The xEdu team is grateful to everyone involved in organizing XcitED 2017 — the greatest edtech event of Slush. Our volunteers, partners, speakers, startups and our guests, of course — without you it wouldn't have happened!
- More than 1000 people visited the event.
- More than 260 viewers joined XcitED online stream provided by Telia Digitalist TV.
- #XcitED was among the Top hashtags on 30 November with more than a million impressions. Thanks for being active!
We have gathered the most exciting moments from the event in our gallery. Find yourself and share with your friends. Also, in case you have missed some of the great discussions at XcitED, with Digitalist TV by Telia you can revisit the event and enjoy the stage program once again.
Stay #XcitED — we will be back in 2018!
Thursday, November 30th 2017
14:00 — 19:00
Because there’s no better time than Slush to get together all the players of the EdTech ecosystem.
Because there’s no better place than Finland to innovate in the education industry.
XcitED 2017 Program
Opening Speech by Peter Vesterbacka, Pasi Joronen
Keynote by Anne Tham: Child Entrepreneurs: How to create, nurture and develop them in schools
Fireside chat: Building the spirit of entrepreneurship in Education.
Startup story: 8-year old CEO Shailaja with her mother Komi Sam
14:00 - 14:10
14:10 - 14:20
14:20 - 14:50
14:50 - 15:00
Keynote by Sirpa Tuomi: Educating the next responsible generation
Fireside chat: Where is the balance between Ed & Tech?
Startup story: Lyfta
15:00 - 15:10
15:10 - 15:45
15:45 - 15:55
Keynote by Pramath Raj Sinha
Fireside chat: Social & Emotional Learning. Can technology help us learn empathy and social skills?
Startup story: Mightifier
16:00 - 16:10
16:10 - 16:45
16:45 - 16:55
Keynote by Michael Staton. EdTech: Preparing for and Reskilling in the 4th Industrial Revolution
Fireside chat. Investing in Education: How to spot (and become) a unicorn?
Startup story: 3DBear
17:00 - 17:10
17:10 - 17:45
17:45 - 17:55
Nordic EdTech Award
5G meets pedagogics – opportunities and challenges. Anna Laine, CDO, Education Sector, City of Helsinki; Janne Koistinen, 5G Program Director at Telia Finland; Antti Korhonen, CEO, xEdu Accelerator
18:00 - 19:00
18:30 - 18:45
Nordic EdTech Award Jury
XcitED Event + EdTech Award Pass
XcitED Event, EdTech Award + 2nd Day of Slush Pass.
Got the Slush pass? Join XcitED for free by adding your name to the list.