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

Kersti Kaljulaid

Kersti Kaljulaid

President of the Republic of Estonia
Kersti Kaljulaid

Kersti Kaljulaid

President of the Republic of Estonia

Kersti Kaljulaid (born 30 December 1969) is the fifth and current President of Estonia, in office since 10 October 2016. She is the first female head of state of Estonia since the country declared independence in 1918. From 2004-2016 she was a Member of the European Court of Auditors. She has previously worked as the CFO and CEO of the Iru Power Plant of state-owned energy company Eesti Energia and as an Economic Advisor to Estonian Prime Minister Mart Laar. She has graduated from the University of Tartu in the field of genetics and completed master’s studies in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

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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 is the founder and Executive Director of the InfoSavvy Group, an international educational leadership consulting firm. He has been a classroom teacher - teaching every grade from Kindergarten to Grade 12, a school, school district, and Ministry leader, a writer, an international consultant, a university professor, and a keynote speaker. Ian has worked with clients in more than 80 countries and made more than 12,000 presentations. He has written or co-written 18 books and 9 education series. His most recent books include the award-winning Reinventing Learning For the Always-On Generation, Learning Without Classrooms, Teaching the Digital Generation, Living on the Future Edge, Understanding the Digital Generation, and Literacy Is Not Enough. He is currently working on three books - A Brief History of the Future of Education; LeaderSHIFT; and Tomorrow Is Here Today: Learning For Modern Times.

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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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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

British Author and Former Advisor to Tony Blair
Charles Leadbeater

Charles Leadbeater

British Author and Former Advisor to Tony Blair

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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Jaan Aru

Jaan Aru

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin
Jaan Aru

Jaan Aru

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin

Jaan Aru is a young neuroscientist and psychologist who has investigated learning in mice, men and machines. Jaan has published two books in Estonian and more than 25 articles in international scientific journals. For his efforts in popularizing science he has received the national science communication prize. Currently he is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

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Program

 

WEDNESDAY 17 October 2018

 

08:00

Departure to School and Site Visits in Tartu

11:00

Departure to School and Site Visits Around Estonia

17:00 - 20:00

Returning to Tallinn



THURSDAY 18 October 2018

 

09:00

Registration and Morning Coffee

10:00

Conference Opening by Moderator
Toomas Kruusimägi, Chairman of Estonian School Heads Association

Conference Opening by Moderator

Conference Opening by Moderator

Toomas Kruusimägi, Chairman of Estonian School Heads Association

10:05

Welcoming Video Greeting
Clive Byrne, ESHA president

Welcoming Video Greeting

Welcoming Video Greeting

Clive Byrne, ESHA president

10:10

Welcome Speech
Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia

Welcome Speech

Welcome Speech

Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia

10:30

Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation: New Connections & Strategies That Work
Ian Jukes, Co-founder and Director of InfoSavvy21 and SpringBoard21

Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation: New Connections & Strategies That Work

Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation: New Connections & Strategies That Work

Ian Jukes, Co-founder and Director of InfoSavvy21 and SpringBoard21

11:15

The European Way Forward for Technology and Education
Linnar Viik, Member of Supervisiory Board of EIT Digital and a Technology Entrepreneur

The European Way Forward for Technology and Education

The European Way Forward for Technology and Education

Linnar Viik, Member of Supervisiory Board of EIT Digital and a Technology Entrepreneur

12:00

Lunch

13:00

9 Best Practices of Schools (3 Sessions in 3 Parallel Tracks)

14:30

Break

15:00

Learning Through Hacking
Ralph Echemendia, the Ethical Hacker and Founder of Seguru

Learning Through Hacking

Learning Through Hacking

Ralph Echemendia, the Ethical Hacker and Founder of Seguru

15:45

Programming and Code in Teaching and Learning
Linda Liukas, Author of Hello Ruby

Programming and Code in Teaching and Learning

Programming and Code in Teaching and Learning

Linda Liukas, Author of Hello Ruby

16:30

End of Day 1

19:00 - 23:00

Gala Dinner at the Seaplane Harbour

Gala Dinner at the Seaplane Harbour

Gala Dinner at the Seaplane Harbour

 
 


FRIDAY 19 October 2018

 

09:30

Morning Coffee

10:00

Conference Day 2 Opening by Moderator
Toomas Kruusimägi, Chairman of Estonian School Heads Association

Conference Day 2 Opening by Moderator

Conference Day 2 Opening by Moderator

Toomas Kruusimägi, Chairman of Estonian School Heads Association

10:10

Transforming Education and Leadership in an Age of Exponential Technologies
Vishen Lakhiani, Founder of Mindvalley

Transforming Education and Leadership in an Age of Exponential Technologies

Transforming Education and Leadership in an Age of Exponential Technologies

Vishen Lakhiani, Founder of Mindvalley

10:55

Flexible Minds: The Key Technology for Education Sits Inside Our Skull
Jaan Aru, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, Humboldt University of Berlin

Flexible Minds: The Key Technology for Education Sits Inside Our Skull

Flexible Minds: The Key Technology for Education Sits Inside Our Skull

Jaan Aru, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, Humboldt University of Berlin

11:45

Break

12:15

Agile Leadership: Making Great Ideas Happen in School
Ewan McIntosh, Author and Founder of NoTosh

Agile Leadership: Making Great Ideas Happen in School

Agile Leadership: Making Great Ideas Happen in School

Ewan McIntosh, Author and Founder of NoTosh

13:00

Estonian E-governance Experience in Education
Representative of Estonian Ministry of Science and Education

13:45

Lunch

14:45

Turning Students into a Problem Solvers
Charles Leadbeater, British Author and Former Advisor to Tony Blair

Turning Students into a Problem Solvers

Turning Students into a Problem Solvers

Charles Leadbeater, British Author and Former Advisor to Tony Blair

15:30

Summary of the Conference and Setting the Scene for the Future
Barbara Novinec, ESHA Incoming President

Summary of the Conference and Setting the Scene for the Future

Summary of the Conference and Setting the Scene for the Future

Barbara Novinec, ESHA Incoming President

16:00

End of the Conference

 
 

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

Please find detailed descriptions and additional registration to chosen field trip below. Registration to the site visits ends on September 27.

REGISTRATION

Please register for the conference by 5th 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 5th 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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Site visits

Welcome to Harju County
Harju County (Estonian: Harju maakond https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harju_County) is one of the fifteen counties of Estonia. It is situated in Northern Estonia, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland.
Schedule of the day
11:00 Departure from the hotel in Tallinn
Visiting different schools in the county. School lunch, meeting local government representative, short district sightseeing, hiking, workshops and visits to local tourist attractions are included in the tour.
19:00 Back to the hotel
Choice of schools
Different types of schools such as primary, basic and upper-secondary schools:

How to get there
Coaches will take you from the conference hotel and take you back to the hotel after the tour. Please note that the conference hotels are Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn, Radisson Blu Sky Hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia and Tallink City Hotel – in case you stay in other hotel not named in this list, please find the closest conference hotel to meet others and join the visit. Additional information
Please note that the schedule is flexible taking into account the wishes and interests of the participants.
Interesting links
https://www.visitharju.ee/en/

Welcome to Lääne County!
Lääne County is situated in the western part of Estonia, about 100 km from the capital Tallinn. The region of Lääne County is unique in that 23% of its territory is under protection in a greater or lesser extent.
Schedule of the day
11:00 – Departure for Lääne county.
First the participants will visit Silma Õpikoda in Lääne county. Introduction of the nature education in Estonian educational system and how nature centre can support teachers with different kind of educational programmes and educational materials.
Then the guests will have the opportunity to visit two schools in Haapsalu, a seaside resort town located on the west coast of Estonia. Visit includes lunch.
Guided walking tour in Haapsalu’s picturesque promenade and old town will finish the day.
PM – Arrival to Tallinn
Choice of schools

  • Haapsalu Põhikool (Haapsalu Basic School) provides basic education for grades 1-9. The school has 26 sets of classes. There are 572 students. The school has 87 employees, 64 of them are teachers. Students can take part in 15 free time activities.
  • Haapsalu Primary School (established in 1839) is located in Haapsalu and is the first Estonian school in Haapsalu. It has 314 students, aged 7 to 13 years old. We have 6 classes for children with learning disabilities (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia) and students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and 1 small class for children with autism spectrum disorders.

How to get there
Coaches will take you from the conference hotel and take you back to the hotel after the tour. Please note that the conference hotels are Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn, Radisson Blu Sky Hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia and Tallink City Hotel – in case you stay in other hotel not named in this list, please find the closest conference hotel to meet others and join the visit
Additional information
Please note that the schedule is flexible taking into account the wishes and interests of the
participants.
Interesting links
https://www.visitestonia.com/en/haapsalu-tourist-information-centre

Welcome to Pärnu County!
Pärnu County or Pärnumaa is situated in the south-western part of the country and is the largest county in Estonia. It is famous for its unspoilt nature and white sandy beaches. It was the centre of the Estonian Age of Awakening and the Estonian Declaration of Independence was proclaimed in its biggest town Pärnu, currently the Summer Capital of Estonia.
Schedule of the day
11.00 Departure from Tallinn
– Arriving to Tõstamaa Manor School
– Coffee break and visiting of Tõstamaa Secondary School
– Visiting the observation tower by Lindi bog
– Lunch in Pärnu
– A sightseeing tour in Pärnu with the visit of two historical shoolhouses
PM – Back in Tallinn
Choice of schools

  • Tõstamaa Secondary School is located in a beautiful old manor house and is the only manor school in Pärnu at the present time. The history of education in Tõstamaa dates back to 1688.
  • Pärnu Vanalinna Basic School, a former all-girls´ school.
  • Kuninga Street Basic School, a former all-boys´ school, where among others had studied the first President of Estonia Konstantin Päts and the celebrated chess player Paul Keres.

How to get there
Coaches will take you from the conference hotel and take you back to the hotel after the tour. Please note that the conference hotels are Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn, Radisson Blu Sky Hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia and Tallink City Hotel – in case you stay in other hotel not named in this list, please find the closest conference hotel to meet others and join the visit
Additional information
Please note that the schedule is flexible taking into account the wishes and interests of the
participants.
Interesting links
https://www.visitestonia.com/en/hidden-treasures-on-the-coast-of-parnu-county

Welcome to TARTU – the Capital of Education in Estonia
Tartu is the second-largest city in Estonia. It is called the intellectual centre of Estonia. Tartu is best known for being home to the University of Tartu – the oldest and the most famous university in Estonia, founded already in 1632. The city also houses the Supreme Court of Estonia, the Ministry of Education and Research, the science centre AHHAA and the new impressive building of the Estonian National Museum, opened to the public in October of 2016.
Schedule of the day
8.00 am Departure from Tallinn to Tartu. Please note that departure to Tartu starts earlier than other visits as the distance to Tartu is longer.
10.30 am – 11.00 am Arriving in Tartu – division into groups: according to the choices of schools to visit
11.00 am – 2.30 pm Program at school (includes lunch)
3.00 pm – 6.00 pm A Facinating Journey at Estonian National Museum:
1) A reception by officials from the city government
2) An overview of Tartu as the capital of education and innovation in Estonia:
different innovation -centres, science-centres, StartUp companies and other institutions introduce their cooperation programs with general schools
3) A guided tour in a museum a modern cutting-edge culture centre that provides a comprehensive showcase of Estonia’s ethnographic history, displaying a large number of high-tech installations as well as artefacts from the 107-year-old institution’s collection
6.00 pm – 8.00 pm An Invigorative Dinner at Restaurant Pööripäev (Estonian National Museum)
8.00 pm Departure to Tallinn
Choice of schools

Choise of schools includes Basic Schools (schools that provide both primary and lower secondary school), Gymnasiums (schools that provide exclusively upper secondary education), General Education Schools (full-cycle schools that cover all levels of general education: from primary to upper secondary) and Special Education Schools (schools for children with special educational needs).

Basic Schools (schools that provide both primary and lower secondary school)
There are four different programs prepared for you – please choose which one you prefer to attend:

Basic School Program 1:
Leading schools (municipal schools): Tartu Kivilinna Kool, Tartu Descartes Kool, Tartu Hansa Kool, Tartu Aleksander Puškini Kool, Tartu Raatuse Kool
Key words of the program:
Educating the 21 st century child: active, playful, team-based learning, digital learning, robotics, integrating robots into daily lessons
Team-teaching, open-space school and classrooms
Theme-based learning or learning without lessons
Physically active school
SEN-children in mainstream school
Professional learning communities of teachers

Basic School Program 2:
Leading schools (municipal schools): Tartu Karlova Kool, Tartu Forseliuse Kool
Key words of the program:
Assessment for Learning
– SEN-children in mainstream school
– Exploratory learning
– Curriculum design (integrated learning, robotics, collaboration with other institutions)
– Community school
– Professional learning communities

Basic School Program 3:
Leading school (municipal school): Tartu Veeriku Kool
Key words of the program:
Assessment for learning (based on students’ digital development portfolios)
Project-based learning (fully integrated schooldays)
Physically active school
Robotics
Basic School Program 4:
Leading schools (private schools): Tartu Rahvusvaheline Kool, Tartu Katoliku Hariduskeskus, Tartu
Erakool
Key words of the program:
Implementation of innovative ideas at schools (digital and media competences, school management and administration)
– Supporting adjustment of internationally mobile students
– Student-centred pedagogies (language immersion, transdisciplinary teaching, formative assessment, developing creativity and communication skills)
– Community and school collaboration
– Alternative schools in Tartu (Christian, Waldorf, international)

Gymnasiums (schools that provide exclusively upper secondary education)
Leading schools: Tartu Tamme Gümnaasium, Tartu Kristjan Jaak Petersoni Gümnaasium, Tartu Täiskasvanute Gümnaasium
Key words of the program:
Autonomy of schools
Offering choices to students/electives
Different types of cooperation
Leadership structure
Joint admission tests
Freedom at school
Second chance – secondary education for adults

General Education Schools (full-cycle schools that cover all levels of general education: from
primary to upper secondary)
Leading schools: Tartu Miina Härma Gümnaasium, Tartu Annelinna Gümnaasium
Key words of the program:
Value-based education
Teaching gifted children
Advanced study of foreign languages (CLIL, language immersion etc)
Multicultural education (different etnicities in classroom, IB-program etc)
Collaboration projects
Professional learning communities

Special Education Schools (schools for children with special educational needs)
Leading schools (municipal schools): Tartu Herbert Masingu Kool, Tartu Kroonuaia Kool
Key words of the program:
Special schools for SEN-children according to their disabilities
Holistic approach: health, social skills, education
Different programs that have been proven to be successful
Special education school as a competent centre (providing counceling for other basic schools and gymnasiums)

How to get there
Option 1: The buses will take the participants from Tallinn to Tartu from the conference hotels in the morning and back to Tallinn in the evening. Please note that the conference hotels are Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn, Radisson Blu Sky Hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia and Tallink City Hotel – in case you stay in other hotel not named in this list, please find the closest conference hotel to meet others and join the visit.
Option 2: Participants (especially the ones travelling from Riga) can arrive by coach. After the end of the program in the evening all the participants will be taken to the conference venue and/or hotels in Tallinn
Option 3: As there is an international airport in Tartu, it is also possible to arrive by plane and after the end of the program in the evening all the participants will be taken to the conference venue and/or hotels in Tallinn

For further information, please contact: Karin.Lukk@raad.tartu.ee
Interesting links
https://www.visitestonia.com/en/where-to-go/south-estonia/tartu

– Explore more about Tartu in the following video!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bd5mfrr5e5jifw7/Tartu%20%26%20Tartu%20County.mp4?dl=0
– AHHAA Science Centre http://www.ahhaa.ee/en
– Estonian National Museum http://www.erm.ee/en
– Tartu Environmental Education Centre http://www.tartuloodusmaja.ee/EN/uldinfo/
– SPARK MakerLab http://www.makerlab.ee/english/

Welcome to Viljandi County
In the southern part of Estonia, bordering on Latvia, lies the area of Viljandimaa, richly decorated with ancient valleys. Here you may find places where in contrast with the hastiness of modern life, the nature has preserved its natural rhythm.
Schedule of the day
11:00 – Departure from Tallinn to Viljandi
School visits and activities (lunch incl)
PM – Arrival to Tallinn
Choice of schools

Olustvere School of Service and Rural Economics  http://www.olustvere.edu.ee/wordpress/?page_id=1881 is located in Olustvere in Põhja-Sakala Parish in central Estonia. The school also owns the most fully preserved manorial estate, which includes 29 buildings, in the Baltic States. The school’s main objective is to offer secondary and post-secondary vocational training, as well as continuing education and retraining for adults. Olustvere School of Service and Rural Economics is the winner of the Quality Award for Vocational Schools in 2007 and 2013.

Olustvere Basic School is located in Olustvere in Põhja-Sakala Parish in central Estonia. It is situated in the same building as Olustvere School of Service and Rural Economics. Olustvere Basic school helps pupils reach clarity on their interests and abilities and ensures readiness for continuing studies at the next educational level and for lifelong learning. The school has a big part in shaping a personality who can act in different roles of society.

Lahmuse School http://www.lahmuse.edu.ee/ is a school with a long term expertise for children with special needs. The schools operates under the simplified national curriculum and is partly maintained by the state: students’ meals and study materials are free for parents. Professional staff and a customized old Lahmuse Mainor is a beneficial place for those whose coping with a regular school has become a burden. Additionally, we offer rehabilitation service for our students as well as outside the school.

Suure-Jaani School http://sjk.edu.ee/ is a basic and preschool for students from the age of 7 to 16 and preschool groups for children from the age of 1,5 years. School works in 4 buildings: three small branches locate about 15 km from the main building. There are about 300 students in the school. The school is known to put a high value on students health, sporting, reading and morality.

Suure-Jaani High School http://www.sjg.edu.ee/ is located in Suure-Jaani in Põhja-Sakala Parish. Today student can choose two curricula: social studies or sport (wrestling, football and athletics). One important part of our school life is non-formal education hobby school where students can learn music (piano, guitar, drums, singing, musical history), chess, archery, karate, robotics, technique and art.

Viljandi Gymnasium www.viljgym.edu.ee was established in 2012. Today, nearly 560 students in age 16 to 19 studying at the school. Viljandi Gymnasium offers 6 different curricula: Mathematics-physics, Sciences, Social sciences, Humanities, Economics and Foreign languages. The school has launched traditions that are open to the whole city, such as bicycle rides, night singing party.

How to get there
Coaches will take you from the conference hotel and take you back to the hotel after the tour. Please note that the conference hotels are Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn, Radisson Blu Sky Hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia and Tallink City Hotel – in case you stay in other hotel not named in this list, please find the closest conference hotel to meet others and join the visit.
Interesting links
https://www.visitestonia.com/en/where-to-go/south-estonia/viljandi

First, please register to the conference by through the form above. After you have done so, please select your site visit option here by September 27 with the same credentials used during the registration.

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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: