FPSA Annual Conference 2018

What Color is the Future?

The Annual Conference of the Finnish Political Science Association is organized at the University of Turku on 8.–9. March 2018. The conference theme is “What Color is the Future?”


Thursday 8.3.2018
10.00 Registration (Educarium lobby, Assistentinkatu 5, Turku)
11.00 Lunch
12.30 Keynote and thesis award (Publicum 1, Assistentinkatu 7)
14.00 Working groups I
15.30 Break
16.00-17.30 Working groups II
17.35 Guided departure from Publicum lobby by foot to Aboa Vetus
18.00 Evening event, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Itäinen Rantakatu 4–6, Turku

Friday 9.3.2018
8.30 Working groups III
10.00 Break
10.15 Working groups IV
11.45 Lunch
12.30 Politiikasta.fi Panel (Pub1)
14.30 Conference ends

Information on the working groups is available in Moodle (moodle.utu.fi/course/view.php?id=12832 or shorter goo.gl/qDaq3P). Questions can be addressed to conference secretary Sami Torssonen (sjtors@utu.fi).

Members of the FPSA and NAF, as well as students, may attend the conference for free. For others, the conference fee is 100 euros, payable to the FPSA account FI 5780 0018 0016 4247.

The keynote lecture will be held by associate professor Alan M. Jacobs from the University of British Columbia on the topic ””Can Democracies Manage the Future? Some Findings and a Research Agenda” (Pub 1). Jacobs’s visit is sponsored by the project ”Participation in Long-Term Decision-Making” (PALO).

The evening event on 8th March will take place at 18.00 at the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova museum of history and contemporary art and the adjacent restaurant M Kitchen & Café, all located in Turku.

The museum Aboa Vetus will then be open regular hours and Ars Nova will be displaying the 8th Biennial Turku exhibit.

The participants are to reserve their hotel rooms. The guests will pay for the rooms themselves.

Scandic Julia:
Room for one 95 € / night
Room for two 100 € / night
+358 2 3360 2122

Original Sokos Hotel Hamburger Börs:
Room for one 101 € / night
Room for two 111 € / night
+358 2 3364 110

Centro Hotel:
Room for one 96 € / night
Room for two 120 € / night
+358 2 2118100

The locations and timetable of the working groups: