July 24 – 28, 2024

Finnish people have created a number of utopian communities around the world, including the Russian Far East, the Pacific Coast of Alaska and other sites in the USA. This presentation will narrate the story of Finnish Utopian communities through lecture and video.

Teuvo Peltoniemi, Licentiate of Social Sciences, is a Finnish researcher and science journalist specializing in Nordic migration. He has worked in universities, radio, TV, and print media, and published 18 books. In 2007, he was honored with the “State of Finland Award for Life Work on Public Information.”