Official Language

The language of the workshop is English.

Climate and Clothing

The weather in Uppsala at this time of the year is usually varying with temperatures around 20°C. Dress code will be informal throughout the workshop. For weather forecasts, see www.smhi.se/en/Weather.

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 January 2017; Euro 1=SEK 9.51, USD 1=SEK 8.89, GBP 1=SEK 10.83. Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. There are several currency exchange offices and cash dispensers at Stockholm Arlanda International Airport and in Uppsala. Banks are open between 10 am and 3 pm on weekdays. Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops.

Exchange rates may vary. To see current exchange rates, please visit oanda.com. or x-rates.com

Electricity

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.

Disclaimer

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

Disclaimer/Liability
The organizing committee and Akademikonferens AB accept no liability for any injuries/losses incurred by participants and/or accompanying persons, nor loss of, or damage to, any luggage and/or personal belongings.

Shopping
Shops are normally open from 10 am to 7 pm during weekdays. On Saturdays, the opening hours are 10 am – 4 pm. Many shops are closed on Sundays, but some are typically open 11 pm – 4 pm.

Time Zone
The time zone in Sweden is GMT + 1 hour. Daylight Saving Time is used during the summer half-year.

Tipping
Gratuity is included in the price of hotels. When visiting restaurants, you can show your appreciation for good service by leaving a little extra.

Tourist Information
The tourist office provides information and brochures on sights, accommodation, events, outdoor activities, boat rides, shopping and more in the Uppsala area. It also sells literature and souvenirs related to Uppsala, Uppland and Sweden.
Normal opening hours: Monday -Friday 09:00-18:00 (closed for lunch 13:30-14:30)
Saturday - Sunday 11:00-15:00.
Address: Kungsgatan 59, 753 21 Uppsala.
Phone: +46 (0)18 727 48 00.
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