First announcement

4 th International Conference on Dialogical Practices

4 Conferenza Internazionale sulle Pratiche Dialogiche

Getting Closer, Towards a new human alliance
12th to 14 th of October 2017 - Turin, Italy

In memory of John Shotter
The Conference is in memory of John Shotter, a beautiful architect of human dialogue, who passed away on December 8, 2016. Emeritus Professor of Communication in the Department of Communication, University of New Hampshire (U.S.A.), he worked as an organizational consultant and doctoral examiner internationally.

Organizer: IUSTO - Istituto Universitario Salesiano Torino-Rebaudengo


Participa anche al Corso Universitario di Perfezionamento in Public Coaching
Per lavorare come esperto in approccio dialogico integrato al Coaching per le governance locali, le istituzioni, i servizi pubblici e le organizzazioni complesse.

Organizzato da IUSTO in collaborazione con: Dipartimento di Psicologia della Università di Jyväskylä in Finlandia e PeaceWaves International Network


With: Network for Dialogical Practices


Regione Piemonte


Ordine degli Psicologi del Piemonte

Ordine dei Medici Chirurghi e Odontoiatri di Torino


Comuni insieme


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Le iscrizioni termineranno il 15 Settembre! Booking will close on September 15th!

We are pleased to announce
that the Fourth International Conference on Dialogical Practices will take place in Turin, Italy, from Thursday, October 12 th to Saturday, October 14th.
"... As soon as the baby breathes, he is right away an actor for dialogue. So there is nothing to learn, but it is so elementary that it becomes obvious ... " (Jaakko Seikkula)
The focus of the conference will be on those dialogical practices and research findings best able to promote human alliance and develop working practices with and among families and communities in an era of complexity and interdependence.
The main experience of dialogical practices in the clinical, educational, social and political fields will be presented, and extended to other fields, institutions and organizations. Particular attention will be paid to the processes of dialogue and peace, intended as creative and non-violent solutions for conflict.
The “Open Dialogue” method originates from a passion to find different ways of understanding mental health difficulties and in particular psychotic experiences. Open Dialogue is a network approach to mental health difficulties. It was developed in Tornio, Western Lapland, Finland by Jaakko Seikkula and colleagues in the early 1980’s.

Format of the Conference

October 12th
9.00 – 12.30 Pre Conference
14.30 – 17.00 Main Conference
17.30 – 19.00 Working groups

October 13th
9.00 – 12.30 Main Conference
14.30 – 19.00 Workshops
20.00 – 21.00 Get together with food, drinks and music
21.00 – 23.00 Torino By night

October 14th
9.00 – 13.00 Workshops and Final dialogue
15.00 – 17.00 Turin Tour (optional)

Official Language: English-Italian


International Committee

Jaakko Seikkula, Finland

Tom Arnkil, Finland

Jim Wilson, United Kingdom

Peter Rober, Belgium

Justine van Lawick, Netherlands

Pavel Nepustil, Czech Republic

Local Organizing Commitee

Alessio Rocchi, Marco Braghero, Pasquale Busso, Federico Civera, Claudio Tarditi, Raffaella Pocobello, Nicoletta Foresti, Nina Saarinen

Coordinator: Eleonora Ruzzante, Responsible for communication and events - [email protected] – +39 0112340083

For info

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