• Oppi Festival is a unique, not-for-profit celebration of learning and education. The festival takes place in Helsinki on 11 and 12 April 2014 and will bring together the brightest minds and the most radical ideas in the world of educational change. It will also provide opportunities for Finnish companies to showcase their education innovations on a global stage. This is a must-attend event for educationalists and education businesses.

    Oppi Festival is popping up in Finland, where education excellence, design expertise, entrepreneurialism and quality of life intersect. With an education system that places highly in international rankings, a buzzing technology and startups scene and a level of equality few other countries can match, Finland makes an ideal backdrop for this festival about excellence in education.

    Oppi Festival brings together teachers, academics, education leaders, businesses, entrepreneurs, young people and more. Anyone with an interest in education will get real value from this exciting festival- it’s a wonderful professional development opportunity. Moreover, expect to see some unconventional things being done to turn a landmark Helsinki venue into a space that’ll surprise and excite you.

    Festival participants will get a chance to test their skills with the newest learning games and to challenge their thinking by debating with the leading educational experts, like Sugata Mitra, winner of the TED Prize 2013 and Pasi Sahlberg, the visiting professor of Harvard Graduate School of Education. Also John Martin, CEO of Sanoma Learning, one of Europe's leading learning companies or even Peter Vesterbacka from Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds.

    The festival will be hands-on and participant-driven too with lots of practical workshops, interactive sessions and inspiring ideas from leading partners, teachers and excellent young people. The festival is organised by the Finnish Institute in London together with Suklaa and sponsored by Sanoma Learning.

    For more information on the festival, ticket sales and how to propose your own program ideas, please visit here: www.oppifestival.com.

    Twitter: @oppifestival #oppi

Tuesday, 14th January 2014