General information

Find out about visitor visas to Norway here.

See the Travel Tips page of the Norwegian Travel Guide for useful practical information about visiting Norway.

Norway has 220-240 V, 50 Hz electric outlets that take Type C and F power plugs (2 round prongs) typical of northern Europe.

At yr.no, you will find up-to-date weather conditions in Bergen. Norwegians will check this site frequently, and follow the adage that det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlig klær (“There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.”)

See Transportation from Airport for information about getting from the airport.

The official language of the congress is English.

The Registration & Information Desk is staffed by the Professional Congress Organiser, First United
(Tel: +47 55 23 00 70. E-mail: pco@firstunited.no) with opening hours as follows:

Monday 5th August         15:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 6th August         08:00 – 20:00
Wednesday 7th August   08:30 – 17:00
Thursday 8th August       08:00 – 18:00
Friday 9th August             08:30 – 18:15

Name badges are required for admittance to Congress sessions, coffee breaks, lunches, welcome reception, dinners & farewell party. Badges are available at the Registration desk, along with tickets issued for separately-priced social events & excursions. Proceedings books and Tennis shirts are also available for purchase.

See the Scientific Programme page for the programme of speakers, posters and workshops. Oral presentations will be held in Kongesal 2-5, and posters will be displayed in Dræggen 7 and Kongesal 1. Please also visit the Sponsor exhibits in the Exhibition area. Tea, coffee & refreshments will be served in the Exhibition area, as well as in additional locations during poster sessions. Lunches will be served in the hotel restaurant & additional areas (see signs). Please wear your badge.

The Speaker’s Room and Congress Secretariat is in Dræggen 2. It is staffed by Janne Brodin and student assistants from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, who will be providing technical assistance during the conference. Look for them in the red tennis shirts with ISAE 2019 logo. Speakers submit presentation files at the Speaker’s Room. Presenters are requested to check the guidelines for speakers and poster presenters.

Parking is available in the parking garage underneath the hotel for NOK 31/h and NOK 225/day. The parking garage is operated by APCOA. Other public parking facilities include KlosterGarasjen (NOK 36/h, 200/day) & ByGarasjen (NOK 24/h, 150/day). See https://bergenparkering.no for further parking information.

Free high-speed, wireless internet is available throughout the hotel, with no access code required.

Exchange rates
As of 31st July 2019 these are the currency exchange rates:
NOK 100 = USD 11.49
NOK 100 = Euro 10.26
NOK 100 = GBP 9.40
NOK 100 = DKK 76.35
NOK 100 = SEK 109.41

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