Registration for the Freedom to Create 2024 Conference for Students

VMU invites you to participate in a student conference “Freedom to Create” which will be held on May 3rd, 2024. The conference is dedicated to to the anniversary of the re-establishment of Vytautas Magnus University and to the concept of artes liberales. The conference will take place at the VMU Multifunctional Science and Studies Centre (V. Putvinskio g. 23, Kaunas).

Undergraduate, graduate and exchange students of all fields of study are invited to deliver their presentations, present their creative work and/or moderate one of the conference parallel sessions. Presentations can be made individually or in a group with other students.

Registration is open until 22 MarchRegistration form.

“This year, as the re-established VMU marks its 35th anniversary, we dedicate the conference to the artes liberales study model, which was integrated into Lithuanian higher education with the re-establishment of VMU, and we invite students to discuss how VMU’s artes liberales model, through individualised and interdisciplinary study choices, liberates students’ creativity and innovation, fosters their leadership and entrepreneurship, develops empathy, responsibility, and intercultural awareness, provides them with the competencies to think broadly, and assists in developing an idea from inception to a successful outcome,” says Assoc. Prof. Vilma Bijeikienė, Vice-Rector for Communication at VMU.

The Topics of the Conference:

  • University as a Space for Creation and Art 
  • Possibilities and Limits of Freedom
  • Creativity and Technology
  • Innovative Solutions for Business and Social Challenges
  • Nature in the Hands of a Scientist
  • Languages, Cultural Diversity, and Human Values
  • Sustainable Development in Education
  • Sports and Wellness
  • Political Contexts and Media Space

Keywords of the conference: Artes Liberales, Interdisciplinarity, Creativity, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Multilingualism, Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Types of Presentations and Time:

  • Oral presentation (should not exceed 15 min.)
  • Poster presentation
  • Presentation of creative work (a performance with a presentation not exceeding 15 min., or an exhibition)

Conference Languages: Lithuanian, English and other languages taught at the university.

A presentation summary (200 to 250 words) in Lithuanian or English is required on the registration form.

Authors of selected presentations will be notified by 10 April. Conference programme will be announced by 22 April.

The papers will be evaluated by the Conference Scientific Committee.

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