KRISTIANSAND/HOVDEN ▪ NORWAY ▪ 20- 25 JUNE 2022
9TH INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURE THERAPY CONFERENCE
3RD GATHERING FOR ADVENTURE THERAPY IN EUROPE
With the conference returning to Europe, 9IATC was merged with the 3rd Gathering for Adventure Therapy in Europe (3GATE). Due to the pandemic and the one-year postponement, the 2022 conference in Norway marked the 25th anniversary of IATC.
As the first hybrid IATC, offering live streaming and digital presentations, the 9IATC/3GATE gathered nearly 400 attendees in Southern Norway and 150 online participants from a total of 42 nations. Of these, counted 50 students, 42 volunteers and 18 organisers. Find more information about the conference theme, programme and photo gallery below.
On behalf of the conference organisers and the Adventure Therapy International Committee (ATIC), the 9IATC/3GATE conference proceedings are published in Journal of Adventure Therapy. More than 40 contributions of academic, practice-based and opinion papers will be available as open-access articles in a special edition of the journal, in addition to be compiled in the forthcoming proceedings e-book, edited by Alexander Rose and Carina Ribe Fernee.
The overall theme of the conference – Journeying Together – asked what choices lie ahead for the field of outdoor and adventure therapy to make. Choices that define who we are and who we want to become.
Journeying together also referred to the movement during the conference, from the seafront city of Kristiansand through the Setesdal valley to the mountain village of Hovden.
The conference offered a great variety of presentations and workshops divided into three categories: HEAD, HEART and HAND. The five-day event also included a diverse social programme and a whole day of adventures midway through the conference, in addition to pre- and post-conference workshops and gatherings.
See the full Conference Programme for an overview of all presentations and activities.
We were fortunate to have two wonderful conference photographers: Lars Verket & Tore Andre Baardsen. Check out a selection of their photographs in the Conference Gallery.
Our Keynote Speakers
Creating Containers for Healing, Growth and Collaboration
Pekka A. Lyytinen
Searching for Adventure Therapy: Reflections from the Finnish Sauna
Nordic Friluftsliv – Philosophical Roots and Pedagogical Potential
Follow our path to the conference
FROM THE CONVENERS
We thank all of you who participated in-person and online, and we hope to see many of you again at the 4GATE in Latvia in June 2024 and the 10IATC in Taiwan in 2025.
Lynn, Leif Roar, Carina & Harpa