Swedish Consortium for Artificial Photosynthesis

 Leading the way to solar fuels

Useful information

Note: This conference has already taken place!

All information on this page can be downloaded as a pdf file in the panel to the right.

Currency

The national currency in Sweden is the Swedish Kronor (SEK, often written ‘:-‘). The exchange rate is approximately 1 USD for 9 SEK or 1 € for 9 SEK. Please go to www.xe.com for exact conversions. A vast majority of businesses accept Visa and Mastercard, however, should you wish to carry cash, several ATMs are located near the conference venue, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress.

Electrical Outlets

Electricity in Sweden is 230 V at 50 Hz. The typical plug and outlet are pictured below. The “Europlug” (bottom, black) will also fit in all outlets. 

Traveling with laser pointers

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has passed a law that lasers over 1 mW in power are not allowed for use without a license. Such laser pointers may be confiscated by Airport Security or Customs when entering or leaving Sweden. It can be a good idea to travel with laser pointer in your checked-in luggage rather than the carry-on luggage. There will be laser pointers with slide changer function available in all lecture halls.

Traveling to Uppsala from Arlanda

There are three easy ways to get to Uppsala from Arlanda.

Taxi

Taxi companies include Uppsala Taxi http://www.uppsalataxi.se/en/ +46 (0) 18 100 000 and Taxi Kurir http://www.taxikurir.se, +46 (0) 18 123 456. This may be the most economical choice if you are traveling as a group. Taxis may be ordered ahead of time online or you can select a taxi when you arrive at Arlanda. A one-way trip Arlanda-Uppsala typically cost 400 to 600 SEK. Ask for a fixed price before the journey starts to avoid unpleasant surprises. Waiting times for taxis are typically very short.

Train

From Arlanda you can take a train with one of the two companies operating here: SJ and SL, the train ride is ca 20 mins. The train stop at Arlanda is located in SkyCity near Terminal 5. Tickets with both train companies can be purchased at the Information Center in SkyCity, but not onboard the trains. A one way ticket costs 166 SEK (with SL).

Bus

The public transportation has a dedicated bus route that operates between Uppsala and Arlanda. The bus number is 801. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card either on the bus or at the Information Center in SkyCity. A one-way ticket costs 100 SEK.

Getting around Uppsala

Uppsala is a small city where one can easily walk across town in 20-30 minutes. There are several taxi companies in town, e.g. Uppsala Taxi +46 (0) 18 100 000 and Taxi Kurir +46 (0) 18 123 456. Taxi rides within Uppsala cost anywhere from 100-200 SEK. Alternately, you can use the public transportation to reach many places of interest in Uppsala. The buses do not accept cash, however you may pay by credit card upon entering the bus. Schedules and assistance with public transportation can be found at www.ul.se/en/ and at Uppsala Central Station. 

Map

A map of central Uppsala is found in the panel to the right, as well as in the pdf file called "Info package".


 Meeting venues 

The main meeting venue is Uppsala Konsert & Kongress (Number 5 on the map). 

NOTE: The opening day, Sunday April 26, registration and opening lectures will be in the University main building. (Number 10 on the map). 

All plenary lectures and parallel sessions as well as poster sessions, breaks and lunches will be at the Uppsala Konsert & Kongress.  


 

Information for poster presenters

If you have submitted a poster abstract before April 1 you are guaranteed a poster space. Please look in the List of posters provided on the page for the scientific program.  

Your poster and abstract has been given a number accoring to the session it belongs to (the abstract number you received when submitting your abstract is no longer used).

Posters should have a maximum size of 137 cm (54 in.) tall and 96 cm (37.5 in.) wide, and in "portrait" layout format. See figure to the right.

 

Please note that all posters will be mounted the whole time during the meeting, so that poster presenters can show their posters also when it is not a scheduled poster session.  

 

Restaurants

There are many restaurants and bars located near Uppsala Konsert & Kongress. Frequently restaurants will stop serving food at about 10 pm. With some restaurants it is a good idea to make a reservation ahead of time. It is customary to leave a small tip of about 10% if you are happy with the service.

Weather

Spring weather in Sweden can be unpredictable at times. Average high temperatures for April are 10-15 °C, while temperatures can be around 0-5 °C in the evening. Precipitation in spring usually takes the form of rain, although on occasion a light snow has fallen in late April. Two dependable weather services can be found at www.klart.se and www.yr.no.

Valborg

On April 30th Sweden, and Uppsala in particular, celebrates a national holiday called Valborg. A high percentage of Uppsala’s youth and young adults will be partying starting at 8 in the morning, and should continue until very late in the evening. Restaurants and businesses may be closed or have shorter opening hours on this day. Also, beware of broken glass.

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

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.