Third International Conference on Dialogical Practices

We are happy to invite you to the

Third International Conference on Dialogical Practices:
«Listen to me!» Humanizing Human Practices

Kristiansand, Norway
23rd to 25th of September 2015.

Children want to be heard! The conference will explore the title “Listen to me!” Humanizing human practices in relation to children and adolescents, within various contexts. We will do this through three broad themes.

1. Dialogues of everyday life
2. Dialogue and social justice
3. The dialogical body

An inviting and exciting program is created by colleagues from Norway! It consists of plenary sessions presented by the key note speakers Colwyn Trevarthen, Sheila McNamee, Gert Biesta and Tim Ingold, and different (parallel)workshops and working groups.
Special attention is paid to working together with children, and to exploring ways to allow children to speak with their own voices in demanding situations.

Find the full program here.


On the 23rd of September a pre-conference will be organized with Jaakko Seikkula, John Shotter, Jim Wilson, Peter Rober, and Justine van Lawick.

More information regarding the themes and program of the pre-conference is located here 


Important dates:
Opening for registration: 20th January – 20th May 2015
Opening for submission of abstracts: 20th January – 20th  April 2015


Please find all other necessary information on their website or contact

Tore Dag Bøe:,
Tone Lunde Brekka: or
Jaakko Seikkula:
Nina Falsen Krohn:


Network for Open Dialogical Practices 
Institute for psychosocial health, University of Agder, Norway 
Department for Children and Adolescent’s Mental Health, Sorlandet Hospital, Norway