We are excited to share with you the schedule for this year’s World Hearing Voices Congress, taking place online between 1 and 3 September – hosted by Hearing Voices Network Ireland.
In addition to the main programme, the hosts are offering a range of social and networking events – including an Open Mic event hosted by Rai Waddingham and Kellie Stastny.
The Congress hashtag is #WHVC2021
Congress participants are welcome to join our private Congress Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/260892309178493
You can book your ticket for the Congress here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/12th-world-hearing-voices-congress-cork-ireland-1-3-sept-2021-tickets-145886254715
You can download the schedule and Book of Abstracts, below:
12th World Hearing Voices Congress: Solidarity in Times of Adversity
Please note: all times are in Irish/UK time (UTC+1)
Wednesday 1 September (aka ‘Intervoice Day’)
A day to focus on developments in the Hearing Voices Movement
09.30 Welcome (Community Agreement / honour Sandra Escher)
09.45 Testimony (Italy)
10.00 Country Update (Australia)
10.10 Testimony (Denmark)
10.25 Country Update (Iceland)
10.35 Introduction to Open Space
10.45 Break (people suggest Open Space themes during break)
11.15 Open Space
12.15 Open Space feedback
13.45 Reports from Brazil
14.30 Theme: Online groups
15.30 Keynote (Hearing The Voice – UK)
16.00 Country Update (USA)
16.10 Intervoice ‘Meet The Board’ (inc Q&A)
17.00 Keynote (Rory/Anne – Vancouver)
19.00 – 20.30 Open Mic #1. MC: Rai Waddingham and Kellie Stastny, supported by others. A social event to share songs, music, poems and our creativity. See Book of Abstracts for details and how to book a slot.
Thursday 2 September – First day of Congress
09.30 -09.45 Welcome HVNI
Chairperson for the morning: Kellie Stastny
10.00 -10.30 Congress Opening Address
Solidarity in Times of Adversity (30 minutes). Jacqui Dillon, UK
10.45 -11.30 Keynote Presentation 1
(How) Does Meaning Matter? (45 minutes) Rachel Waddingham, UK
11.45 -13.15 Concurrent Session A (30, 45 and 90 minutes’ presentations/workshops)
Artwork presented in some of the intervals across the two Congress days: Megan McNicholas: Artwork Based on my Experiences of Hearing Voices
13.15 -14.15 Lunch
14.15-14.30 Welcome Back
14.30 -15.15 Keynote Presentation 2
The Search for Meaning, Purpose and Connection in Pandemic Times (45 minutes) Cindy Hadge, USA
15.30 -16.15 Keynote Presentation 3
Human dignity and creativity in the times of uncertainty: Personal reflection on war, COVID-19 and Hearing Voices community (45 minutes) Adi Hasanbašić, Czech Republic
16.30 -18.15 Concurrent Session B (30, 45 and 90 minutes’ presentations/workshops)
18.30 – 19.00 Plenary Session
Reflecting on the day. Looking ahead to tomorrow.
Friday 3 September – Last day of Congress
07.00 – 08.30 Open Mic #2. MC: Rai Waddingham and Kellie Stastny. A social event to share songs, poems and our creativity. See Book of Abstract for details and how to book a slot.
09.30 -09.45 Welcome and Welcome Back HVNI
10.00 -10.45 Keynote Presentation 4
Listening to Voices: Hero of Myself (45 minutes) The Listening to Voices Project, Australia
11.00-12.30 Concurrent Session C (30, 45 and 90 minutes’ presentation/workshops)
12.45 -13.30 Keynote Presentation 5
Networks, Movements, Emotions and the first poetry of our life (45 minutes) Hearing Voices Network Athens, Greece.
13.30 -14.30 Lunch.
14.30 -14.15 Welcome Back.
Chairperson for the afternoon: tbc
14.15 -15.00 Keynote Presentation 6
Working Through the 3 Stages of Hearing Voices Using a Profiling & Focussing Approach (45 minutes) Pete Bullimore, UK
15.15 – 16.45 Concurrent Session D (30 90 minutes’ presentations/workshops)
17.00 – 18.30 Concurrent Session E (30 and 45 minutes’ presentations/workshops)
18.45 – 19.15 Closing Plenary Session
Reflecting on the Congress, final hugs, saying goodbye and seeing you all again next year, hopefully in person!