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11th International Symposium on Creative Education
 Role of happiness in nurturing creativity
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​CCE is delighted to welcome you to the 11th Symposium on Creativity in Education in collaboration with LUT University and the University of Jyväskylä. 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. You are also invited to our residential program to see how happiness flows in Finnish schools.

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. 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.

Join the Online Preconference on Feb 19th for the 11th International Symposium on Creative Education.
Driving Question - Does happiness lead to creativity?
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Call for Papers
  • Happiness Curriculum & Student Engagement

  • Social Emotional Learning’s Impact on Student Engagement

  • Measuring happiness in the classroom

  • Technological intervention in happiness

  • Rising AI affecting the mental health

  • Happiness hormones and creativity

  • Neurological basis for happiness

  • Artistic intelligence and creativity

  • How does our way of living affect our happiness?

  • Effects of artificial intelligence on creativity and happiness

Submit your abstract in 300 words on any of the above topics or any other topic that will broaden the horizons of the subject of mental health and creativity.​

Scholarships are available up to 50% for doctoral students (22 -30 yrs) coming from developing countries in Africa and Asia.

To know more write to us at

Important Dates
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Lappeenranta University of Technology LUT (Lahti campus)

What's new in the 11th Symposium 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 since this year's theme is education technology 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?

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. We are also encouraging government representatives who can present government, educational policies and their research.

 Schedule for residential program and symposium
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Hotel Booking

Hotel Booking at Lahti


Option 1

Welcome to Green Star Hotels, Finland's pioneering carbon-neutral hotel chain, providing eco-friendly, affordable accommodation for both business and leisure travelers.


Experience our commitment to sustainability with room rates starting at

90 € for a single room and

102 € for a twin room, inclusive of breakfast and VAT.


To secure your stay, visit and make your reservation by

17.3.2024 using the code "CCE".



Payment is made directly at the hotel, ensuring a seamless and environmentally conscious experience. For arrivals outside reception hours, a PIN-code for check-in is provided with your reservation confirmation.

Option 2:

Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone

Accommodation 17-19 April 2024
Standard single room 119 EUR/room/night
Standard twin room 144 EUR/room/night


To Book your Hotel Room visit - Hotel Solo Sokos Lahden Seurahuone and make your Reservation

Rates include breakfast during normal opening internet access (Wi
-Fi), VAT and guest sauna (we reserve the right to change rates if VAT changes.

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Registration form
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