Kultsjön i Saxnäs; Photo taken by Skogsfrun / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)The lake Kultsjön in Saxnäs (Skogsfrun/CC BY-SA; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

The registration to the UPSC Days 2022 is still open!

The meeting will take place on August 22-24 at Saxnäsgården in Saxnäs, South Lapland. We invite everyone working at UPSC or associated with UPSC to spend three days together to discuss how we can strengthen UPSC to be competitive in future.

Which are the future challenges and how can they be addressed? What is important for your personal career or group development? What type of support would you like to get? How to improve UPSC’s work environment? These and other questions will be addressed during the three days in the beautiful environment of Saxnäs in South Lapland.

Get involved and help us to create a vision for the next 20 years of UPSC!

The registration will close on Monday, 13th of June.

We are currently working on the programme. Do you have any suggestions? Please feel free to contact Totte Niittylä, Stefan Jansson or/and Anne Honsel.

For questions, please contact Anne Honsel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Please note:
Due to the current situation, it is difficult to predict if the UPSC Days 2022 can actually take place. However, we are optimistic and plan to go on with the organisation and the registration now and will take the final decision latest in the end of June. Everyone who is registered willl be notified in case the UPSC Days 2022 are cancelled.

Register here to the UPSC Days 2022

 

Practical information for the UPSC Days 2022

  • We will go by bus to and from Saxnäs which will take at least 4,5 hours. The meeting will take place at Saxnäsgården (https://saxnas.se/; information only in Swedish).
  • Different types of accomodation will be available: double rooms at the hotel, double rooms and four-bed rooms at the nearby hostel and cabins for 1-6 persons. It will most likely not be possible that everyone will get a room on her/his own. Please be a bit flexible and take this into account when registering. However, we will try our best to comply with your wishes.
  • The afternoon of the second day is reserved for an excursion to Fatmomakke Church Town, which is the most prominent Sami church town in Sweden. You can find more information about Fatmomakke here: https://southlapland.com/sv/fatmomakke (in Swedish only)
    In Fatmomakke, you will have two different options: you can follow either a guided tour through the town or you can join a hiking trip to the top of the nearby mountain Graipesvare.
  • For parents that do not have any childcare possibilities during these three days, we will try to arrange childcare at the meeting location. Please specify in the registration form if you are in need of childcare. 

Do you have any other questions? Please feel free to contact Anne Honsel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Preliminary programme for the UPSC Days 2022

Location:  Saxnäsgården, Saxnäs, South Lapland

Day 1 - Monday, 22nd August 2022
8:30 Meeting at the parking lot in front of Universum
8.30 - 13.00 Bus travel to Saxnäsgården
13.00 Lunch at Saxnäsgården and afterwards check-in
Session 1
15.00 - 15.05 Welcome and introduction
Stefan Jansson & Totte Niittylä
15.05 - 15.10 Presentation of the new UPSC Board
15.10 - 15.15 What happened in the past 20 years? - Looking backwards on the development of UPSC
Stefan Jansson & Totte Niittylä
15.15 - 15.20 What might be the future challenges for UPSC?
Ove Nilsson & Catherine Bellini
15.20 - 16.15 Visions for the coming 20 years
5 min vision talks
16.15 - 16.30 General discussion
16.30 - 17.00 Fika
17.00 - 18.30 Inspirational talks
18.30 - 19.00 Tree genomics, DNA genealogy and the history of Norrland
Stefan Jansson
19.00 Dinner with entertainment
 
Day 2 - Tuesday, 23rd August 2022
7.30 - 9.00 Breakfast
Session 2
9.00 - 10.30 Meeting of the individual personal category groups (i.e. TA personal, PhD students, postdocs, PIs or UPSC board) organised by the group itself (e.g. discuss a certain topic, have a workshop etc.)
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 12.30 Meeting of the individual personal category groups (i.e. TA personal, PhD students, postdocs, PIs or UPSC board) organised by the group itself (e.g. discuss a certain topic, have a workshop etc.)
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
14.00 Excursion to Fatmomakke Church Town
The following two activities will be offered in Fatmomakke:
1. Guided tour through Fatmomakke
2. Hiking tour to the mountain Graipesvare
17:00 Free time at Saxnäsgården (you will have access to e.g. sauna and hot tub)
18:30 Outdoor dinner close by the restaurant next to the lake Kultsjön 
 
 Day 3 - Wednesday, 24th August 2022
Session 3
7.30 - 9.00 Breakfast
9.00 - 10.30 Summing up
The different personal category groups give a summary about what they discussed or learned the day before.
  What now?
General discussion based on the previous summaries:
How to address the different needs and wishes? Are there any measures or actions that can be taken directly or what needs to be done to realize them? Etc.
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 12.15 Outlook/vision for the coming year(s)
12.15 - 12.30 Group picture
 12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
14.00
Travel back to Umeå