We are pleased to welcome attendees back in person this year! On this page you will find useful information for your travel to and stay in Stockholm for ESCAIDE 2022.
As the event will be fully hybrid, all in-person attendees will have access to the online conference platform, Swapcard, to view the programme, abstracts and posters, and interact with other attendees, both in-person and online. Find out more about the online platform.
Confirmation of registration and venue ticket
In-person registrations are closed. You should have received an email to confirm your place. Shortly before the conference, you will receive an email with practical information, including your QR code ticket, which you will scan to enter the venue. You will also receive a link to access your profile on the conference online platform, Swapcard. You can always find your QR code on the Swapcard platform and app.
You will receive emails from firstname.lastname@example.org - please save this to your contacts.
Download the app before you arrive
To improve the sustainability of the conference, we are printing limited materials. You will therefore use the conference online platform, accessible through your web browser and as a mobile app, to view the programme and engage with other participants. It will also be used for interaction in sessions (to ask questions and respond to polls), and for voting tools in the conference.
We therefore encourage you to bring a mobile device or tablet that you can use during the conference. WiFi will be provided.
Download the 'ESCAIDE' app on the App Store (iOS) | on Google Play
Explore the online conference platform
The platform will open before the event, allowing you to explore the sessions on offer, see who is speaking and attending ESCAIDE and view abstracts ahead of the sessions. Each participant at ESCAIDE (whether attending in-person or online) has a profile - you can update this with your information and use the platform to connect with other participants.
Find out more about ESCAIDE in hybrid and the conference platform.
Address and entrance: ESCAIDE will be accessed through the main entrance: Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, 118 25, Stockholm (‘Entrance to Mässhallen’).
Münchenbryggeriet: After the success of the conference in 2019, ESCAIDE returns to Münchenbryggeriet, a former brewery and major historical building in Stockholm, situated in a fantastic location on the island of Södermalm, with views across the water and city. The venue is now a large and high-quality conference centre, with a focus on sustainability. You can read more on their website.
Access to the conference venue: will only be granted to registered participants. Upon arrival, participants need to show their QR code entrance voucher (which will be sent by email to all confirmed participants prior to the event). You will then receive a personal badge and lanyard which will be used for entrance on the following days.
Wednesday 23 November from 07:30 to 08:50
Thursday 24 November from 8:30 to 9:00
Friday 25 November from 8:30 to 9:00
Cloakroom and storage room: A cloakroom service will be operational throughout the event. For security reasons you are requested not to leave personal belongings unattended and to drop luggage in the storage room upon arrival at the venue.
Rooms and maps: The location of sessions and events during the conference will be indicated in the programme on the online platform (make sure to download the app before you arrive). Maps of the venue will also be available on the platform. Signage will be provided throughout the venue and conference assistants will be on hand to guide you.
Meals and refreshment: Catering services include buffet lunches every day and coffee breaks in the morning and afternoon. A networking cocktail will be offered at the end of the first day. Water dispensers will be available throughout the venue. Dietary requirements were requested in the registration form, if you need to inform us of any requirements, please let us know at email@example.com.
Access: All rooms in the conference venue are wheelchair accessible, by elevators and with ramps in some locations. If you have any questions or specific access requirements, please email us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19: ESCAIDE 2022 is being organised in line with current Swedish recommendations regarding COVID-19. Hand sanitiser stations will be available throughout the venue. Please wash your hands regularly, particularly before and after going to catering areas. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend the venue. Read about current Swedish COVID-19 recommendations.
WiFi and printing facilities: Free internet is provided throughout the venue. Printing facilities will be available at the venue for free use.
We strongly encourage travel by public transport to the venue, avoiding flying where possible, but we understand this is not possible for all attendees.
Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2
118 25, Stockholm
The mainline train station is Stockholm Centralstation, which also includes the commuter train station (Stockholm City) and metro station (T-Centralen). There are daily direct international trains from countries including Denmark, Norway and Germany (Stockholm-Hamburg SJ EuroNight, with many international connections available in Hamburg). The state train operator in Sweden is SJ, you can book tickets directly through their website.
Stockholm is serviced by two main airports: Arlanda ARN (larger) and Bromma (BMA).
Transport from Arlanda to central Stockholm:
Arlanda Express: Direct train to Stockholm Centralstation (18 min).
Pendeltåg: Commuter train to Stockholm City (41 min) and Stockholms Södra (45 min).
Flygbussarna: Coaches to Stockholm Cityterminalen (Stockholm C route, 48 min) or Hornstull (Liljeholmen route, 43 min).
Transport from Bromma to central Stockholm:
Flygbussarna: Coaches to Stockholm Cityterminalen (20 min).
Stockholm public transport to the venue
Public transport in Stockholm is provided by SL, all information about their services is available on their website. All services can be boarded using contactless card payment, or by purchasing a physical ticket or on their app. The app Res I STHLM (iOS, Android) can be used for route planning.
Metro (T-Bana): The closest metro stations are Mariatorget (red line, 4 min walk) and Slussen (green and red lines, 15 min walk).
Commuter train (Pendeltåg): The closest commuter train station is Stockholms Södra, which has a direct train from Arlanda Airport (45 min).
Bus: The closest bus stops are Krukmakargatan (routes 55, 57, 66) and Hornsgatan/Rosenlundsgatan (routes 4, 66, 74, 94, 191, 192).
Car and taxi
Parking: There is no car park at the venue, but street parking is available in the area (including Torkel Knutssonsgatan and Söder Mälarstrand).
Taxi: Taxi services operated in Stockholm include Taxi 020 (Sverige Taxi), Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir, Uber, and Bolt.
Sweden COVID-19 travel advice
As of autumn 2022, there are currently no COVID-19 entry restrictions into Sweden. If this changes, you can find the latest information on the website of the Swedish Police here.
The Re-open EU website allows you to easily find out about measures in place in any EU country that might affect you, and view information about requirements to travel between EU/EEA countries.
The conference venue, Münchenbryggeriet, is located on the southern island of Södermalm in central Stockholm.
A list of recommended local hotels, including discount rates can be found on the Münchenbryggeriet website here.
Currency and money
The currency in Sweden is the Swedish Krona (SEK) - conversion rates.
Sweden is almost entirely cashless. Restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, shops, museums and public transport all accept card, contactless or mobile payments, and will often not accept cash.
You may be charged for using your card in Sweden so it is recommended to check in advance with your bank.
You can find out more about money in Sweden on the Visit Sweden website.
Emergency number for ambulance, police, fire brigade - 112
Non-urgent health advice - 1177
More important phone numbers are available on Krisinformation.se
English levels are generally very high among Swedes, particularly those working in restaurants, hotels and transport services. People will be very happy to speak with you in English, but here are some easy Swedish words to use to show you're making an effort!
Hej = Hello, hi [pronounced: hey]
Hej Då = Goodbye [pronounced: hey daw]
Tack = Thanks
Yes = Ja [pronounced: Ya]
No = Nej [pronounced: Ney]
Ursäkta = Excuse me [pronounced: ur-shaak-ta]
Förlåt = Sorry [pronounced: for-lort]
Weather information can be found on the website of SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.
In late November, sunrise is at 8AM and sunset at 3PM. The weather can be variable, average daytime temperatures are 4C. Snow is possible! So wrap up warm and look forward to beautiful views of Stockholm lit up across the water from Münchenbrygerriet!
Sweden uses standard European plug Type F, at 230V.