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Respecting Otherness in Networks of Relationships

In June 2016 a conference ‘Respecting Otherness in Networks of Relationships’ will be held in Rovaniemi, Finland. Rovaniemi lies at the Arctic Circle.

The program of the conference is being prepared. Professor, PhD Tom Erik Arnkil and professor, PhD Jaakko Seikkula together with local forces are organizing a meeting that is concentrating on relationships in networking. The participants will also get a good look at how dialogical approach on networks is done in Rovaniemi. The municipality of Rovaniemi has developed early open co-operation over ten years.

So, please mark the dates from 10th to 12th of June 2016 in your calendar and wait for more information at this site.

See also our Facebook-, Twitter- and Instagram-sites: 

Heikki Ervast

Program - Ohjelma - Coming soon

The preliminary program and schedule looks like this:

Friday the 10 th of June / Lappia House:
 • 10:00-11:00 Registration
 • 11:00-12:00 Lunch
 • 12:00-14:00 Opening: the Mayor of the City of Rovaniemi
First dialogue: Towards Network Oriented Dialogical Culture, Instead of Single Sectoral Projects 
Case Rovaniemi, case Keropudas, case Kristiansand, case Italy, ...
 • 14:00-14:30 Coffee break
 • 14:30-16:30 Second dialogue: From Nordic Network to More International One
35 years of process: how does the present look like? Wishes, expectations, worries…
Saturday the 11th of June / Lappia House and City Hall
 • 9:00-11:00 Otherness, Intersubjectivity, Relationality, Corporality… 
Third dialogue
 • 11:00-12:00 Lunch / Lappia House
 • 12:00-14:00 Fourth dialogue: Continuing With Morning Themes Towards Dialogical Practices
Starting with John Shotter and Tom Arnkil
 • 14:00-14:30 Coffe Break / Lappia House
 • 14:30-16:30 Workshops / Lappia House and City Hall
 • 18:30-19:30 City Reception / City Hall
 • 20:00- Dinner and Entertainment / Hotel Pohjanhovi
Sunday the 12th of June / Lappia House
 • 9:00-12:00 Way Back Home…. Sharing New Ideas
Fifth dialogue: Recalling the Good Future, Peer Learnig, Local to Local Internationally
 • 12:00-12:30 Coffee and Farewell…

The keynote speeches will be held in the dialogues and we wish that the speeches would be more dialogues than monologues… 


Program - Ohjelma

We can proudly present that following ‘keynote speakers’ have confirmed their coming into our conference ‘Respecting Otherness in Networks of Relationships’ in June 2016:

  • Fabio Folghereiter (Italy)
  • Christian Waldstrøm (Denmark)
  • Mark Hopfenbeck (Norway, USA)
  • Jaakko Seikkula (Finland)
  • Johan Klefbeck (Sweden)
  • Gunnar Forsberg (Sweden)
  • Tom Arnkil (Finland)
  • Augusta Nicoli (Italy)
  • Kai Alhanen (Finland)
  • John Shotter (UK) 
  • Sara Heinämaa (Finland)

About conference themes and topics:
The conference is dialogical in form and bold in content. The hosting city Rovaniemi can present success and sustainability in fostering relational dialogical culture, but the challenges for continuity are real here, too. One of the topics is anchoring dialogicity in practices - over time and across sectors. In a way the conference is a meeting point for generations: the old hands get old, new hands carry the process. Could we support each other, local to local internationally?

How about power and equality? Relational practices are also power relationships. How do we navigate wisely and revitalize democracy?

And fundamental to all our work: what follows if we take seriously that all humans are comprehensive embodied beings in responsive relations? A lot follows - and we shall discuss this and exchange good practices throughout the conference!

About conference dialogues:
As you can see our conference will contain interesting keynote speeches and workshops. We are trying to built up a new form of “conferencing”. Maybe the keynote speeches (at least some of them) will be in a dialogical form, so there would be other participants (“otherness”) at stage, too. And in Autumn we shall open a dialogue about the conference themes in social media.

Hotellit / Accommodation
Hotel rooms can now be booked with a special price with a conference code. All the hotels lie nearby the conference hall (“walking distance”).

Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Rovaniemi
contact: tel. +358 (0)20 1234 694; e-mail: paivi.erkinmikko@sok.fi
reservation code: VAY / 18128583

City –hotel, Rovaniemi
contact: tel. +358 16 3300 111
reservation code: VAY

Hotel Scandic Rovaniemi
contact: tel. +358 16 4606111
reservation code: no code needed

Hotel Santa Claus, Rovaniemi
contact: tel. +358 (0)16 321 3229; e-mail: rovaniemi@santashotels.fi
reservation code: 2412704