Suklaa are very excited to be teaming up with the Finnish Institute in London to design and organise the first ever Helsinki Learning Festival.
Our venue, Finlandia Talo holds 1700- so we’re thinking BIG! The festival is aimed at everyone interested in education: teachers, academics, policy makers, education businesses, parents and more. We are currently working to develop partnerships, engage speakers, contributors and to design a festival that is AMAZING- content rich, inspiring, practical and fun. We have to tell you we’ve got a pretty exciting line up penciled so far! (More details will be released soon. And we wouldn’t be Suklaa without some serious surprises!)
Why Helsinki? Finland is an exciting place educationally. With it’s excellent results and unique education system the country is inundated with ‘educational tourists’, visitors who are keen to experience Finland’s successful education system first-hand. We know that people are already flocking to Finland from all over the world- but as all good teachers know learning should not be one-sided and a key aim of our festival is to explore innovation and best practice in teaching and learning globally. What can educators from the world teach each other?
The festival will explore education’s key issues, debates, challenges, themes and successes. How can we work together to share and create education that fits our world today? Helsinki Learning Festival will be participant-driven and practical. Finlandia Talo’s beautiful iconic space offers brilliant flexibility- we will have inspiring keynote speakers in the huge 1700 seater auditorium, breakouts, practical workshops, smaller debates and panel discussions, networking, entertainment, teach meets, hackathons, pop-up events, festival food (and drink!) and more.
We’ll update you soon as the festival develops. But- Save the Date! Friday 11th and Saturday 12th April. This is an event not to be missed.