Mindtrek is an international technology conference organized annually in the city of Tampere, Finland that offers a horizontal view into the field of future technology. It’s all about networking and exchanging ideas with people who come from different backgrounds and who have different areas of expertise. Mindtrek consists of several different sessions. Themes of the conference vary each year and can cover topics such as open source, open data, smart city, immersive tech, eHealth, IoT, AI and more.
At Mindtrek you are able to follow along one event that hits your field spot on or mix and match different sessions from different events based on your personal points of interest. The main idea of Mindtrek is to bring about a collision between all fields of technology and enable people and businesses to learn, meet and connect.
09:00-11:00 WORKSHOP 1/2: Researchers’ Toolbox for the Future: Understanding and Designing Accessible and Inclusive Artificial Intelligence (AIAI)
11:00-12:00 Lunch break
12:00-14:00 WORKSHOP 2/2: Researchers’ Toolbox for the Future: Understanding and Designing Accessible and Inclusive Artificial Intelligence (AIAI)
14:00-14:30 Coffee break
14:30-16:00 SESSION 1: Accessibility and Special Interests Groups
09:00-10:45 SESSION 2: Playable, Sustainable, Inclusive: The Future of Smart Cities
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 SESSION 3: Fictional, Speculative and Critical Futures in Human-Computer Interaction
12:30-13:20 Lunch break
13:30-17:30 WORKSHOP: Archives in DNA: Workshop Exploring Implications of an Emerging Bio-Digital Technology through Design Fiction
10:00 - 12:00 SESSION 4: Games and Gamification
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 14:20 SESSION 5: Extended Reality: Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Realities
14:20-15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 16:40 SESSION 6: Understanding and Designing the Socio-Technical & Dark Side of Information Technology
16:40 End of Academic Mindtrek 2021
15:00-15:10 Welcome and Introduction by Timo Väliharju, Chairman, EduCloud Alliance
15:10-15:30 KEYNOTE: Dr Anja Hagen, German Alliance for Education, Education 360° Consulting GmbH
15:30-16:10 Panel Discussion
xAPI as a part of the national digital learning infrastructure, Kalle Huhtala - Educloud Alliance
Open technology in education, Jim Larimore, Chief Equity Officer, Riiid Labs
Importance of open data infrastructure and datasets, Jeff Merriman, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, DXtera Institute
16:10-16:30 Discussion and questions
Facilitated by Dale Allen, President and Co-Founder, DXtera Institute
16:30 Closing of the event
A throwback to the year 2015 when the Finnish Centre for Open Systems and Solutions - COSS took over organizing the Mindtrek conference. COSS added openness to the Mindtrek core program and organized an Open World -track dedicated to Open Source and Open Data in the following years. This event as its predecessors will solely be focused on an everything Open.
Full program will be published soon!