This series of conferences are organised by the Helsinki Hub on Emotions, Populism and Polarisation, which is composed of two Academy of Finland - funded projects, Mainstreaming Populism in the 21st Century (MaPo), and Whirl of Knowledge: Cultural Populism in European Polarised Politics and Societies (WhiKnow), and the Kone Foundation - funded project Now-Time Us-Space: Hegemonic Mobilisations in Central Eastern Europe, with the support of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki.

The organising committee is composed of Juha Herkman, Emilia Palonen, Virpi Salojärvi, and Marina Vulovic, with secretary Claire Gilray.