Vasa 14 – 16 December 2011
Future of the World Heritage Convention – a Nordic perspective

The Second International WHILD Conference on the World Heritage Research will be organised by Åbo Akademi University in Vasa, Finland, December 14th to 16th, 2011. Prior to the conference, December 13th, a PhD seminar day will be arranged.

Conference Themes [pdf]
I   Which path will the World Heritage Convention take in upcoming years?
II  Local and Global Consequences of Cultural and Geographical Mapping.
III   World Heritages and Transnational Learning in Tourism.

Keynote Speakers
Fil. Dr. Jan Turtinen  [abstract] [presentation] [bio] [video]
Professor Marie-Theres Albert [abstract] [presentation] [bio] [video]
Professor Noel Salazar [abstract] [presentation] [bio]
Professor Antti Honkanen [abstract] [presentation] [bio] [video]
Director Åge Mariussen [abstract] [presentation] [video]

Programme [pdf]
Abstracts and Presentations [read more…]
Videos, Transnational learning in Tourism [see Presentations]

Conference Secretariat [specific info]
For correspondance please use the secretariat email

Welcome to Vasa!