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View Oppi Festival programme here.

Not a conference

Ditch your preconceptions of education events. Oppi is a not-for-profit festival, not a conference. That means it’s informal, with a flexible, surprising schedule — and lots of opportunities to contribute your experiences.

You’re invited

Oppi brings together global teachers, academics, education leaders, businesses, entrepreneurs, young people and more. In fact, anyone with an interest in education will get real value from this exciting festival.

Relaxed and friendly

We honestly don’t mind what you wear or how you like to introduce yourself. However, you’ll get most out of Oppi if you treat it as somewhere to connect, have fun and learn.

A brilliant line-up

Our line-up includes Krista Kiuru, Finnish Minister for Education and Culture, Peter Vesterbacka from Rovio (who make Angry Birds) and Sugata Mitra, winner of the TED Prize 2013. Lots more still to be announced.



Oppi is happening at an amazing Helsinki venue – Finlandia Hall
on 11th and 12th April 2014

Friday 12-18:00 (registration from 11:00) and Saturday 10-17:00

Everyone’s welcome! Book now»


Oppi is for educators, education system leaders and education businesses.


Why choose Oppi?

Because you can! How often do you get to “choose” what professional development you do?  At Oppi there will be world class sessions for everyone in education and opportunities to connect, collaborate and discover what’s new.

Refresh your approach to education. Space to think. Time to talk. A place to experiment. Oppi is a unique festival of education that’s popping up for two days this Spring.

“By far the best education event
I’ve ever been to*”

Steve Moffitt, CEO – A New Direction

*Commenting on London Festival of Education 2012 which was organised by Oppi organisers, Suklaa

Why Finland?

The first Oppi Festival is popping up in Finland, where education excellence, design expertise, entrepreneurialism and quality of life intersect.

With an education system that places highly in international rankings, a buzzing technology and startups scene and a level of equality few other countries can match, Finland makes an ideal backdrop for our festival about excellence in education.

What’s more, we’re doing some unconventional things to turn a landmark Helsinki venue into a space that’ll surprise and excite you.


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Key Partner

Oppi Festival Key Partner: Sanoma Learning

Sanoma Learning



Oppi Partners

Oppi partner: Rovio


Oppi partner: Mozilla Foundation

Mozilla Foundation

Oppi partner: Tekes


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Oppi partner: Microsoft Partners in Learning

Microsoft, Partners-in-Learning

Oppi partner: Whole Education

Whole Education

Oppi partner: Innovation Unit

Innovation Unit

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Oppi partner: Nesta


Oppi partner: Bristish Council

British Council

Oppi partner: Future Learning Finland

Future Learning Finland

Oppi partner: Future Learning Finland

Educluster Finland








Media Partner

Oppi partner: TES

Times Educational Supplement



Founding Partners

Oppi partner: TES



The Finnish Institute in London