General information

Official Language
The language of the conference is English.

Climate and Clothing
It is autumn in Uppsala in September and the temperatures can vary from 5 to 15 °C. Please note there may be occasional showers. The organisers suggest that you bring for instance a jacket or pullover and an umbrella or raincoat.
• Weather information and forecasts: (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute)

Passport, Visas, Invitation letter

Invitation letter for visa application

If applicable, please apply for a visa to Sweden as soon as possible. NB! It might take several months to obtain a visa to Sweden.

If you need an Invitation letter to apply for visa, please send an email to with:

Swedish embassies in South Africa (for visa application)
South Africa, also represents Namibia and Botswana
Mozambique has its own Swedish Embassy
Zambia has its own Swedish Embassy
Zimbabwe, also represent Malawi and Mauritius

Conference Delegate Support

Please follow this link for Application for Conference Delegate Support 2016 March 2016

Local Currency
The Swedish monetary unit is the Swedish krona (SEK), divided into 100 öre. Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. There are several currency exchange offices and cash dispensers at Stockholm Arlanda International Airport and in Uppsala.

Exchange rates may vary. To see current exchange rates, please visit or

In Sweden the electrical voltage used is 220/230V.

Force Majeure
The organisers are not liable for any claims for damages and/or losses if the entire conference has to be cancelled due to a force majeure incident.

The organisers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the conference delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the conference. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.

Insurance and Vaccinations
The registration fee does not cover insurance for the delegates. The organisers recommend that delegates take out insurance in their home country to cover pre-journey cancellation for personal reasons and necessary insurance to cover accidents, medical expenses and loss of personal belongings during the visit. No vaccinations are needed when visiting Sweden.