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Transforming an In-prior Conference into a Massive Online Event to Celebrate the United Nation's World Creativity and Innovation Day amidst the COVID-19 Crises (2022)


Fenyvesi, K., Neittaanmäki, P., Kulkarni, H., & Kulkarni, S. (2022). Transforming an In-prior Conference into a Massive Online Event to Celebrate the United Nation's World Creativity and Innovation Day amidst the COVID-19 Crises. In L. Jõgi, J. Leoste, S. Väät, M. Tuul, & C. Lazar (Eds.), A Flexible Framework for Hybrid Lower-Secondary Education : A Vision Book (pp. 59-64). Tallinna ülikool. https://free-ed.eu/framework/


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Fenyvesi, Kristof; Neittaanmäki, Pekka; Kulkarni, Heramb; Kulkarni, Shirin

Parent publication: A Flexible Framework for Hybrid Lower-Secondary Education : A Vision Book

Parent publication editors: Jõgi, Larissa; Leoste, Janika; Väät, Sirly; Tuul, Maire; Lazar, Csilla

eISBN: 978-9949-29-602-6

Publication year: 2022

Pages range: 59-64

Number of pages in the book: 89

Publisher: Tallinna ülikool

Place of Publication: Tallinna

Publication country: Estonia

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: https://free-ed.eu/framework/

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80008


Abstract

The University of Jyväskylä’s UNESCO Chairs and the Council for Creative Education-Finland decided to celebrate the United Nation’s World Creativity and Innovation Day in the form of a traditional, physical conference on 21 April 2020. During the last phases of preparations for the event, the COVID-19 pandemic unexpectedly hit the world and the organisers needed to transform the traditional conference program into an online event with several innovative solutions. In this chapter, the conference organisers describe the theoretical and technical background of the online conference, which has started a new conference series at the University of Jyväskylä.

When it became clear that the conference could not be organised as a physical event, the organisers modified the conference’s topic to respond to the “creative and innovative” challenges in education worldwide amidst the COVID-19 crisis. In the case of the initially planned offline event, a few hundred participants were expected from several different countries. However, to the greatest surprise of the hosts, the same educational conference in the online setting attracted 12,220 unique visitors from more than 60 countries across five continents.


Keywords: teaching and instruction; education and training; meetings (arranged events); remote meetings; events; conferences; international cooperation; creativity; innovativeness

Free keywords: World Creativity and Innovation Day


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Reporting Year: 2022


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