SAVI consortium meeting in Helsinki, 9-11 June 2014


Towards the science of learner engagement

The 2014 Finnish-US SAVI PI-ECR Meeting

9-11 June 2014
University of Helsinki



Sunday 8 June (optional)  (Information below for those who have signed up; added 7 June)

  • Day trip to Tallinn, Estonia.  We will arrange taxis to go to the harbor from Cumulus Kaisaniemi; meet st 710 am there.  Have breakfast in advance if you can.   I would discourage buying food on-board.  It is crowded and expensive and takes time.  Please call or email Eric if you have any trouble getting to the hotel.   +358 (0) 4655 36291.  We encourage you if you have a chance to look up the town of Tallinn Estonia and to think through things you might want to do.  Lots of historical stuff.  Most of you know my recommendation to visit the dark and dusty museum of Soviet history.  I will never forget it.  But beautiful town square, lots of places to visit, eat, etc.  We will return at 7:30 pm – need to get there by 6:45, and the ship closes doors at 7:00 pm.  At the start of the trip, we, we will have a brief orientation when we get to our conference room.  Our meeting room will be on deck 8.  We need to board together since they have all the tickets together.  Justina Judy will share a brief talk and then we will form subgroups and have at it with planning or writing, etc.  We will not take the conference room on the return.  

Monday 9 June
Room 302, 3rd floor, Athena building, Siltavuorenpenger 3A, University of Helsinki 
Break-out rooms 168 (G1), 303 (G2), 360 (G3) & 261 (G4)
(Map SVP 3A)

  • 11.00 am Registration and lunch
    12.15 pm Opening and Instructions for Thematic group work (Jari Multisilta and Eric Hamilton)
    12.30 pm Project status (All PIs) / Thematic group work
    1.30 pm Coffee
    2.00 pm Project status continues / Thematic group work
    3.30 pm Reporting activities
    5.30 pm Closing
    6.00 pm Dinner at Unicafe Olivia (Siltavuorenpenger 5A) 

Tuesday 10 June
Ballroom, Hotel Arthur, Vuorikatu 19, 00100 Helsinki
The morning session will include business and public sector participants in addition to SAVI project researchers and doctoral students.

  • 8.00 am Poster and demo set up
  • 8.30 am Breakfast & registration
    9.00 am Welcome words (Suvi Sundquist, Tekes)
    9.05 am Welcome and opening of the morning event (Jari Multisilta and Eric Hamilton)
    9.35 am Research presentations: Tekes-funded projects
    • FUN: A Finland-U.S. Network for Engagement and STEM Learning in Games (Brianno Coller, Northern Illinois University & Jarmo Viteli, University of Tampere)
    • UNCODE: Uncovering Hidden Cognitive Demands on Global Learners (Satu Pakarinen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
    • VIP: STEM Learning and Teaching with Mobile Video Inquiries and Communities (Jari Multisilta, CICERO Learning & University of Helsinki & Eric Hamilton, Pepperdine University)
    9.50 am Demo session, posters and discussions (all projects)
    11.15 am Closing of the morning session
    11.30 am Lunch
    12.30 pm Project status continues / Thematic group work
    2.30 pm Coffee
    3.00 pm Project status continues / Thematic group work
    4.00 pm Closing of the session
    6.00 pm Dinner at restaurant Savu (Map: Tervasaarenkannas 3, 00170 Helsinki)

Wednesday 11 June
Festsal, Snellmaninkatu 12, University of Helsinki
Break-out rooms 234 (G1), 209 (G2), 211 (G3) & 219 (G4) (2nd floor)


  • 9.00 am Meeting continues
    9.15 am Thematic group work
    10.00 am Thematic group presentations
    11.45 am Closing of the event
    12.00 pm Lunch
    1.00 pm - 4 pm Time for research group internal meetings

Please click HERE to register.  (US Participants:  Hiroo Kato ( will register you automatically after you have completed travel arrangements.)


Here are a few suggestions.

In Hakaniemi, near Siltavuorenpenger

In town centre and near the main railway station

Budget range options


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