2019 – Tromsø – Norway – Overview

Adolescence in a multicultural transition and context – 4th biannual international ISTAR conference

The first conference took place in Cairns in the north-eastern part of Australia. The second conference was held in Canada and the third in Sweden. This fourth time we are heading for beautiful Tromsø Norway 17th to 19th of June 2019 (with a get together event on the evening of the 16th of June).

The main theme for the conference is “Adolescence in a multicultural transition and context”. The target group for this conference is researchers, clinicians, teachers and others engaged in the transition from childhood to adulthood. We aim to provide an opportunity to share research findings and experiences and to provide plenty of opportunities for discussions.


Presentations will be grouped under the following sub-themes:

  1. Multicultural and Indigenous Education
  2. Adolescent welfare, health and quality of life in a multicultural and Indigenous perspective
  3. Indigenous and multicultural diversity: Strengths and challenges


Preliminary program for 16th of June:

18:00-21:00Social gathering

Preliminary program 17th of June:

09.30-10:00Opening of the conference
10:00-10:45Yp´ik Alaskan native adolescents: Identity, development and well-being (Prof Jim Allen)
10:45-11:00COFFEE BREAK
11:45-12:30Does culture shape Sami adolescents´ health and if so, how? (Prof Siv Kvernmo)
14:00-14:30Sami youth – cyber practices and traditions (Kristine Nystad)
15:00-15:30 COFFEE BREAK
15:30-17:00Parallel seminars TBA
19:30-Dinner in the city

Preliminary program 18th – 19th of June is under construction and will be published gradually. The final program will be published in early April.


UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tromsø

Accommodation – Hotel

Clarion Hotel The Edge, Tromsø (Booking Nummer: 1129GR021490). Price: 1420 NOK pr.night, breakfast included. Cheaper alternatives on Hotels.com, Booking. Com or AirbnB.

Registration to conference

Early bird registration: Begins on February 1, 2019. Closes March 1 2019. More information about registration will come.

Abstract submission

Abstract deadline: March 1 2019. More information about how to submit abstract will come.

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