Call for papers

Creating Knowledge 2024 - Conference on learning and information literacy in higher education
5-7 June 2024, University of Helsinki

Deadline extended until 31 January 2024.

Creating Knowledge 2024 invites your proposal for a presentation.

The conference will take place at the Main Building of the University of Helsinki, Finland, from 5-7 June 2024. This conference will be conducted on-site only, with no online participation available. Through this face-to-face event, our aim is to facilitate personal encounters among participants.

The central theme of the conference is 'Think Before You Click: Responsibility in the Digital Information Landscape.' We encourage you to interpret this theme broadly, and you are welcome to propose a presentation covering any aspect of information literacy in the context of higher education.

The keynote speakers address responsibility in the digital information literacy landscape from various perspectives. The following topics are included:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Education by Matti Tedre and Henriikka Vartiainen, University of Eastern Finland
  • Shifting the Paradigm: Addressing Manipulative Behaviour Instead of Problematic Content by Siim Kumpas, European External Action Service, European Union
  • Human Brains in the Digital Information Landscape - Neuroscience of Learning and Attention by Minna Huotilainen, University of Helsinki, Finland

We invite you to submit your abstracts in these categories:

  • Oral presentations (15-20 minutes)
    Oral presentations are a familiar conference format, with time for questions in addition to the presentation. This format is suitable, for example, for presenting projects and best practices.
  • Interactive workshops (approx. 90 minutes)
    In the workshops, participants are actively involved. The goal can be, for example, learning new skills or developing ideas together.
  • Teachmeet presentations (5-10 minutes)
    Teachmeet is a practical and concise format for sharing teaching tips and experiences.
  • Wildcard (suggest for your own presentation type and length)
    If you cannot find a format that suits you, you can use the 'wild card' option and suggest something different.

The submission of abstracts is closed.
The abstract can be up to 250 words. References are not required.
If you have any questions about the abstract submission portal please contact the conference office at

The conference programme is entirely in English and abstracts will be submitted in English. 


Important dates

  • Call for presentations opens: 1 October 2023
  • Call for presentations new extended deadline:  31 January 2024 
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 1 March 2024
  • Registration opens: 1 March 2024
  • Early-bird registration ends: 2 April 2024
  • Regular registration ends: 22 May 2024
  • Conference dates: 5-7 June 2024


Please contact the programme team if you have any questions about the conference programme at