Conference activities

The conference will start on Sunday evening 28th June with an opening reception and will last through until lunch Wednesday 1st July. The conference language is English.

The opening reception will be hosted by the County Governor at the Elite Stadshotellet (next to the Governor´s residence in the centre of the city).

Each conference day will open up with a plenary session with keynote presentations and discussions, followed by parallel sessions including oral papers, round table discussions and symposia reflecting particular themes of interest. Professor Paul Slovic will give a keynote talk: "The more who die, the less we care: Confronting psychic numbing". Other confirmed speakers thus far include Professor Ortwin Renn , Professor Glynis Breakwell and Professor Åsa Boholm. A special drinks and buffet poster session is planned on Monday evening.

A conference dinner will provide the delegates with an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful countryside and midsummer light in the county of Värmland. The conference dinner will be held on Tuesday evening. Taking us back in time, a steam locomotive will take our chartered train through the beautiful Värmland countryside to Rottnerospark. Overlooking lake Fryken, the park is renowned for its statues and gardens which surround the manorhouse made famous in the works of the Nobel Prize winning author Selma Lagerlöf. The dinner will be held in the Hall of Mirrors overlooking the park lake, giving delegates the opportunity to enjoy the midsummer light in beautiful surroundings.