Swedish Consortium for Artificial Photosynthesis

 Leading the way to solar fuels

1st International Solar Fuels Conference 2015

Meeting venues 

The main meeting venue is the Uppsala Concert Hall. 

The Concert and Congress Hall is located in the city centre close to the central train station. The top floor offers a spectacular view of the city. Some of the landmarks that can be viewed from the building are the Cathedral and Uppsala Castle.

Address: Uppsala Concert & Congress Hall, Vaksala Torg 1

More details about the venue can be found on the website here. A map showing the location of the concert hall is found below.

 

The University Main Building is situated in the center of town, close to the cathedral. It was built in the 1880s and today it is used for lectures, conferences, concerts and academic festivities.

A map showing the location of the University main building is found below. 

 

Other information for your visit

Climate and Clothing 
It is spring in Uppsala in April and the temperatures can vary from 5 to 15 °C. Please note there may be occasional showers. The organisers suggest that you bring a jacket or pullover and an umbrella or raincoat.
• Weather information and forecasts:
www.smhi.se (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute)

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. 

April 2015:  €1 (Euro) = SEK 9,2; $1 (USD) = SEK 7,50;  £1 (GBP) = SEK 12,5. 

Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere, also by most taxi companies. There are several currency exchange offices and cash dispensers at Stockholm Arlanda International Airport and in Uppsala.

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

Getting around in Uppsala

Uppsala is a relatively small town and the best way to see it is by foot. All of the hotels listed under Accommodation are within 2-10 min walking distance from the conference venue. 

If you want to take public transportation, for instance to visit the Ångström laboratory, you can take a bus from the central train station. To get from the city center to Ångström you can take bus number 1 (in the direction of Ultuna), bus 12 (in the direction Gottsunda) or 20 (in the direction Graneberg). The bus stop at the Ångström laboratory is called Polacksbacken. The Ångström laboratory is the modern building in front of you when you get off the bus.

Please note that you cannot pay with cash on the bus. You may buy tickets using a credit card on the bus, or at the ticket agents in the convenience stores called Pressbyrån that are found in several locations around central Uppsala. 

For timetables and more information about the local buses see this website

Electricity
 In Sweden the electrical voltage used is 220/230V. Power outlets follow European CEE 7 standard.

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 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.