ESHA Biennial Conference
Tallinn 2018

17-19 October 2018
Estonia
 

Welcome to Estonia!

The history of formal education in Estonia dates back to the 13–14th centuries when the first monastic and cathedral schools were founded. The first primer in the Estonian language was published in 1575. The oldest university is the University of Tartu which was established in 1632.
But today we would rather look to the future, not the past. Estonian education system has supported our students to excellent PISA test results. Named ‘the most advanced digital society in the world’ by Wired, opens up new opportunities for modernisation of teaching and learning on all levels of education.

Estonian School Heads Association is honoured to host the ESHA Biennial Conference in Tallinn, Estonia on October 17-19, 2018. We welcome you to share ideas, best practices, inspiration and contribute to discussions about innovation in education.

Some topics and questions to be addressed at ESHA 2018: When we discuss technological innovation in education, should we choose evolution or revolution? This is one of the main questions we’ll address in Tallinn. How to balance between traditional and innovative approaches to learning and teaching practices? Should we expect innovation from the top or should we let schools and students themselves lead the change? Should governments finance the change or are there enough free resources and private interest? What technology and platforms to choose?

Speakers

Linda Liukas

Linda Liukas

Programmer, Storyteller and Author of Hello Ruby
Linda Liukas

Linda Liukas

Programmer, Storyteller and Author of Hello Ruby

Linda Liukas is a programmer, storyteller and illustrator. Her children's book, Hello Ruby, is the "world’s most whimsical way to learn about technology, computing and coding.” In 2014, Liukas launched a Kickstarter campaign for the book and raised $380,000. Liukas founded Rails Girls, which has organized workshops in over 230 cities, teaching the basics of programming to more than 10,000 women. In 2013, the European Commission gave Linda Liukas the title of "Digital Champion of Finland".

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Ian Jukes

Ian Jukes

Co-founder and Executive Director of the InfoSavvyGroup21
Ian Jukes

Ian Jukes

Co-founder and Executive Director of the InfoSavvyGroup21

Ian Jukes has been a teacher, an administrator, writer, international consultant, university instructor and keynote speaker. He has worked with clients in more than 80 countries and made more than 10,000 presentations. To date he has written or co-written more than a dozen books, 9 educational series and 100 articles. First and foremost, Ian is a passionate educational evangelist. From the beginning, Ian’s focus has been on the compelling need to restructure our educational institutions so that they become relevant to the current and future needs of the digital generation – and to prepare them for their future and not just our past.

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Florian Hoffmann

Florian Hoffmann

Founder and President of the DO School
Florian Hoffmann

Florian Hoffmann

Founder and President of the DO School

Florian Hoffmann is a social entrepreneur and innovator in the field of education. The DO School is a social enterprise that educates, trains and mentors talented individuals to turn their ideas into action. The DO School currently has campuses in Hamburg and New York. Florian’s work has been covered widely in publications such as the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Magazine and others. He contributes to the public debate on education and innovation and has been teaching the DO School method at a variety of universities including Columbia University, Oxford University, the University of Geneva and others.

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Ewan McIntosh

Ewan McIntosh

Author and Founder of NoTosh
Ewan McIntosh

Ewan McIntosh

Author and Founder of NoTosh

Ewan McIntosh is the founder of NoTosh, the no-nonsense company that makes accessible the creative process required to innovate: to find meaningful problems and solve them. Ewan wrote How To Come Up With Great Ideas and Actually Make Them Happen, a manual that does what is says for education leaders, innovators and people who want to be both. School leaders and innovators struggle to make the most of educators' and students' potential. Ewan and his team at NoTosh cut the time and cost of making significant change in physical spaces, digital and curricular innovation programmes.

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Vishen Lakhiani

Vishen Lakhiani

Founder of Mindvalley
Vishen Lakhiani

Vishen Lakhiani

Founder of Mindvalley

Vishen Lakhiani is an entrepreneur, education technology innovator, speaker, investor and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley, a company specializing in innovation in education by introducing mindfulness and personal development into global education and perpetual learning. Through Mindvalley, he builds businesses that innovate on transformational education geared towards positive impact for all ages, through mediums that range from digital publishing, educational technology, online learning, mobile apps, content, events and more.

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Charles Leadbeater

Charles Leadbeater

Innovation and Education Expert
Charles Leadbeater

Charles Leadbeater

Innovation and Education Expert

Charles Leadbeater is a leading authority on innovation and creativity. He has advised companies, cities and governments around the world on innovation strategy, having also been the former advisor to Tony Blair. He is well known as an author of several best-selling books on innovation and education, among them We-Think: Mass Innovation Not Mass Production and Innovation in Education: Lessons from Pioneers Around the World. Moreover, Charles’ TED talks on the mentioned topics are hugely popular with millions of views online.

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Ralph Echemendia

Ralph Echemendia

The Ethical Hacker and CEO of Seguru
Ralph Echemendia

Ralph Echemendia

The Ethical Hacker and CEO of Seguru

Ralph Echemendia is a world-renowned cyber security expert, known internationally by his alter ego “The Ethical Hacker.” For over 20 years, Ralph has delivered training on hacking and other security information to corporations including the US Marine Corps, NASA, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, AMEX, Intel, Boeing, Symantec, and IBM.His portfolio of work and reputation as a leading professional across several industries has landed him the credibility to make appearances on CNN, Fox News, USA Today, and Forbes, to name a few.

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Andrus Ansip (TBC)

Andrus Ansip (TBC)

European Commissioner for Digital Single Market and Vice President of the European Commission
Andrus Ansip (TBC)

Andrus Ansip (TBC)

European Commissioner for Digital Single Market and Vice President of the European Commission

Andrus Ansip was appointed Vice-President of the European Commission with responsibility for the Digital Single Market in November 2014. His responsibilities in the Commission include making Europe a world leader in information and communication technology and promoting digital and eGovernment approaches in national and EU administrations. Before moving to Brussels, he was a member of both the Estonian and European Parliaments. This followed almost nine years in Tallinn spent as Estonia's longest-serving Prime Minister.

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Program

 

WEDNESDAY 17 October 2018

 

11:00 - 18:00

School and other Site Visits around Estonia

School and other site visits around Estonia

School and other site visits around Estonia



THURSDAY 18 October 2018

 

10:00 - 12:00

Opening Plenary Session

Opening plenary session

Opening plenary session

Details TBA!

12:00 - 15:00

Plenary Session

15:00 - 17:00

Closing Plenary Session

19:00 - 23:00

Gala Dinner at the Seaplane Harbour

 
 


FRIDAY 19 October 2018

 

10:00 - 16:00

Plenary Sessions

 
 

Registration

Participation information

CONFERENCE FEES

There is a two-level conference fee available based on the location of the payer.

  • EUR 395 (excl. 20% VAT) for Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, non-European Countries.
  • EUR 285 (excl. 20% VAT) for Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine.

Conference fee covers:

  • entrance to main conference program on Thursday and Friday
  • lunches and coffee breaks during the main conference program on Thursday and Friday

GALA DINNER TICKET 

EUR 60 (excl. 20% VAT) covers full dinner and entertainment at the Seaplane Harbour together with bus transport from and to conference hotels.

SITE VISIT COST

Site visits take guests to four different locations in Estonia and introduce different aspects of local education, culture and society. The trips will cover most of the day so you can only choose one. The cost of the site visit is EUR 60 (excl. 20% VAT) and it consists of:

  • full day trip to one direction in Estonia
  • school visits
  • sightseeing
  • lunch
  • bus transport

More detailed descriptions and additional registration to chosen field trip will be available later.

REGISTRATION

Please register for the conference by 1st of October using the registration form. Upon successful registration, you will receive a confirmation letter. If you do not receive a confirmation letter, please contact us by email.

CANCELLATION

Participation fee will be fully reimbursed if notified in written before 1st of October.

ACCOMMODATION

We have a wide selection of hotel offers for conference attendees (see below). Please book your stay at a special rate directly with the hotel using the appropriate promotional code.

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES

If you are interested in marketing opportunities, please check the Partner Information Material.

INFORMATION

Please contact us by email margot@confent.com with any information request you might have regarding the conference, site visits, gala dinner or in case you need to cancel your participation.

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Venues

Alexela Concert Hall

Alexela Concert Hall

The Concert Hall opened to the public in 2009 and was one of the first to introduce the world-class possibilities for hosting major international conferences and meetings in Tallinn. It is located at the heart of Tallinn, just in a walking distance from UNESCO listed Tallinn Old Town, several hotels and shopping malls.

Alexela Concert Hall was recently renamed and until April 2018 it was known as Nordea Concert Hall.

Address: Estonia pst 9, Tallinn. The entrance to the building is from Rävala Street.

Seaplane Harbour

Seaplane Harbour

Seaplane Harbour

Seaplane Harbour

The Seaplane Harbour was once a home for seaplanes and now accommodates one of Europe’s grandest maritime museums which opened in spring 2012. The Seaplane Harbour has been recognised with a number of awards and offers a memorable experience for everyone with its century-old steam-powered icebreaker Suur Tõll, a Short 184 seaplane, mines, cannons and many other life-sized exhibits. A centerpiece of this unique building is an Estonian Navy submarine from 1930s.

Address: Vesilennuki tee 6, Tallinn

Hotels

Please make your hotel reservation as soon as possible when registering for the conference! We have an excellent range of accommodation options for our conference guests. Kindly arrange your accommodation directly with the hotel and use the hotel promotional code to get the special price we have agreed. For promotional codes expiration dates, please click on the corresponding hotel’s Rates and booking.

Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn

Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn

Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn is a cosy hotel located right in the centre of Tallinn, conveniently near the Old Town, the main business and shopping districts, yet in a quiet and peaceful courtyard. Ideal for both business and leisure stays, the hotel welcomes guests with 245 fresh and colourful rooms, a tempting restaurant Kompass and spacious meeting facilities including free wireless internet access. The hotel also has a beauty salon and guests can rent a private sauna with a Jacuzzi. Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn is a long-time member of the Green Key eco-rating program.

Room rates – a special accommodation rate applies for the participants of ESHA biennial conference Tallinn during the period 16.-20.10.2018 with the ESHA18 promotional code:

  • Guest and Guest Room Premium room: 70 EUR/single, 80 EUR/double. Rates are subject to availability until 17.08.2018.

Rates include:

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Wi-Fi

Bookings can be made with promotional code ESHA18 by:

*The reservation can be guaranteed with a credit card number or a pre-payment (for prepayment please e-mail to Hotel).

*Cancellation of an individual hotel room reservation can be made without any penalty no later than 3 days before arrival date.

Radisson Blu Sky Hotel Tallinn

Radisson Blu Sky Hotel Tallinn

Radisson Blu Sky Hotel Tallinn

Radisson Blu Sky Hotel Tallinn

Rising above the Estonian capital, the Radisson Blu Sky Hotel provides sweeping views of the city. Hotel location in Tallinn city center lets visitors walk to many cultural attractions, including the historical Old Town, and the Tallinn Airport is only 4 kilometers away. Choose from 280 rooms and suites with amazing views of either the cityscape or the Gulf of Finland. Start your day with the amazing spread at Seasons Restaurant’s Super Breakfast Buffet, and finish with a nightcap at one of our on-site bars. A fitness center, private sauna and beauty spa let guests unwind or pamper themselves, while our business center and well-equipped conference rooms help them meet their business goals.

Room rates – a special accommodation rate applies for the participants of ESHA biennial conference Tallinn during the period 16.-20.10.2018 with the ESHA18 promotional code:

  • Standard single/double room: 119 EUR single use, 129 EUR double use. Rates are subject to availability until 17.08.2018.

Rates include:

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Access to fitness centre with gym and sauna on the 7th floor
  • Wi-Fi

Bookings can be made with promotional code ESHA18 by:

*The reservation can be guaranteed with a credit card number or a pre-payment (for prepayment please e-mail to Hotel).

*Cancellation of an individual hotel room reservation can be made without any penalty no later than 3 days before arrival date.

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia Tallinn

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia Tallinn

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia warmly welcomes you in the city heart of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Hotel palette of proven quality services and cosy hotel environs tailored to your satisfaction makes it the right choice be it for business or vacation. The hotel features 390 comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated hotel rooms with modern conveniences, such as high-speed WiFi and 24-hour room service. Hotel One Touch mobile application helps to make your stay even more comfortable and enjoyable. The fitness and health center Club 26 situated on the 26th floor offers the opportunity to take a refreshing swim in a pool, work out in a well-equipped gym or relax in a hot sauna while admiring magnificent and memorable views of Tallinn. You can enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner at the hotel international restaurant Senso, a lighter meal or fresh pastries and cakes at the best café in the city – Café Boulevard, or a refreshing drink at the Lobby Bar. Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia holds a Green-key certificate, the largest global eco-label for accommodation, and Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016 and 2017. The hotel has also been awarded the internationally recognized Safehotels certification.

Room rates – a special accommodation rate applies for the participants of ESHA biennial conference Tallinn during the period 16.-20.10.2018 with the ESHA18 promotional code:

  • Standard and superior room single/double room: 100 EUR/single use, 115 EUR/double use. Rates are subject to availability until 17.08.2018.

Rates include:

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Complimentary access to fitness centre Club 26 (gym, pool, sauna) – for Standard room guest in the morning 07.00-11.00, for Superior room guest 07.00-22.00.
  • Wi-Fi

Bookings can be made with promotional code ESHA18 by:

*The reservation can be guaranteed with a credit card number or a pre-payment (for prepayment please e-mail to Hotel).

*Cancellation of an individual hotel room reservation can be made without any penalty no later than 3 days before arrival date.

Tallink City Hotel

Tallink City Hotel

Tallink City Hotel

Tallink City Hotel

Tallink City Hotel is located in the heart of Tallinn, amid the popular downtown shopping and business areas and just a few minutes’ walk from the historic Old Town. Residing in a fully renovated 1970s-era shopping arcade, the modern hotel today serves as an ideal base for exploring Estonia’s beautiful capital city. Guests can enjoy an à la carte lunch or dinner at the Sume restaurant and meet up with friends and colleagues in the Piano lobby bar.

Room rates – special accommodation rate applies for the ESHA biennial conference Tallinn participants during the period 16.-20.10.2018 with the ESHA18 promotional code:

  • Standard single/double room: 97 EUR/single use, 104 EUR/double use. Rates are subject to availability.

Rates include:

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi

Bookings can be made with promotional code ESHA18 by: