UPDATE: The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended up to March 6th, 2023

During the conference we aim at creating and widening dialogical spaces as much as possible so that specific topics related to the dialogical practices can be addressed here. We invite you to take an active part as facilitators of workshops or working groups. Please submit your proposals according to the details listed below.

We welcome proposals for:

  • Working Groups
  • Workshop

Working groups: 

  • Will elaborate the use of dialogical ideas in a specific field / domain / context.
  • Each working group will meet on 3 occasions (75 minutes each) during the conference and each will have space for a short presentation for everyone at the end of the conference.
  • The ideas and topics discussed at the conference should be incorporated into the working group.
  • There will be only few (5-6) working groups.
  • Working groups should include minimum presentation, facilitators are not supposed to present their own work here.

Structure of the abstract:

  • name(s) of facilitator(s)
  • topic of the working group
  • purpose of the working group
  • format: how you will ensure that all the voices are heard


  • Workshops will elaborate on a specific topic related to dialogical practices.
  • A workshop will take place once during the conference (75 minutes).
  • Workshops should include an interactive part (exercise, small groups assignment, dialogical space, etc.).

Structure of the abstract:

  • name(s) of facilitator(s)
  • title of the workshop
  • short description of the presentation part
  • format of the interactive part
  • contact person + contact details

We invite contributions on dialogical practices in following topics:

  • Mental health care
  • Work with crisis (including environmental, social, spiritual etc.)
  • Local (sustainable) communities
  • Education & pedagogy
  • Activism & social movements
  • Children & Adolescents
  • Ethical and legal issues in relation to client documentation
  • Legal issues in relation to psychiatric treatment
  • Human rights
  • Conflict resolutions & mediation
  • Spirituality
  • Development of Open Dialogue approach across professions and fields


You will be informed about your abstracts being accepted until: March 20th 2023