Innovation Summit 2018 Program

November 07

SCAPE, Tennispalatsi, Helsinki

9:00 EET

Morning Of School Visits

Part of the Helsinki Education Week Program.

Register to visit Helsinki School - Find your favourite and register here



14:45 EET

Doors open

Popcorn available for the fastest 200 attendees.

15:00 EET

Program starts: HundrED 2019 Global Collection Launch

Hosted by HundrED 

Presentations by HundrED 2019 Innovators​, ​​​​​​Academy Members & Ambassadors

17:00 EET

Program ends

19:00 EET

Innovator Welcome Dinner

Hosted by the city of Helsinki.

Networking Dinners for Global 2019 Innovators, Ambassadors and Academy Members.

Further information in your attendee emails. 

November 08

Nokia Executive Experience Center, Karaportti Espoo

8:15 EET

Transportation to Nokia Executive Experience Center

Buses will pick up attendees from the pick-up point. 

9:15 EET

Opening Words



9:20 EET

Excellence & Equity - How To Make Change Happen At Scale?

Pasi Sahlberg, Education expert, Author 




9:40 EET

HundrED - A Mission To Make Every Child Flourish

Saku Tuominen, Chair Of The Board, HundrED


10:00 EET

What Kind Of Attitude Is Needed To Make Change Happen

Oliver Percovich, Founder and director of Skateistan

Jessica Spencer-Keyse, Head of Research, HundrED

Catalina González, Founder, Literacy4All


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10:30 EET


11:00 EET

HundrED Sustainability Spotlight - Snapshot Into Inspiring Innovations

Natalie Day, Sustainability Spotlight Researcher, HundrED

Kehkashan Basu, Founder, and President of Green Hope Foundation

Iitu Kiminki, Eco-Schools Programme Manager, FEE Finland

Kinvara Jardine Paterson, Content & Curriculum Manager, World’s Largest Lesson



11:20 EET

How To Spread Your Innovation To 100+ Countries

Cleary Vaughn Lee, Executive Director, Global Oneness Project

Suchetha Bhat, CEO, Dream A Dream

Riku Alkio, CEO of

Linda Liukas, Founder of Hello Ruby



12:00 EET

Introduction: The Worlds Most Inspiring Education Innovators - Workshops

Lasse Leponiemi, Executive Director of HundrED


12:10 EET


Served at the Meet & Greet area.

13:00 EET

The Worlds Most Inspiring Education Innovators - Workshops

All attendees are divided into working groups to share and learn with others.

15:00 EET


15:30 EET

Inside Tomorrow's School

James Steckart Head of School, THINK Global Schools

Milla Kokko CEO Of Hei Schools



16:00 EET

If Adults Cannot Make The Change Happen, Maybe Students Can

Kehkashan Basu, Founder and President of Green Hope Foundation


16:20 EET

Closing Words Of Day 1

Lasse Leponiemi, Executive Director of HundrED

Buses will take participants back to Helsinki city center.


19:00 EET

Gala Dinner

Celebration dinner will be organized in a secret location. 

November 09

Finlandia Hall, Helsinki

8:30 EET

Morning Coffee

Coffee, tea and pastries served before the program.

9:15 EET

Program starts: Final Day

Opening Words by Saku Tuominen, Chair of the Board, HundrED

A Youth Perspective By Jordy Angel Coldwell, Youth Ambassador and Director of Student Voice



9:30 EET

Excellence and Equity: Two Systems Journeys Toward Making Every School a Good One

Pia Pakarinen, Deputy Mayor for Education, Helsinki

Vanessa Wilkins, Founder, Future School Lab and former Impact Director, Nike

Whitney Grubbs, Executive Director, Chalkboard Project



10:00 EET

Think Big - Funding With Mission

Essie North, Managing Director, Big Change

John Goodwin, CEO, LEGO Foundation

Mabel Woo, Program Director at Yidan Prize Foundation





10:45 EET

Workshops Introduction

Pukhraj Ranjan, Head Of Community, HundrED



10:50 EET


11:20 EET

Taking Better Care Of Our Teachers

Eyal Doron, Researcher & Inventor of the SEISEI method

Vishal Sharma, Founder, SMILES in Education

Kayla Delzer, Teacher & Creator, Flexible Seating




12:00 EET

The Least Powerful CEO In The World And Tomorrow's Workplace

Ilkka Paananen, CEO of Supercell


12:20 EET

The Future Of Education - The Finnish Way

Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, The Minister of Education, Finland.


12:40 EET

And Now What? How To Accelerate Change

Closing Words by Saku Tuominen, Chair Of The Board, HundrED


13:00 EET


15:00 EET

A Optional Networking Event with Summit Guests & Teachers of Helsinki

Gloria Cultural Arena Networking celebration with Helsinki educators.