Conference program

The price of €120 includes the welcoming party, conference program, coffees, lunch, and the gala dinner.

(changes possible)

August 17

Welcome to Ilomantsi

 5.00 PM-

Registration opens

7.30-9.00 PMWelcoming party hosted by the Ilomantsi municipality
Megrin Matkailu (address: Yliopistontie 4, 82900 Ilomantsi)
August 18The Women and Sustainable Hunting IV conference
Ilomantsi Municipality Hall (address: Soihtulantie 7, 82900 Ilomantsi)
8.30-9.00 AMTransportation to the municipality hall
9.00-9.30Opening and welcoming speeches:
Mrs Soňa Chovanová Supeková, president, CIC Artemis
Mr. Tuomas Hallenberg, president, and Ms. Heli Siitari, PhD, executive manager, Finnish Hunter´s Association
Mrs Jaana Husu-Kallio, permanent secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
9.30-10.00 The Bear in the Finnish culture and the relationship of Bear and Woman, Mrs Laura Jetsu, PhD
10.00-10.45 Critical need, challenges to and successes in keeping hunter education and the role of hunters in conservation (past and future) integrated in university education programs, Dr. Jacqueline Frair, USA
10.45-11.15Coffee break
11.15-11.45Game meat hygiene training and education in Finland, Mrs Mikaela Sauvala, veterinarian
11.45-12.15Educational walkway around the hunting ground - Biological Olympiad of Young Generation - Our Future, Ms. Adriana Sojáková (age 14)
12.15-2.15 PMLunch break & visit to the Bear Festival and the Wild Food Festival
2.15-2.30 PMLarge carnivore population and challenges in Finland, Mrs Katja Holmala, PhD, Natural Resources Institute Finland
2.30-2.45 PMCoffee break
2.45-3.45 PMUpdates on large carnivore challenges: Views from Europe
Workshops (presented by invited conference participants)
3.45-4.15 PMClosing speeches
Transportation to Megrin Matkailu
Free time
6.30 PMTransportation to restaurant Parppein Pirtti
7.00- PMKarelian style Gala Dinner. Dress code: cocktail dress, national costume
Restaurant Parppein Pirtti (address: Parppeintie 4, 82900 Ilomantsi)
 Transportation to Megrin Matkailu
August 19Post-conference excursion to Petkeljärvi National Park
Preliminary schedule (minor changes possible)
9.00-9.30Transportation by bus from Megrin Matkailu to Petkeljärvi National Park
9.45-11.30Hike in the park and visiting war historical sites at Petkeljärvi National Park
12.45-1.45 PMIntroduction to Finnish National Parks
2.00-2.30 PMTransportation by bus to central Ilomantsi and to Megrin Matkailu
August 20Optional program
 Bear Hunting