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FinnForum IX Offers Something for Everyone

FinnForum IX is just around the corner and it offers something for everyone interested in the Finnish dimensions of the Social Sciences and Humanities.

FinnForum is held every three or four years. This year, Thunder Bay was chosen as the location for this international event. The theme for the conference is Finland and the World: Past, Present and Future.

The conference will be held at the historic Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel on Cumberland Street, and kicks off on Tuesday May 25 at 7:00 p.m. with the Thunder Bay premiere of Chrystene Ells’ feature length drama, Sisu: The Death of Tom Sukanen.  The following two days, FinnForum will host 70 presentations on History, Literature, Film, Education, and other topics dealing with Finnish culture and society in the broader world.

In addition to academic discussions, FinnForum also presents musicians, notably John Berquist and Danny Johnson, who will play at various events throughout the conference.

This event also offers:
  • A market place where books and other conference related merchandize will be sold   
  • Displays by the Finnish Canadian Historical Society and the Thunder Bay Historical Museum, and local artists who belong to Superior Finn
  • A banquet, held on Thursday evening at the Finlandia Hall with honoured guests Ambassador Risto Piipponen and Mrs. Marjatta Piipponen in attendance. A limited number of tickets for the banquet are available for purchase at the Scandinavian Deli on Bay Street.
The unemployed, students, and seniors are admitted free of charge to all conference presentations. For more information visit the FinnForum website

Last updated May 11, 2010

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