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January 29 @ 8:00 AM - 6:15 PM UTC+0



January 29th, 7.30 AM – 6.15 PM, UTC +2

LIFE2021Remote is a virtual version of the fifth LIFE Lapland International Forum for Education™. This virtual event still has all the main features of the onsite conference in the Arctic: shadowing Finnish teachers during LIVE virtual school visits, listening to the top Finnish education experts, and of course, meeting the Santa. 

This unique one-day training program offers an exclusive opportunity to visit Finnish primary, secondary, and high schools right by the Arctic Circle, in the city of Rovaniemi, also known as the official hometown of Santa Claus. During the visits, you can not only observe but also interact with the Finnish teachers and ask questions about what you have just seen, or anything that you would like to know about Finnish education or everyday life in Finnish schools.

After the school visits, you can join Educa, the biggest educational event in Finland (19.000 participants in January 2020). Top Finnish education experts are talking about COVID-19, distance education, international co-operation, and lifelong learning, among many other themes.

To get the most out of the event, you will get free access to our online courses about Finnish education, and get familiar with the Finnish education system and principles prior to the visit and keynotes.

For early bird buyers, we will also offer during the holidays a Virtual flight to Rovaniemi and meeting with Santa Claus. The flight is offered by Finnair, the official airline of Santa Claus. IMPORTANT! THIS OPTION IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATIONS MADE BY DECEMBER 22ND!  



The key purpose of LIFE2021Remote is to get an idea of how learning takes place in Finnish schools by shadowing Finnish teachers. You can choose the age range to ensure it is tailored to your needs*. Here are the age ranges for each visit:

Primary school (age 7–12)*
Secondary school (age 13–15)*
High School (age 16–18)*

Tentative program for LIFE2021Remote – Please note that changes are possible. IMPORTANT! All the times are Eastern European Time (UTC/GMT +2)

Friday, January 29th
LIVE Virtual School visits, register here>>
07:30 – 07:40 Pre-meeting: check-in and getting ready for the day
07:40 – 08:00 Opening LIFE2021Remote
08:00 – 10:00 School visits and teacher shadowing

Educa-program, register here>>
10:05 – 10:15 Educa goes digital opening
10:15 – 11:00 Distance education in Finland during COVID-19 – Lessons learned
11:15 – 12:00 Lifelong learning strengthening tomorrow
12:15 – 13:00 Education for the future
13:15 – 14:00 How has Covid-19 affected education around the world?
14:15 – 15:00 International co-operation in the post-COVID world
15:15 – 16:00 Teacher competence development
16:15 – 17:00 Outdoor activities or after lunch quiet time 
17:15 – 18:15 Ensuring that learning never stops – reaching those furthest behind

*There is a minimum number of participants per visit, so, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you can join your preferred age group. 


SUVI KRISTA WESTLING (Host for the school visits)

Suvi K. Westling is an educational psychologist and expert in the field with both grass root teaching experience from school and teacher education as well as research from these environments.  She has a broad and holistic view of education and a deep understanding of the human mind and learning. She has graduated from and later taught new students in an innovative program of educational psychology at the University of Helsinki. Her teaching has included lecturing, supervising pre-service-teachers’ practice, and facilitating group processes and process-oriented group studies. In her research, she studies the quality of regulation of students’ learning and activity, at school, and at teacher education. She has worked as an expert in educational program design at an academic level as well as in the world of international organizations. 


There are more than 20 education professionals at the event. See Educa-program for more information about the speakers.




All participants should register two times – for LIFE2021Remote LIVE Virtual School Visit and the Educa-Program! The first registration link is for the school visits (fee), and the second link is for the Educa-program (free). Please read all information below before using the event online registration forms to register for LIFE2021Remote. 

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR LIFE2021Remote LIVE Virtual School Visits>>

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR LIFE2021Remote Educa-program>>

Tickets for LIFE2021Remote are available for 49€ (INCL. VAT 24%)

The fee includes:

Free access to Finnish education online courses
– LIVE Virtual School visit of your choice


Please choose your payment type on the online registration form. The options are 

– Online credit card payment (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Alipay)
– Bank transfer (PDF-invoice). The invoice with the necessary information will be sent to you with the confirmation email. The participant should assume all the bank transaction fees. (IMPORTANT! IF YOU USE THIS PAYMENT TYPE, YOU CANNOT JOIN THE VIRTUAL FLIGHT) 

Please note that all payments must be made in advance and in euros (€). 

Cancellation Policy 

If unable to attend, the registered person may substitute someone else by sending a notification to info@visitedufinn.com. Unfortunately, no refunds are available.
Cancellations by VisitEDUfinn
In case school visits or Educa-program is canceled, all the fees will be refunded. VisitEDUfinn is not responsible for any damage caused by the cancellation.

Any questions about the registration or payments? Please contact info@visitedufinn.com.


For additional information about LIFE2021Remote, please contact:

VisitEDUfinn Ltd.
Gadolininkatu 1 B 73
00560 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 409 684 987
Email: info@visitedufinn.com

For additional information about Educa, please contact:

Messuaukio 1
00520 Helsinki
Tel. +358 40 450 3250
E-mail: customer.service@messukeskus.com


January 29
8:00 AM - 6:15 PM UTC+0