Reimagining Teachers and Teacher Education for Our Futures Conference
Organising committee

Members of the organising committee are:

  • Arto Kallioniemi, University of Helsinki, Chair of the committee
  • Hannele Niemi, University of Helsinki
  • Raisa Ahtiainen, University of Helsinki
  • Tuija Turunen, University of Lapland
  • Sai Väyrynen, University of Helsinki
  • Ira Österberg (administration), University of Helsinki
  • Outi Nieminen (administration), University of Helsinki
  • Maaria Manyando (administration), University of Helsinki
  • Laura Ramula (administration), University of Helsinki
  • Riikka Louhivuori (administration), Confedent

You can reach the conference committee via e-mail:

For practical questions, such as visa invitation letters, certificates of acceptance, or technical questions regarding the abstract submission form and registration form:

Academic committee

Chair of the academic committee:

  • Hannele Niemi, UNESCO Chair on Educational Ecosystems for Equity and Quality of Learning, University of Helsinki 

Members of the academic committee: 

  • Maija Aksela, Professor, University of Helsinki, Director of the LUMA Centre Finland Network, University of Helsinki 
  • Mhairi Beaton, Professor, the Carnegie School of Education, the Leeds Beckett University 
  • Anne Burke, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Toronto 
  • Arto Kallioniemi, UNESCO Chair on Values, Dialogue and Human Rights, University of Helsinki.  
  • Jari Lavonen, Professor of Physics and Chemistry Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki 
  • Chi Kin John Lee, Vice President (Academic) and Provost, Chair Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) 
  • Elina Lehtomäki, UNESCO Chair on Global education, University of Oulu  
  • Erika Löfström, Professor of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences,  University of Helsinki 
  • Ritva Reinikka, PhD, Professor of Practice, Aalto University 
  • Ulla Richardson, UNESCO Chair on Literacy, University of Jyväskylä 
  • Fritjof Sahlström, Professor of Pedagogy, Diversity, multilingualism and social justice in education, University of Helsinki
  • Tuija Turunen, Professor, UniTwin Coordinator, UArctic Thematic Network of Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity, University of Lapland
  • Sai Väyrynen, PhD, Director of Global Innovation Network for Teaching & Learning. University of Helsinki
  • Markku Wilenius, UNESCO Chair, Future Research, University of Turku