The SPPS council is happy to announce the date for the next SPPS conference!
For this conference ca. 180 spots are available. Also make sure to follow us on Twitter to always get updates on program and organization!
Registration will open on 15th of February 2022.
Before you proceed and register for the conference, please be aware of the following:
- It is still unclear if we will be able to hold the event. The border to Norway is still closed as of today. Information about this can be found here: Travel to Norway, the Government's website.
Holding a conference at such a remote location means that there will be very few locals attending. That is why you will be able to book your accommodation during the registration for the conference. We are closely working together with Coal Miners Cabins, Radisson Blu Polar Hotel and Funken Lodge. Rooms are available at a range of prices starting from 1000 NOK per night.
Right now, there are two routes to Svalbard available: Flight via Oslo with SAS or Norwegian (Tuesday 24, back Friday 27th or Sunday 29th) and Flight from Tromsø with SAS (only Tuesday 24th and Sunday 29th).
Generally, it is complicated to travel to Svalbard and long transition times are to be expected.
From Umeå, a possible route is by night train to Narvik, a bus to Tromsø and a short flight. This might be the most environmentally friendly option. The alternative is to change flights in Stockholm and Oslo and an overnight stay in Oslo. Please let me know if you have problems to find appropriate travel to the conference.
SPPS is providing travel grants for PhD students for 100.000 swedish kronor. To be able to help many students with their travel and as Svalbard is relatively expensive to get to, it was decided to provide 20 stipends worth 5000 SEK each. Please use the appropriate form to apply.
The programme for this years conference is stuffed with interesting topics, charismatic speakers and exiting excursions and food.
Holding a conference at a spectacular location is not cheap but with the support of SPPS funds, we can offer a conference fee as low as 2000 NOK (Norwegian Kronor) for our members. The registration for non members will be 4000 NOK.
As it is SPPS' tradition, we will be giving out our prestigeous SPPS Prizes to our awardees on the SPPS conference. All prize winners will be invited to the conference. To win one of the SPPS Prizes, the candidate has to be nominated by an SPPS member and also has to be a member themselves. So make sure, your membership is up to date! Nominations for SPPS prizes have to be sent in by 20th of January 2021 at the latest.
Alle prize winners have been chosen and will be announced on social media during the coming days!