Keynote Speakers


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Sanna Järvelä


Sanna Järvelä is a professor in the field of learning and educational technology and a head of the Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit (LET).

Järvelä and her research group is internationally well known from theoretical advancement of social aspects self-regulated learning (SSRL). Her interdisciplinary research work has strong contribution to the methodological development of process oriented research methods in the field of learning and collaboration and recently applying of multimodal methods in self-regulated learning research.

She is the chief editor of International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (iCSCL). and invited member of the expert group of the OECD’s PISA 2024 ‘Learning in the Digital World’. Järvelä has published more that 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and her google scholar h-index is 55.

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Roberto Poli


Roberto Poli teaches Philosophy, Applied Ethics and Futures Studies at the Faculty of Sociology of the University of Trento (Italy).

Professor Poli’s research interests include: 1) Ontology, in both its traditional philosophical understanding and the new, computer-oriented, understanding (Theory and Applications of Ontology, 2 vol. Springer 2010), 2) The theory of values and the concept of person (Between Hope and Responsibility. Introduction to the Ontological Structures of Ethics, 2006, in Italian) and 3) Anticipatory systems, i.e. system able to take decisions according to their possible future development (Understanding Anticipatory Systems, special issue of Foresight, 2010).

Roberto Poli is editor-in-chief of Axiomathes (Springer). He has published six books, edited or co-edited more than 20 books or journal’s special issues and published more than 150 scientific papers.

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Laura Pouru


Laura Pouru is leading the research, education and development activities of the UNESCO Chair in Learning Society and Futures of Education held at the University of Turku since 2016.

Her research interests include developing futures literacy on societal, organizational and individual levels. She has worked in various futures research and foresight projects at Finland Futures Research Centre and in the Finnish public sector.

She is currently pursuing her PhD in Futures Studies and serving as the President of the Finnish Society for Futures Studies.

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Markku Wilenius


Markku Wilenius is Professor of Futures Studies in Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku. He also holds the position of UNESCO Chair in Learning Society and Futures of Education.

Markku Wilenius has been researching, publishing and speaking about future studies for more than 25 years. During this time, he has worked in all areas of future studies and sustainable development. Over the last 15 years, he has been working with various governments, businesses, public sector organisations and NGOs using strategic intelligence to make key decisions.

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