Call for 10IATC Hosts- again!

Adventure Therapy International Committee (ATIC) invites written proposals from interested parties wishing to host the Tenth International Adventure Therapy Conference (10IATC) in 2024

Proposals shall be received by ATIC by 1 Feb 2021 (see contact details below). The successful host will be decided in ATIC meeting on 24th Feb 2021 and will be expected to present plans for 10IATC during the ATIC pre-conference gathering on Sunday 19th June 2022 in Kristiansand, Norway, and at the 9IATC itself.

Please use the following format for your proposal. Proposals are to be 3-4 pages in length (approx. 2000 words) and include the following information:

  1. Information about the host committee
    1. List applicant’s credentials and history in event planning or plans to use event services.
    2. List key host committee members names and affiliations.
  2. Resources of host group
    1. List sponsoring organization(s) and brief history, as well as allied/supporting organizations.
    2. Identify national AT networks or organizations
    3. List financial resources secured and proposed
  3. The proposed location
    1. Identify specific town and region
    2. Describe benefits of, and access details for this location
    3. Identify any social-cultural-political-health risks associated with this location
  4. The proposed venue
    1. Identify specific venue and its capacity
    2. Describe rationale for venue
  5. Community resources to support the conference
    1. Describe community amenities relevant to hosting
    2. Describe potential for community engagement (e.g., local AT programs)
  6. Consideration of carbon footprint
    1. Describe efforts to reduce waste and minimize environmental impacts
  7. Possible theme(s) for the conference
    1. Describe how these theme(s) address current AT needs, issues and/or future direction
    2. Describe how these theme(s) will be enhanced by the host location, venue, and/or resources.
  8. Outline processes for “Call for papers and workshops”, IAT promotion and marketing plan
  9. Proposed budget
    1. Outline of projected number of delegates, expected and forecast income and expenditure
    2. Estimate of delegate registration cost(s)
  10. Name and contact details of convener(s), including telephone number, postal- and email address.

Please send your proposal as an attachment in both Microsoft Word and PDF format                             to the Adventure Therapy International Committee – Email:  

Call for Abstracts for 9IATC

With the 9th International Adventure Therapy Conference/3rd Gathering of Adventure Therapy in Europe(9IATC/3GATE) less than a year away, we would now love to start receiving your abstracts for conference presentations and workshops. Due to the uncertainties regarding C-19, we will include the option of digital presentations. The conference will take place on Monday 20th to Saturday 25th of June 2022. We plan to start in the coastal town of Kristiansand and then midway through the conference move camps to the mountain village of Hovden, both locations within the Agder region of Southern Norway. There will be separate gatherings for the Adventure Therapy International Committee (ATIC) and Adventure Therapy Europe (ATE) the day before and the day after the conference. For more information visit:

Presentations and workshops
To ensure high quality presentations, all presenters are required to submit an abstract. We have four different formats to choose between, including the alternative of a digital presentation. These are:

  • Head (25 min research presentation. Indoors/digital)
  • Heart (40 min presentation/workshop on a topic that is practice-based and conceptual. Indoors/outdoors/digital)
  • Hand (90 min workshop, experiential only or combining theory and practice. Outdoors/digital)
  • Poster presentation (Original work that has not been presented previously)

Please complete the form on the conference page by Nov 15th 2021 to submit your abstract. Presenters need to submit a 250 word abstract for review by a committee of international reviewers. Presenters will be notified of the acceptance (or otherwise) of their submission by Dec 15th 2021.

Please note that while there is no limit on the number of abstracts you can submit, the Conference Program Committee will, where possible, limit the number of presentations by lead presenter to one. Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Conference Program Committee whose decision is final. The full set of abstracts will be made available to delegates in the conference program upon arrival. Presenters or accepted abstracts are required to register and pay to attend the Conference as a delegate for at least the day they are presenting. Acceptance of abstracts does not imply any payment or financial support from the Conference Committee.

Conference proceedings
In the event that there will be proceedings in book form, let us know whether you are interested in submitting a book chapter based on your conference presentation, by Nov 15th 2021. Tentative deadline for submitting book chapter is Oct 31th 2022.

Contact persons for presentations, workshops and proceedings:

Carina Ribe Fernee
Sørlandet Hospital

Sveinung Berntsen Stølevik
University of Agder