3rd International Conference on Time Perspective | 1st Announcement

Do you have an exciting new breakthrough that you would like to share on an international platform? It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 3rd International Conference on Time Perspective!

When: 15-19 August 2016
Where: Copenhagen, Denmark

International Time Perspective Network has been around for 7 years with more than 250 specialists from 40+ different countries affiliated with the Network, this is your chance to add your voice to a large conversation benefiting the greater good!

We dedicate this event to celebration of the concept of time, be it even a persisting illusion. We would like to invite you on this journey with us – to explore the nature of time, to get inspiration and to inspire in return.

We have a great line-up of speakers, who will cover many diverse aspects of the concept of time: psychologists, physicists, futurists, philosophers, designers, innovations consultants and even a science comedian!

Christophe Bureau (France)
Toshiaki Shirai (Japan)
Gerben Westerhof (Netherlands)
P.A. (Patrick) van der Duin (Netherlands)
Michelle Bastian (UK)
Sian Lindley (UK)
Helen Pilcher (UK)
Yaacov Trope (USA)
Sheldon Solomon (USA)
Robert Levine (USA)
and of course, Philip Zimbardo (USA)

In addition to the key-note presentations, the conference will host a number of parallel sessions in variety of formats. Thus we invite submissions on topics that touch upon the exploration the concept of time and time perspective.

As a reference point we include the following key-word cloud:
time, temporality, time perspective (past, present, future, balanced, unbalanced, etc), temporal horizon, past, present, future, life-space, time zone, temporal frame, image of the future, future scenarios, planning (organizational, career, etc.), time management, sense of time, understanding of time, tempo, rhythm, time perception, time attitude, future anxiety, transcendental future, eudaimonic present, presence, sustaining time, experience of time, innovation, well-being, etc.

However, your submissions should not be limited to them. We include those as a starting point.

We welcome contributions in a variety of formats: Idea Labs, workshops, art installation (music, sculptures, visual arts, performances, movie screening with a follow-up debate, work / project groups, presentations, discussion tables / brainstorm groups, debates (can be in the tag team format / polarized opinions format / etc. ), live research experiments, and others.

Your submissions should be in line with the overall vision and goals for the Conference:
We would like it to be fun, engaging, interactive, cross-disciplinary and frame shifting event. We think that the time has come to reinvent the format of the conferences.
We would like it to be a forum, where researchers / academics, entrepreneurs, business people, policy makers and general public meet. We would like it to be a platform where people could put together their competencies and work on finding a solution for a particular problem together. We would like to start a dialogue on different levels.

The Conference in Copenhagen aims to:

  • create dialogue across the disciplines and approaches to time and temporality
  • create a space / platform where academia, innovators, entrepreneurs, policy makers, business people and general public meet
  • create inspiring environment where different real-life challenges can find their solutions
  • apply TP theory to solving real-life problems
  • try out different forms of presentations: more engaging, fun, inspiring beyond the content, aimed to be with and for society
  • live up to our motto: “Diversity of Approaches, Unity of Passion” – to think and act across the disciplines

The organizing committee will mainly concentrate on curating three directions of the Conference: innovation, sustainability and well-being. Feel free to propose activities in other directions!

Important dates:

Submissions and registration will open in late August – we will keep you posted.

Pre-arranged symposia / round tables / debates: 18 October 2015
Early Abstract submission: 15 November 2015
Early bird registration: 17 January 2016
Regular Abstract submission: 25 January 2016
Regular registration: 15 March 2016

Selected papers will be given a possibility to be considered for publication in Time & Society.

Our partners:

We are extremely happy to present some of the partners, who are supporting the Conference already:

Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Denmark
University of Lyon, Social Psychology Group (GRePS), France
Alternative Copenhagen, Denmark
Magnify Money, USA
Liveart.dk, Denmark

More information is on the draft website of the Conference
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Download the call for participation.

Warm welcome to Copenhagen!

Anna, Nicolas, Wessel, Elisenda, Oksana, Lika, Natalie, Antanas, Jonte, James, Mia and Lisa

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