The purpose of the congress is to advance academic research on names and naming by bringing together scholars from all over the world. The studies presented in the congress can represent various academic disciplines and categories of proper names.
The theme of the congress is Sustainability of names, naming and onomastics. The presenters are encouraged to evaluate how their work could promote the goals of sustainable development.
The congress is organized by the University of Helsinki, in collaboration with the University of Turku and the International Council of Onomastic Sciences.