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11th International Symposium and Conference

Beyond the Smile - Happiness's Role in Fostering Creativity in Life/Education

Welcome to the 11th Symposium on Creativity in Education hosted by the Council for Creative Education (CCE). We invite you to contribute to this dynamic exchange of ideas by submitting abstracts (300 words) that explore the intersection of creativity and education with happiness.


Embark on a transformative journey with us at the "Beyond the Smile" conference, exploring how happiness fuels creativity in life and education. Drawing inspiration from Finland, the world's happiest country, we'll delve into the secrets of their happiness index and uncover universal lessons for fostering innovation globally.

Through engaging keynotes and interactive sessions, discover the profound impact of happiness on cognitive processes, emotional intelligence, and problem-solving skills. Join us as we redefine the landscape of personal fulfillment and educational excellence, collectively journeying "Beyond the Smile" to a world where genuine joy sparks boundless creativity.

Driving Question:Does happiness lead to creativity?


Call for papers:


Happiness Curriculum & Student Engagement

Social Emotional Learning’s Impact on Student Engagement

Measuring happiness in the classroom

Happiness index lead to HR/Appraisals of Teachers

Happiness hormones and creativity

Neurological basis for happiness

Artistic intelligence and creativity

How does our way of living affect our happiness?


While we suggest specific topics, we also welcome abstracts that push the boundaries and bring fresh perspectives to the forefront of educational innovation.

Hotel Booking


This program will be conducted in various cities of Finland starting in Helsinki

What’s new in the 11th Symposium in 2024?

Hybrid Conference

Like last year (10th Symposium), but in an enhanced way, we will have the conference in hybrid mode. This will allow more participation, and we will use the state of art tools for collaboration and online conferencing.

What is Hackathon?

Hackathons are events where like-minded people come together to ‘hack’ innovative ideas and build realistic tech solutions to implement those ideas.

The goal of a hackathon is to solve challenges throughout the event and create a fully functioning usable software or hardware product or prototype by the end of the event.

Who can participate in #CreativeHack2024? 

The participation is open to all the teachers, educators, and researchers interested in designing new apps or sharing their ideas or pedagogical know-how.  Also, it's open for the students of education, IT, and education technology departments interested in helping to create the apps/services and coding.  


Symposium Schedule

10th International Symposium Highlights

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