Programme at a Glance

Please notice that this schedule is subject to change.

Time zone EEST (UTC +3)

Wednesday 15 June

The Conference will be facilitated by Professor Emerita, Dr. Sirkka Heinonen from Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku

13:00Registration to the conference
14:30Opening of the Conference
Professor Emerita, Dr. Sirkka Heinonen, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku
Director, Dr. Juha Kaskinen, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku
15:00Keynote Speech and discussion: ”Changing Human-Nature interactions: How can nature support and enhance human health and well-being?”
Research Professor Liisa Tyrväinen, Natural Research Institute Finland (Luke), Finland
15:45Break and refreshments        
16:15Keynote Speech and discussion: ”Possitopian futures and the role Culture can play”
Founding Director Bridget McKenzie, Flow Associates & Climate Museum, U.K.
16:55Short break
17:00Chaired Panel Discussion on the topics of the keynote speeches with:
Liisa Tyrväinen
Bridget McKenzie
Katriina Siivonen, Vice Director, Dr., Finland Futures Research Centre
Markku Wilenius, Professor, Dr., Finland Futures Research Centre
17:45Closing of the day 1
18:00Conference Get-together

Thursday 16 June

08:30Morning coffee
09:00Session 1 (parallel tracks)
11:00Session 2 (parallel tracks)
13:30Session 3 (parallel tracks)
15:00Coffee Break
15:30Keynote Speech and discussion: “Prospects of physical activity – impacts on health”
Professor Petri Tapio, Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku & Professor Tommi Vasankari, UKK Institute, Finland
16:10Short Break
16:15Keynote Speech and discussion: ”Creating healthy liveable and sustainable cities: a global priority for planetary and human health
Professor Billie Giles-Corti, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
17:00Closing of the day 2
18:30Conference Dinner at Restaurant Aitiopaikka, Turku

Friday 17 June

08:30Morning coffee
09:00Session 4 (parallel tracks)
10:45Session 5 (parallel tracks)
13:00Session 6 with Poster Session
13:50Short Break
14:00Keynote Speech and discussion: ”Planetary Futures of Health and Wellbeing, learning from the pandemic”
Dr. John Grove, Director, Quality Assurance of Norms and Standards, World Health Organization WHO, Switzerland
14:45Reflections of planetary futures of health and wellbeing
Closing the Conference
15:15Networking with coffee and refreshments