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Joining Instructions

For detailed information to reach the Conference Venue, and for useful information on getting there and around in Oslo, please click on the PDF. Please, find below an excerpt of the instructions described in details in the PDF.

HOW TO REACH THE CONFERENCE VENUE

The Conference Venue:

Universityof Oslo, campus Blindern, Georg Sverdrup Building
Moltke Moes vei 39
0851 Oslo, Norway

Location

The Humanities and Social Sciences Library in Georg Sverdrups Building, the largest academic library in Norway, it is located in the middle of Blindern campus in north-west direction from the city center. You can find information about the GeorgSverdrups Building here.

From Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion ****

Take Metro 3, 4 or 5 from ULLEVÅL stadion to BLINDERN Station (2 stops) or by walking
(appx. 1500 metres)

From the city center

Take Metro 3, 4 or 5 to BLINDERN Station or take tram 17 or 18 (in direction of RIKSHOSPITALET) to UNIVERSITETET BLINDERN

Oslo by airplane

There are three international airports around Oslo which are located different distances from the capital. You can consult the transport possibilities beforehand.

Public transport in Oslo

Ruter is the name of the public transport system in Oslo and the surrounding county, Akershus. City buses, regional buses, trams, subway/metro, ferries and local trains are included in Ruter's ticket system. Tickets can be purchased from any of Ruter's sales points. Tickets cost NOK 20 more when purchased on board. To travel by subway/metro, you must always pre-purchase a ticket. Here are the information about discounts and special rates.

Oslo has a compact city centre, so to put on some comfortable shoes and walk between the attractions is a good idea.

Oslo pass

We have offered for the conference delegates discounted four-day Oslo pass for € 53 which you could request in course of the online registration (the normal pass for 3 days is NOK 495, corresponding to € 69,3) and will be handed over at the registration desk on site. In case you missed the discounted possibility, you can order the normal pass on the internet.

The Oslo pass gives free admission to more than 30 museums and attractions, free public transport, free parking on municipal parking lots, free entry to outdoor swimming pools, free guided walks and discounts on sightseeing, to Tusenfryd amusement park, car rental, ski simulator, skates and ski rental, as well as good offers in restaurants, shops entertainment and leisure venues.

Taxis

Taxis are expensive. The minimum charge with most companies is at least 80 NOK, increasing to a whopping 160 NOK late at weekend nights. Short central hops cost upwards of 100 NOK, so if public transport still runs, use it.

Several companies compete to have the most incomprehensible price structure. All taxi companies have a starting fee (0-160 NOK) and a fee per kilometer that varies from 14-30 NOK. These fees vary by taxi company and time of day. All taxis accept Visa and Mastercard or cash in NOK (Norwegian kroner).

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Registration desk

The registration desk will be located on the ground floor in the hall (Vestibyle). The registration desk will open on Wednesday 12th June at 15.00h and close at 20.30. Delegates are advised to register and pick up their Conference Bag before the Welcome Cocktail.

Registration desk service hours:

Thursday 13th June from 8.00 to 19.00
Friday 14th June from 8.30 to 18.00
Saturday 15th June from 9.00 to 14.30

Arrive well in time to register, in order to avoid the crowds and to enjoy the welcome.

The Welcome Cocktail

Thursday12th June, the Welcome Cocktail will start at 18.30h. Wine and tapas will be served in the hall (Vestibyle) of the GeorgSverdrup Building. The EDEN Fellow award will be presented during the reception. County Governor of Oslo and Akershus will be welcoming us to Norway

Conference Dinner – Oslo Military Society Conference Centre

Friday, 14th June. For delegates who have booked for the event. Tickets will be handed over upon registration. Booking for the dinner, fee of which is € 85/person, is possible through the on-line registration form. Prepayment should be prearranged by bank transfer. We regret that payment with credit card is not possible. The presentation of the Best Research Paper Award will take place during the event.

The venue can be reached from the University (station Blindern) by metro which goes every 10 minutes and it takes appx. 7 minutes to get to station Stortinget (3 stops). Then it is ca. 8 minutes walk to the dinner venue.

Address: Myntgate 3, 0151 Oslo
Tel: + 47 22 42 12 12

Lunch / Coffee Breaks

Lunches and coffees are included for all registered participants.

Services available in the Conference Venue

In Georg Sverdrup Building, cash dispenser (ATM) and cafeteria are also can be found. Although there is wireless zone in the building also an Internet Café Area with a few laptops will be available. Participants are kindly requested not to try to download large sized files.

Insurance / Liability

Neither the organizer nor the congress office can be held liable for loss, injury or damage to any person or property or for any additional expenditure incurred due to changes, whatever the causes. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements for health and travel insurance.

Name Badges

All participants, receive name badges at the registration desk and are kindly asked to wear their name badge for admission to the official scientific programme and social programme.Thinking green, EDEN aims to collect recyclable materials. Therefore we would appreciate if the delegates would return their badges to the registration desk before leaving the conference on Saturday.

We wish you a pleasant journey and look forward to seeing you in Oslo and
sharing the pleasure of a successful and memorable event.