Main conference programme

Wednesday 12.6. – Theme: Challenges in cities and regions  – All conference events at the Student Union Hall, LUT University

8.00    Breakfast and registration

9.00    Session 1.1 – Opening and opening keynote:

Societal transformations impacting cities and sustainability – Futurist Liselotte Lyngsø, Future Navigator

10.40 Refreshments

11.10 Session 1.2 ConverStations I

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Session 1.3 Keynote address

Lappeenranta City keynote on sustainability challenges in cities

14.30 Refreshments

15.00 Session 1.4 Sustainability challenges in cities panel

Panelists TBA

16.30 Day closes

18.00 Cruise on Lake Saimaa – Cruise leaves from the Harbor in downtown. You need to be there in time as the cruise won’t wait for passengers. Reserve enough time for transporting from university to your hotel and to the harbor.

Thursday 13.6. – Theme: Mobilizing new ideas  – All conference events at the Student Union Hall, LUT University

8.00    Breakfast and registration

9.00    Session 2.1 – Keynote address

TBA – Mara Balestrini, Institute for advanced architecture of Catalonia

10.40 Refreshments

11.10 Session 2.2 ConverStations II

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Session 2.3 Citizen science activities

TBA – Timo Pyhälahti, Finnish Environment Institute

TBA

15.30 Session 2.4 Poster session

Lightning talks, followed by open gallery with refreshments

16.30 Day closes

18.00 Conference Banquet at Restaurant Kehruuhuone – https://www.kehruuhuone.fi/

Friday 14.6 – Theme: Involving businesses – All conference events at the Student Union Hall, LUT University

8.00    Breakfast and registration

9.00    Session 3.1 – Business perception panel

Ulla Heinonen, Gaia

Prof. Paavo Ritala, LUT University

TBA, Representative of Ericsson

10.30 Refreshments

11.00 Session 3.2 ConverStations III

12.45 Lunch

13.45 Session 3.3 Journals First papers

Conceptualizing the Digital Sharing Economy in the Context of Sustainability – Maria Pouri

A Catalogue Supporting Software Sustainability Design – Shola Oyedeji

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence under the Lens of Sustainability – Jayden Khakurel

15.15 Refreshments

15.45 Session 3.4 Green reality network business cases

17.15 Main conference closing remarks

17.30 Close