On February 2, at the Jokkmokk Winter Conference.
Idea is a comprehensive word that applies to almost any aspect of mental activity. A thought, on the other hand, is an idea that is the result of meditation, reasoning, or some other intellectual activity. While a conception is a concept that is held by an individual or small group and that is often colored by imagination and feeling. I have the impression this conference had enliven all three.
The JWC organizers have done a great deal of amazing work. All the long preparation work, the logistics and organization of the event have resulted in creating stronger ties between people, places and knowledge that are often seen as far apart. It revived the interests, animated debates and rejuvenated energy for the following year… until the next meeting!
“Confidence, knowledge and heart!” these three words shouted by the young Sami Isak Utsi, reflect well the purpose of a meeting like JWC. This colorful gathering in the middle of the crude winter is a direct analogy to the task of implementing knowledge into action in regards to climate change.
With roaming temperatures around -35’C; the growing festive ambiance in Jokkmokk due to the winter market also calls for confidence, knowledge and heart!