Nordic World Heritage Conference 2024

From Interpretation to Communication

Nordic World Heritage Conference 2024

From Interpretation to Communication

Conference facts

When: September 2nd-5th 2024.
Where: Jyväskylä, Petäjävesi and Korpilahti, Finland.
Registration, standard tickets 380 €, pre-tour tickets 80 € and post-tour tickets 90 €.
Sign up is open until 31st of May.

Registration for conference

The following services are part of the standard conference ticket
  • Conference participation
  • Events, talks and site visits
  • Meals and dinners
  • Transportation between Jyväskylä, Petäjävesi and Korpilahti.
The following services are not part of the ticket
  • Accommodation
  • Travel to Jyväskylä
  • Pre-tour to Verla and post-tour to Säynätsalo Town hall

For introduction of pre- and post tours, see excursions page.

2nd-5th September 2024

About the event

This year we want to explore practices and experiences of implementing interpretation work into the daily communication of world heritage sites. Therefore the topic of the conference is World Heritage: From Interpretation to Communication. This might mean different customer service channels such as guided tours, exhibitions, website content, sales pitches or grant applications. How can we best communicate the value and uniqueness of world heritage with our stakeholders and public?

The conference is hosted by two parties

Foundation of Petäjävesi Old Church conserves and protects Petäjävesi Old Church. The foundation furthers its endeavor by organizing different kind of development projects and by providing guided tours. Cultural heritage work, collaboration between Finnish world heritage sites and others visitor services are also part of its agenda. The foundation recognizes rules that apply to world heritage sites and collaborates with designated officials.

The over 200-year-old National Land Survey of Finland performs various kinds of cadastral surveys such as parcellings and reallocations of pieces of land, produces map data and promotes the use of such data. The National Land Survey of Finland safeguards the land ownership and credit system by maintaining information about properties and housing company shares in its registers and takes care of the registration of ownership and mortgages. Other tasks of the agency include spatial data research and application. The agency upholds the heritage of Struve Geodetic Arc in Finland.

The map above is courtesy of MapSite service of National Land Survey of Finland.