Practical Issues

Time and place

The conference is held on September 25-27 2014 at the Blindern Campus at the University of Oslo, Norway. For timings of the conference see the program.

How to get to UiO

Our conference will take place in the following three buildings. For room numbers, see the program. Eilert Sundts building Harriet Holters building Georg Sverdrups building


We have a conference network. The name of the network is conference and the password is universe. You can read more about it here. You can also use eduroam if you are affiliated with an educational institution

Conference fee

The conference fee is 500 NOK (approximately 60 Euros or 80 USD) for the whole conference, and 300 NOK for one day (approx 35 Euros and 50 USD). This includes lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, as well as drinks and snacks during the conference and on the reception on Thursday. (NB: This is only for participants registering before the deadline, September 21st.)

Registration and payment

Registration and payment is made online. We still welcome you to join us, but as the registration deadline has passed, we will not be able to provide food and drinks.

If you have any special needs or information that is important for us to know, please contact us at

Transport and accommodation

If you book a room at Haraldsheim Youth Hostel you will receive a 10% price reduction. Use the booking reference 305856. The rooms are in the price range 250-620 NOK per night. The cheapest ones are shared rooms with 4 beds.

Transportation from Oslo Airport (OSL):

Option 1. Take the Airport bus to Grefsen station. If you buy a roundtrip ticket online its 164 NOK each way. For students under 30 its 84 each way if you buy a roundtrip ticket online. From Grefsen you can walk to the Hostel. See map. 

Option 2: Take the NSB train (90 NOK) or option 3. the Airport express train (170 NOK) to Oslo Central station. Purchase your ticket before you board. Both trains take about 25 minutes, but the express train run more frequently. Note: These are two separate companies with different ticket-systems.

Transportation from Oslo Central station to Haraldsheim Youth Hostel: Tram 17 from B. Gunnerus street outside TGI Fridays to Sinsen/Grefsen, get off at Sinsenkrysset. Walk 8 minutes. Check times here. Purchase your ticket before you board to avoid extra costs. You can buy your ticket (30 NOK) at Narvesen or 7-11 at Oslo Central Station.

Transportation from Haraldsheim to conference: Walk from Haraldsheim Vandrehjem to Sinsen [Metro] ca. 12 minutes. Take Metro 3 or 4, get off at Blindern (University Campus). For more info on public transportation in Oslo, visit

If you take more than 7 one-way trips (likely if you stay for the whole conference) with public transportation in Oslo, buy a 7-day pass to save money.

For parking at the University, read more here.


Any questions regarding the conference should be directed to