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Gave presentation "Finnish & Scandinavian utopian communities". Stadin työväenkirjallisuuspäivät, Helsinki 25-26.11.2022.

Gave presentation “Finnish and Scandinavian Utopian communities” The 45th SUS Conference. Charleston, S.C. USA Nov. 9-13, 2022.

Organized The Presstek Press Tour to Sun Coast, Spain on 24-28 October 2022. 13 Finnish journalists participated in 15 study visits and meetings.

Article: ”Ydinvoimaa ja ydinjätettä Hollannissa” (Nuclear power and nuclear waste in the Netherlands). Tiedetoimittaja 3/2022.

Gave presentation "Towards a better world - The Scandinavian Utopian Communities from 1700s until 1900s" AEMI at the conference in Fafe, Portugal 18.9.-1.10.2022

Gave presentation "Finnish utopian communities on six continents" and screened Höök-film in Porvoo library on May 16, 2022.

Article: “Andalusia on Espanjan ekoyhteisöjen keskus” (Andalusia is the center of Spanish eco-communities) SES-magazine 1/2022.

Gave presentation and screened Höök-film about the “Finnish Utopian emigration” in the Culture Marathon at Espoo library in 11.12.2021, at the Culture Club Kaleva in Fuengirola, Spain on 30.1.2022, and in the libraries of Kuopio and Iisalmi 15.3.2022

Article: “Maggie Walz - Early American Finnish Suffragette”. Tiedetoimittaja - (Finnish Science Editor on-line) 4/2021.

Was interviewed at Tamagotchi’s 25th anniversary. Andersen Skov, Sebastian: Tamagotchi was tiny, but its impact was huge, Wired, Nov 23, 2021.

Collected material for the “Utopia Project” from Spanish Eco Communities in Andalusia, Nov 6-13, 2021.

Gave a presentation: “The Finnish Utopian Communities since 1734”. International conference on intentional communities: Real utopias in history, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, Oct 25-27, 2021.

Foreword: “Kylväjä suomalaisena utopiayhteisönä” (Kylväjä as a Finnish Utopian Community) in the book: Vanhala, Harri: “Kommuuna Kylväjä - Amerikansuomalainen kolhoosi Donin aroilla”, Migration Institute of Finland 2021.

Cooperated as the science expert for the YLE Broadcasting article (in Finnish and Russian): Jormanainen, Heli: “During the famine years, Finns went to Amurland to seek happiness, but reality broke dreams - the memory of the free skipper Höök still lives in Vladivostok”; 21 March 2021.

Gave a presentation: "Amurland" emigration as an early example of the Finnish Utopian Communities” in the Web-seminar "Finnish imprint in the South of the Far East”, Museum and Exhibition Center of Nakhodka, Russia, Dec 11, 2020.

Was on a data collection tour on Jan 20 to Feb 7, 2020 about the old US Utopian communities at the Yale university archives, and in Midwest and Southern USA, and gave a presentation about Finnish Utopian settlements at the Finnish Church in Lake Worth on Feb 5, 2020.

Participated on 3-7 Sept. 2019 at the EFIC Pain Congress in Valencia, Spain, and published two articles in "Tiedetoimittaja" on-line magazine in February 2020.

Gave a presentation about the Fukushima catastrophe and the future of nuclear power at the Kaleva Association in Fuengirola, Spain on Dec 11, 2019.

Organized the ”Finnish Fuengirola” field day on Nov 11, 2019, for the Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists’s Andalucian field tour, Nov. 7-13, 2019.

Was on a data collection and conference tour and gave 3 presentations about the Finnish heritage in Russian Far East area in Vladivostok, Nakhodka & Lividya Oct 28- Nov 3, 2019. Tour was organized by the Nakhodka Museum in connection of opening the exhibition about the thema on 1st Nov 2019.

Participated at the World Conference of Science Journalists, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1-6 July 2019.

Participated at the WCSJ2019 Press field tour: ”White Nights, IT, photonic technologies and robotics” organized by ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia, 26-30 June, 2019.

Participated 8-9.11.2018 at the University of Helsinki Seminar: "Nordic perspectives on migration, language and identities" and gave a paper on the "Finnish Utopian Communities in South America and Caribbean since 1900".

Collected material, together with Harri Vanhala, for "Towards a Better World" project on 3-7 September, 2018 in Southern Russia, on the Kylväjä Commune established by American Finns in the early 1920s.

Organized for Presstek's science journalists a Press Tour to Iceland on 6-10 May 2018. 20 Finnish journalists participated in the program, which included 20 study visits and interviews meetings.

Participated in a Press Tour organized by Cities of Espoo and Shanghai to Shanghai on 15-22 April 2018, getting acquainted with Chinese New Technology projects, Finnish companies operating in China, and collected material on technology utopias for the "Towards a Better World" project. For the same project he took part on 19–21 June 2018 in EUSJA Press Tour to European XFEL Particle accelerator and DESY research center in Hamburg, and on 9-13 July in Toulouse in the ESOF2018 science event, including a Press visit to the Space Institute Cite de l'Espace.

Collected material for his major "Towards a Better World" book update project on 22-29 May, 2018 in Helsinki about the 19th century Finnish utopian community "Amurinmaa", in collaboration with the Nahodka Museum and Finnish National Archives, as well as about the "Eriksson's brothers'" 18th century Religious Utopian communities in Germany, while visiting Altona 18-19.June 2018, and Neuwied on 20-24 July 2018.

Peltoniemi's video presentation "Finnish Utopian communities from 1734” was published by Skepsis ry in Youtube. 1 March 2018.

Lyytinen's extensive article on utopian communities was published by Helsingin Sanomat Kuukausiliite (3 Feb 2018) and Peltoniemi presented as the pioneer of the Finnish utopian research.

Started Jan 7, 2018 a bilingual (FIN/ENG) Facebook group on Finnish utopian communities

The net Living archive ("Elävä arkisto") of the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE made available 2 historical radio documents of Peltoniemi about the Georgian and Californian Finnish utopian communities (1981-82/2016-17).

Published an article: "Fukushiman ongelmat ja media – Tiedetoimittaja silminnäkijänä" ("Fukushima problems and the media - Science journalist as an eyewitness"). In: Järvi & Tammi (eds.): ”Maito tappaa ja muita outoja tiedeuutisia". Vastapaino 2016.

Lectured about "Finnish utopian communities worldwide and Drummond as the special example" in FinnForum XI, Turku, Finland. Sept. 28-Oct 1, 2016.

Visited Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan on 11-13 June, 2015 and published the article "Elämä Fukushiman jälkeen (Life after Fukushima)”. in Iltalehti newspaper on July 10, 2015: p.18-19, and a media analyses of Fukushima in Tiedetoimittaja 3/2015.

Gave a paper on Finnish Utopian communities at the
"10th FinnForum" seminar in Houghton & Hancock in Michigan on 10-12 April 2014. He also visited Drummond Island and other Finntowns for collecting material about the old Finnish settlements.

"Old and Healthy" -BRAIN lectures at the University of Helsinki Think Corner on March 27, 2014.

In 2012-2013 Teuvo Peltoniemi was the Chairman of the Communications committee & member of the executive organising group for the WCSJ2013 - The 8th World Conference of the Science Journalists, that was held in Helsinki 24-28 June 2013.

A new extensive reader on alcohol "Pääasiana alkoholi – käyttö, haitat, hoito, politiikka nyt ja 2040" (Alcohol as the main thing – use, harms, treatment, policy, now and in 2014), edited by Mr. Peltoniemi, containing articles by 38 experts, was published by Lundbeck in 2013.

Was interviewed by CNN International on 17 Sept 2012 about the Finnish alcohol scene and the Monsters video of the Fragile Childhood -project.

Ministry of Education and Culture awarded on October 6, 2011 Mr. Peltoniemi the State Life Work Award on Public Information for "exemplary and unconventional public information work".

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Teuvo Peltoniemi

Mr. Teuvo Peltoniemi, Director of Sosiomedia, is a science writer, journalist, researcher and trainer specialised on social and health topics, emigration, telemedicine, and nuclear power issues.

He worked over 20 years at the A-Clinic Foundation in Helsinki, Finland, e.g. as Communications Director and Editor-in-Chief of Tiimi Journal and AddictionLink. He has previously worked as a university teacher and researcher as well as journalist for radio, television and printed media, and developed domestic and European prevention projects.

Mr. Peltoniemi has MA and Lic. Soc. Sc. degrees in sociology, social policy and mass communication from the Universities of Tampere and Helsinki. He shares his time between Helsinki, Finland and Fuengirola, Spain.

He has written, edited or translated 18 books on alcohol, drug policy, family violence, utopian emigration, traffic and telematics. He regularly writes general and scientific articles and presents papers at national and international conferences so that number of titles in his CV is over 500. He has produced into Finnish about 150 international prevention and training video programs on health and social topics. He was the main organiser of a special training seminar for journalists on addictions nearly for 30 years.

Mr. Peltoniemi appears often in the Finnish media as a specialist on addictions, utopian emigration, net services and other related topics.

He is an active member in journalist and research associations: International Science Writers Association (ISWA), Costa Press Club (Spain), Finnish Association of Magazine Editors-in-Chief, Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists, Health Journalists of Finland, Finnish Technology journalists' Association Presstek, Finnish Environmental Journalists Association, Finnish Association of Non-Fiction Writers, Association of Alcohol and Drug Researchers in Finland, Scientific board of the Instituto para el Estudio de las Adicciones. He has served in many of these also as a member of board. On the European level he is Founder and Honorary President of the Prevnet telematic network. He is also Past President and founding member of the Encare Network on children in substance abuse families.

Mr. Peltoniemi and his teams have received a number of Finnish and EU awards. The Ministry of Education and Culture awarded him in 2011 the "State Life Work Award on Public Information" for "exemplary and unconventional public information work". In 2006 he got the "Special Prime Minister’s IT Award", and in 2010 the "Alcohol Media Special Award for Life Work". He was the "Press Officer of the Year" in 2006, and the "Science Journalist of the Year" in 2007.

Most recent personal stories about Mr Peltoniemi were published (in Finnish) e.g. in Suomalaisia etsimässä Helsingin Sanomien kuukausiliite 3.2.2018, Kelan Elämässä 19.4.2017, Suomalainen Espanjassa 18.2.2014,Tiedetoimittaja 4/2012:19, 22, Radio Finland Taustapeili 11.10.2011, and in Yliopisto magazine 5/2007.

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