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Come to Tallinn in July

Tallinn awaits you in its summer glory. Plan to enjoy both the conference that concentrates on supporting learning environments (see the article on ERC speakers) and the delights Estonia can offer you.

The conference venue, Nordic Hotel Forum, is a short walk away from the Baltic Sea and from the bustling center of Tallinn, Estonia’s capital.

Tallinn is easily accessible by plane and ferry, the airport being just three kilometres away, and the seaport being located just a stone’s throw from the conference venue.

Be prepared to venture from the hotel during tours and on your own. It is advisable to have travel insurance and comfortable walking shoes and to be prepared for unpredictable weather.

You may pre-register for tours on the conference website, ERC2017.weebly.com, and at a tour desk once you have arrived at the venue.

A few conference events will be held outside the hotel. Estonia Night will be held at School 21, a renowned school of Estonian school architecture. Night on the Town features a concert and a festive medieval meal, both taking place in Old Town in outstanding historical buildings.

Two options during Friday’s breakout sessions (11.00 – 13.00) will also take you outside the conference venue: 1. Visiting schools (2 groups, 2x40) and 2. 19th century school lesson (2 groups, 2x15).

Of course, there will be time to explore on your own. Why not arrive a couple of days early or stay for some days after the conference, and venture further afield? https://www.visitestonia.com/en might give you ideas, and there will be suggestions on the conference website, too. So, welcome to Estonia! See you in July.

The European regional conference website, http://erc2017.weebly.com/, will be regularly updated, so be sure to check what new delights can be found there.

Hotel Reservations

Vendor Application

EU Vendor Application 2017
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European Regional Conference Website


©Allan Alajaan,Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau
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Schedule at a Glance

Monday, July 24

16.00-18.00
Tour Desk Open


18.00 Leadership Development Seminar
Dinner for 2017-2019 State Org. Pres/Exec Sec

Tuesday, July 25

08.00- 11.00
Registration/Tour Desks Open

8.30-9.00
Optional Tech Session for State Org. Pres/Exec Sec

09.00-17.30
Leadership Development Seminar for 2017-2019 State Org. Pres/Exec Sec
Includes lunch

11.00-17.00
Lahemaa National Park Tour w/ Palmse Manor

18.00-20.00
What’s Working Dinner for State Org. Pres/Exec Sec

Wednesday, July 26

08.00-18.00
Registration/Tour Desks Open

07.15-08.15
Breakfast for State Org. Membership and Educational Excellence (EEC) Chairs

08.30-09.00
Optional Tech Session for State Org. Pres/Exec Sec

08.30-11.30
State Org. Webmaster Training

08.30-15.30
State Org. Membership and EEC Chairs Training
Includes lunch

09.00-15.30
Leadership Development Seminar For 2017-2019 State Org. Pres/Exec Sec
Includes lunch

11.00-13.00
Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour

11.30 -12.30
Leadership Development Lunch for State Org. Pres/Exec Sec w/ Past International Presidents

11.30-12.30
Lunch for State Org. Editors, Webmasters, Treasurers, EEC Chairs, Membership Chairs

12.30-15.30
State Org. Treasurers Training and Editors Training

16.00 - 17.00
First Timers Orientation

16.00 - 16.45
Flag Rehearsal

 17.30 – 18.30
Opening Meeting Forum Hotel

19.30 – 21.30
Estonian Night School 21

Thursday, July 27

08.00-15.00
Registration Desk Open

09.00-10.45
2nd General Meeting

10.45
Coffee break Group pictures

10.45-14.00
Market Place

11.00-11.45
Breakout Session I

12.00-12.45
Breakout Session II

13.00-14.30
Celebrating Europe Luncheon

15.00-16.30
3rd General Meeting

18.15 - 20.15
Night on the Town

Friday, July 28

08.00-12.00
Registration Desk Open

09.00-10.30
4th General Meeting

10.30
Coffee break Group Pictures

10.30-13.00
Market Place

11.00-11.45
Breakout Session III

12.00-12.45
Breakout Session IV Group pictures

18.30-22.30
Grand Dinner

Saturday, July 29

09.00-11.00
European Forum

11.00
Coffee

11.30-13.15
5th General Meeting Closing ceremony

13.30-15.00
Farewell Luncheon

15.00-19.00
Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour and Kadriorg Park

Sunday, July 30

Day trip to Muhu and Saaremaa islands (12 hours)