General information

Official Language

The conference language is English.

Climate and Clothing

It is winter in Uppsala in December and the temperatures can vary from +5 to -15 °C. The organisers suggest that you bring a warm jacket and an umbrella or raincoat


Coffee and lunch are included in the registration fee and will be served daily. 

Uppsala CastleConference Dinner

The conference dinner on December 13 will take place at Uppsala Castle which dates back to the 16th century and has been the site of numerous historical events. The conference dinner will include a three-course dinner in the magnificent Hall of State, where Queen Christina of Sweden abdicated her throne in June of 1654. Today the castle houses the city of Uppsala’s and Uppsala University’s art collections. It is also the residence of the county governor. More details at Uppsala Castle website:

Time Zone

The time zone in Uppsala/Sweden is GMT + 1 hour.

Passport and Visas

Delegates are advised to contact the nearest embassy, consulate or travel agency for information about the passport and visa requirements from their country for entry to Sweden.

Local Currency

The Swedish monetary unit is the Swedish krona (SEK), divided into 100 öre. In November2013; Euro 1=SEK 8.8, USD 1=SEK 6.4, GBP 1=SEK 10.4. Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere including taxi. There are several currency exchange offices and cash dispensers at Stockholm Arlanda International Airport and in Stockholm. Exchange rates may vary. To see current exchange rates, please visit or


In Sweden the electrical voltage used is 220/230V.

Force Majeure

The organisers are not liable for any claims for damages and/or losses if the entire conference has to be cancelled due to a force majeure incident.


The organisers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the conference delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the conference. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.

Insurance and Vaccinations

The registration fee does not cover insurance for the delegates. The organisers recommend that delegates take out insurance in their home country to cover pre-journey cancellation for personal reasons and necessary insurance to cover accidents, medical expenses and loss of personal belongings during the visit. No vaccinations are needed when visiting Sweden.