One of the cornerstones of association’s activities is the annual FERA conference that assembles researchers, postgraduates and other professionals in education every year.
The first conference was held in 1979. The conference is organised in co-operation with the faculties and departments of education in various Finnish universities. The two-day conference has often been preceded by a pre-conference day. The conferences attract as many as 500–700 participants. The awards for the Master’s Thesis of the Year and the Doctoral Dissertation of the Year are granted at the conference.
In addition to the annual conference, the Finnish Educational Research Association and the Special Interest Groups are involved in arranging various other seminars and conferences.
Next FERA Conference will be held at University if Helsinki, 3.–4. November 2020: Conference website: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/kasvatustieteen-paivat