Conferences

Every year since 2006 the Thor Heyerdahl Institute has organised a conference on an important contemporary global issue. You can find information about all the International Heyerdahl Day conferences that have been organised so far here.

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The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2014 – Sustainable Development

In 2014 it is 100 years since Thor Heyerdahl was born in Larvik. His life, research, expeditions and especially his ardent commitment to environmental protection and peaceful coexistence has made Thor Heyerdahl one of the most famous and recognized Norwegians of all time. 

The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2013

The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2013 will take place in Bergen from 21st of 23rd October.

The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2012

The Thor Heyerdahl Institute has arranged the annual conference, in cooperation of the Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), Seattle, USA.

The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2011

Set aside Monay June, 27th! In co-operation with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), The Thor Heyerdahl Institute would like to invite you to a lecture and lunch at UMB, Ås.

The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2010

In co-operation with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.

The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2009

THEME: Fighting for the environment

The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2008

TEMA: The Inuit of Circumpolar Region in a challenging world
– Inuit of Canada
– Inuit of the International Flora

The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2007

THEME: The Polar regions and their impact on global ecology: the possibilities and the dangers

The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2006

THEME: Is mankind still moving forwards?