Useful Information

Dear participants!

Welcome to Umeå and the NordILL2018-conference 10-12 October.

Here is some information that will be useful for your visit in Umeå.

  • Registration:
    Wednesday, October 10th, 11.00 – 16.45
    Thursday, October 11th, 8.00 – 9.00
    Friday October 12th, 8.00 – 9.00
  • The registration desk will be located at Kulturhuset Väven, Västra Strandgatan, entrance café Fika. First floor, southern building (on the river bank).
  • Excursions start 14.00
    Sveriges depåbibliotek och lånecentral: We will walk, app. 5 min, together at 14.00 from Västra Strandgatan (meeting point: inside entrance café Fika) to the repository library.
    Umeå City Library: meeting point café Fika, 14.00
    Umeå University Library: The bus will leave at 14.00 from Västra Strandgatan (outside registration building) and return to the same location at 16.00
  • Welcome reception at Bildmuseet
    On the Map, you find directions from café Fika to Bildmuseet, a ten minute-walk.
    The reception will take place at Bildmuseet, start 18.00. We will be served some appetizers and get a presentation of the art museum. After that we will be free to explore the exhibitions until 20.00.
  • The Conference will start on Thursday at 9.00 at Vävenscenen, Västra Strandgatan, entrance café Fika. First floor, southern building (on the river bank).
  • There is a cloakroom available. You can leave and pick up your clothes and luggage between 8.00 – 9.00 and during lunch. The cloakroom will be locked during the sessions.

NB! On Friday, the conference starts with a presentation by Mikael Arevius (Gapminder). As a preparation he asks for your participation. Please, go to and use the code 41 91 6 and answer the questions about global facts. Thank you!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask and write to

We look forward to seeing you in Umeå!


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