ILRFEC meeting in Savonlinna 9th-11th December, 2015

The 5th ILRFEC meeting will take place at University of Eastern Finland, Savonlinna

The aim of ILRFEC is to gather people involved in early childhood leadership research and to create an arena for presenting leadership research. The 5th ILRFEC will provide a platform for collaborative research workshops for researchers on specific topics of ECE leadership.

This is a request for abstract submission for presenting leadership research papers at the ILRFEC in Savonlinna. Each speaker will have 15 minutes to do the presentation, and 10 minutes to answer questions and respond to comments from the audience.

The abstract (approx. 200 words) should include the title of the paper and 2–3 keywords. In addition name and contact information, institution and affiliation. The deadline for submitting an abstract is 31st August 2015. The abstracts should be sent by email to

The program is not completed, but it would mainly consist of three parts:

Wednesday 9th, Dec:

  • Gathering at University of Eastern Finland, Savonlinna campus
  • Visiting Savonlinna city and Early childhood centre

Thursday 10th, Dec:

  • Presentation of papers from ILRFEC members
  • Evening gathering

Friday 11th, Dec:

  • Collaborative research workshops

There is a train connection between Helsinki and Savonlinna. The train fare (return) is approximately 140 €.

Suggestion for accommodation in Savonlinna: Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone Savonlinna.

You are warmly welcome to Savonlinna!