Links to presentation slides and Linda’s sketchnotes can be found next to the respective keynotes

Wednesday 13 November 2019 – Arrival day

How to get to Jyväskylä, Central Finland? Located at a hub of excellent connections, Jyväskylä is highly accessible from practically anywhere. More info at Visit Jyväskylä -pages

19:00 – 21:00 Welcome to Jyväskylä / Verso Bar & Kitchen, Kauppakatu 35, Jyväskylä

Thursday 14 November 2019

Venue: JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Dynamo Building, Piippukatu 2, Jyväskylä

8:00 – 9:00 Registration and refreshments

9:00 – 9:15 Conference opening / Conference Organizers
Conference Host: Kaisa Kokko. Improviser, Educator, Actor, and Creator. Alumna of University of Jyväskylä

9:15 – 9:45 Welcoming Address: Rector Keijo Hämäläinen, University of Jyväskylä, CEO Vesa Saarikoski, Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia, Development Manager of Education Hannu Ikonen, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Linda’s sketchnotes

9:45 – 10.45 Jouni Välijärvi, Professor on Education Policy, JYU: EduFutura Jyväskylä – Sharing the Knowledge! (pdf), Linda’s sketchnotes

10:45 – 11:30 Aini-Kristiina Jäppinen, Professor of Educational Leadership, JYU: Successful Leadership in Educational Contexts (request pdf:, Linda’s sketchnotes

11:30 Orientation to School Visits and lunch

12:45-16:30 School Visits. Each visitor can choose one location to visit. Please note that the ending time might slightly vary depending on the track.

  1. Early Childhood Education
  2. Basic Education, Comprehensive Schools
  3. Lifelong Learning, Open University and Adult Education
  4. Special Education
  5. Teacher Education and Training
  6. Entrepreneurship and Teamacademy
  • Transportation to the visits will start and end at the Lutakko Square in Jyväskylä (in front of JAMK Lutakko Campus).
  • All the hotels are located within a walking distance.
  • Lunch and coffee are all included in the conference fee.

19:00 Transportation to the Gala dinner from Lutakko Square

19:15 Light, music, and dance performance by students of EduFutura at Priimus

19:30 – 22:00 Finnish Gala Dinner, Venue: Priimus, Gradia, Taulumäentie 45, Jyväskylä. This impressive gala dinner is prepared and served by the talented EduFutura Jyväskylä students, and is included in the conference fee

22:00 – 22:30 Transportation back to Lutakko Square

Friday 15 November 2019

Venue: University of Jyväskylä, Main Building, Seminaarinkatu 15, Jyväskylä

8:00 – 9:00 Refreshments

09:00 Opening of the Day

9:15 – 10:00 Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General at Finnish National Agency for Education, What Is Challenging Our Educational Systems Here and Now? (pdf), Linda’s sketchnotes

10:15 – 11:00 Raimo Vuorinen, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, JYU: Rethinking Lifelong Guidance Practice and Policy Development (pdf), Linda’s sketchnotes

11:00 – 12:15 Lunch

12:30 – 13:30 Hanna-Maria Seppälä, World Champion in freestyle swimming, Master of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä Alumna, will tell her personal story about combining an impressive athlete’s career and studies, holding onto her dreams, what learning difficulties have taught her, how her special learning path with dyslexia was supported, and much more – and what this all tells about Finnish education. My Story – What’s Yours? (pdf), Linda’s sketchnotes

13:30 – 14:30 Sharing the Knowledge of the two days: What have we learned so far? Linda’s sketchnotes

14:30 Refreshments

15:00 Guided city tour arranged by EduFutura Students and prearranged meetings with EduFutura personnel

Saturday 16 November

In co-operation with KEOS2019 Forum

Venue: Paviljonki Congress Centre, Jyväskylä, Conference Hall Alvar

8:30 Refreshments at KEOS2019

9:00 Opening of the Day

9:15-10:00 Keynote by Eszter Salamon, European Education Policy Network: Teachers and School Leaders in Europe’s Education Policies (pdf), Linda’s sketchnotes

10:00-11:00 Workshop by Annica Moore, CompLeap Project at the Finnish National Agency for Education: New Digital Solutions for Lifelong Learners (pdf)

11:30 Closing of EduFutura Forum and Invitation to Second EduFutura Forum in 2022

12:00 Lunch and the possibility to arrange meetings with educational experts from KEOS, EduFutura, and EduCluster Finland. Please note: the KEOS forum will be crowded, and there might be long queues for lunch.

Workshops with KEOS Forum

KEOS Forum (web pages in Finnish) is a unique professional education seminar for all teachers in the Central Finland Area. Around 3,500 teachers gather together to learn and discuss about the topical issues in the Finnish and global education. On Saturday both EduFutura Forum and KEOS will be held in the same premises, Paviljonki Centre, and you will have an excellent opportunity for matchmaking with Finnish teaching professionals.

Special requests for your visit in Jyväskylä, Finland

The Organizing Committee will be happy to help you with any special requests for meetings throughout the EduFutura Forum three day event. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or requests!

In case you are interested in educational development in your own country, the best partner for that is EduCluster Finland.

Please note that the EduFutura Forum programme is subject to changes.