IPO 2024 Program

Thursday, May 16th

On Thursday, the program for students and teachers is the same.

Time Activity Location
14–17 Arrival and getting comfortable at the hotel Check-in at Hotel Arthur
15–16.30 Late lunch Hotel Arthur’s restaurant
17–19 OPENING CEREMONY
Lecture: Esa Saarinen - 
"Philosophy as a Transformative Force"
University of Helsinki City Centre Campus
Building: Porthania
Lecture hall: P II
19–21 Welcome dinner Hotel Arthur's restaurant

Friday, May 17th

NOTE: Please check that you are reading the correct timetable, students and teachers respectively.

Students

Time Activity Location
7.30–8.30

Breakfast Hotel Arthur's restaurant
9–13 Writing the essays Hotel Arthur's Ballroom
13–14 Lunch Hotel Arthur's restaurant
14–16.30 Amazing Race Helsinki Directions in Hotel Arthur’s Ballroom at 14, then onwards to experience Helsinki and compete! Return to Hotel Arthur at 16:30 the latest
17–18 Trip to Luukki Manor Bus transfer to Luukki Manor at 17 from Hotel Arthur
18–19.30 Dinner Luukki Manor
19.30-21.30 Sauna

For general information and tips regarding Finnish sauna culture, visit here

Leisure time
Luukki Manor
21.30–22.30 Return to Hotel Arthur Bus transfer to Hotel Arthur leaves at 21.30

Teachers

Time Activity Location
7.30–9 Breakfast Hotel Arthur’s restaurant
9.30–10.30 Lecture: Ilkka Niiniluoto - "Defending Truth in the Post-Truth Era" University of Helsinki City Centre Campus
Building: Porthania
Room P674
10.30–12.30 IC Meeting 
NOTE: if this is your first time as a judge in the IPO, a separate instructory lecture is being held in the adjacent room P673 between 10.30–11.30
University of Helsinki City Centre Campus
Building: Porthania
Room P674 (P673)
13–14.30 Lunch Hotel Arthur’s restaurant
14.30–18 Phase A proofreading of essays Hotel Arthur, rooms [TBA]
18.30–19.30 Dinner Hotel Arthur’s restaurant
19.30– Phase B proofreading of essays Hotel Arthur

Saturday, May 18th

NOTE: Please check that you are reading the correct timetable, students and teachers respectively.

Students

Time Activity Location
7.30–8.30

Breakfast Hotel Arthur's restaurant
9–12.30 Lecture: Säde Hormio – "Climate change and democracy", between 9–9.45

Lecture: Elisa Aaltola – "The need for multispecies democracy", between 10–10.45

Workshop related to lectures’ topics, between 11–12.30
University of Helsinki City Centre Campus
Building: Porthania
Room P674
12.45–13.30 Lunch Hotel Arthur's restaurant
14–18.30 Trip to Suomenlinna
Guided tour

Leisure time
NOTE: Ferry to Suomenlinna leaves at 14.15 from Kauppatori, we leave together from Hotel Arthur by foot at 13.45.

Return ferry from Suomenlinna leaves at 17.20.


18.30–20 Dinner Hotel Arthur’s restaurant
20–21.30 Leisure time, just relax 
21.30– Party
Program: [TBA]
Hotel Arthur’s Ballroom

Teachers

Time Activity Location
7.30–8.30 Breakfast Hotel Arthur’s restaurant
9–10 Evaluation meeting between 9–10 Hotel Arthur’s Ballroom
10–10.30 Joseph Murphy [TBA]

NOTE: Steering Board reading for medals takes place the whole 
day between 10.30–18.30 in Hotel Arthur 
Hotel Arthur’s Ballroom
11–12.30 Pedagogical workshop Hotel Arthur’s Ballroom
13–14 Lunch Hotel Arthur’s restaurant
14.30–18.30 Trip to Luukki Manor

Outdoor activities and sauna

For general information and tips regarding Finnish sauna culture, visit here
Bus transfer to Luukki Manor leaves at 14.30 from Hotel Arthur
18.30–20 Dinner Luukki Manor / Hotel Arthur’s restaurant
20–21 Return to Hotel Arthur
Sauna for Steering Board in Hotel Arthur
Bus transfer to Hotel Arthur leaves at 20
21.30– Party
Program: [TBA]
Hotel Arthur’s Ballroom

Sunday, May 19th

On Sunday, the program for students and teachers is the same.

Time Activity Location
7.30–9.00 Breakfast Hotel Arthur’s restaurant
9.20–12 CLOSING CEREMONY
Lecture: Inkeri Koskinen – "Objectivity in the Service of Democracy?"

Award ceremony
University of Helsinki City Centre Campus
Building: Main building
The Great Hall
12–14 Farewell lunch Hotel Arthur’s restaurant
14– Going home Home