The Conference is organized and hosted by the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki and its UNESCO Chairs professor Hannele Niemi (UNESCO Chair on Educational Ecosystems for Equity and Quality of Learningand professor Arto Kallioniemi (UNESCO Chair on Values, Dialogue and Human Rights) in collaboration with the UNITWIN UNESCO network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity.

The Reimagining Teachers and Teacher Education for Our Futures conference will explore the future of the teaching profession and teachers’ work, and the crucial role that teachers have in shaping the critical, transversal skills that are necessary for our futures as outlined in the seminal report by The UNESCO International Commission on the Futures of Education. The Conference will gather researchers, teacher educators, teachers, representatives of civil organizations, policy makers and all actors involved in building a sustainable society through education.  

Diane Hirshberg, Director and Professor of Education Policy at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, and Vice-President Academic for UArctic, is one of the conference's keynote speakers.

Abstract submission form will open here in October 2023.