Symposium The changing futures of islands

16th Islands of the World Conference 2018

10 – 14 june 2018 Leeuwarden - Terschelling The Netherlands

The Waddenacademie, University of Groningen, KITLV, Leeuwarden Cultural Capital of Europe 2018 and Oerol-Sense of Place are organising the 16th Islands of the World Conference 2018 (ISISA2018) The changing futures of islands,  June 10 – 14 2018 in Leeuwarden and Terschelling (the Netherlands).

Themes (tentative):

A: Identity and people
B: Geography and nature
C: Economic development
D: Governance


June 10: arrival in Leeuwarden
Reception in Leeuwarden: Cultural Capital of Europe 2018 (with Malta)
June 11: Opening in Leeuwarden and at the end of the day transport Leeuwarden – Harlingen – ferry to Terschelling
June 11 – 14: Stay on Terschelling
(June 15: Oerol…) 

Important practicalities

Participation fee: € 300


  • Conference package
  • Conference dinner, lunches, refreshments and social events, opening reception etc.
  • Transport Leeuwarden – Harlingen – Terschelling v.v.
  • ISISA membership ($20)

Not included:

  • Transport to Leeuwarden
  • Accommodation (we make your reservation from 10-14 June in one of these hotels:
    Leeuwarden: Grand hotel Post Plaza, Eden Oranje Hotel, WTC Expo hotel
    Terschelling: Westcord hotel Skylge, Hotel Bornholm, Hotel Boschrijck)
    Costs: from € 55 (shared room) to € 150 for one night
  • Pre/post conference excursions



Important dates

Call for abstracts: 1 November 2017 (more information: klaas.deen(at) tel: +31 614401374)
Acceptance of abstracts: 15 December 2017
Deadline submission of papers: 7 January 2018
Acceptance of papers: 1 February 2018
Registration opens: 1 February 2018
Deadline registration: 1 March 2018, including guaranteed hotel booking!
After 1 March, it is still possible to register, but participants have to arrange their own accomodation (Which will not be easy!)

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Organising parties