Call for Papers

Call for Papers

We hope for diverse presentations on subjects that are closely linked to Vibrant Cities, the theme of VeloFinland and Walk This Way. Vibrancy can be approached for example from the point of view of economy, transportation, education, culture, civil society and decision making. We hope that the presentations have link to cycling, walking or urban planning.

Presentations can be in Finnish or English.

Leave your proposal latest 18th of June with this form

Formats

Lecture

Lecture is kept in a auditiorium to a large audience. Lectures are combined into a sessions, which are about 90 minutes in length.

Duration 15-20 minutes

Estimated size of audience: 80-160 persons.

Interaction between lecturer and audience: weak/moderate.

Possibility for in-depth treatment of subjects: moderate.

Workshop

In a workshop participants solve a problem, develop certain subject or contribute ideas to a project. We especially hope for workshops that are intented for students. A workshop can also be arranged in several parts that include for example a terrain visit in between. The workshop can be part of the programme between seminar breaks.

The results of the workshop can be presented to a wider audience during a seminar.

Duration: 1,5 h – 30 h.

Audience esimate: 10-160 persons.

Interaction between lecturer and audience: very good.

Possibility for in-depth treatment of subjects: very good.

Pecha Kucha

In Pecha Kucha the length of the presentation is 20 slides, each of which will be visible for 20 seconds. In total the length of the presentation is 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Presentations should therefore be compact and concentrate on one issue. There are several presentations in one session.

Duration: 6 minutes 40 seconds.

Audience esimate: 90-160 persons.

Interaction between lecturer and audience: weak.

Possibility for in-depth treatment of subjects: weak.

Round table discussions

In round table discussions a presenter presents the topic of the discussion in short. Presenter leads the discussion in the table. Discussions enable the use of the expertise of the partcipants and the in depth treatment of subjects. Each discussion lasts 30 minutes, after which participants change to a different table of discussion..

Duration: 30 minutes x 3

Audience esimate: 3 x 8 persons.

Interaction between lecturer and audience: very good.

Possibility for in-depth treatment of subjects: very good.

YouTube -presentation

It is possible to offer YouTube-videos with maximum length of 5 minutes for the seminar. The video enables a presentation even if you can’t participate to the seminar. Videos will be screened to the audience between other presentations and their links will be shared in the social media channels of the seminar. It is possible for the videos to get a large audience outside the seminar.

Duration: 30 seconds – 5 minutes

Estimated audience: 80-1 000 0000

Interaction between lecturer and audience: weak

Possibility for in-depth treatment of subjects: moderate