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MiNEMA Winter School 2009

March 23-26, 2009
Göteborg, Sweden


INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES

Photos

You can find photos from the various school activities here. Also, if you have photos that you wish to share please contact us.

Map of important locations


View Larger Map

You can also see aerial photos of Gothenburg, starting with Chalmers Campus, in this link.

Accommodation

Students

Registration will cover accommodation for 5 nights in a double room at the SGS Apartments, situated in the center of Gothenburg, only 10 minutes walking distance from the main Avenue. The double rooms have two separate beds and are equipped with shower, WC and TV. You also have access to a kitchen where you can cook your own meals. Sheets, towels and weekly cleaning are included in the price.

We will take care of the reservations. Contact us if you bring an Accompanying Person or if you need to extend your stay with more nights. Also let us know if you want to share room with someone special.

Academic, Industrial and Steering Committee

Registration will cover accommodation for 5 nights in hotel Panorama. All rooms are newly refurnished in Scandinavian style and are non-smoking rooms.

We will take care of the reservations. Contact us if you bring an Accompanying Person or if you need to extend your stay with more nights.


Social programme

Welcome Reception – Dickson Palace, Hosted by the City of Göteborg
Monday March 23, 19.00

Lord Mayor of Göteborg would like to welcome all the delegates at a reception in the Dickson Palace.

Dickson Palace photo 1 Dickson Palace photo 2

The palace was built by Oscar Dickson and his princess from Greece in 1859. The house served as an apartment to the family, with its 3 floors and over 30 rooms.

Dickson Palace photo 3

Conference dinner in the historical building Skansen Krona.
Wednesday Mars 25, 18.30
Skansberget Linnéstaden, Göteborg

Skansen Krona photo 1

Skansen Kronan was built in 1687. The purpose of the building was to protect Gothenburg from enemies, mostly the Danes. Together with other buildings like Elvsborgs Fästning, Marstrand and so on Gothenburg thought to be protected. Skansen Kronan was never attacked and the magnificent canons on the inside have never been used.

Skansen Krona photo 2

Skansen Kronan has since been used as shelter for homeless citizens during the 1850s when homes were not sufficient in Gothenburg. It has also been used as a prison where the prisoners where kept in the catacombs under Skansen Kronan. On Sundays the prisoners were allowed out on the yard to sell whatever hand craft they had been working on. A lot of citizens came up the hills to look and point at the prisoners....Today Skansen Kronan is run privately and banquettes such as weddings, private parties, conferences or others are possible.


General information

Climate and dress

The weather in March is mostly sunny but cold with the average temperature of 0-5°C (32-41° F). Warm winter clothes are usually necessary and you may also need a light raincoat.

Currency and Credit cards

The currency in Sweden is the Swedish Krona, SEK. Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops.
The exchange rate is (Nov 2008):
1 EUR = 10.06 SEK
1 USD = 8.06 SEK

Voltage

Electricity in Sweden is 230 volt - European standard (two round pins).

Passport and visa

Sweden is a member of the Schengen Agreement. To find out if you need a visa for entry to Sweden, visit the Swedish Migration Board or contact the Swedish Embassy or a Swedish Consulate in your country. If you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, please send a request by email to minema09.cse@chalmers.se.

Badges

Each participant will receive a name badge upon registration. For security reasons all participants are requested to wear their badges during all the activities and social events during the school.

Meals

Coffee and lunches are included in the registration fee during the school days.

Special diets

We can accommodate most dietary requirements if these are indicated to us upon booking.

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