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ISSOTL 2018 Timeline and Logistics

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  • January 1, 2018: Call for proposals posted
  • February 1 - April 1 April 8: Proposal submissions accepted
    (extended one week to April 8 to avoid the coincidence with Easter)
  • June 1: Notifications sent to proposal submitters
  • June 1: Registration opens
  • July 1: Participation confirmation due for all accepted proposals
  • September 1: Early bird registration deadline
  • October 24 – 27: Conference


The main conference venue is the famous Grieg Hall (Grieghallen in Norwegian), centrally located in Bergen, Norway. The Grieg Hall will be used for all Thursday, Friday and Saturday sessions. The opening session on Wednesday will be in the University Aula.



Scandic Hotels

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at special rates for ISSOTL18 at three Scandic Hotels within walking distance from the conference venue. Scandic Hotels is the largest hotel operator in the Nordic region and all hotel reservations always include all taxes, free WiFi and a prize-winning extensive breakfast buffet!

All Scandic rooms are booked via this link (you can change language, dates and number of guests/room). Our block reservation code includes free cancellation and rebooking (se details on the booking page).

Note: Our block reservation is only valid until July 4. After that all hotels can still be booked at the conference rate, but only if and as long as the hotels have available rooms.

Scandic Bergen City (700 meter from Grieghallen)
     Single 1.390 NOK/night (incl VAT, breakfast and WiFi)
     Double/Twin 1.590 NOK/night (incl VAT, breakfast and WiFi)

Scandic Byparken (350 meter from Grieghallen)
     Single 1.490 NOK/night (incl VAT, breakfast and WiFi)
     Double/Twin 1.690 NOK/night (incl VAT, breakfast and WiFi)

Scandic Neptun (900 meter from Grieghallen, in the city centre)
     Single 1.390 NOK/night (incl VAT, breakfast and WiFi)
     Double/Twin 1.590 NOK/night (incl VAT, breakfast and WiFi)

Budget hotel

We have also made a block reservation at a budget hotel just next to the Grieg Hall. More info to come.



Bergen Airport (BGO)

The Bergen Airport at Flesland, 30 minutes south of the city centre, offers several non-stop flights to destinations within Norway and Europe. The major transfer cities for international travel are Oslo, Copenhagen and Amsterdam.

Directions from Airport

  • Airport Bus
  • Light Rail (Bybanan)
  • Taxi

More information available at VisitBergen



ISSOTL18 is hosted by University of Bergen and bioCEED – Centre of Excellence in Biology Education.

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