Timetable

We are excited to host our Wilderness Academy 2019 in the UNESCO Lungau Biosphere Reserve.

 

The timetable will be updated as more speakers are confirmed. Please check back!

Arrival – Sunday May, 26

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5:00 – 7:00pm

 

Main Hall

 

Registration (optional)

Welcome to all our guests.
Welcome to all our guests. Pick up a welcome pack and meet with other guests, speakers and the European Wilderness Society Team. 

Please note registration will be open until noon Monday 27th May.

Day 1 – Monday May, 27

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9:30am – 12:00

 

Main Hall

 

Registration

Chaired by

Welcome to all our guests.
Welcome to all our guests. Pick up a welcome pack and meet with other guests, speakers and the European Wilderness Society Team. Browse the European Wilderness Exhibition
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12:00 – 1:00pm

 

Room 3

 

Opening Statement

Max Rossberg, Chairman of European Wilderness Society

A warm welcome from Max Rossberg, and the status of Wilderness in Europe.
1:30pm –

2:00pm –

2:30pm – Coffee break

3:00pm –

3:30pm –

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1:00pm

 

Main Hall

 

Light Refreshments

Regional food.
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3:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Room 3

 

Session 1

Chaired by 

Wilderness Research
1:30pm –

2:00pm –

2:30pm – Coffee break

3:00pm –

3:30pm –

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7:00 - 11:00pm

Room 2

Gala Dinner

 

Wilderness Academy Gala Dinner, 5th Anniversary Party and Guest Certificate Ceremony
Open to all our guests, join us at the Wilderness Academy Gala Dinner for a night of celebrations; 5th Anniversary of the European Wilderness Society, and a certificate ceremony for all our guests.

Day 2 – Tuesday May, 28

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7:00am – 4:00pm

 

Main Hall

 

Excursion – Moore am Überling

Hike through the Ramsar site and explore Austria's most important bog lands.
The Überling was once formed by a tributary of the Mur glacier. In total the region is comprised of 40 bogs, and contributes significantly towards the biodiversity of the area. This excursion will include a guided hike through the peat bogs.
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7:00am – 4:00pm

 

Room 3

 

Excursion – Lungau Hike

A guided, circular hike passing by several mountain lakes and the origin of the River Mur.
Pass by the Karwassensee and Schwarzensee (Alpine lakes) and cross over the ridge to the origin of the Mur River, where you will then enjoy the downhill hike following the path of the River.
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7:00am - 4:00pm

 

Room 2

 

Excursion – Großer Hafner Hike

Intensive guided hike up to Großer Hafner Peak (3076m)
The Großer Hafner is the highest peak in the region, and your hike up will be rewarded with magnificent views.
A ranger will assess your fitness before this hike.
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6:00pm

 

Room 2

 

Film Night Dinner

Dinner for all our guests before the Film Festival.

Regional food

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8:00pm - 10:30pm

 

Room 2

 

Wilderness Film Festival

Join us in the evening as we feature a selection of award-winning films.
Join us in the evening as we feature a selection of award-winning Wilderness and large carnivore films. This event is also open to the public.

Day 3 – Wednesday, May 29

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10:00am - 12:00

 

Main Hall

 

Session 2

Chaired by

Wilderness

10:00am –

10:30am – Coffee break

11:00am  –

11:30am –

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12:00 - 1:00pm

 

Main Hall

 

Lunch

Regional food.
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1:30pm - 4:00pm

 

Room 3

 

Session 3

Chaired by

Wilderness

1:30pm – 

2:00pm –

2:30pm –

3:00pm –

3:30pm –

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1:30pm - 4:00pm

 

Room 3

 

Coffee Break

 

Light refreshments

Coffee, Tea, Cake and Fruit

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4:30pm - 6:30pm

 

Room 3

 

Session 4

Chaired by

Wilderness
1:30pm – 

2:00pm –

2:30pm – Coffee break

3:00pm –

3:30pm –

Additional Day – Thursday, May 30

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9:30am - 12:00

 

Main Hall

 

Extra hike 

Location
Weather dependent
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9:30am - 12:00

 

Main Hall

 

Cultural Workshops

 

Art and cultural approach to Wilderness

Options include:

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9:30AM – 12:00

 

Room 2

 

Wilderness Writing Workshop

By Rebecca Hollely, European Wilderness Society

If nature could speak, what would it say?
Using storytelling, metaphors and general observations to interpret nature and incorporate its perspective and stories into writing.

 

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