Organizers: Publishing house KUD Apokalipsa and Central European Research Institute Soeren Kierkegaard Ljubljana
Coorganizer: Cankarjev dom

Škocjan, Trieste, Slovenia, Italy - from 2nd to 4th of September
Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia  - 5th to 6th of September

Topic: Courage to Act

This theme, inspired by Kierkegaard thinking, will be connected also with other selected personalities who could be valuable for reflection about our topic:
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), Václav Havel (1936-2011), Paul Tillich (1886-1965), and Andrej Tarkovski (1932-1986).

How to promote and bring about clear and concrete action for a better world? Today’s world is predominated by negative action, which disables human transcendence.
How can we grasp the concrete, practical-ethical choice of a single individual which precedes (is primary to) any theory? How can we reflect on this problem with the watchword »courage to act«?
One of the keynote speakers will write an opening address for the conference. The address – an open invitation to critically and creatively engage this timely topic – will follow after the Call for Papers.

Participants are expected to send their filled out applications along with the title of their contribution in English by January 30th, 2016 to the e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The deadline for submitting full-text contributions is April 30th, 2016. During the conference, each participant (except keynote speakers) will have 20 minutes to deliver their presentation and/or 25 minutes to lead a workshop. The length of the written paper should be between 20.000 – 25.000 characters. Following a rigorous review process, the qualified contributions will be published in an anthology in Slovene and English languages in 2017. Select papers will also be published in anthologies in Central Europe and Canada (e.g. in Acta Kierkegaardiana – Supplement).

In order to encourage participants to comply with the set deadlines, a non-refundable “application fee” of 50 EUR,- will be required from all (except the keynote speakers) upon submitting their applications. For those complying with the deadlines, this fee will count towards the overall costs of the conference, including the review and publishing process of the forthcoming anthology. Upon arrival at the conference, they will pay the remaining amount (conference fee/accommodation). Those participants who will not meet the set deadlines will pay the full conference fee.

The conference organizers have adopted a “no-reimbursement” policy with regard to the “application fee” for those who have submitted their applications but either failed to come to the conference or have not met the set deadlines.