2018 NWHA Conference

2018 NWHA Conference

Date and time

Monday 10. September 2018 at 16:00 to Thursday 13. September 2018 at 16:00

Registration deadline

Monday 10. September 2018 at 23:00


2018 NWHA Conference
Jelling & Christiansfeld



Kirsten Thøgersen, Site manager Jelling
+45 21480323

This September, you are headed to Denmark where three World Heritage Sites are welcoming you.

We will address World Heritage through the eyes of children and address the challenges that may occur when a particular group has a special relation to the World Heritage Site.

Under these headings, you will hear interesting presentations, actively participate in workshops and our local World Heritage will get under your skin when visiting church halls with sand on the floor, climbing the burial mound of the first Viking King and joining children, as they use a World Heritage Site as a site for learning and playing. The Site in Jelling is hosting the first conference day and the Site of Christiansfeld is hosting the second conference day.

This year, all participants stay at Vingsted Hotel & Conference Centre, situated in beautiful surroundings near Jelling.

Click here to read more about Vingsted Hotel and Conference Centre

2018 NWHA Conference Program:

10. September: Vingsted Hotel & Conference Centre
14.30: Registration, Check-in and coffee
16:00: Time for informal national meetings
18:30: Opening Programme at The Iron Age Village, VejleMuseerne

11. September: Jelling (highlights)
09:30: Opening of Conference
10.00: Cultural heritage and children – Input from LEGO
10:45: News from UNESCO World Committee  
13:00: Children learning about world Heritage
13:30: Workshop about best practice in UNESCO-sites. 
15:30: Workshop in groups
16:15: Exploring the Jelling Monuments
18:30: Dinner in groups at local eateries in Jelling
20:00: Evening song in the church

12. September: Christiansfeld (highlights)
09:30: Highlight tour of Koldinghus, the 750 old Royal Castle in Kolding
11:30: Conference start in Christiansfeld
12:30: Tour of the UNESCO SITE Christiansfeld
13:45: Conference start in Christiansfeld
13.45: Living heritage – cases of religion and heritage sites
15.30: Valuing sustainable Development in UNESCO World Heritage Sites
16:10: Wrapping up the day – challenges and experiences
19:30: Festive Dinner

OPTION: POST-Tour (80 €)
13. September: The Wadden Sea (highlights)
09:30: Arrival Wadden Sea Centre
09:45: Guided tour of the exhibition
10:45: Exploring the unique architecture of The Wadden Sea Centre
12:00: Wading the Wadden Sea           
14:15: Departing the Wadden Sea

Watch the full detailed program here

2018 NWHA Conference host

Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church

The Jelling burial mounds and one of the runic stones are striking examples of pagan Nordic culture, while the other runic stone and the church illustrate the Christianization of the Danish people towards the middle of the 10th century.

Read more about Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church here

Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement

Christiansfeld was founded in 1773 by the Moravians and is named after King Christian VII. Christiansfeld is one of the best preserved Moravian church towns in the world and is an early example of thorough city planning.

Read more about Christiansfeld here

Wadden Sea

The Wadden Sea National Park is with its world class nature now the biggest national park in Denmark. This unique piece of nature consists of ocean, beaches, islands, lakes, mudflats, marshes and streams. And as a result of the tide the plant- and wildlife is something quite special.

Read more about the Wadden sea here

How to sign up
You can buy tickets for more people, but only pick one at a time.

- The ticket is already selected
- Choose services in addition to your registration (Post-tour and hotel room) and click “Add to card”
- Sign up more people with same procedure or “Start registration” to complete the sign up form

All questions connected to the conference must be addressed to sitemanager in Jelling Kirsten Thøgersen (+45 21480323, kith@km.dk). 

Kirsten will be at the office from 9.00 to 15.00 Tuesday to Friday every week, until holiday in July. Mails will be answered as soon as possible.

Organizer Contact Information

Kirsten Thøgersen, Site manager Jelling
+45 21480323