Schedule at a glance

Friday, February 8 2019

10.30 – 12.00  Workshops 1 in the Hotel London Oxford Hall, Rüütli Str. 9
Workshop 1 E-learning for Increasing Members?
ZI Leadership Development Committee

12.30 – 14.00 Workshops 2 in the Hotel London Oxford Hall, Rüütli Str. 9
Workshop 2 Use the Power of Zonta’s Why
ZI Leadership Development Committee

Registration to Kathleen Douglass by e-mail zontagirl1@gmail.com by 3 February 2019

You can find the flyer of the workshops here. | PDF |


14.30 – 16.00 Guided walking tour in Tartu (ticketed event 10 EUR)

Tartu is the second largest town in Estonia with about 100,000 inhabitants. Tartu is an old town which was founded in 1030. The University of Tartu was founded in 1632 by the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus. It was initially called Academia Dorpatensis. Since Estonia regained its independence in 1991, the old town center has been renovated.

15.00 – 16.00 Guided tour in Toy Museum Lutsu Str. 8 (ticketed event 10 EUR)
Tartu Toy Museum is founded in 1994. The exhibit displays toys children in Estonia have played with throughout the ages. Zontians from many countries have sent their national dolls to this museum. There is the best collection of Japanese dolls in Europe. Tartu Toy Museum

17.00 Buses leave from seminar hotels to the Estonian National Museum (ERM)(5 EUR)

17.30 Guided tour in ERM Muuseumi tee 2 (ticketed event)(14 EUR)
From 1940 to 1991 Estonia was occupied. After World War II, Tartu was declared a ”closed town” to foreigners, as an air base for bombers was constructed on the Raadi Airfield, in the northeast outskirts of the city. It was one of the biggest military air bases in Eastern Europe and housed intercontinental fighters. At the present there is the new Estonian National Museum. A 350-metre-long glass block ramps rise from the runway of a former soviet airfield. The design of the new building of the Estonian National Museum by DGT Architects from Paris has won the

2016 AFEX Grand Prix for French architecture overseas. Estonian National Museum preserves the feeling of continuity and tradition. The Museum’s function as a contemporary cultural and tourist center is to show Estonians’ everyday lives in different periods. Attention is also paid to the cultures of other nations, especially those of the Finno-Ugric people. ERM Museum

19.00 Get-together Party at the ERM restaurant Muuseumi tee 2 (ticketed event)(28 EUR)

20.00 – 22.00 The seminar registration is opened in the ERM

22.00 The buses leave from the museum to seminar hotels (5 EUR)


Saturday, February 9 2019

09.00 – 17.00 Seminar „Do values become older?“ in the Vanemuine Concert Hall Vanemuise Str. 6

9.00 – 10.00 Registration, Zonta market

10.00 – 10.20 Opening
Music and greetings

10.20 – 11.00   How we can understand values?
Tiina Intelmann, Ambassador of Estonia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

11.00 – 11.40  Zonta values in 100 years
Eva Nielsen, Historian, Past Governor D13

11.40 – 12.40  Lunch

12.40 – 13.20  The obvious and the timeless values in today’s Europe
Aija Sakova, literary critic who passionately loves life and seeks the courage of living

13.20 – 13.40   Values in our daily life
Tiina Rebane, Past Governor D20

13.40 – 14.40  Women as value creators, panel discussion
Presenters and Zonta International President Susanne von Bassewitz
Moderator Ambassador Irma Ertman, Zonta Club of Helsinki II

14.40 – 15.20    Coffee break

15.20 – 16.00    Do we await the future or do we create the future
Mery Crystal Ra, cosmopolitan glass and light artist

16.00 – 16.40      Engineering and empowerment of women
Henrik Roonemaa,  one of Estonia’s best known tech journalists

16.40 – 16.50      Conclusions
Salla Tuominen, Zonta Iinternational and Zonta International Fondation Director

16.50 – 17.00      Closing


12.00 – 13.30 The guided tour for non-zontian guests to the A. Le Coq Beer Museum Laulupeo puiestee 15 (ticketed event)(10 EUR)

Tartu was the birthplace of the Estonian beer industry and it has been a beer city for almost a thousand years. The Beer Museum opened on 1 July 2003 in order to preserve the history of industrial beer brewing. It is located in the malt tower built on the A. Le Coq site in 1898. It exhibits more than 2000 items.

19.00 – 23.00 Dinner at the V Conference Center Riia Str. 2 (ticketed event)(66 EUR/80 EUR)
The V conference center offers banquet halls and is located on the second floor of the V Spa hotel.


Sunday, February 10 2019

By demand, an early bus to the Tallinn airport
9.30 Buses to Tallinn (15 EUR)
13.00 – 15 The guided walking tour in the Old Tallinn (10 EUR)