Kinnernord is the the Nordic edition of the Kinnernet unconference founded by Yossi Vardi, founding investor of ICQ and one of the major figures of the Israeli innovation ecosystem. He launched the famous Kinnernet in 2003, which takes place every year in Israel and he is the chairman of several top events and unconferences around the world.

Kinnernet is the most prestigious unconference and it is recognised as the brightest and outstands for its contents and attendees.

The Kinnernet community is formed of entrepreneurs, technology visionary, startup founders, scientists, media professionals, and creatives who share the goal of co-creating groundbreaking ideas, exploring new concepts, discussing the future of humanity and how to improve our world.

Previous Kinnernet unconference have taken place across the world from Israel, France, Italy, Mexico, Portugal to Sweden. Last year Kinnernord was hosted in Estonia and now it is time to bring the Kinnernet spirit to Finland.

Kinnernord is different. Originated from the discussion of Yossi Vardi and Jussi Tapio (which Yossi described as the “most stupid idea he has heard”), it is held annually in the middle of the deepest winter in the north, surrounded by the darkness, coldness, ice and fire. Kinnernord does not aim for luxury in its settings but in its spirit. Pulling away from the city's hustle offers a chance for a peaceful and intimate experience that many will never experience.


When & Where

Kinnernord 2020 takes place from 27th of February to 1st of March in true Finnish setting at Krapi estate, Tuusula.

The event is hosted by Yossi Vardi, Jussi Tapio and Kinnernord Core Group - Heikki Haldre, Riina Raudne, Sten Saluveer, Helen Lõhmus, Diana Saarva, Krista Rodima, Markku Mäkeläinen, Markus Hongisto


Kinnernet has no specific theme or topic like a regular conference. The event aims to self generate an unique human experience and a number of side effects are enabled like trust, discovery, networking, content creation, participation and co-creation. Everything happens in a a very spontaneous and natural way.

The participants  leave amazed, inspired, and armed with new thinking, new ideas and new friends and partnerships for the future.

The Master Board

Crowd sourcing determines the content of the event, which begins with an empty master board to be filled by the attendees with ideas or topics to discuss. The master board outlines the key moments of each day, allowing participants to freely manage activities and contents.

Everyone is expected to participate and contribute. Participants are the real protagonists of the event and discuss topics that they propose themselves.


Radical Self Relianace

Kinnernet is a radically self organized event. The conference program, events, workshops, performances and discussions are proposed on site through the process of ideation, collaboration and negotiation.

Although the Kinnernet invitees come from across the world from revolutionary startups, acclaimed scientific institutions, globally known corporations, investment funds, creative and media organizations Kinnernet sets these boundaries aside.

By recieving the invitation you as other attendees will be responsible for arranging your own travel and logistics, participate and contribute to the activities and collaborative events and set your business goals aside to leave space for the ideas, discussions and moments to happen that many previous attendees have described as extraordinary.

Preliminary Schedule

Thursday - February 27

Arrival in Helsinki Vantaa Airport  & Departure to Krapi hotel
Check in / Registration
Kinnernord Kickoff & Opening Dinner
Gadgeton & Powerpoint Karaoke

Friday - February 28

Outdoor activities in the winter wonderland at Krapi
Discussions & Sessions
Sauna building
Concert Night
Singing & Jacomo salon

Saturday - February 29

Outdoor activities in the winter wonderland at Krapi
Discussions & Sessions
Cooking Madness & Dinner
DJ and Kinnernord Party

Sunday - March 1

Morning debate
Departure from Krapi to Helsinki Vantaa Airport


Support Kinnernord

Kinnernord is strictly non-profit event,  but the participation of suppoers and sponsor help it to take place. We dont offer logo visibility, speeches or any of the traditional marketing visibiliy. Instead you will be able to discuss, exchange and learn from the best minds and souls in the world and build ideas that money cannot buy.

Questions or want an invitation?

Your can reach the organizers of Kinnnernord at

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