Practical information: about the conference and about getting around in Stavanger

Welcome to Stavanger and to the international conference Promises of Monsters 28. & 29. April!

 

The main conference venue is at the University of Stavanger, in Kjell Arholms house. The Thursday evening event, Monsters in Art, is at Sølvberget Library and Cultural Centre in the heart of the city. The conference dinner is a few minutes walk from there, at the restaurant Allegro.

 

Transport:

To/from airport:

The Airport Bus is a shuttle-service between Stavanger city centre and Sola Airport. The bus stops on demand, but also announces the central hotels along its route to the city.

To /from the university:

The bus station is the central hub for transportation in Stavanger. From the bus station, the following bus routes can be taken directly to the UiS: 6, 7, X60 and X90. We recommend the X60, it’s the quickest one, and leaves every 15 minutes from bus stop 18.

You can buy tickets in advance, on the bus, or in a phone app. We recommend the latter; it’s easy and cheaper. Read more about time schedules, ticket purchases and prices here

Unfortunately, there are no direct buses from the airport to the University campus. You can get the airport bus to the stop called Madlakrossen. From there, local buses 6 and 7 will go to the university. A taxi from the airport to UiS will cost approximately 300 NOK.

Conference practicalities

Conference venue:

The main conference venue is at the University of Stavanger, in Kjell Arholms house. The bus stops right outside the venue. The venue is accessible to all.

Lunch:

Lunch is served in the cafeteria in Kjell Arholms house. There will be coffee and tea available throughout the conference

Registration:

Registration for the conference is in the lobby in Kjell Arholms house. The registration is open between 8.00-09.00 on Thursday 28. April. Badges and conference folders are available from the registration desk. Here you can also register for Blobbing.

 

Plenaries and sessions:

  • All plenaries takes place in auditorium KA-A2, nearby the registration desk. The auditorium has a telecoil system.

 

  • Parallel sessions on Thursday 28th will be held in the following rooms: U-135, U-138, U-139 (on the same floor as the auditorium), and in U-049.

 

  • Parallel sessions on Friday 29th will be held in the following rooms: U-135, U-136, U-137. There will be artwork show throughout the day in room U-139.

 

 

 

Conference dinner:

The conference dinner is a few minutes walk from there, at the restaurant Allegro.  We will depart collectively from Sølvberget to the conference dinner at 19.30.

Conference hotel:

For those of you who have booked a room at our conference hotel, Thon Hotel Maritim, this is located near the city lake Breiavatnet, and is a 3 minute walk from the bus station.

 

We look forward to seeing you in Stavanger!

 

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