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This year we want to involve our community even more in building Dare to Learn. Dare to Learn 2018 program will be cocreated with the learning community. First, we asked the community for themes and now we open the call for actual sessions - for everyone!
Why are we opening the call for proposals for everyone? Simply because we believe the best ideas are in the community, not necessarily within our own team. Through an open call, we aim to ensure the variety, quality and freshness of the program. The best practices, newest ideas and proven solutions can be possessed by anyone, from a corporation to a public organization or an individual teacher or professional.
The open call for ideas ensures quality, but we also do it because we believe world is only changed through collaboration. This an invitation to collaborate on making learning available everywhere and for everyone. Join us changing the world through sharing the best ideas!
We dare you to propose your own ideas! We want to remind you that Dare to Learn is a highly interactive event: we are biased towards bold, participative and creative proposals rather than top-down talks. Dare to propose your wildest and the most creative ideas! Remember to accurately highlight the main focus of your proposal: depth is more important than breath.
This year Dare to Learn is divided in five different themes to help illuminate different focus areas and enable Learners to easily find different types of program at the event. As you think about your proposal, you’ll want to select the theme that best aligns with your session. However, it’s okay if the proposal doesn’t fit directly under any of the themes mentioned below.
Emotions and Learning
They drive learning, motivation, decision-making and wellbeing. Be it in schools or at the workplace, the key is to understand the potential of emotions and how to put them into use.
What Should We Learn Next? In 2016, a new Finnish national curriculum was implemented in schools. But what comes after multidisciplinary modules and learning with ICT? What are the core skills to be emphasized in the next curriculum reform?
Developmental Organizational Culture
The modern world is always in flux. Organizations must build development in to their core, or risk falling behind. Learning cannot be a mere afterthought, but part of everyday work life.
What’s in common with Thomas Alva Edison and David Bowie? They were both self-taught. Learning doesn’t always need to be formal. The question is, how to learn to learn?
Learning for Sustainability
The world changes, so must we. How to acknowledge and tackle challenges on the journey towards an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future?
ACTIVATING FORMATS, 60% OF PROGRAM
Hands on Showcase
20-35 participants, 45-90 minutes
An activating session, that showcases a new idea, product, tool, method or project. The aim is to get participants to really try hands on the actual tool or application. A great way to spread new ideas and solutions.
20-35 participants, 45-120 minutes
An informal and participatory session full of fun and creation! A Creative workshop could involve drawing, dancing, playing music, drama, legos, coding - basically anything where artistic creation is the focus. The aim is to make participants learn and create.
20-35 participants, 60-120 minutes
An intensive session of solving a specific challenge or case, hacking or co-creation. High quality facilitation, inspiring challenges on the future of learning and problems worth solving. This format creates solutions, teams and sparkling new ideas!
Morning Coffee Meet Up
20-50 participants, 30-60 minutes
A Morning Coffee Meet Up is for the early birds, who want to meet like-minded people and make new contacts. Each meet up has a specific topic, around which people gather, and there can be a brief introductory speech about it. The main focus is to network with people with similar interests - and of course kick-start the day with a cup of coffee!
20-35 participants, 45-90 minutes
A session of learnign from the learners, a classroom flipped upside-down. This format calls for pupils from primary and secondary education to help teachers and professionals to learn. A great way for a teacher to engage her/his group of pupils to take role in their own learning. Teacher, challenge your group to teach us!
20-35 participants, 45-90 minutes
This format challenges participants to learn from their failures. Set a topic, facilitate a psychologically safe environment, and share your worst mistakes! This is a good way to share experiences, build a culture of learning from mistakes and even share best practices learned through failure.
Escape Room for Learning
5-20 participants, 30-60 minutes
A closed room, limited time to get out, riddles to solve - a challenge to learn together! An escape room game designed specifically for learning is a great way to raise awareness of a topic in a truly engaging way. Gamifying your topic into an escape game will ensure maximum attention while making learning fun.
Learning Treasure Hunt
20-200 participants, 60-180 minutes
A fun, spatial, social and exciting way of learning something and meeting new people. A treasure hunt takes participants from checkpoint to another, inside Dare to Learn venue or outside in the urban environment. Set up checkpoints with tasks, draw a map, form teams at let the learners hunt the treasures!
INSPIRATION FORMATS, 20% OF PROGRAM
100-250 participants, 45-60 minutes
A stage format with each speaker given 20 seconds per image, 20 images per speaker. A Spark Talks session at Dare to Learn has 5-6 speakers, with a possibility to a hosted discussion at the end. Best Spark Talks sessions combine many perspectives, rising new thinkers without marketing purposes. Every Spark speaker will host a table after their speech, where participants can meet them for discussion.
100-250 participants, 20-30 minutes
A stage format with 2-3 speakers, 1 host, relaxed atmosphere and a shared passion on the discussed topic. Fireside chats are a great way to spark discussion and create understanding on a widely interesting topic.
700-1000 participants, 15-20 minutes
The Dare to Learn event is boosted by around 20 keynotes, that inspire co-creation, sharing of ideas and connecting with new people during the event. The purpose of a keynote is not to share knowledge but to inspire learning throughout the event. A successful keynote makes the participant to act in a new way after the event.
Advertorial sessions are not allowed. If you would like to promote your brand at Dare to Learn 2018, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submissions is 8th of April 2018.
For more information, please contact:
Head of Program
+358 41 527 4320