2022 Conference Agenda

Day 1 – The Core Elements of Planet Youth

Wednesday, September 14th
08:00 - 09:00
Registration
09:00 - 09:15
Jon Sigfusson - Chairman of Planet Youth
Opening Words by Planet Youth
09:15 - 09:30
Dagur B. Eggertsson - Mayor of Reykjavik
Opening Words by the Mayor of Reykjavik
09:30 - 10:00
Brian Morales - Branch Chief, Counternarcotics, Office of Global Programs & Policy, INL Bureau at U.S. Department of State
10:00 - 10:30
Jimena Kalawski - Head of CICAD's Demand Reduction Unit
10:30 - 10:45
Pall Rikhardsson - CEO of Planet Youth
Planet Youth as a Global Organization
10:45 - 11:00
Jon Sigfusson - Chairman of Planet Youth
The Lighthouse Award Ceremony
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:15
Alfgeir Logi Kristjansson - Associate Professor, West Virginia University, School of Public Health. Principal Investigator, West Virginia Prevention Research Center. Senior Scientist, ICSRA. Adjunct Professor, Reykjavik University.
Foundation of the Icelandic Prevention Model
12:15 - 12:30
Willum Thor Thorsson - Icelandic Minister of Health
Substance use prevention and health
12:15 - 13:30
Lunch Buffet at Setrið, Grand Hotel
13:30 - 14:00
Patricia Ros Garcia - Regional Director for Spain and Latin America
Deployment of Planet Youth in Spain & Latin America
14:00 - 14:30
Matej Košir - Director of Institute for Research and Development "Utrip"
Paradigm Shift in Prevention Interventions: Systems, Readiness & Sustainability
14:30 - 15:00
Mr. Roberto de Petris Mayol - National Director of SENDA
Planet Youth in Chile
15:00 - 15:30
Mariano Montenegro - Director of the Colombo plan office for Latin America and the Caribbean
Evidence-based Preventive Programs of the Colombo Plan
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:20
Ingibjorg Eva Thorisdottir - Chief Analytics Officer of Planet Youth
Data Driven Primary Prevention
16:20 - 16:45
Harvey Milkman - PhD, Senior Policy Advisor, Planet Youth
The Icelandic Prevention Model (IPM): Origins & Progression
16:45 - 19:00
Networking Event / Reception - Grand Hotel Midgard

Day 2  –

Thursday, September 15th

Experiences from Planet Youth Communities Around the World

09:00 - 09:30
Mike Mann - Associate Professor, Boise State University
The role of schools in primary prevention
09:30 - 10:00
Margret Lilja Gudmundsdottir - Data Specialist and lecturer Planet Youth Reykjavik University
Role of organized activities in primary prevention
10:00 - 10:30
Geoff Couldrey -The Chief Transformation Officer at United Way
Planet Youth in Calgary
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30
Maik Dünnbier - Director of Strategy & Advocacy, Movendi International
The potential of alcohol policy as catalyst for health promotion
11:30 - 12:00
Emmet Major - Planet Youth Coordinator
Ireland isn’t Iceland: The Successes & Challenges of Local Implementation
12:00 - 12:15
Tumokai Morgan - National Tūturu Operations Manager, New Zealand Drug Foundation
Planet Youth and Indigenous cultures - What we are learning so far
12:15 - 12:30
Matías Delgado - SENDA Project Manager
Planet Youth in Chile
12:30 - 13:30
Standing Lunch Buffet at Midgard, Grand Hotel
13:30 - 14:00
Amelia Berry - Just Say Yes Project Director, Franklin County Health Department
The YES Card & Parent Cafés: Adapting the IPM in Kentucky, USA
14:00 - 14:30
Melanie Cormier - Senior Program Advisor, Public Health New Brunswick
Planet Youth New Brunswick’s Approach to Adaptation
14:30 - 15:00
Daniel Cortez - Head of the Mental Health Department in Guanajuato
Planet Youth in Guanajuato: Politics, Strategy & Tactics
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:00
Matías Teran - General director of Human Development
Planet Youth in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca - Argentina
16:00 - 16:30
Tyson Brown - Project Lead - Planet Youth Australia
Planet Youth in Australia
16:30 - 17:00
Hans Quaghebeur - Chief of Police, Blankenberge, Belgium
Planet Youth in Belgium: The First Steps
17:00 - 19:00
Informal Networking Event - Grand Hotel Midgard

Day 3  –

Friday, September 16th

Challenges, Innovation & Future Steps of Planet Youth

09:00 - 09:30
Hafthor Bardi Birgisson - Director of Sport & Leisure, Reykjanesbaer
Reykjanesbaer Municipality on the Right Track
09:30 - 10:00
Kristinn R. Þorisson - Professor of Computer Science at Reykjavik University, Director of the Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines
Computer Models of Human (Addiction) Behavior: Can they be Created and Why Should we Care?
10:00 - 10:30
Thorfinnur Skulason - Planet Youth Chief Communications Officer
Revisiting the risk and protective factors
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30
Robin Katrick - Planet Youth Community Development Advisor
Introduction of the Planet Youth Academy
11:30 - 12:15
Alfgeir Logi Kristjansson - Associate Professor, West Virginia University, School of Public Health. Principal Investigator, West Virginia Prevention Research Center. Senior Scientist, ICSRA. Adjunct Professor, Reykjavik University.
Evaluation of the Icelandic Prevention Model
12:15 - 13:15
Standing Lunch Buffet at Midgard, Grand Hotel
13:15 - 13:45
Margret Lilja Gudmundsdottir - Data Specialist and lecturer Planet Youth Reykjavik University
Empower those who care & make them the norm
13:45 - 14:15
Ingibjorg Eva Thorisdottir - Chief Analytics Officer of Planet Youth
COVID-19 & Planet Youth - Social changes // Mental health & other outcomes
14:15 - 15:00
Dadi Rafnsson - Ph.D. Student at the Department of Psychology at Reykjavik University and a UEFA A licensed football coach
Our kids have opportunities! The unexpected benefits of funding extracurricular activities
15:00 - 16:00
Pall Rikhardsson - CEO of Planet Youth
Creating a better future for youth around the globe - Closing Words