XcitED 2019

Get Excited About the Future of Education

What or Who can make you #XcitED about the Future of Education?

Check the 6-hour program and make sure

to secure your place at XcitED 2019.

Main Stage:


CREATING IMPACT

14:00 - 15:00

hosted by Heini Karppinen, EdTech Finland

 

14:00 – 14:10

Opening words by Leisa Grace Wilson

14:10  – 14:20

Keynote: Tony Addison, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research

14:20 – 14:55 

Fireside chat:

Marjaana Sall, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland;

Aape Pohjavirta, Funzi;

Ellimaija Ahonen, LessonApp;

Leisa Grace Wilson, Teach Middle East Magazine

SCALING FOR IMPACT

15:00 - 16:00 

hosted by Heini Karppinen, EdTech Finland


15:00 – 15:10

Keynote: Juan Luis Vilchez, Amazon

15:10 – 15:45 

Fireside chat: 

Owen Henkel, Pearson Ventures;

Lucia Valencia-Dongo, La Victoria Lab;

Jussi Hinkkanen, Fuzu

Andrew Nolan, New Nordic School

15:45 – 15:55 

Founders Story: Olli Rundgren, Psyon Games

BREAK

16:00 - 16:30

ED BEFORE TECH

16:30 - 17:30

hosted by Neil O'Toole, EDvisor Finland

16:30 – 16.35

Opening

16.35 – 16:45 

Keynote: Aleksi Komu, ThingLink

16:45 – 17:25   

Fireside chat:

Luke Stannard, Save the Children;  

Jenni Vartiainen, KideScience;

Sampo Lokki, School Day Helsinki 

Neil O'Toole, EDvisor Finland

RETURN ON IMPACT

17:30 - 18:30

 

17:30 – 17:45

Keynote:

Derek Haoyang Li, Squirrel AI Learning

17:45 – 18:25

Fireside chat:

Lucy Lynn-Matern, Emerge Education VC;

Sari Hurme-Mehtälä, KideScience,

Matti Liukas, Consensus Capital

Charles Madon, LEGO Ventures

18:25 – 18:30

Announcements 

19:00 - 22:00 XcitED Dinner

Hosted by Heini Karppinen

14:20 - 15:00 

BESA presents:

Best of UK EdtechStartups, hosted by Andrew Nolan

15:00 - 16:00

Smart Learning Environments for the Future –project presents: Co-Creation panels 

Co-creating with schools

Eemeli Marttila, Teacher at Hiukkavaara School, City of Oulu

Ida Rönnlund, CEO at Four Ferries

Jaakko Vuorio, Researcher, University of Tampere

Anna Rantapero-Laine, Project Manager, Smart Learning Environments of the Future

Digitalization and gamification

Anu Kahri, Teacher, Jalavapuisto School, City of Espoo

Natasha Skult, CEO & Creative Director of MiTale

Pekka Peura, CEO of Dragonbox Finland

Edoardo Montenegro, Founder and VP & CMO of Betwyll

xEdu Presents: Final Pitches of its Eighth Acceleration Program Cohort

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MiTale

Finland

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ChordHero

Hong Kong

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ELIIS

Estonia

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BigClown

UK

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uDocz

Peru

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ALPAKids

Estonia

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Beenova

UAE

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Reto

Mexico

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Merkuur

Estonia

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Futuclass

Estonia

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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World of Insights presents:
Unicorn Game
16:00 - 17:00

DISRUPT OR BE DISRUPTED. How to think like a startup? 
The Unicorn Game teaches business teams to create new innovations and pitch them to investors. 

Speaker Swing

Meet the speakers! At the end of each session, you will have a chance to introduce yourself to speakers, exchange contacts and express your opinions.

Speaker Swing sessions:

Creating impact 14:55 - 15:15

Scaling for Impact 15:55 - 16:15

Ed before Tech 17:25 - 17:45

Return on Impact: 18:30 - 18:50

Dynamic Demo Area

Come and meet dozens of EdTech pioneers to test their products, hear their stories and get inspired!

Photo Booth

Strike a pose, ride a unicorn and don't forget the hottest hashtag of the day:

#XcitED

Hygge Space

It's dark, it's slushy, it's November.

We feel you. Take a blanket and wool socks, make yourself comfortable by the fire and relax.

Pitch Pong

So you're a pitching superhero and can make that 3min elevator pitch even first thing in the morning? How about taking it to the next level and try to pitch while playing Ping Pong? 

If you manage to win the tournament - only then can you call yourself a Pitch Master!

XcitED Dinner
19:00 - 22:00
Fat Lizard

What could be a better wrap-up of the XcitED conference

than a (not so) formal networking dinner? That's why we have partnered up with a network of education experts, The Night School, to bring together all the hungry XcitED minds for a friendly dinner and mingling.

Every dinner ticket comes with a personal discount code for XcitED Conference. The amount of seats is strictly limited.​

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