Conference Programme

For Adventure Therapy International Committee (ATIC) and Adventure Therapy Europe (ATE) national representatives, we ask you to arrive in Kristiansand on Saturday 18th of June. See separate programme for ATIC/ATE reps.
All other attendees are expected to arrive in our first location in Kristiansand on Sunday 19th of June in time for our Arrival Party at 07:00 PM at our conference venue at University of Agder.
The Conference Registration Office will be open from Sunday afternoon.

Photo credit to  Jodie Naismith – Pepperjo Photography

Sunday June 19th ▪ Kristiansand

07.00 PM
Arrival Party at “Østsia”, University of Agder

Monday June 20th ▪ Kristiansand

09.00 AM– 10.30 AM
Opening Ceremony. Opening Address Martin Ringer «Creating Containers for Healing, Growth and Collaboration
10.30 AM– 11.30 AM
Break
11.30 AM– 01.00 PM
Concurrent Sessions
01.00 PM– 02.30 PM
Lunch
02.30 PM– 04.00 PM
Concurrent Sessions
07.00 PM
Walks, dinner and social evening at Odderøya Island

Tuesday June 21st ▪ Kristiansand

07.00 AM– 08.00 AM
Early Morning Programme
09.00 AM– 10.30 AM
Plenary Session. Keynote Pekka A. Lyytinen “Searching for Adventure Therapy: Reflections from the Finnish Sauna”
10.30 AM– 11.30 AM
Break
11.30 AM – 01.00 PM
Concurrent Sessions
01.00 PM – 02.30 PM
Lunch
02.30 PM – 04.00 PM
Concurrent Sessions
Evening
Free night/Dine-out

Wednesday June 22nd ▪ Kristiansand → Hovden

07.00 AM– 08.00 AM
Pack camp
09.00 AM– 09.30 AM
Plenary Session: Info about “Adventurous Wednesday” activities
10.00 AM
Departure Kristiansand. Shuttle buses to our second conference venue Hovden and a choice of outdoor activity from our Aventurous Wednesday Programme en route to the mountain village. Arrival Hovden at 5.00 PM the latest
Evening
Set up camp. Free night/Dine-out

Thursday June 23rd ▪ Hovden

07.00 AM– 08.00 AM
Early Morning Programme
09.00 AM– 10.30 AM
Plenary Session. Keynote Dr. Annette Bischoff “Nordic Friluftsliv: Philosophical Roots and Pedagogical Potentials”
10.30 AM– 11.30 AM
Break
11.30 AM– 01.00 PM
Concurrent Sessions
01.00 PM– 02.30 PM
Lunch
02.30 PM– 04.00 PM
Concurrent Sessions
07.00 PM
Celebration Dinner

Friday June 24th ▪ Hovden

07.00 AM– 08.00 AM
Early Morning Programme
09.00 AM– 10.30 AM
Plenary Session.The Panel Debate “Exploring (and Re-inventing) Fundamental Values”
10.30 AM– 11.30 AM
Break
11.30 AM– 01.00 PM
Concurrent Sessions
01.00 PM– 02.30 PM
Lunch
02.30 PM– 04.00 PM
Concurrent Sessions
04.15 PM– 06.45 PM
GATE Roundtable (for representatives of ATE)
07.00 PM
Celebration Dinner

Saturday June 25th ▪ Hovden

07.00 AM– 08.00 AM
Pack camp
08.00 AM– 09.00 AM
Breakfast
09.00 AM– 10.30 AM
Closing ceremony. Closing Address from the Host of the 10IATC in 2025.
11.00 AM
Shuttle buses back to the city of Kristiansand and Kjevik airport. Arrival time approximately at 2 pm. Transition to ATIC Post-conference Gathering at Haukeliseter Mountain Lodge for Adventure Therapy International Committee (ATIC) representatives